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Popular Research Topics: Women's History
Known as the Equality State, Wyoming was the first to grant suffrage to women. Most notably, the first woman governor of the United States was elected to office in Wyoming. The AHC houses the papers of this governor, Nellie Tayloe Ross (see below). AHC collections also feature some prominent women from the state's history, including the University of Wyoming's first librarian, Grace Raymond Hebard, and the first African American Wyoming legislator, Harriet Byrd. AHC holdings also include collections from several notable women journalists.