Guide to WSHS Records, 1873-1999 (bulk 1953-1999)

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Guide to Wyoming State Historical Society Records,
1873-1999 (bulk 1953-1999)
25 Cubic Feet + Audio-Visual Material
Accession Number 10504
Prepared by Melanie Francis
June 2001

Contents
Introduction
History
Series Description
Scope and Content
Series I. Organizational Records
Series II. Presidential Papers, Subseries 1. Michael Cassity Papers
Series III. Membership Ledgers
Series IV. Miscellaneous Journals and Reports
Series V. Wyoming State Historical Society Seal
Series VI. Maps
Series VII. Audio-Visual Materials

Introduction

Wyoming State Historical Society Records,
1873-1999 (bulk 1953-1999)
25 Cubic Feet (47 document boxes, 3 F17, 3F24, 1CAL box + audio-visual materials)
Accession Number 10504

The Wyoming State Historical Society Records were given to the American Heritage Center by the Society between 1996 and 2000. The papers had been kept in storage by the society in good condition and in good chronological order. The original folder titles and arrangement have generally been maintained. Materials like photographs, 8mm film, VHS video tapes, slides, audio tapes, publications, ledgers, and other miscellaneous documents are arranged in separate series.

The collection should be cited as: Wyoming State Historical Society Records, 1873-1999, Accession Number 10504, Box Number, Folder Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

History

A number of historical organizations preceded the Wyoming State Historical Society of today. In 1921, the state authorized the formation of a state historical society. State historian Mrs. Cyrus Beard headed the society, which encouraged membership and in 1924 began publishing what is today Annals of Wyoming: The Wyoming History Journal. However, by 1932, Wyoming again was without a state society.

The current WSHS was founded in 1953. A new Constitution was proposed and passed, which borrowed from preceding societies. Articles and amendments were proposed, revised, and adopted according to the constitutional rules of the society. Secretary-treasurer Lola Homsher became a long-term executive board member of the WSHS.

The close WSHS connection to the Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department evolved during the time when the society organized the executive headquarters in the Cheyenne office. Local county chapters formed and flourished after the reorganization of the state society. The society published Annals of Wyoming: The Wyoming History Journal, which was initiated in 1924 by Mrs. Cyrus Beard, the state historian.

Wyoming’s representative statue of Esther Hobart Morris in Statuary Hall, Washington, D. C., was the first major project of the WSHS. Subsequent projects included awards programs in recognition of art, literature, film, and drama related to Wyoming history. L. C. Bishop’s work, Organizing Historical Treks on the Old Oregon Trail, and T. A. Larson’s book, Wyoming’s War Years 1941-45, were among the first to receive awards.

Popular historical treks each summer became a highlight of the WSHS activities. Local chapters took turns hosting the event, which entailed planning bus tours, lodging, social activities, and publications for the event.

The society sponsored and conducted a variety of projects to interest members and the general public. The purchase of Fort Fetterman in 1961 and the preservation of the Sheridan Inn in 1965 are examples of society endeavors. Protection from vandalism was another major concern of the WSHS, which worked on such as projects as better security for Fort Fred Steele, Independence Rock, and Register Cliff.

History Day, initiated in 1980, was a central focus of the WSHS. It promoted the study of history in Wyoming public schools by encouraging students to use primary research sources in archives, museums, and oral history. Students researched their topics along a central theme defined each year by History Day at the national level. Presentations included a choice of formal papers, two or three dimensional displays, individual or group drama, along with extensive bibliographies for competition at the local, regional, state, and national levels.

In January 1995 the WSHS was based at the Executive Headquarters at the State Archives and Historical Department, a division of Parks and Cultural Resources, Department of Commerce. However, Dr. Celeste Colgan, director of the Department of Commerce, maintained that the former relationship between the State and the WSHS, a private organization, was no longer advantageous, and she withdrew financial assistance for the society. For a short time the Department of Commerce continued to produce Annals while the WSHS published the Wyoming History Journal.

The WSHS became a self-supporting, non-profit organization as a result of a new statute agreement with the Division of Parks and Cultural Resources, which renewed partial, monetary assistance for the recombined Annals of Wyoming: The Wyoming History Journal later in 1995. The journal was produced with editorial assistance provided by the History Department of the University of Wyoming with office space provided by the American Heritage Center. Other WSHS publications include Wyoming History News, Wyoming Historic Trails, and the Wyoming Historic Calendar (in conjunction with the American Heritage Center). The WSHS web site: www.wyshs.org was also part of the society’s outreach program by 1997.

Series Description

The Wyoming State Historical Society Papers are arranged in 7 series:

Series I. Organizational Records, 1953-1999. (46 document boxes). Arranged chronologically and then alphabetically within each year. Correspondence for annual meetings, treks, awards, membership; constitution, by-laws and amendment revisions, information on society publications, and newspaper clippings on society events; minutes and transcripts of executive meetings, membership lists, and financial reports.

Series II. Presidential Papers, 1994-1997 (1 document box) Subseries 1. Michael Cassity Papers, 1994-1997. (1 document box). Arranged chronologically. Correspondence as Albany County representative (1994-1996) and president (1996-1997) of the WSHS for committee meeting agendas and reports, publication planning, membership outreach, and multi-media technology.

Series III. Membership Ledgers, 1953-1983. (1 F17 box). Arranged chronologically.

