Get Started With Our Collections
AHC collections go beyond Wyoming's or the region's borders and support a wide range of research and teaching activities in the humanities, sciences, arts, business, and education. Major areas of collecting include Wyoming and the American West, the mining and petroleum industries, environment and natural resources, journalism, military history, transportation, the history of books, and 20th century entertainment such as popular music, radio, television, and film. Total manuscripts and archives holdings are roughly 75,000 cubic feet (or nearly 15 miles) of material. Toppan Library holds more than 50,000 items from medieval illuminated manuscripts to the 21st Century. Subject strengths include the American West, British and American literature, early exploration of North America, religion, hunting and fishing, natural history, women authors, and the book arts.
There are several ways to learn more about our holdings:
- Browse by Subject Area
- Search the UW Libraries Catalog
- Search an online database of manuscript collection inventories (select University of Wyoming for the "Institution" field)
- Search and Browse our Digital Collections
National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC)
The AHC wishes to acknowledge the tremendous assistance provided to its cataloging and processing of hundreds of collections by grants from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, a unit of the National Archives.