Category Archives: newly processed collections

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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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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Payson W. Spaulding, Attorney for Progress

Payson W. Spaulding established himself as a notable attorney in Southwest Wyoming, serving the community and state for 70 years. He was counsel for the Lincoln Highway Association, Union Pacific Railroad Company, and John D. Rockefeller’s Snake River Land Company, … Continue reading

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Tim McCoy, Western Star

Thanks to a continuing grant from the NHPRC, the American Heritage Center has recently processed the Tim McCoy papers and a new, online inventory is available for this collection. Tim McCoy was a mid-20th century Hollywood Western movie actor, military officer, and … Continue reading

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A trip down Tin Pan Alley with L. Wolfe Gilbert

L. Wolfe “Wolfie” Gilbert (1886-1970) was a Ukrainian-born songwriter of the early to mid 20th century. He was born in Odessa, and immigrated to Philadelphia as an infant with his family. At age 14 they relocated to New York, where … Continue reading

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Midcentury Housing: One Story

In the mid-20th century, the U.S. was experiencing both great economic success and a rapidly expanding population. As a result, housing and urban planning were of imminent concern to architects and city planners alike. Enter Alfred Kastner. Born and educated … Continue reading

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Lester Calloway Hunt, Creator of Wyoming’s “Bucking Horse” Icon

The “bucking horse” appears on the plates of every vehicle licensed in the state of Wyoming, so you can’t have missed it.  But have you ever wondered where it came from?  Well, this long-lived and well-loved icon was the idea … Continue reading

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Eugene Vidal: Aviator, Olympic Athlete, High-flying Advisor

Eugene Luther Vidal (1895-1969) was a man of many accomplishments. An engineer as well as an athlete, he graduated from the University of South Dakota and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  As a student he played on the … Continue reading

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UW’s Roaring Twenties, Dirty Thirties, and Fightin’ Forties

From 1922-1941, Arthur Griswold Crane was president of the University of Wyoming (UW).  His term saw many historical changes and challenges. The AHC holds the records from his presidency at UW, which contain not only the university’s financial and administrative … Continue reading

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Roger Q. Williams, American Aviation Pioneer

A finding aid for the previously unprocessed Roger Q. Williams papers has been created. Williams (1894-1976) was an early aviator and barnstormer of the 20thcentury. He is perhaps best known for his flight with Lewis Yancey from Old Orchard Beach, … Continue reading

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