Monthly Archives: November 2012

Science Fiction and Gender in the 1950s

The portrayal of gender in science fiction is a fascinating and sometimes overwhelming topic of discussion. As science-fiction is often referential and sensitive to the time period it was written and portrayed in, it is far from being just fantasy … Continue reading

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Parade of Turkeys

We at the American Heritage Center wish everyone a warm and happy Thanksgiving holiday.  To celebrate, we would like to share some images of the turkeys and Thanksgiving scenes in our collection.  However, in several of the photographs, the turkey … Continue reading

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Tim McCoy, Western Star

Thanks to a continuing grant from the NHPRC, the American Heritage Center has recently processed the Tim McCoy papers and a new, online inventory is available for this collection. Tim McCoy was a mid-20th century Hollywood Western movie actor, military officer, and … Continue reading

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

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

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Why are Barbara Stanwyck’s papers at the AHC? Because we asked for them!

One of the most frequently asked questions about the American Heritage Center is how and why we wound up with such a large and significant collection relating to the history of popular entertainment in the U.S.—film, television, and radio in … Continue reading

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