Series IV. Miscellaneous Journals and Reports, 1873-1890. (1 F17 box). Arranged chronologically. Published by the Territory or State of Wyoming. Annual and biennial reports about Wyoming to federal agencies in Washington.

Series V. Wyoming State Historical Society Seal, 1964. (1 F17 box). Arranged alphabetically. 19 entries for design contest for new society seal.

Series VI. Maps, 1883-1965. (3 F24 boxes). Arranged chronologically within each . box. Highway Department and Geological Survey maps with handwritten trail and trek routes marked. Also, by Paul Henderson of trail and Pony Express routes.

Series VII. Audio-visual Materials, 1987-1997. (1 CAL box + 3 items). Arranged by format chronologically. One 8mm film project, two VHS film projects, two VHS symposium video-tapes, one audio-tape of Wyoming State Song (1990), and 21 audio- tapes of executive meetings (1995-1997).

Scope and Content

The Wyoming State Historical Society Records include correspondence beginning in 1953, regarding annual meetings, membership, annual treks, annual awards, other projects, History Day, and communication among county chapters. Transcripts of executive meetings and constitutional revisions are also included. The WSHS collection does not contain many records from the period 1895-1950. Much was lost or destroyed. Records from the first decade of the revised society, the 1950s, are less complete than records from the 1960s and beyond.

Correspondence and plans for the Quarterly Bulletin, Annals of Wyoming, Wyoming History News, and Wyoming Historic Trails are included. Maps used in planning annual treks and charting historic trails are also housed in the collection. Of special interest are those maps used by Paul Henderson in his plotting of Wyoming’s Oregon, Overland, and Bozeman Trails.

Personal photographs and slides include those taken by some executive officers and show annual meetings, awards ceremonies, and annual treks. 8mm film (Wyoming from the Beginning--1963), VHS video projects (Surveyors of the 6th Principal Meridian--1987), and VHS videotape (World War II Symposium in Casper--1995) illustrate film projects funded by the society. Audio tapes provide a recording of the Wyoming State Song (1990) by the Park County Historical Society for the Wyoming Centennial Project and audio-tape records of executive meetings from 1995 through 1997.

The controversial years of 1995-1997, when the Wyoming State Historical Society eventually split from the Department of Commerce, are recorded in extensive executive correspondence, audio tapes, resulting constitutional revisions, and newspaper clippings.

  1. Folder List
    Series I. Organizational Records, 1898, 1953-1999
    Box Folder Title Date
    1 1 PUBLISHED REPORTS
    Robert Morris
    John Hoyt 1898

    1 2 LEGAL DOCUMENTS
    Act Creating WHS (1895)
    Natrona County Articles of Incorporation
    Park County Legal Complaint (1948) 1953

    1 3 EMIGRANT TRAIL TREK #1 1953

    1 4 EMIGRANT TRAIL TREK #2 1953

    1 5 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE 1953

    1 6 FIRST ANNUAL MEETING 1954

    1 7 EMIGRANT TRAIL TREK #4 1954

    1 8 HOMSHER, LOLA CORRESPONDENCE 1954

    1 9 MEMBERSHIP RECORDS 1953-1954

    1 10 SECOND ANNUAL MEETING 1955

    1 11 EMIGRANT TRAIL TREK #5 1955

    1 12 EMIGRANT TRAIL TREK #6 1955

    1 13 MEMBERSHIP RECORDS 1955

    1 14 THIRD ANNUAL MEETING 1956

    1 15 EMIGRANT TRAIL #7 1956

    1 16 FOURTH ANNUAL MEETING 1957

    1 17 LEASE AGREEMENT - CARBON COUNTY
    Rawlins Spring Site 1957

    1 18 FIFTH ANNUAL MEETING 1958

    1 19 EMIGRANT TRAIL #9 1958

    1 20 SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING 1959

    1 21 EMIGRANT TRAIL TREK #10 1959

    1 22 HISTORY NEWS (1953-1959) 1959

    1 23 SEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING 1960

    1 24 EMIGRANT TRAIL TREK #11 1960

    1 25 EIGHTH ANNUAL MEETING 1961

    1 26 COPYRIGHT PAPERS/HISTORICAL BOOKLET 1961

    1 27 EMIGRANT TRAIL TREK #12 1961

    Box Folder Title Date
    2 1 NINTH ANNUAL MEETING 1962

    2 2 EMIGRANT TRAIL TREK #13 1962

    2 3 TENTH ANNUAL MEETING 1963

    2 4 EMIGRANT TRAIL TREK #14 1963

    2 5 EXECUTIVE CORRESPONDENCE 1963

    2 6 ELEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING 1964

    2 7 HANDBOOK AND AWARDS PROGRAM 1964

    2 8 EMIGRANT TRAIL TREK #14 1964

    Box Folder Title Date
    3 1 TWELFTH ANNUAL MEETING 1965

    3 2 HANDBOOK AND AWARDS PROGRAM 1965

    3 3 EMIGRANT TRAIL TREK #16 1965

    3 4 EXECUTIVE MEETING (1960-1965) 1965

    3 5 HISTORY NEWS (1954-1962) 1965

    3 6 HISTORY NEWS (1963-1965) 1965

    Box Folder Title Date
    4 1 THIRTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING 1966

