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LGBT Archive of the American West launched in Laramie at the University of Wyoming

The American Heritage Center (AHC) at the University of Wyoming (UW), which houses several significant collections related to slain UW student Matthew Shepard, is currently developing “Out West in the Rockies,” a first-of-its kind regional lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender … Continue reading

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Digitized Trail Diary Now Available!

Are you interested in learning more about westward expansion during the 1850s? If so, you’ll be interested to learn that University of Wyoming’s American Heritage Center (AHC) has digitized and made accessible online the diary and 2 transcripts of the … Continue reading

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Victor Gruen Collection used in latest 99% Invisible podcast episode

Roman Mars, creator and producer of the popular podcast on design and architecture, 99% Invisible, released an episode this past Tuesday titled “The Gruen Effect.”  The podcast, focused on the shopping mall designs of Viennese architect Victor Gruen, features audio … Continue reading

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Join us! “Out of the Box: How AHC Collections Enhance UW Humanities” to be held Friday, May 1st!

As you may know, the Center’s accomplished director of the past 13 years, Mark Greene, is retiring later this spring for health reasons. During Mark’s 13 year tenure as Director, the American Heritage Center, Wyoming’s primary repository of historical archives … Continue reading

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“Our Place in the West…and Beyond” celebration and conference commemorates Wyoming’s 125th Year of Statehood

Ever heard the word “Quasaquicentennial?” We’d like to introduce this term to you, and celebrate it with you! The Wyoming State Historical Society, the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office , and the American Heritage Center are sponsoring a unique celebration and conference … Continue reading

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Seat Pocket Pioneer: The Rose A. Benas Collection

When you travel by airplane, do you enjoy the reading material stored in the seat pocket in front of you?  Your in-flight reading material that highlights tropical hotels and regional cuisine might just help you through those long minutes on … Continue reading

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AHC Director Mark Greene Announces His Retirement

Readers might conclude, from my vita, that I am rather young to retire.  This is unfortunately true.  I am compelled to retire because of the continuing degradation of my health since my lumbar infarction in summer 2012.  I have finally … Continue reading

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