Category Archives: Wyoming history

Once A Cowboy, Always A Cowboy: The History of Homecoming at the University of Wyoming

Today, homecoming celebrations are often associated with fall and football, but it may not always have been true.  The tradition of homecoming is generally a celebration of welcoming former students and members of high schools, colleges, or churches within the … Continue reading

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From Fandom to Fanfiction to Nonfiction: Researching the Wyoming Territorial Penitentiary

In 2008, when I rediscovered Alias Smith and Jones (ASJ), a 1970s TV show I watched as a kid, I had no idea that several years later I’d be writing a book about the Wyoming Territorial Penitentiary.  Revisiting ASJ on … 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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Archives Rewind Vol. 7

August is almost over and the start of the fall semester is about to get underway once again. Before all of that gets going, let’s take a step back and enjoy some more highlights from our “Archives on the Air” … 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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New Finding Aids: August 2019

We’ve had a busy and productive summer processing collections! Here’s another round of finding aids we’ve published so you can see what we’ve been up to. As a reminder, Finding Aids act as a table of contents for our collections. … Continue reading

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Navigating Botany Led by W.G. Solheim I

Wilhelm G. Solheim was born in Stoughton, Wisconsin, in 1898. He earned his M.A. degree in 1926, followed by his Doctorate in 1928, from the University of Illinois. He came to UW that next year and worked as professor emeritus … Continue reading

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New Finding Aids: July 2019

The faculty have been processing collections left and right, so here’s another round of new finding aids we’ve published. As a reminder, Finding Aids act as a table of contents for our collections. These aids help you find information about … Continue reading

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Folklife in Wyoming

Folklife is a complex, important and large component of culture. It encompasses the art, traditions and knowledge that passes down among a group of people and can be seen through dance, music, artwork, storytelling, ceremonies and belief sharing. While sometimes … Continue reading

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Archives Rewind Vol. 5

Welcome back! It’s that time again — more highlights from rewinding our “Archives on the Air” series. Let’s get Volume 5 on rewind… Episode 163 – Wyoming Defends Woman’s Suffrage – Morton E. Post Famly Papers  Women’s Suffrage has been … Continue reading

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