    4 2 ANNUAL TREK 1966

    4 3 EMIGRANT TRAIL TREK # 17 1966

    4 4 EXECUTIVE LISTS AND MEMBERSHIPS
    (various dates) 1966

    4 5 FOURTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING 1967

    4 6 ANNUAL TREK PHOTOGRAPHS
    Taken by Katherine Halverson 1967

    4 7 EMIGRANT TRAIL TREK #18 1967

    4 8 HALVERSON, KATHERINE PHOTOGRAPHS 1967

    4 9 MILLEK, DOROTHY CORRESPONDENCE 1967

    4 10 FIFTHTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING 1968

    4 11 EMIGRANT TRAIL TREK #19 1968

    4 12 MEMBERSHIP LISTS 1968

    4 13 PORTRAIT OF A PIONEER CITY
    Radio scripts by Clarice Whittenburg 1968

    Box Folder Title Date
    5 1 SIXTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING 1969

    5 2 HISTORY NEWS (1960-1969) 1969

    5 3 MEMORIALS - STATE AND COUNTY 1969

    5 4 SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING 1970

    5 5 BUDGET AND TAX CORRESPONDENCE 1970

    5 6 EXECUTIVE MEETING 1970

    5 7 FILM PROJECT--
    WYOMING FROM THE BEGINNING 1970

    5 8 NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS/ NEWS RELEASES 1970

    5 9 EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING 1971

    5 10 HOMSHER, LOLA FILE (1953-1971) 1971

    Box Folder Title Date
    6 1 NINETEENTH ANNUAL MEETING 1972

    6 2 ANNALS COPYRIGHT PAPERS 1972

    6 3 TWENTIETH ANNUAL MEETING 1973

    6 4 FOUNDATION CORRESPONDENCE #1
    Articles of Incorporation (1961-1967) 1973

    6 5 FOUNDATION CORRESPONDENCE #2 1973

    6 6 FOUNDATION DOCUMENT
    Articles of Incorporation 1973

    6 7 TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING 1974

    6 8 DRUMBRILL, RICHARD CORRESPONDENCE
    Mountain Man Trails, Award, Annals 1974

    6 9 FOUNDATION RECORDS
    Financial and Donation Records 1974

    6 10 ANNALS INFORMATION COSTS 1975

    6 11 EXCHANGES 1975

    6 12 NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR HUMANITIES 1975

    6 13 WPA GRANT REQUEST 1975

    Box Folder Title Date
    7 1 ANNUAL CHAPTER REPORTS 1976

    7 2 TWENTY-THIRD ANNUAL MEETING 1976

    7 3 ANNUAL TREK 1976

    7 4 ASSORTED NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS
    (1890s-1970s) 1976

    7 5 ASSORTED PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL 1976

    7 6 BICENTENNIAL LIVING HISTORY
    Correspondence for video-tape program 1976

    7 7 BIG HORN FOREST COMMITTEE 1976

    7 8 COUNTY CORRESPONDENCE 1976

    7 9 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 1976

    7 10 GENERL CORRESPONDENCE 1976

    Box Folder Title Date
    8 1 BRAZELTON, JAY CORRESPONDENCE 1976

    8 2 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE (A-L) 1976

    8 3 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE (M-Z) 1976

    8 4 GRANT IN AID 1976

    8 5 HISTORY NEWS (1971-1976) 1976

    8 6 LEGISLATORS 1976

    8 7 MABEL BROWN AWARD 1976

    8 8 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #1 1976

    8 9 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #2 1976

    Box Folder Title Date
    9 1 ANNUAL MEETING 1977

    9 2 ANNUAL TREK 1977

    9 3 AWARDS CORRESPONDENCE 1977

    9 4 COUNTY CHAPTER CORRESPONDENCE 1977

    9 5 COUNTY CHAPTER REPORTS 1977

    9 6 COPYRIGHT INFORMATION 1977

    9 7 DENVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PROJECT 1977

    9 8 EXECUTIVE COMMETTEE 1977

    9 9 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE 1977

    9 10 MEMBERSHIP LISTS 1977

    9 11 MEXICAN AMERICANS IN WYOMING 1977

    9 12 MULTI-ETHNIC STUDIES 1977

    9 13 PENDERGRAFT, RAY CORRESPONDENCE 1977

    Box Folder Title Date
    10 1 RENDEZVOUS (1825) 1977

    10 2 TOTAL MEMBERSHIP LISTS 1977

    10 3 WASDEN AWARD 1977

    10 4 "WYOMING FROM THE BEGINNING"
    Correspondence 1977

    10 5 "WYOMING FROM THE BEGINNING"
    Publicity and Newspaper Clippings 1977

    10 6 ANNUAL MEETING
    Correspondence and Photographs 1978

    10 7 ANNUAL MEETING REPORTS 1978

    10 8 ANNUAL TREK 1978

    10 9 AWARDS AND CORRESPONDENCE 1978

    10 10 COUNTY CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP
    Correspondence 1978

    10 11 COUNTY CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP LISTS 1978

    10 12 CHAPTER OFFICERS 1978

    Box Folder Title Date
    11 1 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TRANSCRIPT 1978

    11 2 EXECUTIVE MEETING TRANSCRIPT 1978

    11 3 WYOMING EUROPEAN HERITAGE
    Katherine Halverson Personal File 1978

    11 4 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE (A-M) 1978

    11 5 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE (N-Z) 1978

    11 6 MEMBERSHIP LISTS 1978

    11 7 MOUNTAIN MAN TRAILS FOUNDATION
    Publication Drafts and Correspondence 1978

