The American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming is the University of Wyoming’s archives and rare books library. They have vast digitized collections including maps, photographs, postcards, oral histories, art, manuscript collections, books with topics including mining, art, patents, Native Americans, Japanese Internment camps, African American interests, war collections and more.

 

 

 

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American Heritage Center Residence Records

 

Collections related to Japanese American Internment Camps

Bill Manbo Papers – As a teenager, Bill Manbo Sr. was a Japanese American internee in the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming during World War II. During Manbo’s internment, he surreptitiously took photographs of everyday life and events in the camp, including children at play, events, and buildings. The contains 30 color slides of scenes from the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, dated 1942-1944, two photos from a Cody, Wyoming studio, and a letter from Bacon Sakatani, 7-6-1993 which gives an inventory of the slides, numbered order, and content identified and described.

Estelle Ishigo Photographs – The Estelle Ishigo photographs were gathered for use in her book Lone Heart Mountain and many of them were published there. The original drawings and sketches were created by Estelle Ishigo while she was interned with her Japanese-American husband at the Heart Mountain Relocation Camp between Cody and Powell, Wyoming. Some were originally intended for use in the camp newspaper, the Heart Mountain Sentinel, and for an official project report for the U.S. government. She continued to sketch Japanese-American community life in their new home after the war in a trailer camp, still surrounded by barbed wire, in Lomita, California.

Heart Mountain Relocation Center (Wyo.… – The Heart Mountain Relocation Center was one of ten camps mandated by the War Department in 1942 to detain Americans of Japanese ancestry. It was located between Cody and Powell, Wyoming. The first internees arrived in August 1942. The camp closed in November 1945. Collection contains the Heart Mountain charter, community minutes, notes on resettlement plans, transcripts of a trial, and documents in Japanese.

John A. Nelson Papers – John A. Nelson was administrative officer and later assistant project director of the Heart Mountain Relocation Center near Cody, Wyoming, from July 1942-June 1943, when he was drafted into the Army. His wife Viola Nelson was a secretary and later a personnel officer at Heart Mountain from 1942-1945. Collection includes typed transcriptions plus a few handwritten pages of the diary John A. Nelson kept while at Heart Mountain, July 29, 1942-June 26, 1943. There are several speeches about the War Relocation Authority and Japanese internment; records of arrivals of internees at Heart Mountain from August-September 1942; a chronology of evacuation and relocation; an August 7, 1942 plan for receiving and processing the first internees at Heart Mountain; several documents from the War Relocation Authority; pamphlets related to Japanese Americans and their internment; and three poems by internees.

 

 

 

Collections with Maps

Arthur E. Demaray Papers – The collection contains publications, photographs, maps, ephemera, diaries, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks documenting Demaray’s personal life and his service in the United States government from 1903-1951.

Charles B. Penrose Papers – The collection contains the manuscript for The Johnson County War: The Narrative of Dr. Charles Bingham Penrose (ca. 1914); miscellaneous telegrams and newspaper clippings regarding the Johnson County War; and Charles Penrose’s correspondence with Boies Penrose, Bob Ralston, Amos Barber, Owen Wister, William C. Irvine, and Grace Raymond Hebard regarding the invasion (1913-1915). Additional items includes two photographs of the invading party; a map of the KC Ranch (probably drawn by Irvine) and a list of places connected with the invasion; a list of names of those prosecuted by the State of Wyoming for participating in the raid; and 1 letter from Wister to Charles’ son Boies Penrose (1936).

Clarice Whittenburg Papers – The collection contains biographical information; photographs of Whittenburg, the University of Wyoming Preparatory School and Wyoming subjects; correspondence; research files on Wyoming history and other topics; articles and manuscripts written by Whittenburg, including “Wyoming’s People”; 20 8mm reel-to-reel audio tapes of “Portrait of a Pioneer City,” a program describing the history of Laramie, Wyoming; 12 8mm home movies of Cheyenne Frontier Days, the University of Wyoming, and Yellowstone National Park (ca. 1950s); miscellaneous maps of the western United States; 8 scrapbooks; and teaching materials.

Ethyl Corporation Records – Collection contains account books, stock certificates, newspapers, maps, advertisements, correspondence, photographs and glass slides of research and equipment, publications and speeches, service and training films, and audio recordings regarding the history of the petroleum industry and Ethyl corporation.

Grace Raymond Hebard Papers – Grace Raymond Hebard (1861-1936) was a noted western historian, University of Wyoming professor, librarian, and trustee. …The collection contains research subject and biographical files containing correspondence, manuscripts, transcripts, news clippings, and printed materials; photographs; manuscripts; personal files containing correspondence with family and friends and genealogical information on the Hebard family; scrapbooks about the University of Wyoming; appointment books; and maps.

King Hubbert Papers – Marion King Hubbert studied geology and physics at the University of Chicago, and made several important contributions to these fields. …Collection contains 61 boxes of correspondence with colleagues on his research interests and teaching; lectures and class notes on physics and geology; publications and reprints; extensive research notes and subject files; glass negatives; maps & charts; and miscellaneous artifacts.

Joseph C. Omahoney Papers – The Joseph C. O’Mahoney papers contain primarily files from his office as Senator of Wyoming such as correspondence, speeches, news releases and clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, maps, artifacts, memorabilia, campaign materials, and audio visual materials. There are legislative and resource files that contain bill proposals, correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other printed materials about legislative issues. There are committee files with information from the various committees on which Senator O’Mahoney served. The papers also contain legal case files and correspondence from his law firm and correspondence while Mr. O’Mahoney was First Assistant Postmaster General. There is a small amount of correspondence, photographs, maps, and memorabilia about his personal life.

King Hubbert Papers – Marion King Hubbert studied geology and physics at the University of Chicago, and made several important contributions to these fields. …Collection contains 61 boxes of correspondence with colleagues on his research interests and teaching; lectures and class notes on physics and geology; publications and reprints; extensive research notes and subject files; glass negatives; maps & charts; and miscellaneous artifacts.

Mileva Maravic Papers – Mileva Maravic (1912-2003) grew up in Gebo, Wyoming, a company town of the Owl Creek Coal Company. She attended the University of Wyoming and taught in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Maravic collected historical material related to the town of Gebo. Photographs, textual material, and maps about the coal mining town of Gebo, Wyoming, collected and created by former resident Mileva Maravic.

Roald Fryxell Papers – Roald Fryxell was a geologist and anthropologist, noted for his work in dating archaeological sites and lunar geology. He was a professor of anthropology at Washington State University where he began excavating at the Marmes Rockshelter archeological site in 1962. The excavation resulted in the 1968 discovery of the famous Marmes human skeletal remains. In 1969 Fryxell was named to NASA’s Lunar Sample Preliminary Examination Team, and examined the lunar rocks and soil samples brought back by the Apollo missions. He was also the designer of the apparatus used for collecting core samples of the moon’s surface. Collection contains correspondence, subject files, field notes and research data, photographs and photograph albums, manuscripts of professional articles, scrapbooks and maps, audio recordings, and motion picture films relating to Fryxell’s career as a geologist and anthropologist, the Apollo missions and lunar samples, and the Marmes archaeological dig.

Samuel H. Knight Papers – The S.H. Knight collection contains materials documenting the University of Wyoming’s history and Knight’s career as a geologist and University of Wyoming professor. It includes Knight’s undergraduate and graduate course work and materials from his teaching and geological research such as publications, maps, and research. This collection also contains records from Knight’s involvement with campus organizations and activities including the athletics and geology departments, the geology museum, UW Science Camp, and yearbook photos. A large portion of this collection is audio/visual material such as photographs, negatives, lantern slides, and films. Much of this material documents UW’s history and shows buildings, landscapes, students, faculty, and activities. Other photographs are from Knight’s geological research and include Wyoming landscapes and rock cutouts.

Swan Company Records – The collection contains correspondence, ledgers, journals, agreements made with other land owners and the Union Pacific Railroad, leases, tax records, financial information, deeds, wills, diaries, wool count books, church programs and bulletins, work orders, equipment inventories, company store inventories, cash books, photographs, and maps.

Union Pacific Historical Society Collection – The Union Pacific Historical Society was founded September 1, 1984 in Denver, Colorado to collect, organize, distribute, and publish information relating to the operation and equipment of the Union Pacific Railroad. It was an independent non-profit organization that preserved the history of the Union Pacific Railroad from it’s beginning in 1862 to present time. The society was not supported by, or affiliated with the Union Pacific Railroad other than the preservation of its history. Collection contains Union Pacific publications, newsletters, diagrams and drawings, track charts, timetables, reports, maps, photographs, slides, negatives, and books.The Union Pacific Historical Society digital collection is a small sample of Union Pacific images found in the collection. Detailed information about the collection and its contents can be found in the on-line finding aid at https://rmoa.unm.edu/docviewer.php?docId=wyu-ah10713.xml.

 

 

 

 

 

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American Heritage Center Daily Life Records

 

All Digitial Collections in Alphabetical Order

A.F. Thode – The collection contains correspondence (1901-1925); photographs of Thode and of Webb before and after his surgery; notebooks containing dental records for Thode’s patients (1881-1889, 1900); a journal with newspaper clippings, class attendance reports and grades for J. B. Blazer, principal of Rawlins public schools (1886-1888); legal documents and miscellaneous other materials relating to the Osborne Live Stock Co. (1900-1928); and documents regarding the irrigation and water rights for the Horse Gulch and Basin ditches in Carbon County, including the survey notes (1887-1893).

African Methodist Episcopal Church (Cheyenne Wy) – Cheyenne’s African Methodist Episcopal Church serves a black congregation. Dr C.B. Beamon was its pastor in the 1960s. The collection includes correspondence, church financial records, church notices, church minutes, papers on C.B. Beamon, an annual church guide, and a 1967 list of pastors and churches in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Al Christie Papers – Al Christie started working for the Nestor Film Company in 1909. Nestor was based in New Jersey, but in 1911 Christie moved to California to open a studio for Nestor on the west coast. This was the first movie studio in Hollywood. Al Christie founded Christie Film Company with his brother Charles Christie in 1916. The company was best known for producing Christie Comedies. Many of these productions were two-reel shorts, but the company also produced full-length features. Christie Film Company ceased production in 1933.

Alan K. Simpson Papers –  The collection contains press files, photographs, constituent correspondence, legislative records, office files, personal and family papers, Simpson law office files, and Wyoming State Legislature records.

Albany County Public Library – Albany County Public Library bio-files. This material is maintained by the library and is not the property of the American Heritage Center.

