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On his way to the 1837 Fur Trade Rendezvous, Alfred Jacob Miller sketched and painted countless images of the American West, the people at the trade, and the culture that was included with the event.
The Baker and Johnston Photographs collection contains original glass plate negatives of Native Americans primarily from the Shoshone, Arapahoe, and Apache tribes, and includes portraits of Chief Washakie, Geronimo, and General Crook.
The Al Christie collection contains silent film era production files and publicity materials, primarily for Christie Film Company silent films. This exhibit highlights a selection of publicity stills from the 1926 film "A Nervous Wreck.
Joseph S. Palen was a veterinarian, historian, and writer. His collection is the culmination of over half a century of research and collecting on the subject of the American West, especially in the history of rodeo and Cheyenne Frontier Days.
In 1944 Ozzie and Harriet Nelson started their own comedy radio program, "Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," which depicted their own family life and featured their two sons, David and Ricky. The show moved to television in 1952 and lasted until 1966.
Clay Blair, Jr. was a well-known author, journalist, and military historian. He volunteered for submarine service in World War II and was decorated with the Submarine Combat Insignia and the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Medal with three battle stars.
Roald Fryxell was an anthropologist and geologist in the mid-1900s who discovered the “Oldest Man In America” at the Marmes Rockshelter and examined sediment samples brought back from the moon during the Apollo Space Missions. The work he completed before his untimely death furthered our scientific knowledge of the lunar surface and life on Earth.
Olaus and Mardy Murie were leading conservationists of their time. They spent many years advocating for the protection of untouched land and the wildlife that resides on it. Through their work they were able to change the way that conservation efforts are carried throughout America.
The variety of images taken by professional and snapshot photographers during the Vietnam War provide an interesting visual portrait of America’s involvement in Vietnam. This exhibit includes images from renowned war correspondent Richard Tregaskis as well as from the personal collection of war veteran Craig Tiernan.
The story of the pronghorn in Wyoming is a story of abundance. This exhibit shows some of the many ways that people and the pronghorn have interacted and highlights the important role the pronghorn maintains in this state as well as around the world.
A United Airlines flight departed from Denver, Colorado on the morning of October 6, 1955 bound for Salt Lake City, Utah. The following day, rescue teams composed of experienced mountaineers were called in to a plane wreck on the face of Medicine Bow Peak near Laramie, WY
This exhibit features 10 large maps of Laramie from 1867 to 1965, and one large Albany County map from 1886. Each map includes a brief description of the growth of Laramie and highlights features on the map, including businesses, schools, churches, hospitals, and street names. The Albany County Map shows a much larger county that, at the time, extended north to present-day Crook County.
Through his photographs, writings and personal appearances Stephen Leek was instrumental in building public support for saving the Jackson Hole elk herd that culminated in the establishment of the National Elk Refuge in Jackson.
Alan K. Simpson is a well known name in Wyoming and across the country due to his political career spanning 1964-1997. Simpson, however, wore many hats throughout his working.
In 1902, Owen Wister published his Western novel "The Virginian". Its impact upon Western literature, drama, and film continues to be felt to this day.
The AHC's Toppan Rare Books Library is home to the University of Wyoming's rare books collection. This exhibit uses a selection of the Toppan collections to highlight the contributions of eighteenth-century women to literary culture.
While some southern Wyoming Union Pacific railroad towns existed for only a matter of months then became ghost towns, others prospered and became permanent communities. All of these “Hell on Wheels” towns contributed to the construction of the engineering marvel which was the transcontinental railroad.
The University of Wyoming campus features a rich mixture of historic buildings and growing infrastructure. Discover the history of some of UW’s oldest buildings and the people they were named for.
During the course of its 43 year run, "Stampede" became the largest weekly syndicated cartoon feature in the agriculture sector of both the United States and Canada, reaching a weekly audience of more than 2 million readers. Explore a selection of some of Palen's best comics.
Discover the reactions, both positive and negative, to the Black 14 incident and how it fit into the national conversation of the time.
|Hell on Wheels: Union Pacific Towns in Wyoming
|Connecting Wyoming to the World: A History of UW
|More Pronghorn Than People
|Souvenirs of War
|Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
|Clay Blair, Jr.