This post is part of a series of blog posts related to the Autry’s Undisciplined Research Project. To learn more, read the introduction by David Burton, Senior Director of the Autry Institute. The Cante Sica Foundation’s Boarding School Stories visual histories are invaluable additions to the Libraries and Archives of the Autry’s collections related to Indian […]
This post is part of a series of blog posts related to the Autry’s Undisciplined Research Project. To learn more, read the introduction by David Burton, Senior Director of the Autry Institute. There are moments in your life that alter your perceptions and relationships. Most of us are aware of these moments only in retrospect. However, […]
This post is part of a series of blog posts related to the Autry’s Undisciplined Research Project. To learn more, read the introduction by David Burton, Senior Director of the Autry Institute. In 2012, a film that Randy Vasquez directed and I produced, called The Thick Dark Fog, was broadcast nationwide on PBS. The film tells the story […]
With this post, I am excited to initiate a new blog feature focused on the Autry’s Institute for the Study of the American West. The Institute is the research wing of the Autry National Center, and its mission has long been to advance scholarship about the West and facilitate the application of this work in diverse public […]
Earlier this year, we posted a lemon meringue pie recipe from the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Archives. This recipe from the Archives and its charming story made me wonder, could I conjure up some pie magic of my own?
When was the last time you went camping? Any plans for the last weeks of summer? For inspiration, take a look at these beautiful lantern slides from the Braun Research Library Collection and leave the city behind! F. H. (Frederick Hamer) Maude (1858–1959) was a photographer and collector of photographs of the American Southwest. He was born […]
Native Voices extends a big “Thank You!” to those who submitted short plays in time for the deadline last Friday. If you just missed it, we have great news: We Still Need More Short Plays!
We both were very surprised that the Pinkerton’s poster looked nothing like our expectations, nothing like what we saw as kids in film and television.
On Thursday, October 16, the Autry will host the Celebrate Steinbeck! The Road Trip as Inspiration panel discussion, featuring renowned Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw and the artists who participated in The Grapes of Wrath Journey, a road trip that retraced the cross-country trek of John Steinbeck’s famous Joad family. A professor of English at San Jose State University and a scholar-in-residence at the National Steinbeck Center, Shillinglaw has written several books about Steinbeck’s life and work. The Autry recently got in touch with her to ask a few questions about Steinbeck, Route 66, and the West.
National Park Service Archives and Research Collaboration: Preserving the culture and history of Route 66