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The American Heritage Center (AHC) is the University of Wyoming's repository of manuscript collections, rare books, and University archives. Our collections are the raw data of humanistic and interdisciplinary research. We are the laboratory for citizens and scholars to engage with primary sources in all formats that support the creation of historical narratives, interrogate the past, build community, and pose and answer questions about human experience. The AHC holds collections of distinction, serving citizens and scholars in Wyoming and beyond.


May 29, 2017 - Memorial Day


Robert C. Graff, age 95, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.  We are deeply indebted to Bob for his generous support for the conservation and security of the Alfred Jacob Miller paintings donated by his family, as well as for his philanthropic commitment to the creation of the Alfred Jacob Miller classroom on the American Heritage Center’s 4th floor. His gifts and those of his family allow the AHC to engage K-12 and UW students with significant historic artwork and have provided students and teachers with classroom space to connect directly with primary sources.

Robert Graff and his sister Alice at the AHC

Robert Graff and his sister Alice at the American Heritage Center in 2005

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Visitor Information


2111 Willett Drive
Centennial Complex
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071

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Hours of Operation

American Heritage Center Reading Room

Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

307-766-3756 or

Toppan Rare Books Library

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

307-766-2565 or

AHC Building

Monday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Second Floor Loggia Only)

Closed Sunday


Parking in the Centennial Complex lot is free but patrons must register (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. -  5 p.m.) at the AHC Front Desk to avoid receiving possible parking tickets. Special parking regulations are in effect during game days, please call in advance for further information.

Contact us

UW American Heritage Center
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-4114
Fax: (307) 766-5511

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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