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American Heritage Center

August Featured Collection

Black 14 Sports Illustrated

Irene Schubert Black 14 Collection

Collection contains materials collected by former University of Wyoming employee Irene Schubert regarding the dismissal of 14 black players from the University of Wyoming's football team in October 1969. The players wanted to wear black armbands to protest the alleged racial policies of the Church of Latter-Day Saints, which operates Brigham Young University. On October 17, 1969, the day before the football game with Brigham Young, the players met with coach Lloyd Eaton regarding the armbands and Eaton dismissed them from the team for violating team rules regarding political activities.

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About Us

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.  

 

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Phone: (307) 766-3756
Fax: (307) 766-5511
Email: ahcref@uwyo.edu
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Hours of Operation

As of January 2022, the AHC’s Reading Room is open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Entrance is by appointment only. The public galleries are open from 10:00 to 5:00 and closed from 1:00-1:30 for lunch. Covid may alter these hours. For up-to-date information and to make an appointment, please visit our How to Visit Guide

Parking

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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Centennial Complex
2111 Willett Drive
Laramie, WY 82071 

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For US Postal Service:
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY 82071

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American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
16th & Gibbon Street
Laramie, WY 82071
Attn: Bill Hopkins

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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