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Elizabeth Orpha Sampson Hoyt, Notable Woman of the West

Born December 7, 1828 in Athens, Ohio to an adventurous father and a pragmatic mother, Elizabeth Sampson early on displayed qualities of both parents. A letter to Grace Raymond Hebard from Elizabeth’s son Kepler tells a delightful story from his … Continue reading

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Toppan Rare Books Library and Reformation Influences

The University of Wyoming Department of Religious Studies is hosting a mini-conference,“The Protestant Reformations: 500 Years and Counting,” on October 15 & 16, 2017.  The event commemorates the 500-year anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformations. Event programming is … Continue reading

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Memorializing the United Air Lines DC-4 Crash on Medicine Bow Peak, October 6, 1955

Sixty-two years have passed since that fateful day when a United Air Lines DC-4 struck Medicine Bow Peak on the morning of October 6, 1955. Flight 409, which originated in New York City with a final destination of San Francisco, … Continue reading

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Snow Chi Minh Trail: The History of I-80 between Laramie and Walcott Junction

John Waggener, Associate Archivist at the AHC, has just released a new book, Snow Chi Minh Trail: The History of Interstate 80 between Laramie and Walcott Junction, published by the Wyoming State Historical Society, a non-profit membership-driven educational organization. The … Continue reading

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Join in #AskAnArchivist Day tomorrow, October 4, on Twitter

The AHC is participating in #AskAnArchivist Day on Twitter, a day when archivists from around the United States devote time to your burning questions about archives! Come join us on Twitter tomorrow, October 4, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM … Continue reading

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Documenting Women’s Roles in Hollywood

Film and television entertains us all and are significant to American culture.  Whether through comedy, drama, or music, perspectives of our culture can be studied by observing what entertained us in the past.  The American Heritage Center’s vast entertainment collections … Continue reading

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We did it! Repairs and Plaque at Lowell O’Bryan Monument

On September 15, 2017, a dedication ceremony will take place at 11:00 AM at the site of monument to Lowell O’Bryan, a University of Wyoming student killed in 1922 while participating in a UW campus event. The stone monument is … Continue reading

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