New Finding Aids: June 2019

We’re back for round three of Finding Aids updates — if you couldn’t tell, we’ve been busy processing collections!

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 3/23/19 – 5/7/19)

Radio actor and announcer John Hiestand. Hiestand broadcast “The Philippine Hour” to keep Americans informed of events in the Pacific during World War II.

University of Wyoming sorority Pi Beta Phi. The Wyoming chapter closed in 2013 after more than 100 years on campus.

Rancher and oral history interviewer Robert T. Helvey. Helvey interviewed his family and neighbors in Sheridan County, Wyoming, in the 1950s and 1960s.

Stephen Poll’s research on the architecture of shopping malls. Poll’s research is historical and international.

Democratic Party (Wyo.). Collection includes materials relating to the operation of the Democratic Party of Wyoming, including by-laws, minutes, and campaign ephemera.

Movie and television composer George Duning. Duning’s motion picture credits included “Picnic” and “3:10 to Yuma.”

Manito Trail exhibit records. The Manito Trail exhibit, created in 2017, documented the Hispanic New Mexican diaspora of the 20th century.

Oil man Floyd Hatfield. Hatfield lived in Rawlins, Wyoming, in the 1920s and developed the Hatfield Incline.

Biochemist Orville A. Beath. Beath was a University of Wyoming professor whose work on selenium toxicity was widely known.

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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