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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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Forty Years of Diversity at UW

My name is Chelsea Nelson, and I am the new Carlson Intern at the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center. My job is to organize, categorize, and describe collections related to the College of Arts and Sciences so that researchers can … Continue reading

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A Close Look at Development in Cody, WY: The George T. Beck Papers

The American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming has an exciting announcement! We have digitized and made accessible online over 6,000 documents and photographs from the George T. Beck papers. George T. Beck came to Wyoming in 1879, and … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from the American Heritage Center

All of us at the American Heritage Center wish you a safe and happy holiday season!  We will be closed from December 24th through January 1st and will resume our regular research hours on January 2nd. See you in 2014!

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Better Learning through Internships: AHC Intern Andrew Worth and Active Learning in the Archives

Howdy! My name is Andrew Worth. I am an undergraduate student studying history at the University of Wyoming. As a UW student, I had the opportunity to become an intern at the American Heritage Center and I knew that it … Continue reading

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The American Heritage Center’s Global Connections

As readers of our blog already know, the American Heritage Center’s collections range far beyond the borders of Wyoming, of the Rocky Mountains, and even of the United States to international locations.  One post, for example, presented the front-line war … Continue reading

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A Virtual Tour of the American Heritage Center

2013 represents the 20th anniversary of our building, the Centennial Complex.  A few weeks ago, the AHC staff and faculty had an informal commemoration of that historical landmark.  Since most of our readers are not able to personally tour our … Continue reading

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