New Finding Aids: May 2019

Welcome to the second round of our Finding Aids updates! As a reminder, Finding Aids act as a table of contents for our collections. These aids help you find information about specific collections we have, and the information contained in the collections. We create these aids so it’s easier for researchers to figure out if collection is relevant to their work.

The strengths of our collections include Wyoming and the American West, politics and public policy, ranching and energy, entertainment and popular culture, industry, transportation, and military history. The documents and archives we hold serve as raw data for scholarship and heritage work, and support thriving communities of place, identity, and interest in Wyoming and beyond.

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Finding Aid Updates (from collections processed 2/1/19 – 3/22/19)

Troma Entertainment Inc. Troma was a movie production company best known for horror and sex comedies.

Laramie citizen William E. Bennett. Bennett was active in overseeing the construction of the Laramie Community Recreation Center.

Albany County Selective Service. The collection includes instructions and other material from the national Selective Service Board.

Tie hack Martin Olson. Olson’s career as a tie hack started in 1898 in Wyoming.

Thermopolis, Wyoming, businessman Clifford Axtell. Axtell was active in developing Hot Springs County in the 20th century.

University of Wyoming head football coach Paul L. Roach. Roach began as Assistant Coach at UW in 1962.

Rawlins, Wyoming, newsman and politician Roscoe Alcorn. Alcorn was also State Auditor, 1929-1931.

Wyoming district judge Richard H. Scott. Scott presided at the divorce of Buffalo Bill Cody.

University of Wyoming supporter Jack Rosenthal. The papers document establishment of the Milward L. Simpson Professorship in Political Science.

Heart Mountain internee Andrew J. Mayeshiba. The collection contains correspondence sent to Mayeshiba while he was interned in Wyoming.

University of Wyoming Army ROTC. UW was one of the first seven institutions to establish a Reserve Officers Training Corps unit.

H.D. Del Monte papers on the Maverick Springs oil leases. The leases involved land on the Wind River Reservation.

Teva J. Scheer papers. Scheer wrote a biography of Wyoming governor Nellie Tayloe Ross.

University of Wyoming librarian Emmett D. Chisum. Chisum published a book of photographs documenting the university’s history.

These and other AHC collections can be discovered in the University of Wyoming Libraries catalog. We are open for walk-in research Mondays 10 am – 7 pm and Tuesdays through Fridays 8 am – 5 pm. For distance research assistance please contact our reference department at or 307-766-3756.


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