This collection consists of a series of original letters written by Victor Arland (c. 1848- 1890) of Arland, Wyoming to Mr. C.P. Dadant of Hamilton, IL, a beekeeper and manufacturer of bee supplies and distributor of honey. The letters are handwritten in …
2,500 photographs taken by Wyoming photographer Charles Belden, documenting ranch life in Northwest Wyoming during the first half of the twentieth century.
Project was funded by a generous grant from the Carol McMurry Library Donor Advised Endowment Fund, …
A selection of letters, correspondence, published material, ephemera, objects and photographs surrounding the life of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
Supported by OCLC, Mrs. Lynne Cheney, and a grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, a program of the …
This collection contains various documents concerning the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Most prominent are two original reports of General Alfred H. Terry to General George Crook, the first official reports of the defeat of Custer at the Little Big Horn …
Collection consists of four journals by Count Otto Franc von Liechtenstein relating daily activities as he ran the Pitchfork Ranch on the upper Greybull River west of present day Meeteetse, Wyoming. Typed transcripts are present for the first two …
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