1000 E. University Ave.,
Laramie, WY 82071
The Cold War was a global event, and yet all too often Cold War studies focus on the United States and Soviet Union at the expense of other perspectives. The purpose of this guide is to highlight those collections which expose the experiences of nations beyond the United States to create a holistic image of the Cold War World. These collections draw from a wide range of documents written in/about North America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Central/South America and include countries such as Iran, Pakistan, Israel, Egypt, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Poland, Vietnam, Korea, Indonesia, Japan, China, Mexico, Cuba and others. Researchers should be aware that some of the collections in this guide include documents written in foreign languages such Arabic, Russian, Spanish, and Chinese.
The AHC archives also contain plenty of English-language materials and many of the collections in this guide are even written by American authors, such as Foreign Correspondents, International Development Consultants, Ambassadors, Economic Advisors, lecturers, and soldiers, which offer unique insights that reflect foreign sentiment. These authors lived abroad and worked closely local leaders, artists, and politicians and their collections provide distinct international perspectives in a Cold War world.
Some of our prominent holdings are detailed below. Additional holdings can be located by searching our online inventories (select University of Wyoming as the institution), or by searching our online catalog.