Dusty Richards, while being an award-winning author himself, owned an extensive collection of books including topics covering The Southwest, Ozarks, the Apaches, outlaws, fur traders/mountain men, "The West", and states including Arizona, Texas, Wyoming, Montana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and New Mexico (and many others).
This collection also includes many photographic books of the early West, Indian arts, US Presidents, early America, and more. The array of books include the works of Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, and Edward S. Curtis.
The collection is so great we literally spent many weeks/months perusing, organizing, and categorizing these books. Some books are new, some old, some collectible.
We are preserving a large portion of these books in the "Dusty Richards Research Book Collection" in a special area in our Research Library. These are such a great addition to our library and we are grateful for this generous donation.
A portion of these books are being offered for sale through our Talbot Library E-Bay Store! All proceeds go to benefit the operations of the Talbot Library and Museum.
For more information on Dusty and Pat Richards and/or about this collection, please plan on visiting our library (post-pandemic) or by referring to the following publications:
TL&M Genealogy Magazine, Volume XXXVI, #1, 2018
TL&M Genealogy Magazine, Volume XXXVIII, #2, 2020
(For information on purchasing these back issues, please click here)