The American Heritage Center is the University of Wyoming’s manuscript repository, rare books library, and official archives. The AHC is one of the nation’s biggest, busiest, and best non-governmental archival institutions in the nation: 1) AHC holdings total 75,000 cubic feet (or 18 miles) of manuscripts and archives and 60,000 rare book volumes; 2) AHC assists 5-6,000 researchers every year, from K-12 and undergraduates to senior scholars to documentary filmmakers, and users come from across the globe; 3) in 2010 the AHC received the highest honor possible in the archival profession, th
The UW American Heritage Center is asking Wyoming residents for input about the energy boom in eastern Wyoming, for a history project.
Archivist Leslie Waggener says they’re interested in hearing from residents of Platte, Goshen and eastern Laramie counties about the potential oil boom surrounding drilling in the Niobrara formation. She plans on asking a number of questions: "How are they preparing? What help do they need? What help do they need from the state? What help do they need from the industry? How is that back and forth going with the various players?"