Category Archives: Student projects

Hoppy’s Saddle is not Hoppy’s Saddle – The Mystery Solved

In 1982, Grace Bradley Boyd donated to the American Heritage Center a large cache of documents, photographs and memorabilia that belonged to her late husband William L. Boyd, or “Hopalong Cassidy” as he was better known.  “Hoppy” was well-known to … Continue reading

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The Nellie Tayloe Ross Papers: Making History (And Teaching It, Too)!

Hi!  My name is Jessica Griess and I just finished my junior year as a history undergraduate student.  This past semester, I took an Archival Research Methods class at the American Heritage Center.  The class allowed my classmates and I … Continue reading

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The Adrian Scott Papers: A Look at the Hollywood Ten and McCarthyism

 Greetings, readers!  My name is Patrick Conraads, and I just finished my first year as a graduate student in History at the University of Wyoming.  This past semester, I was enrolled in Rick Ewig’s Archival Methods class.  For my term … Continue reading

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Forbidden Planet: An Exceptional Specimen of ‘B Movie’ Ingenuity

I recently had the pleasure of watching Forbidden Planet, a science-fiction film directed by Fred M. Wilcox and released in 1956. A young Leslie Nielsen plays a space captain (Commander J.J. Adams) who is directed to a planet to hopefully … Continue reading

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