Category Archives: University of Wyoming history
Being a land-grant university, the University of Wyoming is no stranger to military service. Currently home to the Army ROTC Cowboy Battalion and the Air Force ROTC 940th Cadet Wing, military service at UW stretches back to the university’s early … Continue reading
In looking for UW Homecoming images from the past, we came across two short films from 1938. One is a 6-minute clip of that year’s Homecoming parade through the streets of Laramie. Amazing floats! Although we do have some sympathy … Continue reading
How far is too far when it comes to parody? Young Joe Jacobucci found out when he edited the traditional parody issue of the University of Wyoming student newspaper “The Branding Iron” in 1934.
In 1886, the skyline of Laramie became dominated by a massive stone structure, known today as Old Main on the University of Wyoming campus. The structure’s octagonal stone tower with a steeply pitched conical spire was a town landmark. But, over the years some of Old Main’s original architectural features were removed. The first to go was the stone tower. Continue reading
Sports, recreation, and leisure are so entwined with life in American and the human experience itself, it should not be surprising that many of the collections held at the American Heritage Center contain at least some information related to these … Continue reading
University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center (AHC) has digitized and made accessible online over 3,200 photographs, documents, and 6 films documenting the University of Wyoming science camps and a geology lecture (Chalk Talk) that S.H. Knight gave in the 1960s … Continue reading