Wyoming Pioneers Oral History project, 1947-1956

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Wyoming Pioneers Oral History project
Title
Wyoming Pioneers Oral History project
Dates
1947-1956 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.35 cubic ft. (3 boxes) + 552 KB
Collection Number
300018
Summary
The Wyoming Pioneers Oral History project interviewed Wyoming residents about their lives.
Repository
University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
82071
Telephone: 3077663756
ahcref@uwyo.edu
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

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

Languages
English

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains interviews and transcripts with people who were early residents of Wyoming. Interviews were conducted between 1947 and 1956 by employees of the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming. Topics include life in Laramie, Hanna, Douglas, and other towns; politics and government; ranching; Camp Fire Girls; crime; Yellowstone Park; Buffalo Bill's Wild West show; University of Wyoming; Tom Horn; a World War II war bride; mining; and the Johnson County War. Includes some interviews with Native Americans.

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 http://digitalcollections.uwyo.edu:8180/luna/servlet/uwydbuwy~37~37.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known related materials.

Processing Note

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Ben Goldman in September 2010 and updated by Jamie J. Greene in March 2017.

Transcribed by Kim Winters from 2014-2016 and added to collection in June 2016.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 John D. Alsop, St. George, Utah July 9, 1952
1 2 John D. Alsop, St. George, Utah July 9, 1952
1 3 Mrs. Mary Bellamy, Laramie, Wyoming June 18, 1947; Jan. 9,1948
1 4 Herbert Brink, Ten Sleep Raid Oct. 4-5, 1955
1 5 Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Brown, Boone, Iowa Nov. 7, 1949
1 6 Mrs. H.R. Butler, Laramie, Wyoming June 14, 1949
1 7 T. Joe Cahill, Cheyenne, Wyoming undated
1 8 Camp Fire Girls, Laramie, Wyoming Jan. 25, 1951
1 9 Bill Carlisle, Laramie undated
1 10 Milinda C. Catron, 865 Adair Ave., Sheridan, Wyoming undated
1 11 Governor Fenimore Chatterton, Arvada, Colorado June 8, 1953
1 12 Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Condit, Laramie, WY Oct. 26. 1948
1 13 Mrs. Evelyn Corthell-Hill, Laramie 1953
1 14 Clayton Danks July, 1954
1 15 Jimmy Danks July 13, 1952
1 16 Frank DeFrance, Gordon, Nebraska undated
1 17 Charles Dunn, Tacoma, Washington July 26, 1949
1 18 Mrs. Rose Ecoffey (Princess Blue Water), Pine Ridge, South Dakota July 28, 1950
1 19 Charles Farthing, Iron Mountains undated
1 20 George Flagg Nov. 23, 1954
1 21 John E. Field, Denver, Colorado Oct. 7, 1950
1 22 E. O. Fuller, Laramie, Wyoming Mar., 1950
1 23 Mr. A.S. “Bud” Gillespie Oct. 2, 1952
1 24 Mrs. William Graham July 14, 1947
1 25 Grant Harnden, Laramie, Wyoming May 9, 1951
1 26 Phil Hausseaux, Douglas, Wyoming undated
1 27 Miss Mary Hawkins, Laramie, Wyoming Mar. 17, 1948
1 28 Mrs. Colin (Mary Ellen) Hodgson, Hanna, Wyoming June 12, 1951
1 29 A. D. (Tom) Hoskins, Kemmerer, Wyoming May 12, 1948
1 30 Indians (Ft. Washakie) May 1953
1 31 Inter Office Recordings undated
1 32 Mr. H. W. Keeline, Gillette, Wyoming undated
1 33 Herbert J. King, Laramie, Wyoming Feb. 21, 1949
1 34 Herbert King, Rock River undated
2 1 Frank “Booker” Lacey, 327 N. Jefferson, Sheridan, Wyoming undated
2 2 Jack Ledbetter, Saratoga, Wyoming Aug. 8 &12, Oct.1, 1950
2 3 Mrs. I. M. Lee, Price, Utah June 12, 1950
2 4 Nettie LeFors, 412 N. Adams, Buffalo, Wyoming undated
2 5 Wallis Link, Fort Collins, Colorado Apr. 11 & 27, 1951
2 6 Wallis Link, Fort Collins, Colorado Apr. 11 & 27, 1951
2 7 Wallis Link, Fort Collins, Colorado April 27, 1951
2 8 Elmer Lovejoy, Laramie, Wyoming Feb. 21, 1951
2 9 Judge Percy W. Metz, Basin, Wyoming May 21, 1948
2 10 R. B. Miller, Burwell, Nebraska May 1952
2 11 Mrs. Hugh Moreland, Laramie, Wyoming July 14, 1947
2 12 Mrs. Mable Cheney Moudy, Laramie, Wyoming Feb. 2 & 17, Aug. 28, 1951
2 13 W. H. McDonald, North Platte, Nebraska, Mrs. Benjamin Robbins, Rushville, Nebraska undated
2 14 Dr. Aven Nelson, Laramie, Wyoming Aug. 18, 1947
2 15 Dr. Harriett Knight Orr, Laramie, Wyoming July 8, 1948
2 16 Axel Palmer Apr. 8, 1956
2 17 Axel Palmer, Laramie, Wyoming Apr. 8, 1956
2 18 Eli Peterson, 515 4th St., Douglas, Wyoming Mar. 1952
2 19 H. Pollard and Clay Shaw, Douglas, Wyoming undated
2 20 Mr. Radcliff, Ogallala, Nebraska undated
2 21 Mrs. Roan, Kaycee, Wyoming undated
2 22 Mrs. Benjamin Robbins, Rushville, Nebraska undated
2 23 Andy Ross, Pierce, Colorado undated
2 24 Mrs. Charles H. Sanger, Laramie, Wyoming Aug. 19, 1947
2 25 Mike G. Shonsey
2 26 Mrs. Clyde Stanley Mar. 29, 1955
2 27 Ed “Boots” Smith, Laramie, Wyoming July 19, 1950
2 28 Russell Thorp, Cheyenne, Wyoming Apr. 27, 1951
2 29 O. Wallis, Laramie undated
2 30 Janet Mercer Webb, 469 N. Main, Buffalo, Wyoming undated
2 31 C. W. Webber, Fort Collins, Colorado Sept. 24, 1950
2 32 C. Wilson, Chadron, Nebraska undated
2 33 Mrs. Mabel Buell Winninger, Cody, Wyoming Apr. 9, 1951
3 and Digital ahcdm_300018_001 Transcripts of interviews - paper and digital (USB Drive) 2014-2016

