Category Archives: Interns’ projects

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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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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Cat Women of the Moon: When Felines Attack!

I’ve been beginning blog posts recently by writing about this or that gem that I found in the Forrest J. Ackerman Collection. After watching enough movies and looking through the artifacts that are in the collection I’m starting to realize that … Continue reading

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The Wasp Woman: A Makeover Gone Murderous

One of my favorite “B” movies from the 1950s is a film called The Wasp Woman, released in 1959. The film is about a woman named Janice Starlin who is the CEO of a cosmetics company. As she is quickly … Continue reading

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King Kong’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

In the Forrest J. Ackerman collection, one can find a variety of well-known artifacts of the film era, including work from before World War II (the oldest artifact in the collection is from 1890, a literary review that has an … Continue reading

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Science Fiction and Gender in the 1950s

The portrayal of gender in science fiction is a fascinating and sometimes overwhelming topic of discussion. As science-fiction is often referential and sensitive to the time period it was written and portrayed in, it is far from being just fantasy … Continue reading

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