Richard S. Putney oral history, 2016-2017

Overview of the Collection

Putney, Richard S.
Richard S. Putney oral history
2016-2017 (inclusive)
165 MB
Collection Number
Oral history interview with Richard S. Putney, a minister with the University of Wyoming campus ministry in the 1960s and 1970s, who was involved with the Black 14 protests, peace movements, civil rights demonstrations, and Vietnam War protests. Audrey Putney, his wife, also contributes.
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

Richard Putney was a minister with the United Common Ministry Church, part of the University of Wyoming campus ministry. He and his family were involved with several liberal movements in Laramie including but not limited to service to honor and mourn Martin Luther King Jr. after his assasination, the Black 14 protests, civil rights demonstrations, the peace movements, and Vietnam War protests. The Putney family included Reverend Richard S. Putney, his wife, Audrey Putney, and their two sons. Richard Putney and his family lived in Laramie in the 1960s and the 1970s.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains an oral history interview with Richard and Audrey Putney conducted by Irlanda Jacinto, University Archivist for the University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center. The interview topics include but are not limited to a memorial service for Martin Luther King Jr. after his assasination, the Black 14, peace movements, Vietnam War protests, civil rights demonstrations, gays in Wyoming, race relations, and the University of Wyoming. Also included in the collection are correspondence and material from the University of Wyoming Institutional Review Board for protections of human subjects research.

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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, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Richard S. Putney at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

This material was released by Richard Putney in 2018.

Processing Note

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Krist Jessup in May 2019.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Digital ahcdm_400094_001 Oral History conducted by Irlanda Jacinto January 27, 2017
Digital ahcdm_400094_001 Correspondence 2016-2017
Digital ahcdm_400094_001 Institutional Review Board material 2016

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Black 14 (Laramie, Wyo.)
  • Civil rights demonstrations -- Wyoming -- Laramie.
  • Gays -- Wyoming -- Laramie.
  • Peace movements -- Wyoming -- Laramie.
  • Political activists
  • Religion

Corporate Names

  • University of Wyoming -- Race relations.

Geographical Names

  • Laramie (Wyo.)
  • Wyoming -- History -- 1946-1999.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Oral histories (document genres)

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Jacinto, Irlanda -- interviewer
    • Putney, Audrey