    11 8 SALERATUS AND SAGEBRUSH
    Correspondence and Accounts 1978

    11 9 WASDEN, DAVID (PRESIDENT) FILE 1978

    11 10 "WYOMING FROM THE BEGINNING"
    Film Sales, Schedule, Correspondence 1978

    11 11 WYOMING HISTORY WEEK PROCLAMATION 1978

    Box Folder Title Date
    12 1 ANNUAL MEETING 1979

    12 2 ANNUAL TREK 1979

    12 3 AWARDS PROGRAM 1979

    12 4 AWARDS #1 1979

    12 5 AWARDS #2 1979

    12 6 BISHOP MEMORIAL FUND 1979

    12 7 BROWN, MABEL (PRESIDENT) FILE 1979

    12 8 CHAPTER OFFICERS 1979

    12 9 COUNTY CHAPTER CORRESPONDENCE 1979

    12 10 CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
    Drafts of Revisions, Correspondence 1979

    Box Folder Title Date
    13 1 CORRESPONDENCE (B-J) 1979

    13 2 CORRESPONDENCE (K-Z) 1979

    13 3 CORRESPONDENCE (MISCELLANEOUS) 1979

    13 4 DIVISION NEWS RELEASES 1979

    13 5 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (TRANSCRIPTS)
    Ellen Muler File 1979

    13 6 EXECUTIVE MEETINGS 1979

    13 7 EXECUTIVE MEETING TRANSCRIPTS 1979

    13 8 GRANT-IN-AID 1979

    13 9 GRANT-IN-AID FORMS (1977) 1979

    13 10 GRANT-IN-AID PROJECTS
    Correspondence and Agreements 1979

    Box Folder Title Date
    14 1 GRANT-IN-AID PROJECTS (A-C) 1979

    14 2 GRANT-IN-AID PROJECTS (H-G) 1979

    14 3 GRANT-IN-AID (1976) 1979

    14 4 GRANT-IN-AID: HUNT, GEOFFREY (1973) 1979 14 5 GRANT-IN-AID: LEWELLYN, MIKE #1 (1975) 1979

    14 6 GRANT-IN-AID: LEWELLYN, MIKE #2 (1975) 1979

    14 7 GRANT-IN-AID: LOVE, KAREN (1971-1972) 1979

    14 8 GRANT-IN-AID: MURRAY, ROBERT #1
    (1967-1980) 1979

    14 9 GRANT-IN-AID: MURRAY, ROBERT #2
    (1964-1966) 1979

    14 10 GRANT-IN-AID: NELSON, GERALD (1964-65) 1979

    14 11 GRANT-IN-AID: PAIGE, JOHN C. (1979-1980) 1979

    Box Folder Title Date
    15 1 GRANT-IN-AID: PENDERGRAFT, RAY (1969) 1979

    15 2 GRANT-IN-AID: PETERSON, GUY (1977-1980) 1979

    15 3 FILM SCHEDULE
    Wyoming from the Beginning 1979

    15 4 FOUNDATION CORRESPONDENCE #1
    (1970-1978) 1979

    15 5 FOUNDATION CORRESPONDENCE #2 1979

    15 6 FOUNDATION SOLICITATION LETTERS
    (1970) 1979 15 7 HICKS, LUCILLE SCHOLARSHIP 1979

    15 8 HISTORY NEWS (1970-1979) 1979

    15 9 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #1 1979

    15 10 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #2 1979

    15 11 PARRIS, BETTY JO FILE
    Personal Correspondence, Memorabilia 1979

    Box Folder Title Date
    16 1 ANNALS CORRESPONDENCE 1980

    16 2 ANNUAL MEETING 1980

    16 3 ANNUAL REPORT 1980

    16 4 ANNUAL TREK #1
    Correspondence 1980

    16 5 ANNUAL TREK #2
    Publicity, Maps 1980

    16 6 AWARDS PROGRAM 1980

    16 7 AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS 1980

    16 8 GRANT-IN-AID 1980

    16 9 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE 1980

    16 10 COUNTY CHAPTER REPORTS #1 1980

    16 11 COUNTY CHAPTER REPORTS #2 1980

    16 12 CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP CORRESPONDENCE 1980

    16 13 CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP LISTS 1980

    Box Folder Title Date
    17 1 CONSTITUTION REVISION 1980

    17 2 CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS REVISIONS 1980

    17 3 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 1980

    17 4 GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS 1980

    17 5 GRUNKO CO. FILM
    Vacation Land Studio, 1976 Agreement 1980

    17 6 FOUNDATION FILM PROPOSALS 1980

    17 7 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #1 1980

    17 8 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #2 1980

    17 9 ORAL HISTORY DOCUMENTATION
    Transcripts 1980

    17 10 STATE AND CHAPTER OFFICERS 1980

    17 11 MISCELLANEOUS PAMPHLETS 1980

    17 12 US POST OFFICE PERMIT (1979) 1980

    17 13 WYOMING FROM THE BEGINNING (1976)
    Correspondence, Proposal, Agreement 1980

