Category Archives: Current events

Wyoming native and UW alumna returns to become AHC’s University Archivist

The American Heritage Center has appointed Sara Davis as the new university archivist.  The university archivist serves as a liaison between the AHC and University of Wyoming departments, faculty, staff, and student organizations to assist in records retention schedules, which … Continue reading

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Celebrating Black History Month: The June Vanleer Williams Story

African-American journalist and editor June Vanleer Williams is not necessarily well-known, but what a rich life she led. Williams was an actress, a casting director, a journalist, a playwright, a poet, and an active member in Karamu House, which is the … Continue reading

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Wyoming Equality Day, January 15, 2018

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. and Wyoming Equality Day! Ronald Reagan signed a bill in 1983 that established Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a nationally observed holiday.  It was not until 1986 that it was first observed; 2000 was … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2018!

Did you ring in the new year like the party goers below, complete with crystal balls? Hope your New Year is filled with success, health, prosperity and happiness. Happy New Year!

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Remembering Brad Ross

William Bradford “Brad” Ross III, grandson of the nation’s first female governor, Nellie Tayloe Ross, died Dec. 11, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 76. Brad was born on June 29, 1941, in Olympia, Wash., to Bradford … Continue reading

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UW Homecoming – Flashback to 1938

In looking for UW Homecoming images from the past, we came across two short films from 1938. One is a 6-minute clip of that year’s Homecoming parade through the streets of Laramie. Amazing floats!  Although we do have some sympathy … Continue reading

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Book Signing on the UW campus for “Snow Chi Minh Trail” by AHC Archivist John Waggener

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