Monthly Archives: February 2012

Author C.J. Box’s National Book Tour to Kick Off at the AHC!

Everyone is invited to attend the kickoff of C.J. BOX’s National Book Tour on March 20, 2012, 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the American Heritage Center in the Wyoming Stock Growers’ Room. The event is free and open to the public. … Continue reading

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Black History Month Highlight: Elizabeth Byrd, Wyoming Politician

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

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Research Fellowship Opportunities — Deadlines approaching!

The American Heritage Center is pleased to announce three upcoming research fellowship opportunities.  Applications for all fellowships are due on February 20th.   Please address applications and further inquiries to: Rick Ewig, Associate Director American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming Department 3924, 1000 E. University Avenue … Continue reading

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Come Fly Away: Trans World Airlines Records Recently Processed!

Thanks to an ongoing grant from the NHPRC, a finding aid for the Trans World Airlines records has now been completed. Trans World Airlines was a major airline in the 20th century. It existed from 1925-2001, after which it merged … Continue reading

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Black History Month Highlight: Bill Pickett

In honor of Black History Month, the AHC would like to share some of our collection material that highlights African-American life in the West and beyond. The Cowboy The original cowboy archetype in the US imagination was tall, rangy, and … Continue reading

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