Alcott Farrar Elwell Scrapbook – Elwell served as camp cook in 1908 for the U.S. Geological Survey in Wyoming. The scrapbook contains photographs, recipes, and transcripts (made by Elwell’s wife) of Elwell’s diary kept during his employment with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Alfred Jacob Miller Paintings – The Alfred Jacob Miller paintings digital collection contains the digitized paintings of Alfred Jacob Miller from the Everett D. Graff family and Robert C. Graff art collections maintained at the American Heritage Center. Alfred Jacob Miller was a young American artist hired by Scotsman, William Drummond Stewart to document his 1837 expedition from the Missouri frontier to the central Rocky Mountains for an American Fur Company caravan headed to a rendezvous. During the six-month journey, Miller made 200 or more trail sketches for Stewart, from some of these sketches he painted studio versions to hang in William Drummonds Stewart’s Murthly Castle. Most of the Miller paintings in the Graff art collections are some of these studio versions that depict Alfred Jacob Miller’s artistic view of the sights and scenes he experienced on this expedition through Wyoming.

American National Cattlewomen Records – The collection includes correspondence, articles of incorporation, minutes, membership index and rosters, minutes and reports with state members and chairs, scrapbooks, newsclippings, photographs, budgets, and audio visual materials relating to its annual conventions, committees, and promotional activities, especially the National Beef Cook-Off.

Andrew Springs Gillespie Papers – The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, an oral interview on tape, artifacts, and photographs documenting ranch, rodeo, and cowboy life in southern Wyoming, primarily from the early 1900s.

Arthur E. Demaray Papers – The collection contains publications, photographs, maps, ephemera, diaries, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks documenting Demaray’s personal life and his service in the United States government from 1903-1951.

C. Buffum Papers – Burt C. Buffum joined the faculty of the University of Wyoming in 1891 as professor of Agriculture. In 1893 Buffum was in charge of the Wyoming exhibits at the Chicago World’s Fair. He left briefly to teach at the Agricultural College in Colorado in 1900 but returned to the University of Wyoming in 1902. He became director of the university’s Experiment Stations throughout the state. He was especially interested in the cultivation of emmer wheat, which was well-adapted to the high dry climate of Wyoming. He was also an enthusiastic amateur photographer and created many images of the university, the experiment stations, and his travels.

Baker And Johnston Photographs – The Baker and Johnston Photographic Studio was run by Charles S. Baker and Eli Johnston in Evanston, Wyoming. They are best known for their series of photographs of Native Americans primarily from the Shoshone, Arapahoe, and Apache tribes. Collection contains original glass plate negatives of Native Americans primarily from the Shoshone, Arapahoe, and Apache tribes, and includes portraits of Chief Washakie, Geronimo, and General Crook.

Beck Family Papers – The Beck Family Papers, 1858-1992, contain mainly the papers of George Thornton Beck, but there are substantial portions of the correspondence of Betty Beck especially from the years 1918 to 1922, a small amount of the correspondence of William F. Cody, and some correspondence and other documents of the Goodloe family (collateral to the Beck family). The photographs are primarily scenic rather than personal. Many of them are commercial souvenir prints. There are a few early pictures of Cody, Wyoming.

Betsy Talbot Blackwell Papers – Collection contains materials relating to Blackwell’s career as editor for Mademoiselle magazine including extensive subject files and correspondence regarding editorial policy, advertising, public relations, circulation, format, fashion news, her “Editor’s Memo” column, speeches, and scrapbook material.

Bill Mahan Papers – The Bill Mahan collection contains scripts and manuscripts by Bill Mahan, contracts and correspondence from his personal life and professional career. A portion of the collection includes materials related to Mr. Mahan’s efforts to make a film out of The Catcher in the Rye, including photocopies of correspondence Mahan had with Salinger on the subject. Some of the professional correspondence involves Mahan’s work with David O. Selznick and his film studio. Photographs of Mahan and of other Hollywood celebrities, clippings and scrapbook material, and biographical materials are included as well.

Bill Manbo Papers – As a teenager, Bill Manbo Sr. was a Japanese American internee in the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Wyoming during World War II. During Manbo’s internment, he surreptitiously took photographs of everyday life and events in the camp, including children at play, events, and buildings. The contains 30 color slides of scenes from the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, dated 1942-1944, two photos from a Cody, Wyoming studio, and a letter from Bacon Sakatani, 7-6-1993 which gives an inventory of the slides, numbered order, and content identified and described.

Black 14 (Laramie Wyo.) Films – In October, 1969 fourteen Black college football players were dismissed from the University of Wyoming football team because they wanted to wear armbands when playing against Brigham Young University to protest the alleged racial policies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in promoting members to the priesthood. Sympathetic protests took place in Wyoming. The collection contains films relating to the dismissal of 14 black football players from the 1969 University of Wyoming football team.

Blackwell Smith Papers – Collection contains notes, memorandums, notices, minutes, and speeches related to Smith’s work as legal counsel for the National Recovery Administration (1933-1935) and the National Industrial Recovery Board. Also included is a manuscript of an unpublished autobiography detailing, among other things, his work with the NRA and anti-trust work, as well as family and personal stories.

Bob Kisken Photographs – Bob Kisken was a resident of Glenrock, Wyoming. After retiring, he took up ranch and farm photography as a hobby. Collection contains photographs of cattle branding, rodeos, sales barns, and cattle operations in Montana, South Dakota and Wyoming taken by Bob Kisken from 1973-2016.

Buffalo Bill Collection – The Buffalo Bill Collection, 1844-1954, focuses primarily on the operations of “Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show” from 1884 to 1916. It contains correspondence, legal documents, ticket receipts, train schedules, playbills and photographs related to the various aspects of daily operation and promotion of the wild west show both in the United States and abroad. Additionally there is printed material advertising both William Cody and his wild west show, as well as booklets written after his death in 1917 which examine his life and the impact he had on the American west.

Buffalo Bill Dam Construction Photogra… – Contains photographs of the construction of the Buffalo Bill Dam in Park County, Wyoming, during 1908. Also included are some photographs of Thermopolis, Wyoming; a camp on Cottonwood Creek; Fort Shaw, Montana; Corbett Dam; the cemetery at Ethete, Wyoming; and other Wyoming views.

Buffalo Bill Letters To George T. Beck – The Buffalo Bill letters consist of personal correspondence to George Washington Thornton Beck from William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody concerning the operation of the Shoshone Irrigation Company and its water project. The letters range from 1895, when the company was first established, to 1910 with the majority being written in 1896. The majority of the letters concern the canal being built during this period, however, there are several instances of personal observations and descriptions by Cody of his Wild West Show and the places it was visiting.

Townsend Ludington Papers – Collection contains business records and professional and personal files that include correspondence, financial records, drawings, reports, research notes, manuscripts, photographs, scrapbooks, slides, and films regarding Ludington’s aviation career.

Caroline Lockhart Papers – The collection includes correspondence (1908-1960); diaries (1898, 1918-1942); ledgers (1941-1942); photographs, including four albums; manuscripts of articles and books; legal documents, including her 1953 will and a 1959 trust agreement; materials on the Cody Stampede; artifacts; and miscellaneous materials.

Charles B. Penrose Papers – The collection contains the manuscript for The Johnson County War: The Narrative of Dr. Charles Bingham Penrose (ca. 1914); miscellaneous telegrams and newspaper clippings regarding the Johnson County War; and Charles Penrose’s correspondence with Boies Penrose, Bob Ralston, Amos Barber, Owen Wister, William C. Irvine, and Grace Raymond Hebard regarding the invasion (1913-1915). Additional items includes two photographs of the invading party; a map of the KC Ranch (probably drawn by Irvine) and a list of places connected with the invasion; a list of names of those prosecuted by the State of Wyoming for participating in the raid; and 1 letter from Wister to Charles’ son Boies Penrose (1936).

Charles J. Belden Photographs – Collection consists of photographs and glass plate and soft positive negatives taken by Belden from 1908-1940. Most of the images were produced in the 1920s and 1930s on the Pitchfork Ranch near Meeteetse, Wyoming. The images include depictions of everyday life on the ranch, photos from Belden’s trips to various foreign countries (including Panama), Yellowstone National Park, raising antelope, dude ranching, and Belden’s family members.

Charles K. Vilim Papers – The Charles K. Vilim collection contains motion picture film shot by Vilim who was a photographer for the U. S. Army during World War II. Vilim covered the War Crime Trials in Nuremberg, Germany.

Charles N. Daniels Papers – Collection contains correspondence, sheet music, unpublished and published music scores written by Daniels, photographs, newspaper clippings, and biographical sketches of Daniels written by his son, Neil M. Daniels and granddaughter, Dana Daniels.

Charlotte E. Allis Diary – The collection contains the diary of Charlotte Allis that was kept from April to July 1854 as she traveled overland from Beloit, Wisconsin, to Monte Cristo, California. There is a transcription of the diary by Esther Gay, wife of the diary’s donor Jim Gay. The bulk of the collection is the research files and transcription created by Tamara Linse, a freelance writer and American Heritage Center volunteer who researched and transcribed the diary from 2001 through 2003.

Clarice Whittenburg Papers – The collection contains biographical information; photographs of Whittenburg, the University of Wyoming Preparatory School and Wyoming subjects; correspondence; research files on Wyoming history and other topics; articles and manuscripts written by Whittenburg, including “Wyoming’s People”; 20 8mm reel-to-reel audio tapes of “Portrait of a Pioneer City,” a program describing the history of Laramie, Wyoming; 12 8mm home movies of Cheyenne Frontier Days, the University of Wyoming, and Yellowstone National Park (ca. 1950s); miscellaneous maps of the western United States; 8 scrapbooks; and teaching materials.

Clay Blair Papers – Clay Blair, Jr. is a well-known author and journalist. His papers contain valuable information about mid-twentieth century magazine publishing, U.S. World War II Pacific and Atlantic submarine operations, the marketing policies of book publishers and the author–editor relationship, and the seventeenth-century Spanish treasure fleets. Research material for the book The Search for J.F.K. includes taped interviews with friends and associates of John F. Kennedy concerning his childhood, college years and early political career. In addition there are photographs, notes, and newspaper and magazine clippings.

David F. Delap Papers – The collection also contains correspondence and photographs from William Owen who climbed the Grand Teton in 1898. There is general information about the history of climbing in the Tetons including correspondence with Orrin and Lorraine Bonney and Leigh Ortenburger. There is material about another climb DeLap made in 1923 in Montana in the Mission Mountains, and material related to Jackson Hole pioneer James H. Mangus. Material related to Quin Blackburn relates to the Grand Teton but also concerns Admiral Byrd’s second Antarctic expedition from 1933-1935. Blackburn was a geologist on this expedition.

Dollie Iberlin Papers – Manuscript and miscellaneous materials pertaining to Wyoming author Dollie Iberlin’s 1981 book, The Basque Web, on Basque Americans in Buffalo Wyoming. Also includes a poem titled “The Basque Country” by Cyrena Harper.

