2020 WHA Sponsors

Purple ($3500+)

University of New Mexico Press


Green ($2000 - 3499)

Center for the Southwest, UNM History Department

Center for Regional Studies, U. of New Mexico

Latinx Studies Program, Penn State University


Blue ($600 - 1999)

History Department, U. of California, Berkeley

Center of the American West, University of Colorado Boulder

The Huntington Library

History Department, University of Kansas

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, U. of Kansas

History Department, University of New Mexico

History Department, University of Oklahoma

Merrick Chair of Western American History, University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma Press

Western History Collections, U. of Oklahoma

George & Ann Richards Civil War Era Center, Penn State U.

History Department, Pennsylvania State University

William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies

John Porter Bloom (Past President)

Janet Fireman (Past President)

Maria Montoya (President-Elect)

Virginia Scharff & Chris Wilson (Past President and Member)

David Wrobel (President)


Orange ($275 - 599)

Huntington-USC Institute on California & the West

University of Colorado Denver

Public History Program, University of Minnesota

History Graduate Program, U. of Nebraska-Lincoln

History Department, U. of Nevada Las Vegas

American West Center, University of Utah

J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming

History Department, University of Wyoming

University of Wyoming Libraries

Yale Group for the Study of Native America, Yale U.

Iris Engstrand (Past President)


Yellow (up to $274 or In-Kind)

Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Papers of William F. Cody, Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, BYU

Public Lands History Center, Colorado State U.

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, GMU

Public History Program, Montana State University

Public History Program, North Dakota State University

Public History Program, Oklahoma State University

Digital Humanities, Stanford Humanities Center

Women Also Know History

Jeffrey Ostler (Member)

Walter Nugent (Past President)

Want to be a WHA Sponsor?


By supporting the Western History Association as a sponsor you will help to bring a level of entertainment and excellence to each WHA Conference. Sponsors help cover a variety of conference costs (see below). Please contact the WHA office if you are interested in supporting the annual conference in the capacity of financial or in-kind sponsorship. Our Marketing and Sponsor's Guide will help you to decide which option is best for you, or you can view the following list of events and materials to support.


Events and Materials in need of support:

Welcoming Reception ($15,000)

Presidential Plenary ($1,000)

Graduate Student Reception ($5,000)

Graduate and Professional Mentoring ($500)

Awards Ceremony and Reception ($10,000)

Exhibits Hall Coffee Break ($3,500)

K-12 Teacher-Author Lunch ($4,000)

Public History Reception ($7,500)

CRAW/Coalition Reception ($7,500)

Tours and Local Arrangements (no set price)

Indigenous Honoring (no set price)

Graduate Student Meal Fund (no set price)

Name Badges/Lanyards ($3,000)

Conference WiFi ($8,000)

Online Conference Program Site ($5,000)

Printed Conference Program ($15,000)

Conference Swag ($3,000)

Conference Totes w/ Sponsor Logo ($7,000)

Water Refill Stations ($2,500)

Conference Signage ($1,500)

Audio and Visual Equipment ($18,000)

Graduate Conference Staff ($3,500)

Tour and Event Transportation ($5,000)

Shipping Costs ($3,500)

The WHA is located in the Department of History at the University of Kansas.

The WHA is grateful to KU's History Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for their generous support!


Western History Association

University of Kansas 

1445 Jayhawk Blvd.

3650 Wescoe Hall

Lawrence, KS 66045  

wha@westernhistory.org