Category Archives: International Collections

American oil exploration and memories of western Venezuela in the early 20th century

My interest in oil narratives stems my own personal experience as a native of one of the most representative oil towns in western Venezuela, Cabimas. I grew up in the shadow of towering oil derricks and gas flares, understanding that … Continue reading

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No Mountain Too High: The Climbs of Betsy Cowles Partridge

Three years before Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Nargay made their famous ascent of Mount Everest in 1953[1], Elizabeth “Betsy” Cowles Partridge, an intrepid woman from Colorado Springs, Colorado, was part of an American Expedition exploring a route to conquer … Continue reading

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Nguyen Cao Ky Papers and the Vietnam War

Primary sources are incredibly valuable to historians studying specific topics. Those who would like to understand the myriad of perspectives from the Vietnam War may wish to turn their gaze to the American Heritage Center. Nguyen Cao Ky was the … Continue reading

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The American Heritage Center’s Global Connections

As readers of our blog already know, the American Heritage Center’s collections range far beyond the borders of Wyoming, of the Rocky Mountains, and even of the United States to international locations.  One post, for example, presented the front-line war … Continue reading

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International Connections at the American Heritage Center

On July 25th the US Ambassador to Tunisia, Jake Walles, attended a reception in his honor sponsored by UW’s International Programs and held in the AHC’s George Rentschler Room.  Prior to the formal start of the reception—indeed, delaying that start … Continue reading

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