In 2006, the University of Oklahoma Press and the Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West, part of the School of Art and Art History at the University of Oklahoma, launched the Charles M. Russell Center Series on Art and Photography of the American West. Books in the Russell Center series reflect the latest scholarship in the field and include biographical, topical, and interpretive monographs. Works in the series may accompany museum exhibitions but are designed to exist independently of such shows. Series titles are intended to appeal to general readers, scholars, and museum professionals alike. All are illustrated, some heavily, and are published with production values of the highest quality.