Category Archives: oral histories

Privy to Scandal: The Ralph O. Dietler Papers

One of the biggest scandals to ever rock the petroleum industry was the fraudulent leasing of United States oil reserves at Wyoming’s Teapot Dome, and the discovery of the Continental Trading Company, a Canadian corporation organized in 1921 to funnel … Continue reading

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All Things Wyoming: The Wyoming Pioneers Oral History Project

In 2014, the American Heritage Center completed a project funded by a generous grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund. The largest part of the project was to digitize the Wyoming Pioneers Oral History interviews which were recorded during the … Continue reading

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“Wild Bill” Carlisle: Last Train Robber of the American West

Train passengers leaving Green River, Wyoming, on February 9, 1916 riding the Union Pacific Railroad’s Portland Rose found themselves confronted by a young man hiding his face with a white kerchief who demanded their money at gunpoint. But the youngster … Continue reading

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Mick McMurry’s Contributions to Wyoming Extended Far and Wide

In 2010, the AHC began an oral history project to look at the effects of natural gas development on Sublette County, Wyoming.  We interviewed more than forty people; many were residents of Sublette County, but there was also a number … Continue reading

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Niobrara Oral History Project

Back in March 2012, we blogged about a unique oral history project being conducted by the AHC’s Simpson Institute archivist Leslie Waggener.  We’d like to now give you another update on this undertaking. As you may recall, this oral history … Continue reading

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Niobrara Shale Oil Play Oral History Project

Many oral history projects that deal with energy development’s effects on a community do interviews either while the development is occurring or months or years after the fact.  This project turns the tables on that notion.  What about the expectations … Continue reading

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Update on Energy Boom Panel Discussions

The rosters have been finalized for the upcoming series of panel discussions based on the American Heritage Center’s energy boom oral history project.    April 4, 2011, 4:30pm – 6:00pm, University of Wyoming, Family Room, Wyoming Union  Panelists: Cally McKee … Continue reading

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