Category Archives: Local history

Archives Rewind Vol. 3

Round three of our “Archives Rewind” series finds us deep in the AHC collections once again. Did you know we’ve produced 150 episodes of Archives on the Air to date? The purpose of the Archives Rewind is to highlight episodes … Continue reading

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New Finding Aids: May 2019

Welcome to the second round of our Finding Aids updates! As a reminder, Finding Aids act as a table of contents for our collections. These aids help you find information about specific collections we have, and the information contained in … Continue reading

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Archives Rewind Vol. 1

In June of 2018, the AHC partnered with Wyoming Public Media to create “Archives on the Air,” a one minute look ‘behind the curtain’ of our archives. Each episode reveals a fun tidbit of history from our vault. The series … Continue reading

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The Wyoming Art of Carrie Arnold

Carrie Arnold (1944-1998) was a Denver business woman with an active interest in Western history, which she expressed in drawings. She became a pen and ink illustrator for a number of Western books. She was commissioned by her friend Bill … Continue reading

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Lora Webb Nichols’ Thanksgiving in Encampment, Wyoming

It’s hard to find someone who enjoyed a camera more than Lora Webb Nichols. Lora, born in 1883, lived with her family on a ranch about a mile from Encampment, Wyoming. By the late 1890s, the area was experiencing a … Continue reading

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AHC Exhibit for Homecoming Week, October 13-20

While you are out and about planning your attendance at all of the fantastic events around campus and Laramie, please don’t forget to stop by the UW American Heritage Center and check out our Homecoming exhibit on the main floor … Continue reading

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Lovell’s Latin American Colony

In 1916, the sugar beet industry brought the first serious wave of Mexican-speaking migrants to Lovell: betabeleros, the beet workers, to hoe the fields and help with the harvest. Yet most were not Mexican nationals, but rather Spanish-speaking people from … Continue reading

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Andrew Bugas’ Account of the Rock Springs Massacre of 1885

Andrew Bugas was not quite 20 years old in 1885 when he arrived in Rock Springs to work in the Union Pacific’s coal mines. Born in Austria, he came to the United States in 1880 to join his father in … Continue reading

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Summer Exhibit Series: University of Wyoming

This video was created to promote the University of Wyoming’s summer school in 1939. It shows UW’s campus, various activities, and highlights reasons that people may want to attend summer school at UW. From the University of Wyoming University Relations/Media … Continue reading

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Beanies, Brooms and Bother: UW Freshmen Get the Initiation Treatment

With the start of the fall semester on August 29 at the University of Wyoming, it seems a good time to show off a couple of old-time UW freshman traditions. A once constant sight on the University of Wyoming campus … Continue reading

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