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From missions to mountains : a network view of westward expansion / Richard K. Behrens

From missions to mountains : a network view of westward expansion / Richard K. Behrens

Dates: 2007

Richard K. Behrens' essay discusses the westward expansionist movement in the United States from 1775 to 1875. In his essay, Behrens makes the argument that Dartmouth College's original mission to the Indian's connexion, among other circumstances, was significant to the West because after it was performed it subsequently evolved into a systematic westward focus. Due to this, Behrens' claims that various types of pioneers, from mountain men to the Mormons, were only able to settle and travel in such great success because of Dartmouth's fore running involvement. Throughout his article, Behrens shows evidence and research supporting his ideas while displaying the history of various pioneers from 1775 to 1875.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Behrens, Richard K.
  • Call Number: MSS 6904
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 21st Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from From missions to mountains must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 6904; From missions to mountains; 21st Century Western & Mormon Americana; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 6904, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Maintained by creator until time of donation.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Richard K. Behrens; 2007.
Subject Terms
Dartmouth College--History; Colleges and Universities; Education; Immigration and American Expansion; Indians of North America--History; Overland Journeys to the Western United States; United States--Territorial expansion; West (U.S.)--History
Processing Information
Processed; Lissa Bogart; 2009.
Appraisal Information
21st Century Western & Mormon Americana; Essay on westward expansion written in 2007.
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Finding Aid Title
From missions to mountains
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Lissa Bogart
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-08T09:31-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Richard K. Behrens graduated from Dartmouth College in 1964. Since then, he has contributed to numerous articles concerning both the American West and Mormonism.

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