Downey Family Papers – Collection contains biographical information, writings of family members, photographs, and business records of mining companies and law firms, which covers a century of Laramie history.

Edith K.O. Clark Diaries – Collection contains diaries created by Edith K.O. Clark from 1906-1924, 1931, and 1934-1936. In addition to a daily log of Clark’s activities, the diaries contain photographs of people, churches, ranches, horses, hunting and camping trips. The diary of 1918-1919 includes memorabilia from her World War I service with the YMCA. Also included are a notebook, autograph album, and some biographical material.

Edith S. And Frederic E. Clements Papers – Frederic and Edith Clements were husband and wife botanists and pioneering ecologists. Their collection contains field notes, photographs, and negatives from 1893-1944, chiefly regarding vegetation and ecology of the Great Plains and the American West and Southwest; correspondence with colleagues regarding scientific research; manuscripts and articles on scientific topics; and Edith Clements’ diaries from 1907-1966, family photographs, poems, essays, and sketches.

Eleanor Mcilhenny Papers – The collection contains drafts of stories on the Canal Zone by Eleanor McIlhenny (1940s-1960s); printed materials; and photographs, including original canal construction, a 1906 visit by President Theodore Roosevelt, and the Third Locks Project (1941).

Elmer F. Lovejoy Papers – The collection includes a record book, film, correspondence, and patents of this Laramie, Wyoming businessman and inventor.

Estelle Ishigo Photographs – The Estelle Ishigo photographs were gathered for use in her book Lone Heart Mountain and many of them were published there. The original drawings and sketches were created by Estelle Ishigo while she was interned with her Japanese-American husband at the Heart Mountain Relocation Camp between Cody and Powell, Wyoming. Some were originally intended for use in the camp newspaper, the Heart Mountain Sentinel, and for an official project report for the U.S. government. She continued to sketch Japanese-American community life in their new home after the war in a trailer camp, still surrounded by barbed wire, in Lomita, California.

Ethyl Corporation Records – Collection contains account books, stock certificates, newspapers, maps, advertisements, correspondence, photographs and glass slides of research and equipment, publications and speeches, service and training films, and audio recordings regarding the history of the petroleum industry and Ethyl corporation.

F.W. Lafrentz Papers – Collection contains correspondence, biographical materials, photographs, manuscripts, and speeches regarding Lafrentz personal and professional life.

Fee And Murphy Family Papers – The Fee and Murphy families came to Laramie, Wyoming, in the 1860s as employees of the Union Pacific Railroad. Family members also engaged in local politics and owned businesses, including a saloon. The collection contains business records of Michael H. Murphy and others and photographs of people and places in the vicinity of Laramie.

Finis Mitchell Papers –  The collection contains photographs, slides, postcards, and negatives taken by Finis Mitchell of scenery in and near the Wind River Range, Bridger Wilderness,Teton Range, and wildlife in Wyoming. There is also biographical material such as newspaper and magazine clippings about Finis Mitchell, his book “Wind River Trails,” writings and poetry by Finis Mitchell, and the camera equipment he used.

Floyd E. Dominy Papers – The collection includes Dominy’s official Bureau of Reclamation files (1946-1969) and Agricultural Adjustment Administration files (1937-1945) including project, subject, speech, administrative, travel, meeting, and award files.

Forbes Ranch (Wyo.) Collection – The Forbes Ranch was located 20 miles west of Laramie in Albany County, Wyoming. It was originally owned by George and Marian Forbes, who pieced together several homesteads to form the ranch. Collection contains photographs and correspondence about the Forbes Ranch in Albany County, Wyoming.

Forrest J. Ackerman Collection – Ackerman (1916- ) was an editor and writer of works on science fiction, fantasy and horror. He published several articles and books, and published the first science fiction fan magazine (fanzine) in 1932. From 1958 to 1982 he edited “Famous Monsters of Filmland” fanzine, and beginning in 1969 edited a series of science fiction novels, “Perry Rhodan.” In 1947 Ackerman created a science fiction literary agency. He received the first science fiction “Hugo” award in 1953, and is credited with coining the term “sci-fi.” His collection includes photographs of Ackerman, manuscripts including some of “Perry Rhodan” books, and science fiction movie posters.

Francis E. Warren Papers – The collection includes letterpress books containing political, personal and business correspondence; financial records from most of his businesses; personal, political and business correspondence;, political and personal scrapbooks; clippings; and miscellaneous other material.

Frank E. Miller Photograph Albums – Frank E. Miller, a resident of Wyoming, was a servicemen in the U.S. Army Air Force’s 43rd Bombardment Group during World War II. He served in the Pacific Theater and was stationed in New Guinea from 1942 to 1944. Collection consists of eight photograph albums of images taken (probably by Miller) in the Pacific Theater during World War II. They also contain images of American and Japanese aircraft, American aircraft nose art, airfields, and U.S. Army Air Force personnel. There are a number of combat photographs taken during U.S. Army Air Force bombing raids on Hollandia.

Frank Evans Yellowstone Park Motion Picture – Dr. Frank Evans was a friend of Carl Modesitt, a pioneer in the Colorado potash industry. Evans and Modesitt took a family camping trip to Yellowstone Park about 1925 which Frank Evans filmed.

Frank J. Meyers Papers – Frank J. Meyers (1890-1973) was a photographer who lived in Rawlins, Wyoming where he ran a photography business for 50 years until his death. The collection contains photographs and negatives, some postcards, and photograph albums.

Frank O. Prior Papers

Frank W. Mondell Papers – Frank W. Mondell settled in Wyoming in 1887 and was a Wyoming politician, coal prospector, developer of the Cambria mines and oil property in what is now the Newcastle, Wyoming area. He took an active role in establishing the town of Newcastle and served as Newcastle’s first mayor. …The collection contains correspondence, his autobiography, photographs, speeches, newspaper clippings, printed material, and scrapbooks.

Frank Wilson Papers – A large portion of the collection consists of articles, radio scripts, and other manuscripts written by Frank John Wilson. Also present are many files relating directly to his civil service career (both as an agent with the U.S. Treasury Department and the Secret Service), including case files, correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, scrapbooks, and photographs. Much of the correspondence and case files pertain to his anti-counterfeiting campaign and his protection of the President and other dignitaries. There are also files on the Lindbergh kidnapping case, Al Capone, and Huey Long.

Frederick Albert Gutheim Papers – Frederick “Fritz” Gutheim was a pioneering urban planner, and historian, architect, and author.The collection is comprised of materials related to both Frederick Albert Gutheim’s professional and personal life. The collection is diverse, covering a wide range of topics and containing a variety of different types of documents. Topics included are urban and regional planning, architectural criticism, historic preservation, land conservation, and museum studies. Also included are manuscripts of essays, speeches, and books written by Gutheim, application materials for numerous grants, photographs and slides, correspondence, notes, sketches of all kinds, films, records, audio tapes, and a wide variety of pamphlet material.

Fritz Lang Papers – The papers of Fritz Lang contain very little material about his personal or professional life. Most of the general files are research material for a film about the Taj Mahal. They contain pamphlets, photographs, and outlines. There are 16 mm motion-picture reels, 1938-1953, filmed by Fritz Lang as he toured the Southwest. They are films of New Mexico, Arizona, and Indians.

Gale W. Mcgee Papers – Collection includes materials relating to McGee’s career as U.S. senator, work at the University of Wyoming, with the Organization of American States, his consulting firm and personal life.

Garrett W. Price Papers – Garrett W. Price was a cartoonist best known for his work for “Life” and”The New Yorker”. He was born in Bucyrus, Kansas in 1895. …He worked with “The New Yorker” for more than forty years giving them nearly 100 covers and several hundred cartoons.

George A. Rentschler Collection – George Adam Rentschler was a New York businessman, western enthusiast, and art collector. He was born in Fairfield, Ohio, in 1892. …Collection contains family photographs and the art works of Henry Farny and Frederic Remington.

George G. Bain Photographs And Films – The George G. Bain photographs and motion picture films include scenes taken on Bain’s LU sheep ranch in Wyoming from the 1930s to the early 1950s, as well as images of the Bain family.

George T. Beck Papers – George T. Beck came to Wyoming in 1879, and was a sheep rancher, oil land developer, businessman, and politician in the Cody, Wyoming area. The collection contains correspondence and diaries of the Beck family, a manuscript for George Beck’s autobiography, correspondence, journals and record books relating to his many business ventures, and printed material relating to his political and business careers.

Glenn Fales Papers – Fales, owner of the Rimrock Dude Ranch near Cody, Wyoming, was president of the Dude Ranchers’ Association from 1976 to 1980. Collection contains material relating to the Rimrock Dude Ranch, including brochures, letters, programs and newspaper clippings. There are also a few programs, minutes and newsletters relating to the Dude Ranchers’ Association and the Wyoming Outfitters Association.

Grace Logan Schaedel Papers – Grace Sinton Logan Schaedel (1896-1996) was a Wyoming historian and writer. Her grandfather, Hill Logan, was a gunsmith who came to Camp Carlin, near Cheyenne, Wyoming, in 1868. …The collection contains a manuscript of Grace Logan Schaedel’s biography of her father, Ernest Logan, “The Lord Loveth a Cheerful Liar”, along with manuscripts of two play by Grace Schaedel. In addition there are stories by Olga Moore; stereo cards of Yellowstone and the West by William Henry Jackson and others; and clippings of John C. Thompson’s “In Old Wyoming” column from the Wyoming State Tribune.

Grace Raymond Hebard Papers – Grace Raymond Hebard (1861-1936) was a noted western historian, University of Wyoming professor, librarian, and trustee. …The collection contains research subject and biographical files containing correspondence, manuscripts, transcripts, news clippings, and printed materials; photographs; manuscripts; personal files containing correspondence with family and friends and genealogical information on the Hebard family; scrapbooks about the University of Wyoming; appointment books; and maps.

Grace Robinson Papers – Grace Robinson was a nationally known woman journalist. She became a staff writer at the New York Daily News in 1922 and became a well-known crime writer, covering the infamous Hall-Mills Murder Trial in 1926 and the Snyder-Gray Murder Trial a year later. Starting in 1933, Robinson covered both President Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and was a member of Mrs. Roosevelt’s “hen press.” She later covered many of the notorious criminal cases of the 1930s, including the Charles Lindbergh Jr. Murder Case, including the trial, appeal, and subsequent execution of accused murderer Bruno Hauptmann.

