Western Historical Quarterly Utah State University
0740 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT  84322-0740

phone 435.797.1301
fax 435.797.3899


 David Rich Lewis

Colleen O'Neill

Diane Bush
Managing Editor

Lauren Shanley
Office Manager

Bradley Kime
Ellsworth Fellow

Jacob G. Bury
Peterson Fellow

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ISSN: 0043-3810
E-ISSN: 1939-8603



WHA 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.


In Memoriam

Anne M. Butler

4 Dec 1938 -- 10 Nov 2014

The staff of the Western Historical Quarterly is saddened to learn of the death of our friend and colleague, former editor of the WHQ and USU Distinguished Trustee Professor Emerita, Anne M. Butler. We will publish a memorial celebrating her life and legacy in an upcoming issue of the WHQ. Anne's own obituary can be found



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

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