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 and government; ranching; Camp Fire Girls; crime; Yellowstone Park; Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show; University of Wyoming; Tom Horn; a World War II war bride; mining; and the Johnson County War. The collection also includes some interviews with American Indians from Fort Washakie and citizens of the Oglalla Nation.
Recordings of many of the interviews are linked to the collection inventory here.