C. Waltz Papers – The collection contains a transcript of Waltz’s journal from May 20, 1871 to August 6, 1872 in which he describes traveling to Wyoming from Indiana; missing Nellie, who stayed with her parents in Illinois; and traveling back to Illinois in September and October 1872 for the birth of a son. The collection also contains the transcripts of fourteen articles written from 1871 to 1875 (mostly for the “Western Christian Advocate”) regarding his missionary work in Wyoming and Colorado and commenting on women’s suffrage in Wyoming.

Harriett Elizabeth Byrd Family Papers – Harriett Elizabeth Byrd was an educator who taught for 37 years in Wyoming. In 1981 she was elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives and then the Wyoming State Senate in 1988. Byrd was the first African-American legislator elected in Wyoming since its statehood in 1890. The collection consists of files, photographs, awards, certificates, and other memorabilia relating to Byrd’s legislative and educational careers as well as her family.

Harry S. Harnsberger Collection – Harry S. Harnsberger came to Wyoming in 1907 and settled in Fremont County, where his mother was engaged in drilling for oil on Sage Creek. The teenage Harnsberger made friends among the Shoshone and Arapaho and observed many aspects of life on the Wind River Reservation. After the depression of 1910 he went East and graduated from Georgetown Law School in 1914. He returned to Lander, Wyoming, and served as the County and Prosecuting Attorney in 1930-1942. In 1950 he became Wyoming’s Attorney General, and in 1953 he was appointed a Justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court. He became Chief Justice In 1967. The collection contains motion picture and audio reels created by Harry S. Harnsberger. Topics include the One-Shot Antelope Hunt in Fremont County, Wyoming; Arapaho and Shoshone sun dances; parades and celebrations in Lander, Wyoming; Yellowstone Park; and Cheyenne Frontier Days. Also included is a manuscript by Harnsberger about Fremont County, Wyoming.

Heart Mountain Relocation Center (Wyo.… – The Heart Mountain Relocation Center was one of ten camps mandated by the War Department in 1942 to detain Americans of Japanese ancestry. It was located between Cody and Powell, Wyoming. The first internees arrived in August 1942. The camp closed in November 1945. Collection contains the Heart Mountain charter, community minutes, notes on resettlement plans, transcripts of a trial, and documents in Japanese.

Hugo G. Janssen Photographs – Hugo Gerhard Janssen (1893-1960) was a portrait and commercial photographer in Lovell, Wyoming. The collection contains negatives of Lovell, Wyoming, and the Bighorn Mountains, personal negatives and prints, panoramic negatives and prints, and a photo album.

Husband Edward Kimmel Papers – Admiral Husband E. Kimmel was commander-in-chief of the U.S. Fleet at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941. The collection contains documents gathered by Kimmel and used in the preparation of his book, “Admiral Kimmel’s Story” (1955) along with biographical information, correspondence, and other materials used for his defense.

Irene Kuhn Papers – This collection documents Irene Kuhn’s work as a writer, journalist, and radio show host. Writings include magazine and newspaper articles, drafts of books and articles, and typed manuscripts. There are typescripts and audio recordings of Kuhn’s radio programs. Other materials related to her work include awards, date books, field research notebooks, and correspondence. In addition, there are several photographs and slides documenting Kuhn’s work and personal life. All dates are approximate.

Irene Schubert Black 14 Collection – Collection contains materials collected by former University of Wyoming employee Irene Schubert regarding the dismissal of 14 black players from the University of Wyoming’s football team in October 1969. The players wanted to wear black armbands to protest the alleged racial policies of the Church of Latter-Day Saints, which operates Brigham Young University. On October 17, 1969, the day before the football game with Brigham Young, the players met with coach Lloyd Eaton regarding the armbands and Eaton dismissed them from the team for violating team rules regarding political activities.

Isberg Family Papers – Christian Isberg (1839-1908) was a native of Sweden who came to Laramie, Wyoming, in 1868, when the town was first founded as a supply depot for the Union Pacific Railroad.  …Collection contains photographs, scrapbooks, and other family documents regarding the Isberg family.

J. S. Palen Collection – The collection contains materials accumulated by Palen on the American west, particularly Cheyenne Frontier Days and rodeos. The collection includes souvenir programs, newsclippings, schedules and brochures, commemorative envelopes, publications, scrapbooks and photographs of the C.B. Irwin family who were associated with Frontier Days; photographs and postcards of parades and rodeos, and memorabilia relating to Cheyenne Frontier Days, 1884-1998, and its affiliated organizations, the Old West Museum and the Heels.

 J. S. Pittenger Letters – Joshua S. Pittenger of Wellsville, New York, served as Captain of the 64th Regiment of the New York State Volunteers and witnessed the Battles of Bull Run and Gettysburg during his service in the Civil War from 1861-1864. The collection consists of letters sent by Pittenger to his wife Sarah from 1861-1864 and 1886. The letters provide a detailed account of volunteer army life, including troop movements, daily provisions, company drilling, construction of roads and buildings, illnesses, desertions, the Battles of Bull Run, Gettysburg and smaller skirmishes, and Sarah’s loneliness and trouble in running the family business in Wellsville, New York.

J. Walter Drake Papers – John Walter Drake served in the Navy during the Spanish American War and practiced law in Detroit, Michigan, from 1896-1908. He was president and later chairman of the Hupp Motor Car Company which he co-founded with his brother Joseph R. Drake in 1908. Drake was assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce from 1923-1927 and in 1929 headed the U.S. delegation to the Second Pan American Highway Congress in Rio de Janeiro. The Collection contains six scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, pamphlets, and invitations; other personal memorabilia; and a photograph album regarding his personal life and career.

Jack Benny Papers – Jack Benny (1894-1974) was an American comedian, vaudeville, and radio, television and film actor. He became a national celebrity with his Jack Benny Show (1943-1958).  …The papers include sheet music, clippings, correspondence and financial records, as well as condolences and memorials from the time of his death.

Jacob M. Schwoob Papers – Jacob M. Schwoob was born in Ontario in 1874. At the age of 18 he immigrated to the United States, arriving first in Buffalo, New York, then moving to Cody, Wyoming, in 1898. He was business manager of the Cody Trading Company until 1916, when he purchased the store and became its owner. He served in the Wyoming Senate from 1905-1913 and was the author of the state’s motor vehicle license law which had a numeral representing each county.

Jacobucci Family Papers – The Jacobucci family was engaged in journalism, including research for a projected book on newspapers in the state. John C. Friend (1847-1922) was a businessman and journalist in Wyoming. He settled in Rawlins, Wyoming, in 1870 and helped to found the “Carbon County News.” Friend served in the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th Wyoming Territorial Legislatures and as city marshal of Rawlins. John C. Friend’s daughter, Margaret, married Joseph H. Jacobucci, manager of the Rawlins Light & Fuel Company. The couple had two sons: Joseph F. and John Rhea. Joseph F. Jacobucci was born in Rawlins, Wyoming in 1914 and attended the University of Wyoming from 1932-1933. Jacobucci edited the University’s student newspaper, “The Branding Iron,” in 1933 and also acted as interim editor of “The Laramie Republican-Boomerang” in 1934. In 1935 Jacobucci transferred to the University of Missouri and obtained his B.A. in journalism in 1936. He returned to Wyoming in 1936 to work as the editor of the “Green River Star”

Jacques Kapralik Papers – Jacques Kapralik was a commercial artist and caricaturist whose art was used in the promotion of motion pictures. The collection contains framed originals of Kapralik’s miniature models, mostly caricaturizing movie stills. The collection also includes photographs and print versions of the caricatures as they were used in advertising. Included are caricatures based on still photographs of dozens of movies, most released in the 1940s and 1950s; drawn caricatures of many celebrities of the time; and caricatures used in advertising such products as milk and canned vegetables. There are personal and professional files, including newspaper covers which feature caricatures drawn by Kapralik, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and his artwork created prior to moving to the United States, mostly featuring famous Germans or other Europeans.

James Bertenshaw Family Letters – The James Bertenshaw Family Letters mainly contain letters written by Bertenshaw to his wife, Mary, on his way to the Montana gold fields in 1865.

James C. Drayton And William A. Drayto… – James C. Drayton was an attorney who had mining interests in Canada and in Colorado. …This collection contains business and personal records of James C. Drayton and William A. Drayton in reference to their mining and mineral business as well as James C. Drayton’s law business.

James D. Lecron Papers – James D. LeCron was appointed Administrator of the Surplus Marketing Administration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1941. …Collection contains correspondence, transcripts of diaries, genealogical materials on the LeCron, Frazer, Defrees and Ristine families, LeCron’s personal memorabilia, and negatives of family, friends, and various locations including Wyoming from 1908-1912.

James G. Watt Papers – The James G. Watt Papers span his professional career including both his political and business pursuits. These range from his service as Assistant to Wyoming Senator Milward Simpson, Special Assistant to the Department of the Interior, Director of the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, Commissioner of the Federal Power Commission, Chief Legal Officer of the Mountain States Legal Foundation, and as the Secretary of the Interior of the United States during the Ronald Reagan Administration.

James K. Moore Family Papers – The James K. Moore Family was closely tied to the early history of Wyoming. …The James K. Moore Family Papers contain photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks, manuscripts, notes, and other miscellaneous materials pertaining to the history of this Wyoming family. They are primarily documents concerning the lives and activities of three members of the family, James K. Moore Sr., James K. Moore Jr., and Evelyn M. Bell.

James L. Ehernberger Western Railroad … – James L. Ehernberger is a retired dispatcher for the Union Pacific Railroad and a published historian of railroad history in the western United States. He has collected railroad records and related historical material as well as negatives, photographs, maps, schedules, and materials documenting railroad history in the West, particularly for Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain region. The James L. Ehernberger digital collection is a small sample of Union Pacific Big Boy engine 4014 images and two travel posters found in the collection. Detailed information about the collection and its contents can be found in the on-line finding aid at https://rmoa.unm.edu/docviewer.php?docId=wyu-ah10674.xml.

Jean Howard Papers – Jean Howard was a Hollywood actress, hostess, celebrity, and photographer. Her book, Jean Howard’s Hollywood: A Photo Memoir (1989), depicts the time of the Palm Springs movie colony and studio rule. She was born Ernestine Hill on October 13, 1919 in Longview, Texas.

Jesse Wendell Vaughn Papers – Jesse Wendell Vaughn was an author and historian of 19th century military campaigns in the U.S. West. Most of his work concerned the campaign against the Dakota and Cheyenne in 1876. Vaughn published books and articles, including “The Reynolds Campaign on Powder River,” and “With Crook at the Rosebud.” Collection contains research material used in the creation of Vaughn’s books and articles, including correspondence (1865-1958), manuscripts, periodicals, newsletters, newspaper clippings, biographical papers, blueprints, and a scrapbook. Also included are photographs depicting sites of forts such as Fort Fetterman, Fort Laramie, and Fort Reno, as well as sites where battles took place.

