Category Archives: faculty/staff profiles

Tales of a Zoologist

A professor named John W. Scott significantly boosted the University of Wyoming Zoology department. Professor Scott was the head of the Zoology department; he was the executive secretary of the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, the State President and National … Continue reading

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Glimpses into the Iron Ore Mining Past of Sunrise, Wyoming

AHC Archivist Ginny Kilander is presenting a talk June 8, 2018, titled “Glimpses into the Iron Ore Mining Past of Sunrise, Wyoming” at the Mining History Association Annual Conference that’s happening in Deadwood-Lead, South Dakota. Her talk is part of the session: … Continue reading

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New AHC Digital Archivist Sets Sights on Access

The AHC recently welcomed a new Digital Archivist, Rachel Gattermeyer. In her position, Rachel plans to increase the accessibility of the AHC’s born-digital collections, identify new directions for digital preservation, and work with other departments at the University to share … Continue reading

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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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Talk and book signing, The Snow Chi Minh Trail

The AHC will host a talk and book signing by AHC Associate Archivist John Waggener on Friday, March 9, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Stock Growers room (room 219) at the American Heritage Center.  A 77-mile … 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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AHC Welcomes New Director, Bridget Burke

Bridget Burke has been named director of the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center. She begins the position July 1. “She has a passion for fostering collaborative scholarship, and she will continue to promote the accessibility of the AHC’s internationally … Continue reading

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Tales of a Student Archivist

Greetings!  My name is Samantha, or Sam, Fawcett, and I work as the Carlson Intern at the American Heritage Center.  The Carlson Internship is funded through an endowment generously donated by Gerald Meyer, past Dean of the College of Arts … Continue reading

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From the Director*

There is a hoary business adage that customers are much more likely to complain when they are unhappy than they are to praise when they are happy.  Imagine my pleasure, then, in reporting that I have not received a single … Continue reading

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AHC Case Study Published in Recent American Archivist

The most recent issue of the American Archivist includes a case study by two AHC archivists, D. Claudia Thompson and Laura Uglean Jackson.  “But You Promised: A Case Study of Deaccessioning at the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming” discusses … Continue reading

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