Monthly Archives: October 2010

Wyoming Pioneers’ Oral Histories Available Online

The collection contains interviews with people who were early residents of Wyoming. Interviews were conducted between 1947 and 1955 by employees of the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.  Topics include life in Laramie, Hanna, Douglas, and other towns; politics … Continue reading

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Black 14 Films at AHC and Online

In October 1969, fourteen Black college football players were dismissed from the University of Wyoming football team because they wanted to wear armbands when playing against Brigham Young University to protest the alleged racial policies of the Church of Jesus … Continue reading

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Papers of African American Educator and Legislator, Harriet “Liz” Byrd at AHC

The American Heritage Center has recently updated the finding aid for the Harriett Elizabeth Byrd family papers to include Ms. Byrd’s most recent donation to the Center.  In 1980, after teaching elementary school for nearly thirty years, “Liz” Byrd was … Continue reading

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Upcoming Majewski Lecture at AHC

Dr. Edward J. Davies, II, the 2010 Bernard L. Majewski Fellow, is a Professor of History at the University of Utah. He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Pittsburgh. He has published articles in such journals as … Continue reading

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Sam Knight – The Great Geologist

WyoFile published a great article yesterday on famed UW Geology Professor and Wyoming Citizen of the Century, Samuel Howell Knight, called “Sam Knight – The Great Geologist Who Could Take Correction From a Neighborhood Kid“. The article arrives on the … Continue reading

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