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A Cowboy Duel: Shane vs. The Virginian!

Scratching your head over who would win in a fight between those two famous cowboys, Shane and the Virginian?  Here are some points to consider as you make your decision about who should win this bout! Shane Claim to Fame: … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Shane!

August 1st marks the 60th anniversary of Paramount Pictures’ release of Shane, critically thought to be one of the best westerns ever made.  It starred Alan Ladd as the title character, as well as Van Heflin and Jean Arthur.  In … Continue reading

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Collection Connection: A Conglomeration of Composers

Around the nation summer is a season for concert series and music festivals.  Holdings at the American Heritage Center include the papers of many musicians and composers, particularly those who composed for movies and television—even for cartoons!  This photograph from … Continue reading

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Black History Month Highlight: Bill Pickett

In honor of Black History Month, the AHC would like to share some of our collection material that highlights African-American life in the West and beyond. The Cowboy The original cowboy archetype in the US imagination was tall, rangy, and … Continue reading

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