Archives Rewind Vol. 7

August is almost over and the start of the fall semester is about to get underway once again. Before all of that gets going, let’s take a step back and enjoy some more highlights from our “Archives on the Air” series.

black and white image of old reel to reel player with "Archives on the Air" text on top.

Let’s rewind Volume 7…

Episode 145 – Looney Tunes – Michael Maltese Papers

Charlie Chaplin and Yosemite Sam had one thing in common: a mustache.

black and white cartoon story board featuring Quick Draw McGraw
Storyboard drawn by Michael Maltese for Quick Draw McGraw: Gun Shy Girl, undated. Box 1, Michael Maltese papers.

Episode 58 – Win a Trip to the Chicago World’s Fair – Montgomery Wards Records

Last week we honored Montgomery Wards because it marked the anniversary of the production of the very first Montgmery Ward catalog. Back in 1933 they gave out 200 trips to children to visit the World’s Fair. The trick was convincing other folks to order products from them.

group of kids sitting and standing posing for a photo with a banner
The Denver district winners of the Montgomery Ward World’s Fair trip contest, 1933. Box 44, Montgomery Ward records.

Episode 45 – Predock’s Centennial Complex – University of Wyoming Communication Records

As you drive into Laramie from the east, you can see the beautiful Centennial Complex — it’s where our offices and archives reside, along with artwork from all over the world. Did you know we almost had a completely different building design?

architectural drawing of inside of building
Early sketch of interior, forest area (now the Loggia) of the American Heritage Center, Centennial Complex, undated. AHC Photo Files.

Episode 40 – Wyoming Boy Makes It Big In Hollywood – Wally Wales Papers

Once a cowboy, always a cowboy is a motto we often use at the University of Wyoming. However, there’s a difference between ‘film cowboys’ and ‘real cowboys.’

But what happens when you’re someone like Wally Wales and you’re both?

man sitting on ground outside with calf roped, horse, campfire and lots of cattle behind them.
Wales and his horse sitting on the range, undated. Box 1, Wally Wales Papers.
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