Category Archives: popular culture

New Finding Aids: June 2019

We’re back for round three of Finding Aids updates — if you couldn’t tell, we’ve been busy processing collections! As a reminder, Finding Aids act as a table of contents for our collections. These aids help you find information about … Continue reading

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Mort Weisinger: Superman’s Superman

Among the American Heritage Center’s comic book industry collections are evidence of the way in which industry insiders attempted to legitimize their business following the comic book moral panic of the 1950s. Fredric Wertham’s 1954 monograph, Seduction of the Innocent … Continue reading

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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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Archives Rewind Vol. 2

We’re back for round two of our “Archives Rewind” series. The purpose of the Archives Rewind is to highlight episodes from our “Archives on the Air” segment that airs on Wyoming Public Media. “Archives on the Air” can be heard … 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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Lost Episode of Golden Age of Television Dramatic Series “Star Tonight” Found and Identified

From 1955-56 on ABC, a live TV series titled Star Tonight offered the chance for young up-and-coming New York actors to star in a show opposite established players. The known stars included: Buster Crabbe, Neva Patterson, Theodore Bikel, and June … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Tale: The Story of Jean Howard and Charles Feldman

As a tribute to the new year, we’re featuring the story of Jean Howard and Charles Feldman, a Hollywood couple who most assuredly would have hosted a rocking New Year’s Eve party. The story of Jean Howard and Charles Feldman … Continue reading

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Stan Lee’s Legacy Lives on at the American Heritage Center

Stan Lee’s legacy lives on at the University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC). Stan Lee – comics industry pioneer, collection donor, and AHC benefactor – died November 12, 2018, at age 95, in his home city of Los Angeles. … Continue reading

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Farewell Superhero Stan Lee

One of the American Heritage Center’s benefactors, and all around favorite person, was Stan Lee. He passed away November 12, 2018 at age 95. This amazing man not only gave the AHC valuable research materials spanning his career, he managed … Continue reading

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Attack of the Killer…Shrews?

With it being the Halloween season, it seems appropriate to take note of a gruesome creature of movie land that may have haunted our dreams, or is kitschy enough to have  made us roll our eyes in disbelief. You’ve heard … Continue reading

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