John A. Nelson Papers – John A. Nelson was administrative officer and later assistant project director of the Heart Mountain Relocation Center near Cody, Wyoming, from July 1942-June 1943, when he was drafted into the Army. His wife Viola Nelson was a secretary and later a personnel officer at Heart Mountain from 1942-1945. Collection includes typed transcriptions plus a few handwritten pages of the diary John A. Nelson kept while at Heart Mountain, July 29, 1942-June 26, 1943. There are several speeches about the War Relocation Authority and Japanese internment; records of arrivals of internees at Heart Mountain from August-September 1942; a chronology of evacuation and relocation; an August 7, 1942 plan for receiving and processing the first internees at Heart Mountain; several documents from the War Relocation Authority; pamphlets related to Japanese Americans and their internment; and three poems by internees.

John And Frances Casement Papers – The collection contains letters exchanged between John Stephen Casement and his wife, Frances, while he was constructing the eastern (Union Pacific) section of the first transcontinental railroad line across North America. The collection also contains miscellaneous business records, news clippings, photographs, and stereocards.

John H. Hull Family Papers – John H. Hull (1818 or 1819-1906) settled near Folsomville, Indiana, in 1836. He married Agnes Phillips in 1840, and twelve children were born to the couple. John Hull enlisted in Company D, 120th Indiana Infantry Regiment, in January, 1864. The 120th Regiment took part in the Atlanta campaign of the Civil War from May 1 to September 8, 1864…

John Roberts Papers – John Roberts was an Episcopalian missionary who worked among the Arapaho and Shoshone peoples on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming starting in 1883. The collection contains numerous notes and drafts as well as printed versions of Robert’s translations of church literature into the Arapaho and Shoshone languages. Other material includes history of the region and biographical information about Roberts and his family, friends and prominent citizens of the area including Sacagawea.

Joseph C. Omahoney Papers – The Joseph C. O’Mahoney papers contain primarily files from his office as Senator of Wyoming such as correspondence, speeches, news releases and clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, maps, artifacts, memorabilia, campaign materials, and audio visual materials. There are legislative and resource files that contain bill proposals, correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other printed materials about legislative issues. There are committee files with information from the various committees on which Senator O’Mahoney served. The papers also contain legal case files and correspondence from his law firm and correspondence while Mr. O’Mahoney was First Assistant Postmaster General. There is a small amount of correspondence, photographs, maps, and memorabilia about his personal life.

Kenny Sailors Oral History Interviews … – The Kenny Sailors Collection consists of oral history interviews conducted with Kenny Sailors from 2010 to 2012. The interviews document the life of Kenny Sailors with an emphasis on his childhood years growing up on a farm in Hillsdale, playing basketball at the University of Wyoming, playing professional basketball, his military service during World War II, his career as a dude rancher and hunting guide and outfitter in Jackson Hole and in Alaska, and his political career. The collection also contains topical files, scrapbooks, photographs, audio-visual recordings, and artifacts regarding Sailors life and career.

R. A. Condit Papers – The collection includes 9 boxes of correspondence (1860-1899), chiefly with family members, although some business letters are included. There are 25 financial ledgers (1878-1925), 280 photographic glass negatives, legal documents, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, notebooks, photos, drawings, and poetry. The collection also includes Condit’s photographic equipment.

Lance D. Robinson Scrapbook – Lance D. Robinson was a native of McFadden, Wyoming. Upon graduation from high school in 1943, he was inducted into the army at Fort Warren in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Robinson served in Germany for part of his military service. He received the Silver Star Medal while in the service. Robinson was discharged in October 1945. This collection contains a scrapbook detailing Lance D. Robinson’s service in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Larry Adler Papers – Larry Adler was a self-taught harmonica player who gained worldwide recognition as the musician who brought the instrument to the serious music stage. In 1949 Larry Adler was blacklisted in the U.S. for having alleged procommunist leanings and later emigrated to Great Britain. Collection contains personal and professional correspondence (1929-1975); 2 contracts for performances (1935, 1937); miscellaneous writings; newspaper clippings and other materials on the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings; nearly 1000 photographs of Adler, including a USO tour with Jack Benny and Ingrid Berman in Germany, Italy, Australia and Iran during World War II (1931-1945); musical scores; a 1995 compact disc of an Adler performance; and programs, posters, and other miscellaneous materials.

Larry Pointer Papers – Larry Pointer researched and wrote about western rodeo and western outlaws. His best-known work was “In Search of Butch Cassidy.” The collection contains correspondence with publishers, editors, and fellow author Jim Dullenty; manuscripts and reviews for many of his works; research materials for all his books, containing transcripts of interviews on rodeos and western outlaws and other materials; and photographs of western outlaws and rodeos. Research materials accumulated by the author contain much information that was not included in the final versions of the books.

League Of Women Voters Of Wyoming Records – The League of Women Voters was created at the final convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in 1920. Its main purpose at the time was to teach women how to use their new voting power. Since that time, the League of Women Voters in Wyoming has played an important role in helping to clarify election issues, get out the vote and sponsor non-partisan, major party debates. The records generally focus on Wyoming political contests; ballot access; fairness issues like apportionment, initiative, referendum, recall and balloting; planning annual conventions; and personal reminiscences which discuss how the League was formed in Wyoming.

Leslie C. John Photographs – Leslie C. John was a resident of Rock River, Wyoming. He was a member of the Wyoming House of Representatives in 1913. His wife, Georgia, was an organizing member of the Rock River PTA (1921) and president of the Women’s Club of Laramie, Wyoming. The collection contains photographs taken by Leslie C. John and include views of Rock River, Wyoming, and surrounding areas in Albany County, Wyoming, between 1909 and 1923.

Lester C. Hunt Papers – The collection documents the political career of Lester C. Hunt. It contains Hunt’s subject files as governor of Wyoming (1943-1954) and as U.S. Senator (1949-1954); personal correspondence (1934-1954); twelve scrapbooks (1938-1954); and speeches on miscellaneous topics.

Lewis H. Crandell Papers – Lewis H. Crandell was a Lieutenant in the 125th New York Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. This collection contains correspondence between Crandell and his family describing his experiences in the Civil War.

Lillian Heath Oral History Interview – Dr. Lillian Heath was the first female physician in Wyoming. Lillian Heath (1865-1962) came to Wyoming with her parents in 1873. She graduated from Rawlins High School in 1888. She left the state to earn her medical degree but returned to Rawlins to open a practice in 1893. She married Lou J. Nelson in 1898. She practiced actively as a physician until 1909. Collection contains reminiscences of Heath’s career, as well as life in Wyoming.

Linwood Plantation Ledger – The Linwood Plantation (Louisiana?) ledger contains detailed records of cotton and corn planting; specifics of slave labor including clothing issued, hours worked, and daily production; along with details on horses and cattle.

Lora Webb Nichols Papers – Lora Webb Nichols (1883-1962) was born in Boulder, Colorado. She lived most of her life in Encampment, Wyoming where she was married to Albert (Bert) Oldman in 1900, and to her cousin Guy H. Nichols in 1914. …Collection contains transcripts of her diaries (1897-1907), an unfinished manuscript for “I Remember”, and photographs of the Encampment, Wyoming, area.

Lothar Kolbig Papers – Lothar Kolbig was a mountaineer and a noted whitewater rafter.

Louisa A. Swain Papers – Louisa A. Swain was the first woman to vote legally in a general election in the United States. She was born Louisa Gardiner in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1801. …Collection contains a christening gown and infant garment hand-stitched by Louisa Swain; a silver teaspoon (engraved LS to MC); a china saucer which Louisa Swain carried with her to the west; a photograph of Louisa Swain (circa 1865); a woman’s embroidered scarf; a newspaper clipping about Louisa Swain titled “Taming the Wild West” (circa 1950); and correspondence describing the donation of the materials to the University of Wyoming.

Ludwig & Svenson Studio Photographs – Ludwig & Svenson Studio was a family owned photography studio in Laramie, Wyoming during the twentieth century. …The collection contains negatives, interpositives, and prints of Laramie, Wyoming residents, Laramie public school students, and University of Wyoming groups, students, and other affiliates; photographs of Laramie architecture including the University of Wyoming, businesses, and houses; and Wyoming scenes including Sand Creek and King Brothers Ranch, images of organizations and groups within Laramie, and events in Laramie and at the University of Wyoming.

Luther G. Jerstad – Luther G. Jerstad was an American mountaineer and scholar of Tibetan drama. Jerstad was a member of the 1963 American expedition to Mount Everest, which was the first successful American attempt to reach the top. Jerstad arrived on the summit by the South Col route. The collection contains field notes, news clippings, and tape recordings of the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition. Also included are manuscripts and printed material about Jerstad’s climbing career in Alaska and Canada; Mount Everest; and Tibetan drama.

King Hubbert Papers – Marion King Hubbert studied geology and physics at the University of Chicago, and made several important contributions to these fields. …Collection contains 61 boxes of correspondence with colleagues on his research interests and teaching; lectures and class notes on physics and geology; publications and reprints; extensive research notes and subject files; glass negatives; maps & charts; and miscellaneous artifacts.

Mae Reed And Clyde Porter Papers – Mae Reed Porter and her husband, Clyde Porter were historians of the American West whose work focused on the paintings of Alfred Jacob Miller and his patron, Sir William Drummond Stewart, who explored the Western territories in the 1830s and 1840s during the trapper and trader era.

Maria Ramsauer Arnold Papers – Maria Ramsauer Arnold (1830-1874) was born in Germany. She went to Sierra Leone, Africa, as a missionary where she met and married the Rev. Franklin Luther Arnold, an American. The couple eventually settled in Wyoming. Maria was the mother of C.P. Arnold of Laramie and the grandmother of Thurman W. Arnold. Collection contains her personal diary, transcripts, and photographs.

Mark A. Chapman Collection – The collection from the chairman of the organizational meeting of the Cheyenne branch of the Wyoming State Historical Society contains correspondence (often in cipher) between the governor’s office and Senator Joseph M. Carey’s office regarding the aftermath of the Johnson County War; correspondence and photographs regarding Camp Carlin, located near Cheyenne; correspondence and a manuscript from William Murphy about his experiences during the Indian war of the late 1860s around Fort Phil Kearney; and photographs, printed material, and miscellaneous items relating especially to Cheyenne and the area around the city. Also included are four letters from Union soldiers Charles Cochran and Eli Garwood written to their families during the Civil War.