    Box Folder Title Date
    18 1 ANNUAL TREK
    Old West Ranch Tour 1981

    18 2 ANNUAL TREK SLIDES
    Platte and Goshen County Ranch Tour 1981

    18 3 AWARDS PROGRAM 1981

    18 4 CORRESPONDENCE 1981

    18 5 COUNTY SOCEITY CORRESPONDENCE 1981

    18 6 MEMBERSHIP LISTS (1979-1981) 1981

    18 7 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #1 1981

    18 8 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #2 1981

    Box Folder Title Date
    19 1 ANNUAL MEETING 1982

    19 2 ANNUAL TREK 1982

    19 3 AWARDS PROGRAM 1982

    19 4 BROADCAST SERVICES CORRESPONDENCE 1982

    19 5 CORRESPONDENCE (A-J) 1982

    19 6 CORRESPONDENCE (K-Z) 1982

    19 7 COUNTY SOCIETY CORRESPONDENCE 1982

    19 8 EXECUTIVE CORRESPONDENCE 1982

    19 9 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #1 1982

    19 10 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #2 1982

    19 11 RECKLING BALES, V.J. SCHOLARSHIP
    (1978-1982) 1982

    Box Folder Title Date
    20 1 AWARDS PROGRAM 1983

    20 2 CORRESPONDENCE (A-G) 1983

    20 3 CORRESPONDENCE (H-M) 1983

    20 4 CORRESPONDENCE (N-Z) 1983

    20 5 COUNTY CHAPTER CORRESPONDENCE 1983

    20 6 EXECUTIVE BOARD CORRESPONDENCE 1983

    20 7 HANDBOOKS (1965-1983) AND
    CONSTITUTION (1983) 1983

    Box Folder Title Date
    21 1 FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT 1983

    21 2 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #1 1983

    21 3 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #2 1983

    21 4 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #3 1983

    21 5 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #4 1983

    21 6 SOCIETY CORRESPONDENCE 1983

    Box Folder Title Date
    22 1 ANNUAL MEETING 1984

    22 2 ANNUAL TREK 1984

    22 3 COUNTY SOCIETIES 1984

    22 4 COUNTY CORRESPONDENCE (A-F) 1984

    22 5 COUNTY CORRESPONDENCE (G-N) 1984

    22 6 COUNTY CORRESPONDENCE (O-Z) 1984

    22 7 HISTORY DAY 1984

    22 8 INTERNAL REVENUE (1954-1984)
    Returns and Correspondence 1984

    22 9 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #1 1984

    22 10 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #2 1984

    Box Folder Title Date
    23 1 ANNUAL MEETING 1985

    23 2 ANNUAL TREK 1985

    23 3 ANNUAL TREK SLIDES 1985

    23 4 AWARDS PROGRAM 1985

    23 5 BUDGET CORRESPONDENCE 1985

    23 6 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE (A-G) 1985

    23 7 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE (H-J) 1985

    23 8 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE (I-M) 1985

    23 9 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE (N-S) 1985

    23 10 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE (T-Z) 1985

    23 11 COUNTY CHAPTER CORRESPONDENCE
    Annual Reports 1985

    23 12 FINANCIAL REPORTS 1985

    23 13 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #1 1985

    23 14 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #2 1985

    Box Folder Title Date
    24 1 ANNUAL MEETING 1985

    24 2 ANNUAL REPORT 1986

    24 3 ANNUAL TREK 1986

    24 4 AWARDS CORRESPONDENCE 1986

    24 5 FOUNDATION CORRESPONDENCE 1986

    24 6 FINANCIAL CORRESPONDENCE 1986

    24 7 FINANCIAL REPORT 1986

    24 8 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE 1986

    24 9 HISTORY DAY 1986

    24 10 MEMBERSHIP LISTS 1986

    24 11 MEMORIAL FUND 1986

    24 12 REPORT TO TETON CTY. MUSEUM BOARD 1986

    Box Folder Title Date
    25 1 ANNALS CORRESPONDENCE 1987

    25 2 ANNUAL MEETING 1987

    25 3 ANNUAL TREK 1987

    25 4 AWARDS PROGRAM 1987

    25 5 AASLH AWARDS PROGRAM 1987

    25 6 WSHS AWARDS PROGRAM 1987

    25 7 CORRESPONDENCE #1 1987

    25 8 CORRESPONDENCE #2 1987

    25 9 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 1987

    25 10 HOMSHER ENDOWMENT AND GRANT 1987

    25 11 WYOMING HISTORY IN ART 1987

    Box Folder Title Date
    26 1 ANNUAL MEETING 1988

    26 2 ANNUAL TREK 1988

    26 3 AWARDS PROGRAM 1988

    26 4 CORRESPONDENCE 1988

    26 5 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE #1 1988

    26 6 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE #2 1988

    26 7 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND REPORTS 1988

    Box Folder Title Date
    27 1 ANNUAL MEETING 1989

    27 2 ANNUAL TREK 1989

    27 3 AWARDS BOOKLET-REVISION COMMITTEE 1989

    27 4 AWARDS PROGRAM 1989

    27 5 CORRESPONDENCE 1989

    27 6 COUNTY CHAPTER CORRESPONDENCE 1989

    27 7 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE #1 1989

    27 8 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE #2 1989

    27 9 HANDBOOK (REVISED)-1987 1989

    27 10 HANDBOOK REVISION COMMITTEE (1987) 1989

    27 11 HANDBOOK UPDATE 1989

    Box Folder Title Date
    28 1 LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE 1989

