Category Archives: exhibits

Exhibit at the American Heritage Center honors Barbara Stanwyck, 1907-1990

The astounding and legendary life and career of Barbara Stanwyck began in Brooklyn, New York. The youngest of 5 children born to common laborers, Stanwyck was originally known as ‘Ruby Stevens.’ She became orphaned by the age of 4. After … Continue reading

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Looking at Asia through Art and Archives

The University of Wyoming Art Museum has (for a few more days) a wonderful exhibition of Cyrus Baldridge’s work during his travels in China.  The exhibit is a lot like a visual travel diary, and well worth seeing.  The exhibit … Continue reading

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Fashionable and Fanciful Clothing and Accessories: A Selection of John R. Neill’s Imaginative Illustrations in the Oz Books

Introducing a new exhibit in the American Heritage Center’s second-floor loggia!  The exhibit is curated by Anne Marie Lane, Head of the Toppan Rare Books Library and is sure to please Oz fans of all ages! In 1900, W.W. Denslow … Continue reading

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History to the People: Outreach at the AHC

The AHC does many things to bring the contents of its collections to those individuals who are not able or interested in doing their own research here in our building.  For example, we have digitized over 100,000 texts, images, audio, … Continue reading

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From the Director: On Science Fiction

Each fall the University of Wyoming Art Museum generously provides one of its exhibit galleries to the American Heritage Center for a display focused on AHC collections and collection materials.  This fall, to more than usual local acclaim, co-curators Rick Ewig … Continue reading

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Terror in the Theater: Fifties Fears

The great number and popularity of science fiction movies in the 1950s has led some to call the decade the “Golden Age of Science Fiction Films.”  The fantasy and adventure embodied in the science fiction movies of the time often … Continue reading

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Papers of African American Educator and Legislator, Harriet “Liz” Byrd at AHC

The American Heritage Center has recently updated the finding aid for the Harriett Elizabeth Byrd family papers to include Ms. Byrd’s most recent donation to the Center.  In 1980, after teaching elementary school for nearly thirty years, “Liz” Byrd was … Continue reading

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