Sheila Arnold papers, 1973-1988

Overview of the Collection

Arnold, Sheila
Sheila Arnold papers
1973-1988 (inclusive)
.55 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Collection Number
Sheila Arnold was a member of the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1978 to1992. The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, certificates of election and appreciation, and a press release regarding Arnold's campaigns and work in the Wyoming State Legislature.
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

Sheila Arnold was a member of the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1978 to1992. She was a Democrat whose platform included removing the sales tax on food, increasing the mineral severance tax, a long term water development program, and equalization of educational spending. While a State Legislator she was a member of the Joint Interim Mines, Minerals, Industrial Development Committee, Committee on Revenue, and the Committee on Rules and Procedures, the Governor's Council on Disabilities, and the Governor's Committee on Health Insurance. Aside from legislative duties her other activities included being a director of First Interstate Bank, a secretary of the Wyoming Land Use Advisory Commission, a Democratic State Committee Woman from Albany County, and a member of the State Committee on Long Term Health Care.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Sheila Arnold papers contain correspondence (1979-1985), photographs (1980s), newspaper clippings (1978-1985), certificates of election and appreciation (1973-1984), and a press release (1978).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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.

Alternative Forms Available

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of select material from this collection are available at

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Sheila Arnold at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

This material was received from Mr. Drew Arnold in September 2002.

Processing Note

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Jamie J. Greene in January 2016.

Select materials from the collection were digitized by Halena Bagdonas in December 2015.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1 Election '74 Press Clippings - Albany County, Wyoming election newspaper clippings, campaign pamphlets, bumper sticker, and correspondence 1974
1 Press - '78 - newspaper clippings and certificate 1978-1979
1 Election '78 - Press - state representative campaign newspaper clippings and notes 1978
1 Pre 1980 - certificates 1970s
1 1980 - newspaper clippings 1980
1 1981 - certificate and photograph 1981
1 1982 - newspaper clippings 1982
1 1983 - newspaper clippings, certificates, and notes 1983
1 1984 - photographs, newspaper clippings, notes, Gov. Ed Herschler speech, and pamphlets 1984
1 1985 - correspondence, photographs, certificates, and newspaper clippings 1985
1 1986 - photographs, reports, correspondence, certificates, and newspaper clippings 1986
1 1987 - photographs, correspondence, certificates, and newspaper clippings 1987
1 1974-1988 - correspondence, certificates, pamphlets, and newsletters 1974-1988
1 Newspaper clippings 1975-1982
1 Photographs of Sheila Arnold with miscellaneous people 1970-1988
2 Group portrait 1980-1988

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Women legislators -- Wyoming.

Corporate Names

  • Democratic Party (Wyo.)
  • Wyoming. Legislature. House of Representatives.

Geographical Names

  • Wyoming -- History -- 1946-1999
  • Wyoming -- Politics and government.