    28 2 MEMBERSHIP CORRESPONDENCE #1 1989

    28 3 MEMBERSHIP CORRESPONDENCE #2 1989

    28 4 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #1 1989

    28 5 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #2 1989

    28 6 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #3 1989

    28 7 ANNUAL MEETING 1990

    28 8 ANNUAL TREK 1990

    28 9 AWARDS PROGRAM 1990

    28 10 AWARDS PROGRAM BOOK
    Guidelines for Committee Chair 1990

    28 11 AWARDS PROGRAM BOOK 1990

    28 12 AWARD WINNER LISTINGS (1969-1990) 1990

    Box Folder Title Date
    29 1 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE #1 1990

    29 2 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE #2 1990

    29 3 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE 1990

    29 4 HISTORY NEWS (1980-1987) 1990

    29 5 HISTORY NEWS (1988-1990) 1990

    29 6 HOMSHER FUND 1990

    29 7 MEMBERSHIP CORRESPONDENCE 1990

    29 8 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #1 1990

    29 9 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #2 1990

    Box Folder Title Date
    30 1 ANNUAL TREK 1991

    30 2 AWARDS PROGRAM 1991

    30 3 COUNTY CHAPTER CORRESPONDENCE #1 1991

    30 4 COUNTY CHAPTER CORRESPONDENCE #2 1991

    30 5 COUNTY CHAPTER CORRESPONDENCE #3 1991

    30 6 HISTORY NEWS CORRESPONDENCE 1991

    30 7 HOMSHER GRANT 1991

    30 8 HOMSHER GRANT APPLICANTS 1991

    30 9 MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE 1991

    Box Folder Title Date
    31 1 MEMBERSHIP CORRESPONDENCE (A-G) 1991

    31 2 MEMBERSHIP CORRESPONDENCE (H-O) 1991

    31 3 MEMBERSHIP CORRESPONDENCE (P-Z) 1991

    31 4 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING 1991

    31 5 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CORRESPONDENCE 1991

    31 6 FORT BRIDGER HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
    (1980-1991) 1991

    31 7 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #1 1991

    31 8 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #2 1991

    31 9 OFFICERS’ CORRESPONDENCE 1991

    31 10 PRESIDENT’S CORRESPONDENCE 1991

    Box Folder Title Date
    32 1 ANNUAL MEETING 1992

    32 2 ANNUAL TREK 1992

    32 3 AWARDS PROGRAM 1992

    32 4 CORRESPONDENCE (OFFICERS) 1992

    32 5 CORRESPONDENCE (A-K) 1992

    32 6 CORRESPONDENCE (L-Z) 1992

    32 7 COUNTY CHAPTER INFORMATION 1992

    32 8 EXECUTIVE CORRESPONDENCE 1992

    32 9 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS 1992

    32 10 FINANCIAL REPORT 1992

    32 11 HANDBOOK 1992

    Box Folder Title Date
    33 1 HANDLEY, SCOTT GRANT 1992

    33 2 HOMSHER GRANT 1992

    33 3 HOMSHER PROJECT GRANTS 1992

    33 4 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #1 1992

    33 5 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #2 1992

    33 6 WORLD WAR II PLANNING GRANT 1992

    33 7 ANNUAL MEETING 1993

    33 8 AWARDS PROGRAM 1993

    33 9 WYOMING HISTORY CALANDER 1993

    33 10 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 1993

    Box Folder Title Date
    34 1 EXECUTIVE CORRESPONDENCE 1992

    34 2 FINANCIAL CORRESPONDENCE 1993

    34 3 HISTORICAL SOCIETY BILLING 1993

    34 4 HOMSHER GRANT 1993

    34 5 HOMSHER PROJECT GRANTS
    Forms, Winners List 1993

    34 6 MEMBERSHIP CORRESPONDENCE (A-L) 1993

    34 7 MEMBERSHIP CORRESPONDENCE (M-Z) 1993

    34 8 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #1 1993

    34 9 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #2 1993

    Box Folder Title Date
    35 1 PICKETT-REID, PEGGY GRANT 1993

    35 2 WORLD WAR II PROJECT 1993

    35 3 WORLD WAR II IN WYOMING PROJECT 1993

    35 4 WORLD WART II PUBLIC PROGRAMS 1993

    35 5 WYOMING HISTORY NEWS (1991-1993) 1993

    Box Folder Title Date
    36 1 ANNUAL MEETING 1994

    36 2 ANNUAL MEETING INFORMATION 1994

    36 3 CALLENDAR CORRESPONDENCE/RECORDS 1994

    36 4 CORRESPONDENCE (GENERAL) 1994

    36 5 DISBURSEMENTS 1994

    36 6 EXECUTIVE CORRESPONDENCE (GENERAL) 1994

    36 7 EXECUTIVE CORRESPONDENCE #1
    (1989-1994) 1994

    36 8 EXECUTIVE CORRESPONDENCE #2
    (1989-1994) 1994

    36 9 FINANCIAL REPORTS 1994

    36 10 FOUNDATION CORRESPONDENCE 1994

    Box Folder Title Date
    37 1 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE 1994

    37 2 GROWING UP IN WYOMING PROJECT 1994

    37 3 HOMSHER GRANT 1994

    37 4 INTERIM REPORT
    Acreage Limitation (1980) 1994 37 5 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #1 1994

