Category Archives: women’s history

Wyoming Equality Day: Liz Byrd’s quest to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Did you perhaps wonder as you sipped your coffee this morning about how Wyoming Equality Day originated?  Cheyenne native and Wyoming state legislator Harriett Elizabeth “Liz” Byrd was the guiding individual behind it.  Byrd was the first black woman to … Continue reading

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Celebrating Wyoming Women: Women’s History Month

It’s finally March, when our thoughts tend to turn to spring, warmer temperatures, and the possibility of spending time outdoors.  Every year, March also brings us Women’s History Month, a celebration of women’s accomplishments and progress towards equal footing with … Continue reading

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The Governor and the Librarian! Nellie Tayloe Ross Faces Grace Raymond Hebard in the Ring!

Nellie Tayloe Ross Claim to Fame:  The first woman governor of Wyoming—but also, the first woman to be elected governor in the United States! Special Skills: Ladylike decorum, pioneering spirit, ability to compromise, communication skills Collection Connection: The Nellie Tayloe … 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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Women Journalists: New Digital Images Available

As the result of a generous gift from Toni Stabile, we are pleased to announce that nearly 11,000 items (10,967, to be exact) from four different collections were digitized.  Ms. Stabile’s donation was directed towards scanning collections by women journalists … Continue reading

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Women’s History Month: The Girl Scouts of Wyoming

March is Women’s History Month and 2012 is the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America.   What better way to recognize Women’s History  month than by highlighting one of the organizations that strives to empower … Continue reading

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Black History Month Highlight: Elizabeth Byrd, Wyoming Politician

We continue our celebration of Black History Month by drawing much-deserved attention to Elizabeth Byrd.  She was another Wyoming “First,” in that she was the first African-American to serve in the Wyoming House of Representatives, as well as in the … Continue reading

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