Western History Association

Established: 1961. Membership: 2,000. Annual dues: $80 regular; $30 student; $45 emeritus/retired; $95 joint; $125 sustaining; $500 donor; $250 patron; $150 institutional/sponsor

Statement of Purpose: To promote the study of the North American West in varied aspects and broadest sense. The first meeting of what was to become the Western History Association was held in Santa Fe, NM, in October 1961, organized by a small group of history “buffs” and academic historians. Since then the organization has met annually in a wide range of western, and sometimes eastern, cities bringing together a diverse group of western writers, academic historians, public historians, and enthusiasts. Membership is open to any person with an interest in the North American West.

Annual Meeting: October

Publications: The Western Historical Quarterly; Montana: The Magazine of Western History, quarterly; WHA Newsletter, semiannually

Website: https://www.westernhistory.org/

Western History Association
Univ. of Nebraska at Omaha
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha, NE 68182
Phone: 402.554.5999

Primary Contact: Elaine Nelson, emnelson@unomaha.edu


Martha A. Sandweiss
Princeton Univ.
E-mail: masand@princeton.edu

David M. Wrobel
Arizona State Univ.
E-mail: david.wrobel@ou.edu

Executive Director
Elaine M. Nelson
Western History Association
E-mail: emnelson@unomaha.edu

Editor, Western Historical Quarterly
Anne Hyde
Univ. of Oklahoma
E-mail: anne.hyde@ou.edu

Updated 4/3/19