Martin Goicoechea Collection – Martin Goicoechea was born in Navarra, Spain in 1948. He grew up on his family’s farm in Basque Country. In 1966, he moved to Rock Springs, WY, where he worked on a sheep ranch. He owned several businesses in Rock Springs including a butcher shop and a used-car dealership. An important figure in the United States’ Basque community, he helped promote the education and preservation of Basque language (Euskara). In 2003 Goicoechea received a National Heritage Fellowship award for his work as a bertsolari (an improvisational Basque singer). He received numerous other awards in bertsolaritza and participated in regional and national Basque events. This collection contains an oral history with Martin Goicoechea. It also contains a book co-authored by him and a pamphlet of images from a bertsolaritza performance in which he participated.

Mildred Stead Capron Papers – Mildred Stead Capron (1899-1978) was a photographer, author, and member of the Society of Women Geographers. Her collection consists of the 16mm adventure documentary films she made during the 1950s and 1960s. The areas she documented in the United States include Wyoming, Alaska, and the Chesapeake Bay. International sites include Ireland, Brittany in northwest France, Portugal, the islands of Azores and Madeira, Spain, and South Africa. Also included are the film production files. These include scripts, research notes, subject files, photographs and negatives, and advertising for her documentaries. The collection also includes a small amount of biographical material and some of her personal photographs.

Mileva Maravic Papers – Mileva Maravic (1912-2003) grew up in Gebo, Wyoming, a company town of the Owl Creek Coal Company. She attended the University of Wyoming and taught in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Maravic collected historical material related to the town of Gebo. Photographs, textual material, and maps about the coal mining town of Gebo, Wyoming, collected and created by former resident Mileva Maravic.

Milward L. Simpson Papers – The Milward L. Simpson Papers contain correspondence, legal documents, financial records, speeches, photographs, political papers and reports, and newspaper clippings relating to Milward Simpson’s life as well as the Simpson Family. The material details both Simpson’s professional and personal life.

Miscellaneous Ahc Collections – Miscellaneous items from the American Heritage Center’s thousands of collections can be found here.

Moreton Frewen Papers – Moreton Frewen (1853-1924), of Sussex, England, came to Wyoming Territory in 1878 on a hunting trip. He and his brother Richard soon afterwards formed the Big Horn Ranche Company and operated a cattle ranch in what is now northeastern Wyoming. In 1882 the company was dissolved after Moreton bought out Richard’s share and reorganized the company as the Powder River Cattle Company, Ltd., with an English board of directors. Frewen served as manager of the company until 1886. The company was dissolved in 1889 due to overstocked pastures and harsh winters. Frewen returned to England and speculated in mining and railroad ventures until his death in 1924.

Morton E. Post Family Papers – Collection contains mainly correspondence (1851-1910) between the members of the Post family. The collection also includes letters of recommendation to President Grover Cleveland in 1885 and 1886 that Post be appointed as governor of Wyoming Territory; newspaper clippings; and miscellaneous other materials.

Murie Family Papers – The Murie Family Papers consist predominately of the professional papers of three famous conservationists, Olaus Murie, Margaret Murie, and Adolph Murie. The collection contains reports, correspondence, memoranda, field notes and journals, publications, and an extensive collection of films. The materials relate to public land management wildlife conservation in Alaska, western Wyoming, and the desert Southwest. Rather than being extensive in the topics covered, these papers document in detail a limited number of subjects. Among these are the management of Mt. McKinley National Park, the relationship between livestock and coyotes on the San Carlos Indian Reservation, and the management of wildlife and natural areas in the Jackson Hole and Yellowstone areas. The films document scenic areas all over the world, including South Africa and Ireland. Mildred Capron produced many of them.

Nellie Tayloe Ross Papers – Nellie Tayloe Ross (1876-1977) was the first woman governor in the United States. …Collection contains materials relating to Nellie and William Ross, including scrapbooks, correspondence both personal and professional, miscellaneous materials relating to the U.S. Mint, financial records, speeches and writings, diaries, subject files and biographical information, William Ross’ campaign materials for 1922, and news releases relating to Nellie Ross as governor and Director of the U.S. Mint.

Nels H. Smith Papers – The Nels H. Smith Papers, 1934-1943, include documents, correspondence, photographs, articles, reports, budgets, and publications which document Nels H. Smith’s term in office as governor of Wyoming.

Oscar Stonorov Papers – The Oscar Stonorov papers document Stonorov’s career as architect and city planner. Much of the material pertains to architectural and artistic projects including Stonorov’s home (Avon Lea), the Carl Mackley Housing Project, Philadelphia city planning projects, exhibits such as “Frank Lloyd Wright” and “Better Philadelphia,” and sculptures. Materials include drawings, notes, photographs, reports, and correspondence. The collection also contains speeches, papers, and articles written by Stonorov expressing his views on design and urban planning.

Otto Plaga Photographs – Otto W. Plaga was a federal revenue agent during the prohibition period in Wyoming. He participated in numerous investigations and confiscations of illicit distilleries throughout the Casper, Wyoming, area. From 1923 to 1926 numerous photographs were taken of him and his colleagues after a significant raid or set of raids. Otto W. Plaga was a federal revenue agent during the prohibition period in Wyoming.

Owen Wister Papers – The Owen Wister papers include journals, manuscripts, photographs, articles, publications, and correspondence. These materials document the life and literary career of Owen Wister, a prominent American writer of the late 1800s and early 1900s. He was best known as the author of the famed Western novel The Virginian. This collection covers the span of Wister’s life and deals primarily with his interest in the American West and the literary works that he developed from it.

Paul J. Halloran Papers – Paul J. Halloran was a prominent naval officer and civil engineer during the twentieth century. He oversaw construction of Pacific airbases used for bombing raids on Japan in WWII. The collection includes naval records, photographs, and 16 mm films from Halloran’s time in the navy, with the majority stemming from his work on the Norfolk naval base and his time in the Pacific Theater.

Philip White Papers – Philip White was the editor of the Branding Iron, the University of Wyoming student newspaper, in 1969. He covered the events of the Black 14 controversy, when fourteen African-American football players were dismissed from the University of Wyoming team. White resigned as editor shortly after the controversy began. He later became a staff writer for the Casper Star Tribune and covered the controversy surrounding installation of MX missiles at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Richard Leferink Scrapbook – Richard Leferink began flying during World War I and continued this occupation after the war until he started his own flying service company in Casper, Wyoming, in 1931. This collection is the scrapbook of news clippings, correspondence, and photographs he kept to tell the story of that company and of his flying career.

Richard Leigh Papers – Richard (“Beaver Dick”) Leigh was a trapper and scout in the Jackson Hole area of Wyoming from the 1850s to the 1890s. Born in Manchester, England, in 1831, Leigh was the son of a British Navy officer. Leigh came to the United States while he was in his teens. He participated briefly in the Mexican war of 1848 and then went to the Teton Basin where he stayed for the rest of his life. Richard Leigh guided several expeditions of territorial survey parties in the 1870s. He was twice married to Indian women: his first wife, Jenny, was Eastern Shoshone, his second wife, Susan Tadpole, was Bannock. In 1876 Leigh survived the loss of his entire first family due to smallpox. Richard Leigh died in 1899 in Wilford, Idaho. Collection contains diaries and correspondence of Richard Leigh “Beaver Dick.”

Richard S. Whitcomb Papers – Richard S. Whitcomb was an officer in the U.S. Army during the twentieth century. As a Major during World War II, Whitcomb served in Iceland (1941-1943) and was the commander of the U.S. Army’s 11th Port Company in England and France (1943-1945). He was promoted to Brigadier General soon after World War II and served as the U.S. Army’s port commander in Manila, Philippines during the mid 1940s. Whitcomb was commander of the Korean Base Section during the Korean War (1950-1953) and led the relief and reconstruction effort after the Pusan (South Korea) Fire (1953-1954). He also served in Vietnam and Cambodia during the 1960s and 1970s and traveled in China during the 1970s and early 1980s. Collection contains correpondence, Whitcomb’s unpublished manuscript, “One War” (his memoirs about his service in Iceland and Europe during World War II), and certificates of appreciation from the Republic of Korea (South Korea).

Richard Throssel Papers – Throssel (1882-1933) was born in Washington state of Cree Indian and English descent. He worked as an office clerk at the Crow Indian Reservation in south-central Montana from 1902-1910 and was adopted by the Crow tribe in 1905. While at the reservation he met photographer Edward S. Curtis, and was briefly instructed by him. Throssel became a field photographer for the Crow reservation before he established his own photography studio, the Throssel Photocraft Company, in Billings, Montana, in 1910. Collection contains materials mainly relating to Throssel’s photographic work of the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Indians from 1902-1933. Collection includes 2,481 photographs, glass plate negatives and lantern slides of daily life, ceremonies, portraits and village scenes of the Crow and Northern Cheyenne; what is now the Little Bighorn National Monument; daily life of Billings; Throssel and his family; ranching; and scenery of southern Montana and northern Wyoming (1902-ca. 1920s).

Richard Tregaskis Papers – Richard Tregaskis, born in New Jersey in 1916, was a war correspondent and author. Prevented by bad eyesight from enlisting in the armed forces during World War II, he covered both the Pacific and European theaters as a correspondent and was badly wounded in Italy. He chronicled his wartime experiences in many books, including “Guadalcanal Diary” (1943) and “Invasion Diary” (1944). The bulk of his career was spent reporting on events in Asia and Oceania. Tregaskis covered nine wars, including the Chinese Civil War, Korean, and Vietnam War. He also wrote poetry, novels, biographies, magazine articles, and screenplays for motion pictures and television. Tregaskis drowned near Honolulu in 1973. Collection contains published and draft versions of Tregaskis’s writings, including books, articles, and scripts. Also present is research material, including both files and numerous diaries kept by Tregaskis as he covered WWII, Vietnam, Korea, and various world travels to many foreign countries.

Richardson Family Papers – The collection contains materials relating to the Richardson family from 1886-1945 including an account book (1886-1918); a journal of labor and ranch expenses (1891-1925); a register of livestock sold (1890-1921); and photographs of the Richardson family and ranch, and of the Carbon County, Wyoming area. The collection also includes six manuscripts of reminiscences written by Willing G. Richardson around 1945 about Carbon County, William and Mary Jane Richardson, the Richardson family and ranch, and a local fur trapper known as “Old Tough.” The collection also contains 15 glass plate negatives of the Richardson Ranch, Elk Mountain, Edward L. Richardson, ranching activities of the Basin Land and Cattle Company and the University of Wyoming Mechanical Building from 1898-1902.

