University of Wyoming. Black Studies Center records, 2020-2021

Overview of the Collection

University of Wyoming. Black Studies Center
University of Wyoming. Black Studies Center records
2020-2021 (inclusive)
Website capture 2021-ongoing (inclusive)
.10 cubic ft. (1 Box) + 19.90 GB + website material
Collection Number
The University of Wyoming's Black Studies Center was created in 2020 with the help of Dr. Fredrick Douglas Dixon and Dr. Jacquelyn Bridgeman.
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

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Through the Black Studies Center, young scholars in introductory African American and Diaspora Studies and African American history courses will be introduced to graduate study rigor and research in a way that’s transformative. UW’s Black Studies Center launched with several initial goals: to create an institutional platform that will dedicate efforts and resources to support culturally responsive teaching, rural community-focused engagement and evidence-based research related to Black studies; to inspire and provide students with opportunities to understand and appreciate the importance and interrelations of the complex concepts and theories that constitute Black studies; to assist students in securing the necessary skills to think critically about, convey and articulate the conditions of the Black experience by developing a sense of cultural insight to identify and understand patterns of historical development; and to introduce students to the fundamental rigors of graduate research to comprehend the importance of historical interpretations’ theoretical underpinnings.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains correspondence from inside and outside of the Black Studies Center, news clippings, programming events, and "zoom bomb" responses.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

This material was received from Dr. Fredrick Douglas Dixon, the director of the Black Studies Center, and Timberly Vogel in July 2021.

Processing Note

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Timberly Vogel in July 2021.

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are related archival materials to the University of Wyoming's Black Studies Center records located in the University of Wyoming's African American and Diaspora Studies records and the University of Wyoming's Black Student Alliance records at the American Heritage Center.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Black Studies Center Events
Digital ahcdm_545028_001
ASUW Correspondence,
Digital ahcdm_545028_001
Black Studies Center Internal Correspondence,
Digital ahcdm_545028_001
City of Laramie Correspondence,
Digital ahcdm_545028_001
University of Wyoming President Seidel,
Digital ahcdm_545028_001
News Clippings:
Digital ahcdm_545028_001
Digital ahcdm_545028_001
Zoom Bomb
2021 February
Digital 2021 June
Digital 2021 August-ongoing

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • African Americans--Colonization--Wyoming
  • African American football players--Political activity--Wyoming--Laramie
  • African Americans--Civil rights--Wyoming--Laramie
  • African Americans--Education (Higher)--West (U.S.)
  • African Americans--Study and teaching
  • African Americans--Wyoming--History
  • Civil rights demonstrations--Wyoming--Laramie

Corporate Names

  • University of Wyoming. College of Arts and Sciences
  • University of Wyoming. School of Culture, Gender, and Social Justice
  • Wyoming Cowboys (Football team)

Geographical Names

  • Laramie (Wyo.)--Race relations
  • Wyoming--History--2000-