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Bibliography of Wyoming history

Marking the Oregon Trail...

The following works deal with the cultural, political, economic, military, biographical and geologic history of pre-territorial Wyoming, Wyoming Territory and the State of Wyoming.

Surveys of Wyoming history

  • Bartlett, Ichabod S., ed. (1918). History of Wyoming Volume 1. Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing company. 
  • Bartlett, Ichabod S., ed. (1918). History of Wyoming Volume 2. Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing company. 
  • Bancroft, Hubert Howe; Frances Fuller Victor (1890). History of Nevada, Colorado, and Wyoming, 1540-1888. San Francisco: The History Company. 
  • Cassity, Michael. Lives Worth Living, History Worth Preserving Wyoming: A Brief History of Wyoming 1860 - 1960 (2010)
  • Coutant, Charles Griffin (1899). The history of Wyoming from the earliest known discoveries. Laramie: Chaplin, Spafford & Mathison. 
  • Coutant, Charles Griffin (1899). History of Wyoming and (The Far West). New York: Hudson Book Co. 
  • Hebard, Grace Raymond (1919). The history and government of Wyoming; the history, constitution and administration of affairs. San Francisco: C. F. Weber Co. 
  • Dick, Everett. Vanguards of the Frontier: A Social History of the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountains from the Earliest White Contacts to the Coming of the Homemaker (1941) online
  • Hebard, Grace Raymond (1922). Teaching Wyoming history by counties. Wyoming State Dept. of Education. 
  • Swindler, William; Vexler, Robert State (1979). Wyoming: Chronology and Documentary Handbook. New York: Oceana Publications. 
  • Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Wyoming. Wyoming, a Guide to Its History, Highways, and People (1940) online famous WPA guide

Historic expeditions

  • Engelmann, George; Forwood, William Henry; Gray, Asa; Gregory, James F.; Sheridan, Philip Henry (1882). Report of an exploration of parts of Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana in August and September, 1882 /made by Lieut. Gen. P. H. Sheridan, commanding the Military division of the Missouri, with the itinerary of Col. Jas. F. Gregory, and a geological and botanical report by W. H. Forwood. Washington D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. 
  • Mattes, Merrill J. (1970). Colter's Hell & Jackson's Hole: The Fur Trapper's Exploration of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton Park Region. Gardiner, MT: Yellowstone Library and Museum Association and Grand Teton Natural History Association. 

Cook, Folsom, Peterson Expedition (1869)

  • Cook, Charles W.; Folsom, Dave E.; Peterson, William (1965). Haines, Aubrey L., ed. The Valley of the Upper Yellowstone-An Exploration of the Headwaters of the Yellowstone River in the Year 1869. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. 

Washburn, Langford, Doane Expedition (1870)

  • Langford, Nathaniel Pitt (1905). The Discovery of Yellowstone Park; Diary of the Washburn Expedition to the Yellowstone and Firehole Rivers in the Year 1870. St. Paul, MN:  

Hayden Geological Survey (1871)

Business, economy and labor


  • Dorsey, George Amos (1900). An aboriginal quartzite quarry in eastern Wyoming. Chicago: Field Columbian Museum. 
  • Hoebel, E. Adamson. The Cheyennes: Indians of the Great Plains (1978)
  • Lowie, Robert H. The Crow Indians (U. of Nebraska Press, 1983)

Military histories

Primary sources

Local and regional histories

Law and order

Ghost towns

Primary sources


Memoirs and primary sources

  • Bonney, Orrin H.; Bonney, Lorraine (1970). Battle Drums and Geysers-The Life And Journals Of Lt. Gustavus Cheyney Doane, Soldier And Explorer Of The Yellowstone And Snake River Regions. Chicago: Swallow Press. 
  • Brooks, Bryant B. (1939). Memoirs of Bryant B. Brooks: Cowboy, Trapper, Lumberman, Stockman, Oilman, Banker, and Governor of Wyoming. Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Co. 
  • Crawford, Lewis F. (1926). Rekindling Camp Fires-The Exploits of Ben Arnold (Connor)-An authentic narrative of sixty years in the old West as an Indian Fighter, Gold Miner, Cowboy, Hunter, and Army Scout. Bismark, ND: Capital Book Co. 
  • Quaife, M.M., ed. (1926). Yellowstone Kelly-The Memoirs of Luther S. Kelly. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 
  • Stewart, Elinore Pruitt. Letters of a Woman Homesteader (1961) online

Political histories

  • Journal and debates of the Constitutional Convention of the state of Wyoming : begun at the city of Cheyenne on September 2, 1889, and concluded September 30, 1889. Cheyenne, WY: Daily Sun, Book and Job Printing. 1893. 
  • Gould, Lewis L. (1968). Wyoming: a political history, 1868-1896. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 


Social history


  • Mueller, P. A.; Wooden, J. L.; Henry, D. J.; Mogk, D. W (1983). Development of the Earth's early crust: Implications from the Beartooth Mountains. NASA. 



  • Hebard, Grace Raymond (1936). History and romance of Wyoming : a guide to book titles and historic places / compiled by Grace Raymond Hebard for use in connection with the Map of the history and romance of Wyoming drawn by Paul M. Paine and Grace Raymond Hebard. Laramie, WY: Grace Raymond Hebard. 
  • Mullens, Marjorie (1977). Bibliography of the Geology of the Green River Formation, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, to March 1, 1977. USGS Circular 675. 
  • Orr, Harriet Knight (1946). Bibliography for the history of Wyoming: a selected list of references. Laramie, WY: University of Wyoming Libraries. 
  • Van Arsdale, ed. (1988). Bibliographies on Wyoming topics. Laramie, WY: University of Wyoming Libraries. 
  • Publications Available from the Wyoming State Geological Survey- November 1997. Wyoming Geological Survey. 1997. 
  • American Imprints Inventory (No.18 Wyoming (1866-1890)). New York: Kraus Reprint Corporation,. 1964. [6]
  • A selective list of books on Wyoming and the West in the Albany County Public Library, Laramie, Wyoming / prepared in commemoration of Wyoming's seventy-fifth anniversary. Laramie, WY: Albany County Public Library. 1965. 

See also


  1. ^ "University Libraries Wyoming Biography Database". University of Wyoming. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  2. ^ "University Libraries Wyoming Biography Database". University of Wyoming. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  3. ^ "University Libraries Wyoming Biography Database". University of Wyoming. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  4. ^ "University Libraries Wyoming Biography Database". University of Wyoming. Retrieved 2011-12-04.  1669pp. 2 Vols. 1,520 biographies
  5. ^ "Annals of Wyoming: The Wyoming History Journal". Wyoming State Historical Society. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  6. ^ Reprints of the original works which were published over the period 1937 to 1942. Extensive run of these bibliographies of United States communities and states prepared by workers of the WPA, under the direction of Douglas C. McMurtrie.
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