Skip to main content
Microfilm

Get Started

CONTACT US

  • Share

Overview

Papers of the St. Louis Fur Trade brings unique primary documents to scholars interested in the history of the western frontier, and covers topics such as Native Americans, exploration, immigration, commercial development, transportation (especially steamboats), and territorial governments. Part 1: The Chouteau Collection, 1752-1925 This collection contains financial, legal, and personal papers of four generations of Chouteau family members. The Chouteaus traded regularly with Native American tribes and were frequent mediators in Indian-white matters. Respected for their political contacts, social graces, and wealth, the Chouteaus served as governmental advisers, Indian agents, public officials, and community leaders. By 1850, the Chouteaus had ventured beyond the fur trade to investments in real estate, banking, iron manufacturing, railroads, mining, and utilities.

Support & Training

ProQuest offers best-in-class customer service, technical support, and training so you can hit the ground running with your ProQuest products and leverage everything they can do.

Access Support Center

Related Products

Microfilm

A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century

Eight-volume English edition reprinted in two volumes; two very scarce volumes of the German edition, which were not translated into English, reprinted in a separately available third volume.

Learn More

Microfilm

A Concordance to the Poems of Dylan Thomas

Romantic. Affirmative. Rhetorical. The poetry of Dylan Thomas urged readers to ponder life as they never had before. Researchers now have access to a concordance and word list keyed to the 1978 printing of Dylan Thomas: The Poems, edited by Daniel Jones.

Learn More

Microfilm

A People at War

Letters, diaries, memoirs, and other personal papers from the Civil War holdings of the Library of Congress. Edited by John R. Sellers.

Learn More

Blog

Why Rosie the Riveter Still Inspires

Exploring resources that show how WWII workers began the fight for equal opportunities and equal pay.

Learn More

Beyond the Musical: Who Was Alexander Hamilton?

"All the world acknowledge that, in America, the most eloquent orator, and the most skillful and perspicuous political writer, was Hamilton."

Learn More