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

Diane Bush
Managing Editor

Lauren Shanley
Office Manager

Jessica Nelson
Milner / Butler 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.


WHQ Moving in 2016

The Western History Association has announced that beginning 1 January 2016, the Western Historical Quarterly editorial offices will move to the University of Oklahoma's Department of History, and Anne F. Hyde will become the journal's new editor. Oxford University Press will manage the journal's production and distribution. David Rich Lewis will continue at Utah State University as executive editor during the 2016 transition period. 

A statement by WHA President Betsy Jameson can be found here on the WHA website. For more information about journal operations during the transition contact David Rich Lewis at WHQ@usu.edu.

Important info for authors: Article submission instructions and WHQ information on this page remains current until we fully move production to Oxford in 2016. At that point, submissions and journal information will shift to http://whq.oxfordjournals.org/ 

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 published a memorial celebrating her life and legacy in the Summer 2015 issue of the WHQ. Anne's own obituary can be found


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What Does it Take? From Submission to Publication at the WMQ.

Open Access and Historical Scholarship

Department of History
Graduate Student Fellowships at the
Western Historical Quarterly

Western Historical Quarterly Graduate Fellowship 2016-­-2017 Announcement

The University of Oklahoma is delighted to announce two new 2-­year editorial fellowships at the new home of the Western Historical Quarterly. For either MA or PhD students, the first fellowship will be offered in 2016-­2017. In addition to excellent training in writing and editing, fellows will be immersed in the scholarship of the broadest possible North American West, including the newest work in a dynamic field. Fellows will work closely with OU faculty to publish a traditional journal as well as new digital content.

The generous fellowship includes each year:

1)  Cost of in or out-­of-state tuition

2)  11 months of graduate stipend at $1400 per month $15, 400

3)  Enhanced Fellowship (for PhD students)                     $5,000    (For MA Students ) $2,500

4)  Funds to support travel to annual WHA meeting     $1,429

Duties at the Western Historical Quarterly (WHQ) include 20 hours a week, beginning in August 2016. The editorial fellows will 1) assist the editor in selecting, preparing, and copyediting manuscripts; 2) assist in all facets of the book review process; and 3) help develop and manage digital content for the journal. The fellowship may be retained for a second year (2016-­17) depending upon satisfactory progress toward the degree and acceptable completion of editorial assignments. During the summer of 2017, the editorial fellow will work 20 hours a week at the WHQ, leaving ample time for research.

All applicants must apply for admission to the MA or PhD program at OU. Applications require a statement of purpose and if applicants are interested in this fellowship, they should include in that statement a paragraph that addresses their preparation to work for a scholarly journal focusing on all aspects of the North American West. Applications must be submitted to http://history.ou.edu/graduate-program by December 1, 2015. Applicants will be notified by early 2016.

Contact Anne Hyde (Editor, WHQ) anne.hyde@ou.edu or Judith Lewis (Director of Graduate Studies, OU) Judith.S.Lewis-1@ou.edu for more information.


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