Roald Fryxell Papers – Roald Fryxell was a geologist and anthropologist, noted for his work in dating archaeological sites and lunar geology. He was a professor of anthropology at Washington State University where he began excavating at the Marmes Rockshelter archeological site in 1962. The excavation resulted in the 1968 discovery of the famous Marmes human skeletal remains. In 1969 Fryxell was named to NASA’s Lunar Sample Preliminary Examination Team, and examined the lunar rocks and soil samples brought back by the Apollo missions. He was also the designer of the apparatus used for collecting core samples of the moon’s surface. Collection contains correspondence, subject files, field notes and research data, photographs and photograph albums, manuscripts of professional articles, scrapbooks and maps, audio recordings, and motion picture films relating to Fryxell’s career as a geologist and anthropologist, the Apollo missions and lunar samples, and the Marmes archaeological dig.

Robert Bartlett Rhode Papers – Robert Bartlett Rhode was born and raised in central Wyoming. He attended the University of Wyoming and graduated with a degree in journalism. Rhode was a reporter and editor for many Wyoming newspapers and was a professor of journalism at the University of Colorado, University of Southern California, and University of Denver. His first two books were about photography. He wrote “Booms and Busts on Bitter Creek: A History of Rock Springs” in 1987 after he had retired. “Booms and Busts” documents the history of violence and corruption in Rock Springs, a mining town in Wyoming. Collection contains the research materials for Rhode’s book on Rock Springs, Wyoming. He documented events such as the massacre of Chinese coal miners, September, 1885; the career of lawman, Ed Cantrell, in the 1970s and 1980s; and the corruption scandal of Rock Springs Mayor, Keith West, who owned the Desert Oil Company.

Robert Dunlap Clarke Papers – The collection contains two diaries kept by Clarke from October to November 1867, and from May to July 1868, while he was traveling as paymaster to Forts Phil Kearny, Fetterman, and Reno in present-day Wyoming and Fort C.F. Smith in present-day Montana. Clarke drew sketches of the forts and surrounding areas in his diaries, and in the back of the 1867 diary he transcribed personal anecdotes and myths and history of the Sioux and other Plains tribes told to him by Nicholas Janis, guide for the party.

Robert E. Miller Papers – The collection contains five letters from Robert E. Miller, describing his life as a rancher in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (1887-1893), and two letters from later years (1914, 1934). Also included are photographs of Robert E. and Grace G. Miller.

Robert H. Burns Papers – Robert H. Burns, a wool specialist and University of Wyoming faculty member, was born August 23, 1900, on the Flag Ranch nine miles south of Laramie, where his father was foreman. …Collection contains correspondence, research files on wool and the wool industry, and photographs, research, manuscripts, and publications on Albany County history, ranches, War Memorial Stadium, the Laramie Stockyards, and the bucking horse Streamboat.

Robert L. Jairell – Robert L. Jairell was a hydrologic technician for the Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station in Laramie, where he conducted extensive field research on snow fences to control and manage blowing snow. …Collection contains his research, articles, slides, and motion picture film regarding his work on snow fences to manage blowing snow.

Robert P. Olmsted Papers – Robert P. Olmsted was a photographer and author who specialized in railroad scenes. With his wife, Carol, he authored many books featuring railroads throughout the United States. Collection contains publications, prints, negatives, and slides showing railroad scenes in the United States. It also contains photoshoot journals and train timetables. Many of the views are of Union Pacific Railroad scenes. Images relate to both steam and diesel eras and to freight and passenger trains. The main geographic areas represented are Wyoming, including the Laramie rail yard, the Chicago area, and Kansas.

Rose A. Benas Papers And Airlanes Magazines – Rose A. Benas was the publisher and editor of Airlanes Magazine, a commercial aviation trade publication. The collection contains issues of Airlanes Magazine and Benas’ personal papers and records regarding her career and work with the magazine.

Roy Hook Ranch Photographs – The Roy Hook Ranch photographs (1902-1913) portray the Roy Hook homestead near Muddy Creek in Western Wyoming. Also included are photographs of visits to neighboring ranches; Douglas, Wyoming; and the South (possibly South Carolina). The photographs detail many occasions of life on a small ranch.

S. N. Leek Papers – Stephen Leek was a hunter, trapper, dude rancher and guide as well as a writer and wildlife photographer. He also served as a Uinta County Representative in the 1907 session of the Wyoming House of Representatives. He did extensive photographic and motion picture studies of elk, and toured the country on the Orpheus Vaudeville circuit billed as “The Father of the Elk.” Through his photographs, writings and personal appearances he was instrumental in building public support for saving the Jackson Hole elk herd that culminated in the establishment of the National Elk Refuge in Jackson. The collection documents the life and work of Stephen Leek. There are manuscripts, research materials, and photographs on subjects including Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole, Western history, elk and other wildlife, Indian legends, and the Gros Ventre Slide.

Samuel H. Knight Papers – The S.H. Knight collection contains materials documenting the University of Wyoming’s history and Knight’s career as a geologist and University of Wyoming professor. It includes Knight’s undergraduate and graduate course work and materials from his teaching and geological research such as publications, maps, and research. This collection also contains records from Knight’s involvement with campus organizations and activities including the athletics and geology departments, the geology museum, UW Science Camp, and yearbook photos. A large portion of this collection is audio/visual material such as photographs, negatives, lantern slides, and films. Much of this material documents UW’s history and shows buildings, landscapes, students, faculty, and activities. Other photographs are from Knight’s geological research and include Wyoming landscapes and rock cutouts.

Sheila Arnold Papers – Sheila Arnold was a member of the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1978 to1992. She was a Democrat whose platform included removing the sales tax on food, increasing the mineral severance tax, a long term water development program, and equalization of educational spending. While a State Legislator she was a member of the Joint Interim Mines, Minerals, Industrial Development Committee, Committee on Revenue, and the Committee on Rules and Procedures, the Governor’s Council on Disabilities, and the Governor’s Committee on Health Insurance. Aside from legislative duties her other activities included being a director of First Interstate Bank, a secretary of the Wyoming Land Use Advisory Commission, a Democratic State Committee Woman from Albany County, and a member of the State Committee on Long Term Health Care. Collection contains correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, certificates of election and appreciation, and a press release.

Sunrise Mine And Town Site Photo Album – Sunrise, Wyoming was a company mining town, founded in 1899 by the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. The Sunrise Mine produced over 40 million tons of iron ore, with peak production in 1941. For eighty years the mine was the key source of iron for the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. The mine closed in 1980 and Sunrise became another mining ghost town in Wyoming. The Sunrise Mine Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. Collection contains a photo album of the Sunrise Iron Ore Mine and Sunrise, Wyoming from 1899-1920.

Swan Company Records – The collection contains correspondence, ledgers, journals, agreements made with other land owners and the Union Pacific Railroad, leases, tax records, financial information, deeds, wills, diaries, wool count books, church programs and bulletins, work orders, equipment inventories, company store inventories, cash books, photographs, and maps.

Teno Roncalio Papers – Legislative records and press relations/media activities records of this Democratic congressional representative from Wyoming who served five terms in the United States House of Representatives.

Thaddeus Capron Family Papers – Thaddeus H. Capron was a United States Infantry officer during the Civil War and the subsequent Indian Wars. He served under General Crook at the Battle of the Rosebud (June, 1876). The collection includes diaries and letters of Thaddeus Capron and reminiscences of his wife, Cynthia.

Thomas Kennet-were Watercolors And Papers – Collection contains 64 landscape watercolors painted by Kennet-Were during his travels across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Panama in 1868-1869. The collection also contains a scrapbook containing newsclippings, titled “Nine Months in the United States”, authored by Kennet-Were.

Thurman Wesley Arnold Papers – Thurman Wesley Arnold is best known for his appointment by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as assistant attorney general of the United States in charge of the Antitrust Division in 1938. He was a Department of Justice representative on the Temporary National Economic Committee from 1938 to 1941. He was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1943 and left the bench in 1945 to resume private practice with the Washington, D.C., law firm of Arnold, Fortas & Porter, where he remained active until his death in 1969. Collection contains 38 boxes of professional and personal correspondence as well as an extensive index to the correspondence; case files of legal documents, correspondence, memorandums, press releases, reports, and notes related to his work with the Antitrust Division (1923-1943); files of notes, galley proofs of opinions, and printed opinions of cases decided by Judge Arnold.

Tln Productions Discover America – Steve Vocino headed TLN Productions. The “Discover America” series promoted travel destinations in various states. The collection contains videos of scenery, community events, and recreation in Wyoming between 1993 and 2003. Areas highlighted include Sheridan and Sheridan County; Carbon County; Worland, Tensleep, and Thermopolis; Cheyenne; and the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas.

Toni Stabile Papers – Toni Stabile is the author of three books, a free-lance writer, and an investigative journalist. She is a well-known advocate of cosmetic safety, and has been dubbed “the Ralph Nader of the cosmetics industry”. Her book, Cosmetics: Trick or Treat? (1966) prompted the first congressional hearings on cosmetic safety in over 20 years. It and the updated editions, Cosmetics: The Great American Skin Game (1973, 1979), paved the way for cosmetic ingredient listing on labels and inspired regulatory and industry reforms. The Toni Stabile papers include correspondence, drafts of manuscripts, research and promotional material for her books, annotated copies of her books, published articles, documents related to a lawsuit, and audio/visual materials. The collection provides evidence of the failure of both the cosmetic industry and the government agencies charged with consumer protection to safeguard the consumer from products containing hazardous and potentially harmful substances.

Toppan Rare Books Library – The library is home to the University of Wyoming’s rare books collection, consisting of 50,000 items and is sponsored by Mrs. Clara Toppan. The majority of the materials are books, although there are newspapers, magazines, broadsides, illuminated manuscripts, and other materials. Currently 8,000 items are available through the online catalog and all the rest are available through a traditional card catalog search. Collecting subjects include the American West, British and American Literature, Early Exploration, Religion, Hunting and Fishing, and examples of the book arts.

Union Pacific Historical Society Collection – The Union Pacific Historical Society was founded September 1, 1984 in Denver, Colorado to collect, organize, distribute, and publish information relating to the operation and equipment of the Union Pacific Railroad. It was an independent non-profit organization that preserved the history of the Union Pacific Railroad from it’s beginning in 1862 to present time. The society was not supported by, or affiliated with the Union Pacific Railroad other than the preservation of its history. Collection contains Union Pacific publications, newsletters, diagrams and drawings, track charts, timetables, reports, maps, photographs, slides, negatives, and books.The Union Pacific Historical Society digital collection is a small sample of Union Pacific images found in the collection. Detailed information about the collection and its contents can be found in the on-line finding aid at https://rmoa.unm.edu/docviewer.php?docId=wyu-ah10713.xml.

