Category Archives: resources

From the Director: Your FAQs Answered

October is Archives Month, and as part of its recognition of the auspicious occasion, the Smithsonian’s institutional archives has posted a blog titled The Smithsonian’s Top 6 Archives Myths.  So far as I know, here at the American Heritage Center … Continue reading

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Frederick “Fritz” Gutheim: Pioneering Planner and Urban Environmentalist

Frederick Gutheim was born on March 3, 1908, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was raised in Washington, D.C., where he attended Sidwell Friends School and later Dr. Devitt’s Preparatory School. He earned a degree from the Experimental College of the University … Continue reading

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Michael Maltese Papers Document Cartoon History

Michael Maltese was born on February 6, 1908, in New York City to Italian immigrant parents, Paul and Concetta. He was married to Florence Sass in 1936 and had a daughter, Brenda, in 1938.  He started his career in the … Continue reading

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Clements Papers Document the History of Ecology

Frederic Edward Clements, a leading botanist of the early twentieth century, was born 16 September 1874 in Lincoln, Nebraska, the son of Ephraim George and Mary Angeline (Scoggin) Clements.  He received a B.S. degree from the University of Nebraska in … Continue reading

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University Preserves Legacy of Late Senator Wallop

The following press release was created by UW Public Relations in the wake of former U.S. Senator Malcolm Wallop’s death on September 14, 2011. September 16, 2011 — The University of Wyoming is preserving the legacy of the late Malcolm … Continue reading

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Terror in the Theater: Fifties Fears

The great number and popularity of science fiction movies in the 1950s has led some to call the decade the “Golden Age of Science Fiction Films.”  The fantasy and adventure embodied in the science fiction movies of the time often … Continue reading

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Tales of a Student Archivist

Greetings!  My name is Samantha, or Sam, Fawcett, and I work as the Carlson Intern at the American Heritage Center.  The Carlson Internship is funded through an endowment generously donated by Gerald Meyer, past Dean of the College of Arts … Continue reading

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AHC in the News! New Theories Emerge from Butch Cassidy Scholar

Recently, a new theory on the life of Old West outlaw Butch Cassidy from broke worldwide on news outlets from India to Ireland. Larry Pointer, the originator of the theory, is the author of In Search of Butch Cassidy, and his papers are … Continue reading

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Found in the archives: Hindenburg Survivors!

Well, not exactly. However, after the recent processing of the Denis J. Mulligan papers, the AHC was thrilled to find documents that survived the crash of the Hindenburg. Mulligan had these documents in his possession after chairing the investigation of … Continue reading

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From the Director*

There is a hoary business adage that customers are much more likely to complain when they are unhappy than they are to praise when they are happy.  Imagine my pleasure, then, in reporting that I have not received a single … Continue reading

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