Donner Party

Donner Party: Selected full-text books and articles

The Expedition of the Donner Party and Its Tragic Fate By Eliza P. Donner Houghton University of Nebraska Press, 1997
The Year of Decision, 1846 By Bernard Devoto Little, Brown, and Company, 1943
Overland in 1846: Diaries and Letters of the California-Oregon Trail By Dale Morgan University of Nebraska Press, vol.1, 1993
Librarian's tip: "The Miller-Reed Diary with Letters by J.F. Reed and Virginia Reed" begins on p. 245, "The Diary of Patrick Breen" begins on p. 306, and "Diaries of the Donner Relief" begins on p. 323
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Covered Wagon Women: Diaries & Letters from the Western Trails, 1840-1849 By Kenneth L. Holmes University of Nebraska Press, vol.1, 1995
Librarian's tip: "The Donner Party Letters" begins on p. 65
PRIMARY SOURCE
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
Utah's History By Thomas G. Alexander; Eugene E. Campbell; David E. Miller; Richard D. Poll Utah State University Press, 1989
Librarian's tip: "The Donner Party" begins on p. 87
Tales of the Frontier: From Lewis and Clark to the Last Roundup By Everett Dick University of Nebraska Press, 1963
Librarian's tip: Discussion of the Donner Party begins on p. 153
Sutter of California: A Biography By Julian Dana Halcyon House, 1938
Librarian's tip: Chap. 32 "Hunger"
Digging into Donner Lore By Bolt, Greg The Register Guard (Eugene, OR), July 22, 2004
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