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History, Trans-Mississippi American West

This guide cites primary and secondary sources relevant to the history of the United States west of the Mississippi River.

Crime in the West

Clyde Barrow Gang Collection: The Bonnie and Clyde materials include photographs, typescript documents, fingerprint cards, and police department memoranda concerning the activities and whereabouts of the Barrow Gang.

Who Killed William Robinson?
: William Robinson was a black American who was murdered on Salt Spring Island in the British Colony of British Columbia in 1868. This site contains newspaper stories, inquests, trial documents, correspondence, diaries, paintings, artists' reconstructions and photographs about the Robinson murder and its context.

Roslyn Bank Robbery Papers, 1892-1893: This collection consists of photocopied material and research notes related to the robbery of the Ben E. Snipes & Co. Bank in Roslyn, Washington, the ensuing trials and the prison escape of two suspects from the Kittitas County jail in Ellensburg, Washington. Collection available at CWU Archives and Special Collections, 4th floor, Brooks Library.