Category Archives: grants

Majewski Lecture: Oilmen in the Beltway

We hope that you can join us on March 11th for Dr. Ellen Wald’s lecture!  Dr. Wald is the 2012 recipient of the Bernard Majewski research fellowship.  

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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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Secret Agent Man: The Papers of Frank Wilson

Another Depression-era collection has been processed and made available online thanks to an NHPRC grant! Two important news events during the Great Depression were the Charles Lindbergh baby kidnapping case and the conviction of Al Capone. Frank Wilson, Chief of … Continue reading

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Frank Meyers Photographs Digitized

The AHC has completed a project to digitize over 900 negatives from Rawlins-area photographer Frank Meyers. Frank J. Meyers (1890-1973) purchased the Rawlins photography business of Hugh J. Rogner in 1923. Meyers ran the business for 50 years until his … Continue reading

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New Finding Aid Available for the Jack Benny Papers

  Jack Benny on a USO tour, 1945 Another Depression era collection has been processed thanks to the NHPRC grant! 130 cubic feet of Jack Benny papers have been re-processed, and the finding aid is now available online. An inexpensive … Continue reading

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Charles Belden Photographs Digitized

The American Heritage Center has completed a project to digitize the Charles Belden photographs, one of the AHC’s more prominent collections of photographs and negatives. Most of the photographs in the collection were take in the 1920s and 1930s on … Continue reading

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Hugo Janssen Photographs Digitized

The American Heritage Center has completed a project to digitize 914 negatives from Lovell, Wyoming, based photographer, Hugo Janssen. Hugo Gerhard Janssen (1893-1960) was born in Germany on July 17, 1893, and arrived in Lovell just prior to World War … Continue reading

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The New and Improved O’Mahoney Papers

Take a look at the Joseph C. O’Mahoney papers here at the AHC! And if you’ve already seen them, take another look, as the collection has been re-processed and better organized! Joseph C. O’Mahoney was a Wyoming Democratic senator for … Continue reading

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AHC Hosts Teaching American History Grant Workshop

The American Heritage Center and the Cowboy Coalition from Natrona County School District recently collaborated on a three-day teacher workshop designed to demonstrate the use of primary documents in the teaching of American history and government in grades 4-12.  The … Continue reading

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RSS for digitized Charles Belden photographs

In July the American Heritage Center received a $10,000 grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund to digitize six of its premier photographic collections. You can read more about the grant and the collections we’ll be digitizing in this University … Continue reading

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