Monthly Archives: January 2012

Prohibition in Wyoming

January 16th was the 92nd anniversary of the passage of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which transformed Prohibition into federal law. Much of our understanding of Prohibition is framed by its urban impacts and consequences–bootlegging and organized crime, … Continue reading

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New Anti-Trust Finding Aids Available!

As a part of the ongoing National Historic Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant to process the Center’s Depression-era collections, the AHC has created several new finding aids for anti-trust collections that were previously unprocessed. The Oxford English Dictionary defines … Continue reading

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World War I on both sides of the Atlantic

Season 2 of the BBC hit miniseries “Downton Abbey” aired on local PBS channels on January 8th.  This season promises to be educational as well as absorbing with the 1916, World War I setting and its perspective from the British … Continue reading

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Hydro-power and the Pacific Northwest: The Louis E. Rydell Papers

Louis Ernest Rydell (b. 1899) was a civil engineer whose work included the planning of river basins for development of hydro-electric power, flood control, navigation, and irrigation, both in government work and with private firms. Much of his work has … Continue reading

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