Wyoming: Bibliography and Sources

Wyoming Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

John H. Long, Editor; Peggy Tuck Sinko, Historical Compiler; Emily Kelley, Research Associate; Laura Rico-Beck, GIS Specialist and Digital Compiler; Peter Siczewicz, ArcIMS Interactive Map Designer; Robert Will, Cartographic Assistant

Copyright The Newberry Library 2004

Allen, James B. "Evolution of County Boundaries in Utah." Utah Historical Quarterly 23 (1955):261–278.

Burkes, Glenn R. "History of Teton County." Annals of Wyoming 44 (1972):73–106, 241–267.

Dakota Territory. Laws of Dakota Territory. 1st–8th sess. Yankton [et al.], 1862–1868. The early session laws of Dakota Territory. Cited as Dak. Terr. Laws.

Dubester, Henry J. State Censuses: An Annotated Bibliography of Censuses of Population Taken after the Year 1790 by States and Territories of the United States. 1948. Reprint. New York: Burt Franklin, 1969. The standard guide for its subject.

Filby, P. William, comp. American and British Genealogy and Heraldry: A Selected List of Books. 3d ed. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1983.

Filby, P. William, comp. American and British Genealogy and Heraldry: 1982–1985 Supplement. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1987.

Filby, P. William, comp. Bibliography of American County Histories. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985.

Gowans, Fred. R., and Eugene E. Campbell. Fort Bridger, Island in the Wilderness. Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 1975.

Greer, Deon C. [et al.]. Atlas of Utah. Provo: Brigham Young University Press and Weber State College, 1981.

Haines, Aubrey L. Yellowstone Story: A History of Our First National Park. 2 vols. Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.: Yellowstone Library and Museum Association in Cooperation with Colorado Associated University Press, 1977.

Holman, Frederick V. "Oregon Counties: Their Creations and the Origins of Their Names." Oregon Historical Society Quarterly 11 (1910):1–81.

Holt, G.L. Holt's New Map of Wyoming, Compiled by Permission from Official Records in U.S. Land Office. Cheyenne, 1883.

Homsher, Lola. "History of Albany County, Wyoming to 1880." Annals of Wyoming 21 (1949):181–213.

Idaho Territory. Laws of the Territory of Idaho, First Session. Lewiston, 1864. Laws of Idaho Territory passed at the first session of the territorial legislature. Cited as Idaho Terr. Laws.

Kane, Joseph Nathan. American Counties: Origins of Names, Dates of Creation and Organization, Area, Population, Historical Data, and Published Sources. 3d ed. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1972.

Lainhart, Ann S. State Census Records. [Baltimore]: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992.

Larson, Taft Alfred. History of Wyoming. 2d ed., rev. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1978.

Loy, William G., ed. Atlas of Oregon. Eugene: University of Oregon Books, 1976.

MacDonald, Grace E., comp. Check-List of Session Laws. New York: H. W. Wilson Co., 1936. Complemented by Pollack (below), this guide lists all state session laws through 1935.

MacDonald, Grace E., comp. Check-List of Statutes of States of the United States of America, Including Revisions, Compilations, Digests, Codes and Indexes. Providence: Oxford Press, 1937. The most complete guide to state codes through 1937.

McNealey, Viola. "Seven Days of Hanover County." Annals of Wyoming 42 (1970):44–46, map following p. 56. Hanover County was the name first proposed for Washakie County.

Masi, William M. Masi's Itinerary Map of Wyoming, Showing Reliable Routes to the Black Hills, of Wyoming and Dacotah, from All Points on the Line of the Union Pacific Railroad, As Well As Mining Districts. Chicago, [1876?].

Mitchell, Samuel A. Territory of Wyoming [map]. Philadelphia, 1880.

Morgan, Daniel J. "Settlement of County Boundary Disputes." Land and Water Law Review 5 (1970):467–480.

Mullen, William E., comp. Wyoming Compiled Statutes Annotated, 1910. Laramie: Laramie Republican Co., 1910.

New Handbook of Texas. 6 vols. Ron Tyler et al., eds. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1996.

[Oregon]. Laws of a General and Local Nature Passed by the Legislative Committee and Legislative Assembly, At Their Various Successive Sessions from the Year 1843, Down to and Inclusive of the Session of the Territorial Legislature, Held in the Year 1849; Except Such Laws of Said Session As Were Published in the Bound Volume of Oregon Statutes, Dated Oregon City, 1851. Salem, Ore., 1853. Cited as Ore. Laws, 1843–1849.

Oregon Territory. Laws of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Oregon. Oregon City [et al.], 1849–1858. Title varies. The session laws of Oregon Territory. Cited as Ore. Terr. Laws.

Parry, Clive, ed. Consolidated Treaty Series. 231 vols. Dobbs Ferry, N. Y.: Oceana Publications, 1969–1981.

Parson, Robert E. History of Rich County [Utah]. Salt Lake City: Utah State Historical Society, 1996.

Paullin, Charles O. Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States. Edited by John K. Wright. Washington, D.C., and New York: Carnegie Institution of Washington and American Geographical Society of New York, 1932. Excellent section on international and interstate boundary disputes.

