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Education and Outreach|American Heritage Center

Contact Us

UW American Heritage Center
1000 E. University Ave.,
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-4114
Fax: 307-766-5511
Email: ahc@uwyo.edu

Instructional Support


The American Heritage Center takes pride in supporting the educational mission of the University of Wyoming and offers research, bibliographic and course development assistance to instructors and students.

We welcome instructors to bring classes to the American Heritage Center and our staff is eager to work with instructors to make every class visit an exciting and productive experience. To that end, we ask that instructors comply with the following guidelines pertaining to scheduling classes or giving class assignments involving American Heritage Center resources. University of Wyoming faculty can find additional information about instructional and other resources by visiting our Resources for UW Faculty page. Elementary, middle, and high school instructors who wish to bring their classes to the AHC can learn more by visiting our Resources for K-12 Educators page.

We are able to offer the following services to instructors and classes:

  • Bibliographic Classes to assist students in learning how to use the reading room resources and conduct primary research.
  • Topics Classes to introduce students to collection material in our holdings relevant to a particular topic of interest
  • Research Classes to assist students in utilizing primary documents and other collection materials for personal or directed research.
  • Tours to acquaint students with the American Heritage Center, its various departments and its resources.
  • Course or Unit Development Assistance to provide assistance to instructors wishing to develop full courses or instructional units based on AHC collection materials.

Class Visit Scheduling

Instructors wishing to bring classes to the American Heritage Center must schedule a time for their visit at least two weeks in advance. To schedule a class visit to the American Heritage Center, please complete our online form. Please note that due to space and staffing limitations, American Heritage Center is unable to accommodate drop-in classes.

Class Assignments

We welcome instructors to give class assignments that utilize the resources at the AHC. However, due to staff limitations and the unique procedures required for patron access and use of AHC collection materials, we ask that instructors contact the AHC Reference Department to advise them of the assignment being given and provide a copy of the assignment for AHC staff reference. This will allow AHC staff to provide the best possible assistance to students, implement special procedures for quick access to the required material, and minimize unexpected impact on AHC Reading Room staff.

If your students are unfamiliar with the procedures for accessing and using archival materials, we urge you to schedule a reading room orientation for your students prior to assigning work in AHC collections. Arrangements for orientation classes may be made by calling the AHC Reference Desk at 307-766-3756 or by emailing the AHC Reference Department.

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