Beverly Seckinger materials for “Laramie Inside Out”, 1998-2004

Overview of the Collection

Seckinger, Beverly
Beverly Seckinger materials for “Laramie Inside Out”
1998-2004 (inclusive)
1.08 cubic ft. (3 boxes) + digital material
Collection Number
Raw footage and production materials for a documentary film on the murder of Matthew Shepard in 1998.
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

Until January 1, 2054, interviews without release forms cannot be published or placed online beyond the limits of the "fair use" (as defined in the U.S. Copyright statute) without permission of the interviewee.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Beverly Seckinger was an independent filmmaker and professor in the School of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of Arizona, where she taught courses in film production and Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transexual Studies. Seckinger grew up in Laramie, Wyoming, and graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1981. In 1998 she returned to Laramie to document the community’s reaction to the beating death of Matthew Shepard.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains the raw footage and full interviews used in Seckinger’s documentary film, “Laramie Inside Out.” It includes release forms from interviews and correspondence related to the production of the film, as well as newspapers, magazines, and color photos all relating to Matthew Shepard’s murder and the production of the film.

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Restrictions on Use

Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Beverly Seckinger at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

This material was received from Beverly Seckinger in 2013.

Processing Note

Processing Information

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1A Laramie - documents 1995-2005
1A Shepard Collection inventory American Heritage Center (AHC) 2001
1A Film option - distribution agreement and CNN license agreements 2002-2006
1A Dennison - footage research 2000-2004
1A Receipts - Laramie ATR 2001-2002
1A Music Rights 1999-2000
1A Laramie producing stuff 2002-2004
1A Talent release forms 1999-2003
1A Vanity Fair March 1999
1A The Advocate March 1999
1A Clipping from People Magazine December 2000
1A Newsweek August 1998
1A Time October 2003
1A Out March 1999
1A Christmas card undated
1A Postcards for "Laramie Inside Out" undated
1A Press kit for "The Matthew Shepard Story", NBC 2002
1A Mickey/Pam photographs and negatives undated
1A Unmarked cassette tapes undated
1A Cassette tape - "Portrait of a Pioneer City" Whittenburg Collection undated
1A, 1B Laramie Inside Out VHS 2003
1A Laramie Inside Out DVD 2004
1B M. Shepard Bero CBS 5 VHS September 22, 1999
1B Screener #993 VHS undated
1B Laramie Tonight Matthew Shepard Special VHS 1998
1B Laramie Trial Impact CNN VHS October 11, 1999
1B unmarked VHS undated
2 Newspaper clipping - "Christian assault on gays isn't meant to help them" undated
2 Newspaper clipping - "A Brutal Act Alters a Town" The New York Times May 19, 2000
2 Newspaper clipping - "Mommie Queerest, UW graduate brings documentary to Laramie" Branding Iron October 14, 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "Man's killing may have been hate crime" Tucson Citizen June 26, 2002
2 Branding Iron October 21, 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "McKinney jury selection continues" Branding Iron October 14, 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "McKinney trial opens in Laramie" Casper Start Tribune October 12, 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "Henderson pleads guilty during emotion-packed hearing" Laramie Daily Boomerang April 6, 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "'The Laramie Project' brings it back" Laramie Daily Boomerang March 7, 2002
2 Newspaper clipping - "Honor Thy Son: Out of tragedy, Judy Shepard becomes the mother of a movement" Las Vegas Review Journal September 14, 2003
2 Newspaper clipping - "Movie aids in Healing Laramie" Branding Iron March 8, 2002
2 Newspaper clipping - "Hikers complete memorial trek" The Denver Post October 12, 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "Summer of Matthew Shepard" The New York Times July 3, 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "Henderson pleaded guilty" Branding Iron April 6, 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "Gay's killing woke up Laramie" Arizona Daily Star October 8, 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "Matthew Shepard remembered" Branding Iron October 12, 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "Mother of murdered gay fights Calif. Proposition" Arizona Daily Star January 28, 2000
2 Newspaper clipping - "Shepard murder - one year later" Casper Star Tribune October 12, 1999
2 Magazine clipping - Protest photo "Freedom of Choice is the Right to Hate" Life undated
2 Magazine clipping - "A Boy's Life: For Mathew Shepard's killers, what does it take to pass as a man?" Harper's Magazine September 1999
2 Magazine clipping - "The Holy War on Gays" Rolling Stone March 18, 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "Defense attorney: Drugs a 'big part' in murder case" Laramie Daily Boomerang October 12, 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "It's a Man's World: Gender bender is too mild a word for the UWMC's production of 'The Abdication'" City Pages November 1998
2 Newspaper clipping - "Opposing views: Hate crime laws" Branding Iron April 15, 1999
2 Magazine clipping - "Praying away the gay" Time July 27, 1998
2 Laramie Daily Boomerang April 13, 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "Motion hearing heated with debate amongst lawyers" Laramie Daily Boomerang April 15, 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "Seckinger to discuss films" Laramie Daily Boomerang October 8, 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "Hate Story: 'Laramie Project' a labor of passion for its director" Rocky Mountain News March 9, 2002
2 Laramie Sunday Boomerang October 10, 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "Prosecution: 'Murder is not a pretty subject'" Laramie Daily Boomerang March 30, 1999
2 Laramie Daily Boomerang April 10, 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "Longtime rival lawyers square off in Shepard case" Laramie Sunday Boomerang April 4, 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "Judge issues gag order for McKinney case" Laramie Daily Boomerang April 9, 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "Motions filed by McKinney defense surpass 100" Laramie Daily Boomerang April 8, 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "1,600 mile hike announced, plans to pass through Laramie" Laramie Sunday Boomerang April 11, 1999
2 Rendezvous '99 Out of the closet … Into the woods flier 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "Jury selection starts in gay man's slaying" 1998
2 Newspaper clipping - "In guise of 'hope,' religious right demonizes gay people for political gain" undated
2 Newspaper clipping - "Gay's Slaying Spawns Morality Play" Los Angeles Times undated
2 Newspaper clipping - "Harboring Hatred: Bias, Injustice and Murdered Shepard Remembered in 'The Laramie Project'" June 13, 2000
2 Newspaper clipping - "Having fun on the 4th of July" Branding Iron July 8, 1999
2 Newspaper clipping - "Help for harassed gays" Arizona Daily Star undated
2 Newspaper clipping - "Hosea 8:7, 'They have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind'" undated
2 Newspaper clipping - "Misnamed 'Family Research Council' demonizes gays as subhuman" undated
2 Newspaper clipping - "Homophobia is the last of the 20th-century 'respectable' prejudices" September 7, 1998
Digital ahcdm_12577_001-ahcdm_12577_092 Raw footage and final production versions of "Laramie Inside Out" 1998-2004

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Gay men -- Crimes against -- Wyoming -- Laramie
  • Homicide -- Wyoming -- Laramie
  • Homophobia -- Wyoming -- Laramie

Personal Names

  • Shepard, Matthew, 1976-1998

Geographical Names

  • Laramie (Wyo.) -- Social conditions
  • Wyoming -- History, 1946-

Titles within the Collection

  • Laramie inside out (Motion picture)