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Floyd A. O'Neil Fellowship

The American West Center at the University of Utah is pleased to offer two graduate student fellowships for research on the American West during the 2020-2021 academic year. The fellowships honor the late Professor Floyd A. O'Neil (1927 - 2018), Director Emeritus of the Center and Professor Emeritus of History.

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Featured Projects

Utah Architects Project

The Utah Architects Project features collaborative research between the Utah Center for Architecture, the Marriott Library’s Special Collections Department, and the American West Center.

The Vietnam War Oral History Project

The Vietnam War Oral History Project documents how American involvement in Southeast Asia changed Utah and the United States.

Zion National Park Administrative History

Famously dubbed “America’s best idea” by Wallace Stegner and numerous promoters after him, national parks fill a vital role in the American imagination, acting as canvases for American conceptions of wilderness, recreation, and the nature of America itself.


Regional Studies Centers

See more regional studies centers in North America here.

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Last Updated: 4/9/20