Category Archives: Journalism

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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In Memoriam: Dick Moore, September 12, 1925 – September 7, 2015

Born John Richard Moore, Jr., “Dickie” made his silver screen debut at eleven months old when he portrayed the infant Francois Villon (fifteenth-century poet and scoundrel) in the silent film The Beloved Rogue (1927). Cast for his resemblance to the … Continue reading

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“The Land Divided, The World United:” Reporting from the Panama Canal

A newly digitized collection, the Eleanor McIlhenny papers, provides researchers with a glimpse into the keen reporting of of woman journalist working in the Panama Canal zone from the pre- to post-WWII era.  The University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center (AHC) has … Continue reading

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Sports, Recreation, and Leisure

Sports, recreation, and leisure are so entwined with life in American and the human experience itself, it should not be surprising that many of the collections held at the American Heritage Center contain at least some information related to these … Continue reading

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James E. Brodhead: A Wolverine Makes Good on Stage and Screen

James Easton Brodhead (1932-2012) was a character actor who worked in various motion picture, television, and theatre productions. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech in 1954.  From 1950-1963, Brodhead appeared in numerous stage … Continue reading

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Harry C. Butcher papers: A Perspective into the Cold War

The American Heritage Center recently finished processing the papers of Harry C. Butcher. Butcher was a member of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s staff during World War II and wrote of his experiences in his book “My Three Years with Eisenhower.” In … Continue reading

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Buddy Mays, Photojournalist of the Southwest

The AHC is pleased to announce that we have just recently completed a new online finding aid for the Buddy Mays papers. Buddy Mays was born in 1943 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After high school, Mays served in the … Continue reading

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