This collection contains correspondence, financial and publication records, scrapbooks and drafts of articles documenting
the history of the Los Angeles Corral of the Westerners. The Los Angeles Corral was founded in 1946 and promotes the study
and understanding of Western history through publications and events.
The first Westerners Corral was established in Chicago in 1944 with the aim of promoting the study and understanding of Western
history. The first formal meeting of the Los Angeles Corral of the Westerners was held on December 19, 1946. The Los Angeles
Corral of the Westerners published a quarterly periodical, the
Branding Iron, and an annual book, the
Brand Book. In addition to its publication activities, the Corral also held a number of events ("round-ups") throughout the year that
included both social activities and speakers on historical topics. When the Corral started, membership was all male, but it
starting admitting women in 1995.
42.5 Linear feet
25 boxes, 1 tube, 5 scrapbooks
The collection contains published articles; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on
reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when
reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish,
quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.
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