Monthly Archives: December 2012

Rollo the Red-Nosed Reindeer?

As the snowflakes swirl and the winter holidays approach, do any of your family traditions include Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? Did you know that Rudolph was almost named Rollo–or even Reginald? Montgomery Ward, the world’s first general merchandise mail-order business, … Continue reading

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Arthur E. Demaray, National Parks Pioneer

Arthur E. Demaray was a United States government administrator for the Department of the Interior, National Park Service.  The American Heritage Center just completed processing this collection and a new online finding aid for the Demaray papers is available! Demaray spent most … Continue reading

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Buddy Mays, Photojournalist of the Southwest

The AHC is pleased to announce that we have just recently completed a new online finding aid for the Buddy Mays papers. Buddy Mays was born in 1943 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After high school, Mays served in the … Continue reading

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Hey, students! Win an Undergraduate Research Award from the AHC!

Each semester the AHC offers a cash prize to the best undergraduate research paper or project based substantially on materials — manuscripts, archives, rare books, photos, maps, audio, film and video, etc. — at the American Heritage Center.  The award … Continue reading

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Payson W. Spaulding, Attorney for Progress

Payson W. Spaulding established himself as a notable attorney in Southwest Wyoming, serving the community and state for 70 years. He was counsel for the Lincoln Highway Association, Union Pacific Railroad Company, and John D. Rockefeller’s Snake River Land Company, … Continue reading

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