Archives Rewind Vol. 2

We’re back for round two of our “Archives Rewind” series. The purpose of the Archives Rewind is to highlight episodes from our “Archives on the Air” segment that airs on Wyoming Public Media.

“Archives on the Air” can be heard on Wyoming Public Radio Monday through Friday at 8:50 am, 11:50 am, and 6:50 pm or online on Wyoming Public Media’s website.


Let’s rewind the archives for Volume 2…

Episode 16: Snow Chi Minh Trail

Driving on Interstate 80 can be cumbersome for travel…particularly this time of year.

Interstate 70 with semi truck, snow plows and lots of snow

Stretch of I-80 getting plowed, from Ronald Tabler papers

Episode 21: Jack Benny’s “Magic” Violin

Before Jack Benny became famous as a comedian and performer, he got his start as a violinist in vaudeville theaters at the age of 17. And he actually wasn’t as bad at the violin as he may have led us to believe.

portrait of a man in a suit holding a cigar and violin

Portrait for MGM studios from Jack Benny papers

Episode 23: The Monarch of the Plains – The Design of Wyoming’s Flag

What’s the story and meaning behind the design of our state flag? How did our flag come to be? And what’s a Monarch of the Plains?

Wyoming state flag

Wyoming state flag from Verna Keyes papers

Episode 29: Has This Student Newspaper Gone Too Far? – Joe Jacobucci Papers

Why did tow UW students get suspended from school for publishing the annual parody version of the Branding Iron — once aptly called the Curling Iron?

old newspaper articles with text

News articles about the students’ suspension. From the Joe Jacobucci papers

That’s a wrap for Volume two of our Archives Rewind. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for Volume 3.


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