Category Archives: military history

Cementing a Relationship: How Concrete brought New Mexicans to Wyoming

The Mexican-American War (1846-1848) was one event that led to Hispanics first settling in Wyoming, as it brought the U.S. Army into Wyoming. Only shortly after the war ended, the United States sent the Regiment of Mounted Rifles to occupy … Continue reading

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Johanna Gostas’ POW-MIA Papers

Johanna Gostas served as Wyoming coordinator for the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia. Her husband, U. S. Army Maj. Theodore W. Gostas, was taken prisoner by the North Vietnamese during the Tet Offensive … Continue reading

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The Cowboy Battalion

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Wyoming. Continue reading

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Prisoner of War Diaries

“Historical events of National importance are duly recorded by historians, but the personal and individual experiences that make up these events are too many times lost with the passing of time.” Gilbert Verney; Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc.; Bennington, N.H.; October … Continue reading

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In Honor of Memorial Day

Today the American Heritage Center honors military veterans and those in active duty; and commemorate those who never came home. Thank you.    

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World War II Films Digitized: Paul J. Halloran

The American Heritage Center has digitized and made accessible online 30 films from the Paul J. Halloran papers #4832. Paul J. Halloran was a prominent naval officer and civil engineer during the twentieth century. He oversaw construction of Pacific airbases … Continue reading

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Majewski Lecture: Oilmen in the Beltway

We hope that you can join us on March 11th for Dr. Ellen Wald’s lecture!  Dr. Wald is the 2012 recipient of the Bernard Majewski research fellowship.  

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Reporting from the Front: Richard Tregaskis, War Correspondent

Although not members of the armed forces, war correspondents risk their lives on missions to inform the world about what is truly happening in war zones. One such war correspondent was Richard Tregaskis (1916-1973), whose papers are held here at … Continue reading

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A.C. Ivy Papers Document Medical History and Cancer Research

Andrew Conway Ivy (1893-1978) was born in Farmington, Missouri.  In 1913, at age 20, he received the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Pedology degrees from Missouri State Normal School.  The research studies for his master’s degree (M.S., 1917) and … Continue reading

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