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American Heritage Center

Welcome to the American Heritage Center home to over 90,000 cubic feet of historic documents and artifacts. We're one of the largest non-governmental archives in the nation.

Learn more about the American Heritage Center -- meet our staff, our board of advisors, and our mission, vision, and history. 

Overhead view of the loggia inside the Centennial Complex


Construction of the University of Wyoming, Merica Hall

University Archives 

The AHC is home to the University Archives and Records Management Program, the program serves the faculty, staff, departments, and other units within UW by assisting with records management and providing a secure repository for both physical and electronic records of enduring value. 


Alan K. Simpson Institute

The Alan K. Simpson Institute for Western Politics and Leadership is a program of the American Heritage Center focusing on the acquisition, preservation, and research use of the papers of prominent individuals, businesses, and organizations that have provided leadership – political, economic, social, and cultural – for Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain West.

Al and Pete Simpson in Washington D.C.


AHC grant recipient in the Reading Room

Grants & Fellowships

The AHC offers several grants and fellowship opportunities. The fellowships reflect the AHC's array of materials in several subject areas.  Academic scholars at any level -- from graduate students to tenured faculty -- may apply.


Archives on the Air

Archives on the Air is a partnership the AHC holds with Wyoming Public Radio. Archives on the Air takes listeners deep into our archives. Archives on the Air can be heard on Wyoming Public Radio Monday through Friday at 11:50 am, and 6:50 pm or online on Wyoming Public Media’s website.

large studio microphone
Contact Us

American Heritage Center

Centennial Complex

2111 Willet Drive

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-4114


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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