Category Archives: University of Wyoming history

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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Teaching and Learning Geology at UW: Professor Samuel H. Knight

University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center (AHC) has digitized and made accessible online over 3,200 photographs, documents, and 6 films documenting the University of Wyoming science camps and a geology lecture (Chalk Talk) that S.H. Knight gave in the 1960s … Continue reading

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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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A Whole New Ball Game: The UW Intercollegiate Athletics Collection

Have you ever wanted to relive a special moment in Cowboy or Cowgirl sports history? Such as the 1988 football game of UW vs. Air Force, when UW came back and won? Or perhaps the 2007 NIT championship game of … Continue reading

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The AHC’s Carlson Intern sheds some light on the process of processing!

Hello there!  My name is Renee Barrera and I am a first year history graduate student and this past August I had the pleasure of being hired as the Carlson Intern at the American Heritage Center. The Carlson Internship is … Continue reading

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A “Day” in the Life: A Conversation with Laura Uglean Jackson, University Archivist

As the University Archivist, what do you spend the bulk of your day doing? This is a somewhat difficult question for me to answer because I have so many other responsibilities besides being the university archivist.  I am also a … Continue reading

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Happy Mole Day!

Today between 6:02 am to 6:02 pm, science teachers around the nation are celebrating Avogadro’s number (6.02 x 1023), the approximate number of particles in one mole of a substance.  In chemistry a mole is a unit of measurement for … Continue reading

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University Archivist Laura Uglean Jackson Stirs up Some School Spirit for Homecoming!

School spirit abounds when University Archivist Laura Uglean Jackson talks about the 125 years of tradition here at the University of Wyoming.  Prepare for Homecoming Weekend AND celebrate American Archives Month at the same time!

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Welcome back, students!

With the University of Wyoming campus dormitories set to open for the coming academic year on August 23, we thought you might enjoy seeing some photographs of dormitories inhabited by past students. Welcome to an informative and enriching school year!

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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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