Category Archives: environmental history

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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Online Finding Aid Available for the Karl C. “Sunny” Allan Papers

Karl C. “Sunny” Allan (1886-1978) was born in Ogden, Utah. He worked as a telephone lineman in the early 1900s, and was part of the Bureau of Reclamation crew that built a telephone line from Ashton, Idaho to Moran, Wyoming. … Continue reading

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Frederick “Fritz” Gutheim: Pioneering Planner and Urban Environmentalist

Frederick Gutheim was born on March 3, 1908, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was raised in Washington, D.C., where he attended Sidwell Friends School and later Dr. Devitt’s Preparatory School. He earned a degree from the Experimental College of the University … Continue reading

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Edward Ackerman: Sustainability Pioneer

Edward Augustus Ackerman (1911-1973), was a geographer and water resources authority. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1939 and was a professor at Harvard from 1940 to 1948. Ackerman served as a technical advisor on natural resources to … Continue reading

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Clements Papers Document the History of Ecology

Frederic Edward Clements, a leading botanist of the early twentieth century, was born 16 September 1874 in Lincoln, Nebraska, the son of Ephraim George and Mary Angeline (Scoggin) Clements.  He received a B.S. degree from the University of Nebraska in … Continue reading

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It’s About Dam Time!

Have you ever passed a dam and paused to think of how it came to be? In the early and mid 20th century, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation industriously set to altering much of the hydrological … Continue reading

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Update on Energy Boom Panel Discussions

The rosters have been finalized for the upcoming series of panel discussions based on the American Heritage Center’s energy boom oral history project.    April 4, 2011, 4:30pm – 6:00pm, University of Wyoming, Family Room, Wyoming Union  Panelists: Cally McKee … Continue reading

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AHC Conducts Energy Boom Oral History Project

    Wyoming’s Energy Boom, 1995-2010: An Oral History Program has gathered almost 40 audio oral history interviews to date.   The project is to examine the social, economic and environmental impact of natural gas development in Sublette County, located in … Continue reading

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Brock Evans Papers

Brock Evans is an attorney and environmental activist who has worked in both the Pacific Northwest and Washington, D.C. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, on May 24, 1937. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University in 1959 … Continue reading

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