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American Heritage Center

December Featured Collection

Carrie Arnold Christmas Card

The Christmas Cards of Carrie Arnold

Drawings created by Carrie Arnold were commissioned by Bill Lagos. Between 1971 and 1997 CarrieArnold created a series of winter scenes of Lagos's home areas of Hartville and Sunrise, Wyoming. Also included are scenes from several Wyoming towns such as Guernsey and Laramie. The scenes are historical, taken from old photographs and enhanced by visits to the sites and conversations with Wyoming natives. Lagos used these drawings as Christmas cards. Included in the collection are original drawings as well as a copy of "The Art of Carrie Arnold," privately printed by Lagos after Arnold's death.

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#Always Archiving

More than 100 years ago, Grace Raymond Hebard—UW faculty member, administrator, librarian, and Wyoming historian—began collecting the papers and reminiscences of Wyoming’s pioneers. Her research on the history of Wyoming, the West, emigrant trails, and Native Americans became the nucleus for what is known today as the American Heritage Center (AHC). Officially established in 1945, the Center now holds over 90,000 cubic feet of historic documents and artifacts in more than 3500 collections—placing the AHC among the largest non-governmental archives in the nation.

Today, the AHC contains important holdings in numerous areas. Its western history archives include materials on early women’s suffrage and political achievements, native Americans, ranching, politics, authors, and under-documented communities. Other featured collecting areas include transportation (railroad, highway and air travel), mining and energy extraction, entertainment and popular culture (with important collections featuring Hollywood, music, radio, television and the comic book industry), natural resources and the environment, and military history. The AHC also serves as the primary archives for the University of Wyoming. Connect with us on our social media platforms - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Virmuze, and our blog - where we are #ALWAYS ARCHIVING.  

boxes of archival collections at the American Heritage Center

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Parking in the Centennial Complex lot is free but patrons must register (M-F 8 am-5 pm) at the AHC front desk. Special parking regulations are in effect during game days, please call in advance for more information.

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Laramie, WY 82071 

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