Grace Willard Papers, 1867-2008

Overview of the Collection

Willard, Grace, 1894-
Grace Willard Papers
1867-2008 (inclusive)
8.38 cubic ft. (9 boxes)
Collection Number
Collection contains correspondence and other materials relating to Grace Willard's life in Wyoming, as well as travels in Jordan and Afghanistan.
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 and the collection is open to the public.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Grace Madden married Harold S. Willard on August 12, 1924. Harold Willard joined the University of Wyoming faculty as an instructor in Animal Husbandry in 1922. The Willards lived on the University of Wyoming Stock Farm from 1931-1953, when Harold Willard took leave from the university to accept an appointment with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in their Point 4 Program in Amman, Jordan. From 1959-1961 the Willards were in Afghanistan. Grace Willard taught math in the high school organized for American and other foreign students. She also taught English as a second language to Afghanis.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains correspondence from Grace Willard relating to life in Jordan and Afghanistan and to travels by the Willards all over the world. Also included are appointment calendars, a personal notebook, books from India and Australia, a high school year book, memoir of W. D. Willard (Harold S. Willard's father) about his family's life in Minnesota, a small manuscript by Mrs. Willard about life on the UW Stock Farm, numerous slides, and a book written by Grace Willard which was compiled by their son, James.

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.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Grace Willard at the date of accessioning.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

The Grace Willard papers were donated to the American Heritage Center by James M. Willard in 2010.

Processing Note

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Mary Ann Meyer in November 2010.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1-3, 5, 9 Notebooks of personal correspondence 1925-1990
1 Correspondence 1959-1969
3 Appointment calendars 1961, 1964-1968
3 Personal notebook 1962-1968
3-4 Printed material ca 1800, 1946-1961
3 High School Year Book 1912
3-4 Files relating to Stock Farm, Willard Family, correspondence 1950-1978
4 Book written by Willard and compiled by son 2008
3 Memoir by W. D. Willard 1867-1952
4 Bank statements 1955-1956
4 Slides 1974
6-8 Cases of slides undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Afghanistan -- 20th Century
  • Jordan -- 20th Century
  • Wyoming -- History, 1919-1945-

Personal Names

  • Willard, Harold S.

Corporate Names

  • University of Wyoming. Animal Husbandry Dept.

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Willard, W.D.