Nellie Tayloe Ross
Claim to Fame: The first woman governor of Wyoming—but also, the first woman to be elected governor in the United States!
Special Skills: Ladylike decorum, pioneering spirit, ability to compromise, communication skills
Collection Connection: The Nellie Tayloe Ross papers can be found at the AHC, and many items from the collection have been digitized as well.
Grace Raymond Hebard
Claim to Fame: A University of Wyoming Trustee, University Librarian, Historian of the American West, and women’s suffrage crusader, Grace Raymond Hebard is responsible for creating a large body of research materials that affect historical research, even today. Her role in the suffrage movement was such that she was much in demand as a motivational speaker for other suffrage groups. As University Librarian for the University of Wyoming, she established a strong tradition of information literacy and scholarly inquiry.
Special Skills: Expert researcher, leadership, keen understanding of historical significance
Collection Connection: The AHC holds the Grace Raymond Hebard papers!