Pollack, Ervin H., comp. Supplement with Bibliographical Notes, Emendations, and Additions to the Check List of Session Laws, Complied by Grace E. MacDonald. Preliminary ed. Boston: National Association of State Libraries, 1941. Fills gap in MacDonald’s 1936 compilation (above) to produce the most complete list of state session laws through 1935.

Rabenhorst, Thomas D., and Carville V. Earle, eds. Historical U.S. County Outline Map Collection, 1840–1980. Baltimore: Department of Geography, University of Maryland (Baltimore County), 1984. A portfolio of redrawn federal maps; no supporting text or documentation.

Republic of Texas. Laws of the Republic of Texas. Houston [et al.], 1838–1845. Title varies. Session laws of the Republic of Texas. Cited as Texas Repub. Laws.

Resources of Wyoming, 1889. An Official Publication Compiled by the Secretary of the Territory, Under Authority Granted by the Territorial Legislature, Containing Descriptive Statements and General Information Relating to the Soil, Climate, Productions; Advantages and Development—Agricultural, Manufacturing, Commercial and Mineral—Geography and Topography of the Territory. The Vacant Public Lands and How to Obtain Them; Together with a Map of Wyoming, Illustrations, the Mining Laws of the Territory and Descriptions of Each County Separately. Cheyenne, 1889.

Ricks, Joel E., ed. History of a Valley: Cache Valley, Utah-Idaho. Logan, Utah: Cache Valley Centennial Commission, 1956.

Rohrbough, Malcolm J. Land Office Business: Settlement and Administration of American Public Lands, 1789–1837. New York: Oxford University Press, 1968.

Royce, Charles C., comp. “Indian Land Cessions in the United States.” Part 2 of Eighteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology, 1896–1897. Washington, D.C., 1899. The standard authority in its field; state maps detail all Indian land-cession treaties with the federal government.

Sealock, Richard B., Margaret M. Sealock, and Margaret S. Powell. Bibliography of Place-Name Literature: United States and Canada. 3d ed. Chicago: American Library Association, 1982.

Sinko, Peggy Tuck. Guide to Local and Family History at the Newberry Library. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing, 1987.

Stewart, Lowell O. Public Land Survey: History, Instructions, Methods. 1935. Reprint. Minneapolis: Meyers Printing Co., 1976.

Stone, Elizabeth Arnold. Uinta County: Its Place in History. [Laramie: Laramie Printing Co., 1924].

Swindler, William F., ed. Sources and Documents of United States Constitutions. 10 vols. Dobbs Ferry, N. Y.: Oceana Publications, 1973–1979. The most complete and up-to-date compilation for the states.

Territorial Papers of the United States. Vols. 1–26 edited by Clarence E. Carter; vols. 27–28 edited by John P. Bloom. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1934–1975. Cited as Terr. Papers U.S.

Texas. Laws of the State of Texas. Austin [et al.], 1846–. Title varies. The session laws of the state of Texas. Cited as Texas Laws.

Texas Repub. Laws. See Republic of Texas.

Thorndale, William, and William Dollarhide. Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790–1920. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987. An atlas of well-designed county outline maps for each state, accompanied by a bibliography and an explanation of methodology.

Trenholm, Virginia Cole, ed., Wyoming Blue Book. 3 vols. Cheyenne: Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department, 1974.

United States. Statutes at Large of the United States of America, 1789–1873. 17 vols. Boston: Little, Brown, 1845–1874. Vols. 18–. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1875–. Cited as U.S. Stat.

United States. Secretary of the Interior. Laws and Regulations Relating To the Yellowstone National Park Wyoming. Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 1908.

U.S. Census Bureau. “Significant Changes to Counties and County Equivalent Entities: 1970–Present.” http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/ctychng.html

Utah Territory. Acts and Resolutions of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah. 1st–17th sess. Salt Lake City, 1851–1868. Title varies. The early session laws of Utah Territory. Cited as Utah Terr. Laws.

Van Zandt, Franklin K. Boundaries of the United States and the Several States. Geological Survey Professional Paper 909. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1976. The standard compilation for its subject.

Washington Territory. Laws of the Territory of Washington. 6th–11th sess. Olympia, 1858–1863. Title varies. The early session laws of Washington Territory. Cited as Wash. Terr. Laws.

Whitehead, J.R., comp. Compiled Laws of Wyoming. Cheyenne, 1876. Covers laws in force through the fourth session of the territorial legislature meeting in 1875.

Woods, L. Milton. Wyoming Country Before Statehood: Four Hundred Years Under Six Flags. N.p.: Published in Cooperation with the Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department, 1971.

Wyoming. Laws of Wyoming. Cheyenne, 1890–. Cited as Wyo. Laws.

Wyoming Statutes Annotated: 2001 Edition. Vol. 4. N.p.: LexisNexis, 2001.

Wyoming Supreme Court. Reports of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of Wyoming. 80 vols. 1870–1959. Reports of cases heard before the Supreme Court of Wyoming. Cited as Wyoming Rpts.

Wyoming Territory. General Laws, Resolutions and Memorials of the Territory of Wyoming. 1st–11th legislative assemblies. Cheyenne, 1869–1890. Title varies. Cited as Wyo. Terr. Laws.