    37 6 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #2 1994

    37 7 PRESIDENT’S CORRESPONDENCE 1994

    37 8 WORLD WAR II EXHIBITS #1 1994

    37 9 WORLD WAR II EXHIBITS #2 1994

    37 10 A WAY OF LIFE - ONE FAMILY’S LEGACY 1994

    Box Folder Title Date
    38 1 ANNALS CORRESPONDENCE 1995

    38 2 ANNUAL MEETING #1
    Correspondence and Documents 1995

    38 3 ANNUAL MEETING #2
    Correspondence and Documents 1995

    38 4 AWARDS PROGRAM
    Correspondence and Information 1995

    38 5 CALENDAR ORDERS 1995

    38 6 CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS 1995

    38 7 EXECUTIVE CORRESPONDENCE #1 1995

    38 8 EXECUTIVE CORRESPONDENCE #2 1995

    Box Folder Title Date
    39 1 EXECUTIVE CORRESPONDENCE #3 1995

    39 2 EXPIRED MEMBERSHIP LISTS 1995

    39 3 FINANCIAL REPORT 1995

    39 4 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE (A-L) 1995

    39 5 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE (M-Z) 1995

    39 6 HISTORICAL RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION 1995

    39 7 HOMSHER GRANT 1995

    39 8 JOST, LOREN CORRESPONDENCE 1995

    39 9 MEMBERSHIP LISTS (ALPHABETICAL) 1995

    39 10 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #1 1995

    39 11 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #2 1995

    39 12 PUBLICITY AND CORRESPONDENCE 1995

    39 13 SOCIETY CHANGES AND SUGGESTIONS 1995

    39 14 WORLD WAR II IN WYOMING
    WSHS Publishing Project - T.A. Larson 1995

    Box Folder Title Date
    40 1 ANNUAL MEETING 1996

    40 2 ANNUAL MEETING CORRESPONDENCE #1 1996

    40 3 ANNUAL MEETING CORRESPONDENCE #2 1996

    40 4 AWARDS PROGRAM 1996

    40 5 CONTRACTS OR AGREEMENTS 1996

    40 6 CORRESPONDENCE (A-K) 1996

    40 7 CORRESPONDENCE (L-Z) 1996

    40 8 CORRESPONDENCE (GENERAL) 1996

    Box Folder Title Date
    41 1 COUNTY CHAPTER CORRESPONDENCE
    (A-C) 1996

    41 2 COUNTY CHAPTER CORRESPONDENCE
    (F-N) 1996

    41 3 COUNTY CHAPTER CORRESPONDENCE
    (P-W) 1996

    41 4 COUNTY CHAPTER INFORMATION
    (1994-1996) 1996

    41 5 DONATIONS 1996

    41 6 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
    (Maurine Carley Historic Preservation Nominees) 1996

    41 7 EXECUTIVE CORRESPONDENCE #1 1996

    41 8 EXECUTIVE CORRESPONDENCE #2 1996

    41 9 EXECUTIVE MEETING 1996

    Box Folder Title Date
    42 1 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE 1996

