Western Historical Quarterly

Western Historical Quarterly
Mission Statement
The Western History Association strives to be a congenial home for the study and teaching of all aspects of North American Wests, frontiers, homelands, and borderlands. Our mission is to cultivate the broadest appreciation of this diverse history.
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Volume XLV - Number 1
Spring 2014

Donald Worster
"The American West in the Age of Vulnerability"

Rosalyn LaPier and David R. M. Beck
"A 'one-man relocation team':
Scott Henry Peters and American Indian
Urban Migration in the 1930s"

Jen Corrinne Brown
"Trash Fish:
Native Fish Species in a
Rocky Mountain Trout Culture"



Lorn S. Foster
First Churches Los Angeles Project:
Studying African American Churches in the
First Half of the Twentieth Century"

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WHQ Prizewinning Articles in 2013

The Western Historical Quarterly set a new journal record in 2013 with authors winning seven national and international prizes for their published articles. Edited and produced for the Western History Association by USU’s Department of History since 1969, the Western Historical Quarterly presents original articles dealing with the North American West—expansion and colonization, indigenous histories, regional studies (including western Canada, northern Mexico, Alaska, and Hawai’i), and transnational, comparative, and borderland histories. Editor and history professor David Rich Lewis reports that the journal’s strong reputation is drawing in the best scholarship produced in years, focusing attention on USU as a national clearinghouse for western history and attracting top students from across the country to the history graduate program.

WHQ author Miles Powell (Winter 2012) won the Aboriginal History Study Group, Best Article/Chapter Prize from the Canadian Historical Association; Matthew S. Gilbert (WHQ Autumn 2012) won the Western Writers of America Spur Award for best western short nonfiction; George Colpitts (WHQ Summer 2012) received the Robert F. Heizer Award from the American Society for Ethnohistory for the best ethnohistorical article; Steven Sabol (WHQ Spring 2012) won the Arrell M. Gibson Award from the Western History Association for the best article or chapter on Native American history; and Grace Peña Delgado (WHQ Summer 2012) won the Coalition of Western Women’s History Jensen-Miller Prize for women’s history and the Bolton-Cutter Award for the best article on southwest borderlands history from the Western History Association, as well as the Judith Lee Ridge Prize from the Western Association of Women Historians.

More information on the Western Historical Quarterly’s track record of publishing award-winning scholarship can be found at http://www.usu.edu/whq/awards.htm.

Western Historical Quarterly

Beginning in 2011, the Western Historical Quarterly joined JSTOR’s Current Scholarship Program to electronically deliver and preserve both its current and historic content.

Current individual members of the Western History Association will be able to access the entire run of the WHQ through JSTOR. For WHA membership and member access information, contact the WHA at http://www.westernhistoryassociation.wildapricot.org/.

Institutional subscribers now have the option of receiving the WHQ as paper only, paper and electronic, or as an electronic only subscription. Furthermore, they can obtain WHQ back issues bundled in JSTOR’s archive collections. For institutional subscription information see http://www.usu.edu/whq/subsorder.htm.

In 2013, JSTOR launched JPASS. Any individual who needs access beyond JSTOR’s free limited reading program (Register & Read http://about.jstor.org/rr), can now get their own monthly or annual pass that provides access to 1,500 journals from JSTOR's archive collection. For more information on JPASS, visit http://jpass.jstor.org.

USU History Department and WHQ Highlighted by AHA's HistoriansTV

The American Historical Association has recognized USU's Department of History and the Western Historical Quarterly for their innovative approach to teaching and research publication. In its second year partnering with HistoriansTV to produce 30 minute news programs for broadcast during its 2010 annual convention, the AHA selected USU for one of its five minute "thought leadership films." These feature segments highlight programs, policies, technologies, best practices, and institutions from around the US and Canada that advance the goal of historical research, scholarship, and education. USU's Department of History was recognized for its brilliant pedagogy and innovative assessment models, as well as for its leadership in the field of western American history. The AHA singled out its 40-plus year sponsorship of the Western Historical Quarterly which creates a unique and vibrant graduate program with special opportunities for students and faculty.

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David Rich Lewis

Colleen O'Neill

Diane Bush
Managing Editor

Tressa Haderlie
Office Manager

Bradley Kime
Ellsworth Fellow

Amanda N. Johnson
Utley Fellow


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