American Heritage Center

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November 22, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
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From Katherine Support opportunities for dialogue and life-long learning through our shared cultural legacy.

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The American Heritage Center is the university’s rare book and manuscript collection and the home of the University of Wyoming archives. We hold over 14 miles of collections in all formats, including papers, photographs, sound recordings, moving image, artwork, and digital files. Our collections document local and regional activities, preserving the history of ranching and mining, towns and recreation, land use, and economic boom and bust. In addition, we hold collections of national significance in arts and entertainment, politics, journalism, military history, and popular culture. The dedicated faculty and staff serve nearly 4,000 users each year, who range from students working on Wyoming History Day projects to classes engaging for a full semester with unique primary resources to exceptional researchers from across the globe. Support for the American Heritage Center funds a range of activities—all of which are necessary for the care, promotion, and availability of cultural heritage resources to citizens and scholars in Wyoming, the nation, and the world.

A gift to the American Heritage Center might fund the purchase of new additions to the collection, support a student employee or intern for a semester, re-format old media like VHS and cassette tapes to digital files, invest in training and development opportunities for faculty and staff, bring a scholar or public figure to campus to share their work, keep our architecturally significant building looking its best and functioning as a place where people gather for research and reflection, fund travel for graduate students or scholars, support activities relating to Wyoming History Day, pay for shipping costs of a traveling exhibit, or purchase state-of-the-art equipment for the scanning of photographs or letters, which preserves these originals and makes the digital version accessible on the web.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Tyler Spear, Major Gift Officer for the American Heritage Center, at (307) 766-3901 or

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