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Cowboys -- Wyoming.
  • Crime -- Wyoming.
  • Johnson County War, 1892.
  • Politics and government -- Wyoming.
  • Ranching -- Wyoming.
  • Shoshoni Indians.
  • oglala Indians

Personal Names

  • Corthell family.
  • Flagg, Oscar H., b. 1861.
  • Holliday family.
  • Horn, Tom, 1860-1903.

Corporate Names

  • Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
  • Camp Fire Girls -- Wyoming -- Laramie
  • University of Wyoming.

Geographical Names

  • Laramie (Wyo.)
  • Wyoming -- History, 1890-1918.
  • Wyoming -- History, 1919-1945.
  • Wyoming -- History, 1946-
  • Wyoming -- History, To 1889.
  • Wyoming.
  • Yellowstone National Park -- Description and travel.

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Alsop, John D., interviewee.
    • Bellamy, Mary G., interviewee.
    • Brink, Herbert, interviewee.
    • Brown, B.E., Mrs., interviewee.
    • Butler, H.R., Mrs., interviewee.
    • Cahill, T. Joe, interviewee.
    • Carlisle, William L., 1880-, interviewee.
    • Catron, Milinda C., interviewee.
    • Chatterton, Fenimore, 1860-1958, interviewee.
    • Condit, E.W., interviewee.
    • Danks, Clayton, interviewee.
    • Danks, Jimmy, interviewee.
    • De France, Frank, interviewee.
    • Dunn, Charles, interviewee.
    • Ecoffey, Rose, interviewee.
    • Farthing, Charles, interviewee.
    • Field, John E., interviewee.
    • Flagg, George, interviewee.
    • Fuller, E.O., 1875-1965, interviewee.
    • Gillespie, Andrew Springs, Mrs., interviewee.
    • Graham, William, Mrs., interviewee.
    • Harnden, Grant, interviewee.
    • Hausseaux, Phil, interviewee.
    • Hawkins, Mary, interviewee.
    • Hodgson, Mary Ellen, interviewee.
    • Hoskins, A.D., interviewee.
    • Keeline, Harry W., interviewee.
    • King, Herbert (Herbert T.), interviewee.
    • King, Herbert J., interviewee.
    • Lacey, Frank, interviewee.
    • Le Fors, Nettie, interviewee.
    • Ledbetter, Jack, (Wesley C.), d. 1957, interviewee.
    • Lee, I.M., Mrs., interviewee.
    • Link, Wallis, interviewee.
    • Lovejoy, Elmer F., 1872-1960, interviewee.
    • McDonald, W.H., interviewee.
    • Metz, Percy W., 1883-1964, interviewee.
    • Miller, R.B., interviewee.
    • Moreland, Mim Corthell, interviewee.
    • Moudy, Mable Cheney, 1878-1972, interviewee.
    • Nelson, Aven, 1859-1952, interviewee.
    • Orr, Harriet Knight, interviewee.
    • Palmer, Axel, interviewee.
    • Peterson, Eli, interviewee.
    • Pollard, H., interviewee.
    • Radcliff, Mr., interviewee.
    • Roan, Mrs., interviewee.
    • Robbins, Benjamin, Mrs., interviewee.
    • Ross, Andrew, interviewee.
    • Sanger, Charles H., Mrs., interviewee.
    • Smith, Ed, interviewee.
    • Stanley, Clyde L., interviewee.
    • Thorp, Russell, 1877-1968, interviewee.
    • Wallis, O., Mrs., interviewee.
    • Webb, Janet Mercer, interviewee.
    • Webber, C.W., interviewee.
    • Wilson, C., interviewee.
    • Winninger, Mabel Buell, interviewee.