Category Archives: western politics and leadership

Continuing the Conversation: “Breaking the Boom and Bust Cycle: Viewpoints from Southwest Wyoming”

The AHC’s Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leadership is continuing the conversation on Wyoming’s economic future, this time from Southwest Wyoming. A recording of the inaugural event held in April at Laramie County Community College (Cheyenne campus) can be … Continue reading

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New Finding Aids: September 2019

Another productive month for our archivists at the American Heritage Center. Here’s another round of finding aids we’ve published so you can see what collections we’ve recently processed. As a reminder, Finding Aids act as a table of contents for … Continue reading

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Back to the Future in Wyoming: Addressing 1980s Energy Boom Impacts in Evanston

“I’ve got to see it to believe it” was Evanston mayor Dennis Ottley’s first reaction when he heard about the Overthrust Industrial Association (OIA). A 1983 issue of the Christian Science Monitor, reported that Ottley was incredulous that an industry-backed … Continue reading

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Archives Rewind Vol. 6

It’s hard to believe it’s August already. Time flies while we’re busy archiving. It’s that time again — more highlights from rewinding our “Archives on the Air” series. Let’s rewind Volume 6… Episode 70 – The Flying Nun – The … Continue reading

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Talk and book signing, The Snow Chi Minh Trail

The AHC will host a talk and book signing by AHC Associate Archivist John Waggener on Friday, March 9, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Stock Growers room (room 219) at the American Heritage Center.  A 77-mile … Continue reading

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Wyoming Senator Edward Crippa in the McCarthy era

Though a small collection, the Edward D. Crippa papers are of historical interest.  Crippa (1899-1960), who had served in World War I and been Wyoming state highway commissioner from 1941 to 1947, was appointed to represent Wyoming in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Nellie Tayloe Ross: The (First) Governor Lady

On Nov 4, 1924, Nellie Tayloe Ross was elected governor of Wyoming, and became the first woman governor in the United States. Ross was elected a month after her husband, Governor William B. Ross, died suddenly of appendicitis. On the … Continue reading

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Mick McMurry’s Contributions to Wyoming Extended Far and Wide

In 2010, the AHC began an oral history project to look at the effects of natural gas development on Sublette County, Wyoming.  We interviewed more than forty people; many were residents of Sublette County, but there was also a number … Continue reading

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Where Are We Now: Immigration Policy and Its Impact

The AHC’s Alan K. Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leadership is sponsoring a symposium on a highly topical matter – immigration.  The event, “Where Are We Now? Immigration Policy and Its Impact from a Wyoming and a National Perspective,” … Continue reading

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AHC + Wallop Fund = 2 Dialogue Events on Social Media in National Elections

The use of social media in Wyoming and national campaigns and politics is the focus of two dialogue events Nov. 14 at UW. Both discussions are hosted by the Malcolm Wallop Fund for Conversations on Democracy, the American Heritage Center, … Continue reading

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