Category Archives: resources

Terror in the Theater: Fifties Fears

The great number and popularity of science fiction movies in the 1950s has led some to call the decade the “Golden Age of Science Fiction Films.”  The fantasy and adventure embodied in the science fiction movies of the time often … Continue reading

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Tales of a Student Archivist

Greetings!  My name is Samantha, or Sam, Fawcett, and I work as the Carlson Intern at the American Heritage Center.  The Carlson Internship is funded through an endowment generously donated by Gerald Meyer , past Dean of the College of … Continue reading

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AHC in the News! New Theories Emerge from Butch Cassidy Scholar

Recently, a new theory on the life of Old West outlaw Butch Cassidy from broke worldwide on news outlets from India to Ireland. Larry Pointer, the originator of the theory, is the author of In Search of Butch Cassidy, and his papers are … Continue reading

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Found in the archives: Hindenburg Survivors!

Well, not exactly. However, after the recent processing of the Denis J. Mulligan papers, the AHC was thrilled to find documents that survived the crash of the Hindenburg. Mulligan had these documents in his possession after chairing the investigation of … Continue reading

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From the Director*

There is a hoary business adage that customers are much more likely to complain when they are unhappy than they are to praise when they are happy.  Imagine my pleasure, then, in reporting that I have not received a single … 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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Wyoming Cattle Industry Documented at the AHC

Next week, June 1st though 4th, the Wyoming Stock Growers Association will be holding the Wyoming Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show in Laramie. As part of the event, members of the Association will be touring the American Heritage Center … 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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Wister Papers Digitized

The American Heritage Center has completed a project to digitize the collection of famed Western author, Owen Wister. The collection includes journals, manuscripts, photographs, articles, publications, and correspondence. These materials deal primarily with Wister’s interest in and travels to the … Continue reading

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Papers of Mademoiselle Editor Processed

Betsy Talbot Blackwell (1905-1985) greatly influenced the way many young women’s magazines today are published. She began her career as an assistant fashion editor at Charm magazine in 1933, before becoming a fashion editor at Mademoiselle in 1935 with its … Continue reading

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