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In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb: March!

Or, should that be the other way around?  Most likely, a lot of that depends on where you live.  While some areas have been blanketed with snow and have consistently seen below-zero temperatures, other locations in the U.S. have enjoyed … Continue reading

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Celebrating Wyoming Women: Women’s History Month

It’s finally March, when our thoughts tend to turn to spring, warmer temperatures, and the possibility of spending time outdoors.  Every year, March also brings us Women’s History Month, a celebration of women’s accomplishments and progress towards equal footing with … Continue reading

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Teaching and Learning Geology at UW: Professor Samuel H. Knight

University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center (AHC) has digitized and made accessible online over 3,200 photographs, documents, and 6 films documenting the University of Wyoming science camps and a geology lecture (Chalk Talk) that S.H. Knight gave in the 1960s … Continue reading

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CJ Box to start national book tour at the AHC!

We can hardly wait!  Author CJ Box will kick off his national book tour at the American Heritage Center!  Save the date–it’s March 11!

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Here’s a photograph from the American Heritage Center’s collections to help mark the beginning of the Chinese New Year, which starts today.  2014 is the year of the horse in the Chinese zodiac calendar.

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Farewell to Robert Wynn, Producer and Director

Robert (a.k.a. Bob) Wynn passed away December 12th, 2013 in Calabasas, California. Wynn produced and directed over sixty television shows and specials from the 1960s to the 1990s.  Born in 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri, Wynn began his career as … Continue reading

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From Spurs to Screen: Wyoming Boy Makes It Big In Hollywood

Sometimes those “film cowboys” featured in Westerns in the 1920s-1950s were actually real cowboys. One such authentic cowboy-turned-Hollywood star is Wally Wales (also known as Hal Taliaferro). Wally Wales was born Floyd Taliaferro Alderson in 1895 in Sheridan, Wyoming.  His … Continue reading

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Arapaho Language Dictionary Cards and Audio Recordings Now Available Online

Are you interested in learning more about the Arapaho language?  You might be interested in a new digital collection from the American Heritage Center (AHC) at the University of Wyoming.The AHC has digitized and made accessible online over 1,600 English-Arapaho dictionary … Continue reading

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Investigating Heart Mountain Relocation Camp with the Lester Hunt papers

The American Heritage Center (AHC) at the University of Wyoming is really on a digitization roll! We’ve just digitized and uploaded about 220 documents regarding the Heart Mountain Relocation Center and a 1949 film titled “Wyoming and Its Natural Resources” … Continue reading

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Irwin Kostal: Mastermind of Many 20th Century Musicals

The AHC has recently processed the papers of Irwin Kostal, an American composer, orchestrator and arranger in the 20th century. Kostal’s most well-known projects include work on The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, Sail Away  and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. … Continue reading

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