Category Archives: Journalism

“The Land Divided, The World United:” Reporting from the Panama Canal

A newly digitized collection, the Eleanor McIlhenny papers, provides researchers with a glimpse into the keen reporting of of woman journalist working in the Panama Canal zone from the pre- to post-WWII era.  The University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center (AHC) has … Continue reading

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Sports, Recreation, and Leisure

Sports, recreation, and leisure are so entwined with life in American and the human experience itself, it should not be surprising that many of the collections held at the American Heritage Center contain at least some information related to these … Continue reading

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James E. Brodhead: A Wolverine Makes Good on Stage and Screen

James Easton Brodhead (1932-2012) was a character actor who worked in various motion picture, television, and theatre productions. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech in 1954.  From 1950-1963, Brodhead appeared in numerous stage … Continue reading

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Harry C. Butcher papers: A Perspective into the Cold War

The American Heritage Center recently finished processing the papers of Harry C. Butcher. Butcher was a member of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s staff during World War II and wrote of his experiences in his book “My Three Years with Eisenhower.” In … Continue reading

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Buddy Mays, Photojournalist of the Southwest

The AHC is pleased to announce that we have just recently completed a new online finding aid for the Buddy Mays papers. Buddy Mays was born in 1943 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After high school, Mays served in the … Continue reading

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Reporting from the Front: Richard Tregaskis, War Correspondent

Although not members of the armed forces, war correspondents risk their lives on missions to inform the world about what is truly happening in war zones. One such war correspondent was Richard Tregaskis (1916-1973), whose papers are held here at … Continue reading

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