Category Archives: Local history

Eyewitness to Racism: Andrew Bugas and the Rock Springs Massacre of 1885

Andrew Bugas (Andrej Bugos) 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 … Continue reading

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Archive Your Wyoming Coronavirus Story with the American Heritage Center!

The University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC) wants to hear from you! The AHC is initiating a COVID-19 Collection Project to gather experiences from across Wyoming. Your submissions will document for future generations the impact that this pandemic has on your work, education, personal life, community, along with any additional observations you may wish to make. These stories tell us what’s happening from an individual perspective, providing a personal and in-depth look at the impact of COVID-19 on our community. For more information go to https://forms.gle/h9GTC9YjSUYUJdgX8 Continue reading

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New Finding Aids: April 20

Behind the scenes we’re busy as ever archiving and processing collections. Here’s another round of finding aides we’ve published so you can see what’s been added to our collections. The strengths of our collections include Wyoming and the American West, … Continue reading

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New Finding Aids: January 2020

We’re still busy as ever archiving and processing collections. Here’s another round of finding aides we’ve published so you can see what’s been added to our collections. As a reminder, Finding Aids act as a table of contents for our … Continue reading

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Votes for Women – The 1920 Ratification Campaign

Grace Raymond Hebard and Carrie Chapman Catt On June 4, 1919, the Senate passed the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution. The amendment stated: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or … Continue reading

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E. Deane Hunton and Steamboat

E. Deane Hunton was born in Virginia in 1885. When he was three years old his family moved out around Wheatland, Wyoming. E. Deane Hunton attended the University of Wyoming where he obtained a degree in mining engineering. During his … Continue reading

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New Finding Aids: November 2019

We’ve had a productive fall (read: winter) processing even more collections over the past few months. Here’s another round of finding aids we’ve published so you can see what we’ve been up to. As a reminder, Finding Aids act as … Continue reading

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Putting the Women Back into Women’s Suffrage

2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the passage of Wyoming’s woman suffrage law.  Wyoming’s women were voting and holding public office decades before the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified in 1920.  Indeed, the successful implementation of woman suffrage in Wyoming and … Continue reading

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From Fandom to Fanfiction to Nonfiction: Researching the Wyoming Territorial Penitentiary

In 2008, when I rediscovered Alias Smith and Jones (ASJ), a 1970s TV show I watched as a kid, I had no idea that several years later I’d be writing a book about the Wyoming Territorial Penitentiary.  Revisiting ASJ on … Continue reading

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New Finding Aids: September 2019

Another productive month for our archivists at the American Heritage Center. Here’s another round of finding aids we’ve published so you can see what collections we’ve recently processed. As a reminder, Finding Aids act as a table of contents for … Continue reading

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