We offer many different research opportunities at the AHC.
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1000 E. University Ave.,
Laramie, WY 82071
Welcome to the AHC
SPECIAL NOTE: To our patrons and researchers, please note that the Centennial Complex, which houses the American Heritage Center and the UW Art Museum, will be undergoing extensive renovation to its roof over the next several months. Crews began working on the structure the last week of May and this work will continue through November or until further notice. While every effort will be made to avoid blocking any of the entrances to the building for extended periods, there may be occasions when one or more entrances are temporarily unavailable. Therefore, we encourage anyone planning to visit the Complex, and especially anyone with mobility challenges, to contact either the AHC Reference Department (307-766-3756) or the Art Museum’s information desk (307-766-6622) to discuss your visit and determine the best available entrance for that day.
The American Heritage Center (AHC) is the University of Wyoming's (UW) repository of manuscripts collections, rare books, and the university archives. Many universities have primary source repositories. Few have repositories as extensive and significant as the AHC. More importantly, few universities have such repositories as welcoming and accessible to undergraduate and graduate students. Internationally known for its historical collections the AHC first and foremost serves the students and citizens of Wyoming. The AHC sponsors a wide range of scholarly and popular programs including lectures, symposia, and exhibits. Not a dusty attic or an exclusive sanctuary, the AHC is a welcoming, lively, place where both experts and novices engage with the original sources of history. Access is free and open to all.
AHC Fall Semester closures:
- Nov 28-29 Thanksgiving Holiday
- Dec 23 AHC Closes at 5pm
- December 24-January 1 Winter Closure