United Air Lines Flight 409 Crash Collection – On the morning of October 6, 1955, a United Air Lines DC-4 (UAL Flight 409) en route from New York City to San Francisco with scheduled stops in Denver and Salt Lake City, crashed into a ridge of Medicine Bow Peak (12,013 feet), west of Laramie, killing all 66 passengers and crew members. The collection contains photographs of the crash site, materials describing the rescue effort by several mountaineering clubs, newspaper clippings, other written and published accounts, oral history interviews conducted in 1996, and a videotape showing the National Guard’s shelling of the mountainside and the use of horses for recovery and cleanup.

University Of Wyoming Intercollegiate … – The Intercollegiate Athletics collection is mostly comprised of films of UW football and basketball games. There is a fairly complete run of football games dating from 1936 to 1997. A fairly complete run of basketball games dates from 1971-1997, with a few films existing outside these dates. About 5% of the films document other UW sports from the 1980s and 1990s. The collection also includes scrapbooks of newspaper clippings for UW football and basketball (1920-1946), and a small portion of football schedules and game brochures (1955-1969).

University Of Wyoming. Alumni Relation… – The University of Wyoming Alumni Association was established March 26, 1895 with the goal of creating a feeling of allegiance and fellowship among graduates of the University of Wyoming as well as to advance the overall well being, growth, achievement, and integrity of the University. During Dr. S.H. Knight’s tenure as Alumni Association President, the first publication of the association was produced in 1921, and the first UW homecoming was held in 1922.

University Of Wyoming. Presidents Offi… – Collection contains the records of the University of Wyoming’s President’s Office and the personal files for some of its members. The collection documents the president’s role in the operation of the University of Wyoming encompassing a wide range of financial, budgetary and administrative functions.

Uw University Relations/Media Services – The University of Wyoming, University Relations/Media Services was established to assist the various University colleges and departments with effectively communicating and marketing the University of Wyoming through publications, news releases, film, and photographs.

Vera Glaser Papers – The bulk of the Vera Glaser papers consist of research files and published articles and columns on American politics and women’s issues from the 1940s through the 1990s. In addition there are a number of professional files, including files related to her work for Sen. Charles Potter and Sen. Kenneth Keating, the Republican National Committee, presidential committees, and various women’s and journalistic organizations. Other items of note include an oral history, photographs, speeches, press credentials, publicity files, and invitations to political events.

Victor Gruen Papers – Victor Gruen was an Austrian-born architect known for pioneering the design of shopping malls in the United States and urban revitalization projects in the late 20th century. He worked as an architect in Vienna until 1938 when he emigrated to the U.S. to escape World War II. He first worked as a set and store designer in New York City and then established Victor Gruen Associates, one of the nation’s leading architectural, planning and engineering firms. Gruen Associates designed the first regional shopping center, the Northland Shopping Center in Detroit in 1954 and the first fully enclosed shopping center, Southdale Shopping Center near Minneapolis in 1956. This collection contains materials relating to Gruen’s architectural career including speeches, clippings, professional correspondence, photographs, audio tape, film, blueprints, and architectural project files on shopping centers, urban renewal, and area planning.

W.B.D. And Annette B. Gray Papers – W.B.D. and Annette B. Gray were Congregational missionaries to the people of Wyoming from 1900 to 1918. The bulk of the collection consists of photographs and negatives, primarily taken by W.B.D. and Annette Becher Gray, of churches and communities in Wyoming between 1900 and 1918.

W.D. Johnston Papers – W. D. Johnston (1891-1975) was a mountain climber and photographer who took the first movies of a Grand Teton climb in 1931. The collection contains 22 reels of 16 mm film of places where Johnston travelled, 1929-1947, including Yellowstone National Park; the Tetons; Thermopolis, Wyoming; Pueblo Indians in New Mexico; and sage chickens near Casper. There is also 1937 footage of President Roosevelt’s visit to Casper, Wyoming. Also included are negatives and photographs from the 1920s and 1930s that contain William H. Jackson and D.W. Greenburg at the Grand Teton Park dedication in 1929.

Walter Nicholas Baker Papers – Walter Nicholas Baker (1915-1995) was a world traveler and film maker, along with his wife Aloha Baker. He was born in Jireh, Wyoming on January 18, 1915. Together, they toured the world and filmed their experiences from 1933-1939. In 1945, Walter co-produced and filmed the silent movie “Explorers of the Purple Sage.” The film documented a wild horse roundup in the Red Desert. Baker passed away in Newport Beach, California on July 27, 1995. The collection contains a biography of his life, along with a copy of the film “Explorers on the Purple Sage,” and supplemental documents.

Wendell C. White Collection Of Sinclai… – Collection contains digital copies of marketing, promotional, and training films of Sinclair Oil Corporation which was formed in 1916 by Harry F. Sinclair. In 1969, Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) acquired Sinclair, and it became one of the United States’ largest privately owned companies, owning and operating refineries, gas stations, hotels, two ski resorts, and a cattle ranch.

 William A. Richards Family Papers – William A. Richards was governor of Wyoming from 1895-1898. He was also Surveyor General for Wyoming, Assistant Commissioner of the General Land Office under President William McKinley, and Commissioner of the General Land Office under President Theodore Roosevelt. The collection contains correspondence of both William A. Richards and Alice R. McCreery, journals, reminiscences of Alice R. McCreery, and family photographs. There is also quite a large amount of genealogical information for various branches of the Richards family.

William Harlow Reed Papers – William Harlow Reed (1848-1915) headed the Department of Paleontology at the University of Wyoming in the early 1900s. He also curated the paleontological museum (1899-1915). Reed arrived in Wyoming as an employee of the Union Pacific Railroad. While acting as section foreman and station agent near Como Bluff, Wyoming, in 1877, he discovered fossilized dinosaur bones in the rocks, which he brought to the attention of famed dinosaur collector O.C. Marsh. Although Reed was a self-taught geologist and paleontologist, his knowledge of the country where dinosaur fossils could be found won him positions with the Peabody Museum at Yale, the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, and the University of Wyoming.

Wright-ingraham Institute Records – The Wright-Ingraham Institute was a private, non-profit educational and research institution founded in 1970 in Colorado. It was established to promote, direct, encourage and develop opportunities contributing to the conservation, preservation and wise use of human and natural resources. The Institute operated during the 1970s and 1980s. The founder and director of the Institute was Elizabeth Wright Ingraham, architect and granddaughter of Frank Lloyd Wright. The field campus, the Richard T. Parker Center for Advanced Study & Research, was a 640-acre grassland campus located between Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado. Coursework offered at the institution included physical sciences, earth sciences, life sciences, human-built systems, cultural systems and language systems. In addition to the core courses, seminars, workshops, an intern program, and volunteer programs were also offered. Special projects at the Institute included inventory projects, agricultural projects, energy & weather projects, techniques laboratory work, and land use research. Collection contains records and papers documenting many aspects of the Institute including its organization, development, finances, research and course offerings.

Wyoming Energy Boom Niobrara Oil Play … – The American Heritage Center’s Alan K. Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leadership at the University of Wyoming conducted an oral history project to explore the social, environmental, and economic impacts of a potential energy boom beginning to occur in the Niobrara Oil Play. Video oral history inteviews were conducted with those involved in and impacted by the activities to develop and extract oil from the Niobrara Oil Play. Interviewees included ranchers, business owners, town leaders, law enforcement personnel, school administrators, social services employees, energy industry officials and workers, and others from Southeast Wyoming in Converse, Goshen, Laramie, and Platte counties.

Wyoming Energy Boom Sublette County Or… – The American Heritage Center’s Alan K. Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leadership at the University of Wyoming conducted an oral history project to explore the social, environmental, and economic impacts of Wyoming’s latest energy boom (1995-2010) in Sublette County. Audio oral history interviews were conducted with those involved in, and impacted by, the activities to develop and extract the state’s natural gas resources in Sublette County. Interviewees included those most directly impacted by the energy boom, including landowners, ranchers, environmentalists, town leaders, energy industry officials and workers, business owners, social services personnel, school administrators and others.

Wyoming Oilfields Photograph Album – The album contains snapshots of scenery, equipment, and people in oilfields in the vicinity of Casper, Wyoming, between 1921 and 1925. Some of the identified locations are Baxter Basin, Billy Creek, Woodside, Midwest, Poison Spider, Lost Soldier, Elk Springs, Beaver Creek, Oregon Basin, Salt Creek, Hamilton Dome, and Big Sand Draw. Companies represented include Union Oil Co., Wertz Producing and Refining Co., Bair Oil Co., Fargo Oil Co., Fremont Petroleum Corporation, Hughes Oil Co., Bluff Oil Co., Ohio Oil Co., Richfield Oil Co., Associated Oil Co., and Obispo Oil Co.

Wyoming Pioneers Oral History Project – The collection contains interviews with people who were early residents of Wyoming. Interviews were conducted between 1947 and 1955 by employees of the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming. Topics include life in Laramie, Hanna, Douglas, and other towns; politics and government; ranching; Camp Fire Girls; crime; Yellowstone Park; Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show; University of Wyoming; Tom Horn; a World War II war bride; mining; and the Johnson County War. Includes some interviews with Native Americans.

Wyoming Stock Growers Association Records – WSGA materials include correspondence (1870-1944); administrative records including minutes, legal documents, correspondence, membership records, committee records, and annual convention records (1874-1985); financial records (1874-1982); brand books, roundup records and inspection and shipping records (1868-1978); Wyoming’s Cow-Belles records and correspondence (1940-1972); Junior Wyoming Stock Growers Association records (1954-1973); WSGA publications including the periodical “Cow Country”; photographs (1857-1981); an oil painting commemorating the founding of the WSGA; and artifacts. Collection also includes Cheyenne Club correspondence, membership records, financial records and other materials (1880-1947); Johnson County War materials, including correspondence, articles, and journals (1891-1939); American National Cattlemen’s Association materials, chiefly printed (1905-1974); and subject files related to the western livestock industry and Wyoming and western history; and periodica…

Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum, Geor… – The Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum is a non-typical military museum that is exclusively focused on the personal, intimate, and sensitive stories of Wyoming veterans who have served in the Armed Forces spanning the Spanish-American War to the modern War on Terrorism. The museum covers all branches of service, all ranks and all conflicts as well as civilian components such as the Civil Air Patrol, Cadet Nurses, Merchant Marines and the Civil Defense Agency, to name a few. The George N. Ostrom collection maintained at the Wyoming Veterans Memorial Museum contains artwork Ostrom created during World War I on the European front and life in Wyoming.

Zdenek Salzmann Arapaho Indian Researc… – The Zdeněk Salzmann Arapaho Indian research papers, 1851-1986, include photocopied materials from United States and foreign published journals and books, personal notes and research cards, cassette tapes, and film reels that document Dr. Salzmann’s research and life’s work on Native American cultures and languages. There is no private correspondence of any sort. Much of the material covers various Native American Tribes and aspects of their culture.

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