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Putting the Women Back into Women’s Suffrage

2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the passage of Wyoming’s woman suffrage law.  Wyoming’s women were voting and holding public office decades before the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified in 1920.  Indeed, the successful implementation of woman suffrage in Wyoming and … Continue reading

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Archives Rewind Vol. 8 (Halloween Edition)

It’s the last week of October, and we’d be remiss if we didn’t pay homage to Halloween with this edition of Archives Rewind — our occasional highlights of past “Archives on the Air” programs. Let’s rewind for Vol. 8 (Halloween … Continue reading

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The Giant Gila Monster

Last Halloween, we brought you a blog post on The Killer Shrews, a low-budget horror movie shot in Dallas, Texas, and released in 1959.  What is the film’s connection to the American Heritage Center?  We hold the papers of Forrest … Continue reading

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Once A Cowboy, Always A Cowboy: The History of Homecoming at the University of Wyoming

Today, homecoming celebrations are often associated with fall and football, but it may not always have been true.  The tradition of homecoming is generally a celebration of welcoming former students and members of high schools, colleges, or churches within the … Continue reading

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From Fandom to Fanfiction to Nonfiction: Researching the Wyoming Territorial Penitentiary

In 2008, when I rediscovered Alias Smith and Jones (ASJ), a 1970s TV show I watched as a kid, I had no idea that several years later I’d be writing a book about the Wyoming Territorial Penitentiary.  Revisiting ASJ on … Continue reading

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Continuing the Conversation: “Breaking the Boom and Bust Cycle: Viewpoints from Southwest Wyoming”

The AHC’s Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leadership is continuing the conversation on Wyoming’s economic future, this time from Southwest Wyoming. A recording of the inaugural event held in April at Laramie County Community College (Cheyenne campus) can be … Continue reading

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New Finding Aids: September 2019

Another productive month for our archivists at the American Heritage Center. Here’s another round of finding aids we’ve published so you can see what collections we’ve recently processed. As a reminder, Finding Aids act as a table of contents for … Continue reading

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Once A Cowboy, Always A Cowboy: The History of Homecoming at the University of Wyoming

The updated history of UW Homecoming blog has been recently republished.

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Former Members of Congress to visit UW

The American Heritage Center is hosting two former Members of Congress as part of the Congress to Campus program. The program allows college students throughout the U.S. to interact with former Members of Congress by sending bipartisan pairs of former … Continue reading

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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” … Continue reading

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