As Wyoming’s only four year academic institution the University of Wyoming holds a uniquely important position in the state. As the archive of the University, the AHC is responsible for documenting the university’s history and heritage, the contributions of its faculty and students, and preserving those permanent records which the university is legally obligated to maintain in perpetuity. Faculty papers and records of student and affiliated organizations add value and context to the official records of the University by documenting the University’s scholarship, teaching, history, and culture. The items displayed in this panel are just a few of many pieces of the University’s history preserved by the AHC.
The University Archives and Records Management Program is the repository for university departmental records, faculty papers, and records of student and affiliate organizations. It assists with records management and provides a secure storage location for both physical and electronic records of enduring value. The University of Wyoming and its records are governed by Wyoming Public Records Statutes and are subject to public records laws. Records retention schedules, which are approved by the State of Wyoming, guide users on the minimum length of time a type of record must be kept and indicates whether records may be of permanent historical value and should be transferred to the archives.
Image: Photograph of Old Main and two people walking a dog, University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, Photofile: Colleges & Universities-University of Wyoming-Buildings-Old Main, Negative Number 14979.
The University Archives and Records Management Program is responsible for preserving the University of Wyoming’s (UW) history. A part of the American Heritage Center (AHC), it is the designated repository for records created by the University’s offices, departments, and colleges having long-term historical value. The university archivist is available to work with any office on all of its records management needs.
Image: University of Wyoming football team, 1909. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, Photofile.