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Entrance to the Autry National Center in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California. Photo by Billy Hathorn.

Autry National Center of the American West Homepage
The Autry National Center of the American West “is a museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West.” The Autry’s collection of more than half a million artworks and artifacts includes the collections of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian. The Autry Institute’s two research libraries are the Braun Research Library and the Autry Library.

Libraries and Archives of the Autry
“The Libraries and Archives of the Autry hold unique, rare and significant primary and secondary resources focusing on the peoples and cultures of the American West. Our two library collections, the Braun Research Library and Autry Library, contain rare books, serials, maps, photographs, artwork, sound recordings, and manuscript collections. The Libraries and Archives also provide research access to the Autry’s artifact collections. Each year, research fellowships are awarded to support scholarly projects.”

Research at the Autry: Overview
“The Autry Institute promotes research and educational activities, encourages the development of pathbreaking scholarship, and reaches a broad audience through programs and publications.”

Women of the West®
“In 2002 the Women of the West® Museum merged with the Autry National Center, creating a gathering place for programs, exhibitions, collections, research, and education dedicated to diverse women’s experiences in the American West. Our goal is to gain a new understanding, not simply of what women have done but of why it matters for the West—past, present, and future.”