The following institutions have significant collections of Seton material. Some of them have public displays and internet resources. Others have collections that require appointments and may be open only to professional scholars.
Julia M. Seton, Seton’s wife and collaborator, contributed his personal library and many works of art to the Boy Scouts of America in 1965. The material is housed at the Philmont Museum and Seton Memorial Library in Cimmaron, NM. Here you can see Seton’s classic painting, Triumph of the Wolves as well as the actual pelt of Lobo, the protagonist of Lobo, King of Currumpah, the lead story of Seton’s classic work, Wild Animals I Have Known. The museum is open year-round, but each summer it is visited by thousands of Scouts as they arrive at Philmont for summer treks.
The Philmont Museum and Seton Memorial Library is currently closed for renovation. It is expected to reopen in 2018.
The Academy for the Love of Learning, a nonprofit organization based in Santa Fe, owns the site of Seton Castle. They have an extensive collection of Seton art and artifacts in their Seton Gallery and Library, which are open twice monthly and by appointment. . David Witt, curator of the Seton Legacy Project for the Academy maintains a blog at setonlegacyproject.blogspot.com/. The current exhibit regards Seton’s trek to northern Canada in 1907 and the expedition to Alymer Lake taken by David Witt, Patty Nagle, and Thomas Jagger in 2014.
The American Museum of Natural History has a special archive of Seton material, including the originals of the journals he wrote and drew in nearly very day of his adult life.
The Canadian National Archives in Ottawa has an extensive collection of Seton material.
The Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich, where Seton lived prior to relocating to Santa Fe, has an extensive collection on Seton.
Carberry, Manitoba, where Seton spent some of his youth, has a small museum. Also check out the Carberry Sandhills, home of The Sandhill Crane.
The Seton Family Legacy Initiative is an information Facebook page with links to the recently republished Seton autobiography and a request for Eagle Scout recognition letter from the Seton family. The page is managed by Julie Seton.
The Library of Congress has a variety of Seton material, including some photographs accessible online.
This museum, adjacent to the national office of the Boy Scouts of America in Irving, Texas, has exhibitions on a variety of topics, including the founders of Scouting, including Ernest Thompson Seton. The story is also told in a multimedia presentation.
The following websites have additional special material related to Seton:
This is an exhibition on The Private Presses of New Mexico organized by the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe. A section of the exhibition (and its related website) is devoted to the Seton Village Press. The Press of the Palace of the Governor also published Bulletin in Bold Letters: A Bibliography of the Seton Village Press.
This fascinating website, featuring material written by Lucinda McKethan, Professor of English at North Carolina State University, tells the story of the Seton family’s authors, Ernest, Grace, Julia and Anya, in the context of their houses.