    42 2 HANDBOOK UPDATE (1990-1992) 1996

    42 3 HOMSHER GRANTS 1996

    42 4 MEMBERSHIP REPORTS 1996

    42 5 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #1 1996

    42 6 MEMBERSHIP LISTS #2 1996

    42 7 MONTHLY REPORTS ( 1984-1994) 1996

    42 8 PUBLICATION CORRESPONDENCE 1996

    42 9 SIXTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN PROJECT 1996

    42 10 STATE OFFICER AND COMMITTEE LISTINGS 1996

    42 11 TREASURER’S CORRESPONDENCE 1996

    42 12 WYOMING FROM THE BEGINNING 1996

    42 13 WYOMING HISTORY JOURNAL 1996

    42 14 WYOMING HISTORY NEWS (1992-1995) 1996

    Box Folder Title Date
    43 1 ANNUAL MEETING 1996

    43 2 DECELLE, JERRY FILE 1996

    43 3 EXECUTIVE CORRESPONDENCE #1 1997

    43 4 EXECUTIVE CORRESPONDENCE #2 1997

    43 5 EXECUTIVE CORRESPONDENCE #3 1997

    43 6 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE 1997

    43 7 LARAMIE PLAINS MUSEUM
    Publications, Newsletters (1989-1997) 1997

    43 8 MEMBERSHP CORRESPONDENCE 1997

    43 9 PUBLICATION COMMUNICATION 1997

    Box Folder Title Date
    44 1 ANNUAL MEETING 1998

    44 2 ANNUAL TREK CORRESPONDENCE 1998

    44 3 ANNUAL TREK INFORMATION 1998

    44 4 COMMERCE DEPARTMENT
    Partnership Agreement 1998

    44 5 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 1998

    44 6 FINANCIAL CORRESPONDENCE 1998

    44 7 FINANCIAL REPORT 1998

    44 8 HOMSHER TRUST GRANT 1998

    44 9 WYOMING ASSOCATION OF PROFESSIONAL
    HISTORIANS (1994-1998) 1998

    Box Folder Title Date
    45 1 ANNUAL MEETING 1998

    45 2 ANNUAL MEETING BROCHURES 1999

    45 3 ANNUAL TREK (ALBANY COUNTY) 1999

    45 4 ANNUAL TREK BOOKLET REJECTS 1999

    45 5 ANNUAL TREK BROCHURE GALLEY PROOF 1999

    45 6 ANNUAL TREK INFORMATION
    Correspondence, Clippings 1999

    45 7 ANNUAL TREK MULTI-MEDIA PROMOTION 1999

    45 8 ANNUAL TREK PRESS RELEASE
    Correspondence, Information 1999

    Box Folder Title Date
    46 1 BUS TOUR TALK AND MAPS 1999

    46 2 CORRESPONDENCE (ANNUAL MEETING) 1999

    46 3 CORRESPONDENCE (GENERAL) 1999

    46 4 HISTORY DAY (OLD REFERENCES) 1999

    46 5 HISTORY SOCIETY FOUNDATION 1999

    46 6 LAWRENCE, AMY FILE 1999

    46 7 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS 1999

    46 8 WYOMING HISTORY NEWS (1989-1994) 1999

    46 9 WYOMING HISTORY NEWS (1995-1999) 1999

    46 10 WYOMING TRAILS NEWSLETTER (1993-1999) 1999

    Series II. Presidential Papers, 1994-1997
    Subseries 1. Michael Cassity Papers, 1994-1997

    Box Folder Title Date
    47 1 MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION/STATISTICS 1994

    47 2 ANNUAL MEETING 1995

    47 3 COMPRESSED VIDEO SYSTEM 1995

    47 4 EXECUTIVE MEETING 1995

    47 5 ANNUAL MEETING 1995

    47 6 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 1996

    47 7 E-MAIL CORRESPONDENCE 1996

    47 8 FINANCIAL REPORTS 1996

    47 9 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE 1996

    47 10 HANDBOOK AND CORRESPONDENCE 1996

    47 11 MEMBERSHIP LISTS 1996

    47 12 WEB PAGE PROJECT 1996

    47 13 WEST, JUDY CORRESPONDENCE 1996

    47 14 EXECUTIVE CORRESPONDENCE 1997

    47 15 HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS
    For Deaccessioning 1997

    47 16 MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE 1997

    47 17 MISCELLANEOUS 1997

    47 18 PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE (1996-1997) 1997

    Series III. Membership Ledgers, 1953-1983

    Box Folder Title Date
    48 MEMBERSHIP RECORDS 1953-1957

    48 MEMBERSHIP RECORDS 1957-1963

    48 FINANCIAL RECORDS 1953-1968

    48 FINANCIAL RECORDS 1968-1983

    Series IV. Miscellaneous Journals and Reports, 1873-1890

    Box Folder Title Date
    49 COUNCIL JOURNAL OF THE THIRD
    LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE
    TERRITORY OF WYOMING 1873

    49 HOUSE JOURNAL OF THE FOURTH
    LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE
    TERRITORY OF WYOMING 1875

    49 COUNCIL JOURNAL OF THE SEVENTH
    LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE
    TERRITORY OF WYOMING 1882

    49 REPORT OF THE GOVERNOR OF WYOMING
    MADE TO THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR 1883

    49 REPORT OF THE GOVERNOR OF WYOMING
    MADE TO THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR 1883

    49 REPORT OF THE GOVERNOR OF WYOMING
    MADE TO THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR 1885

    49 REPORT OF THE GOVERNOR OF WYOMING
    MADE TO THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR 1885

    49 RESOURCES OF WYOMING 1889 1889

    49 HOUSE JOURNAL OF THE ELEVENTH
    LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY 1890

    Series V. Wyoming State Historical Society Seal, 1964

    Box Folder Title Date
    50 ALLISON, BILL Entry 1964

    50 CARPENTER, DON (MRS.) Entry 1964

    50 GAITHER, JAMES Entry 1964

    50 KEENAN, PETER (MRS.) 4 Entries 1964

    50 LINK, PATRICK 19 Entries 1964

    50 TELLIER, PATRICIA Entry 1964

    50 SWEEM, GLENN 2 Entries 1964

    50 RAMSEY, WILLIAM (MRS.) Entry 1964

    50 YALE, DON 2 Entries 1964

    50 COUNTY HISTORICAL SEAL 1964

    50 WSHS HISTORICAL SEAL (FINAL CHOICE) 1964

    Series VI. Maps 1883-1965

    Box Folder Title Date
    51 SIXTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN-CHEYENNE 1898

    51 SIXTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN-CHEYENNE 1924

    51 SIXTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN-TOWNSHIP #40 1943

    51 FREMONT COUNTY 1947

    51 SWEETWATER COUNTY 1947

    51 FREIGHTER GAP 1958

    51 SUPERIOR 1958

    51 EMIGRANT GAP (2 items) 1951

    51 POISON SPIDER 1951

    51 RED CANYON 1951

    51 SQUARE TOP BUTTE 1951

    51 MANDERSON 1960

    51 THERMOPOLIS 1960

    Box Folder Title Date
    52 FORT BRIDGER SURVEY 1958

    52 FORT CASPER AND INDEPENDENCE ROCK
    SURVEY 1958

    52 FORT LARAMIE AND FORT FETTERMAN
    SURVEY 1958

    52 FORT BRIDGER SURVEY 1964

    52 NIOBRARA COUNTY 1953

    52 NATRONA COUNTY 1953

    52 NATRONA COUNTY 1955

    52 CASPER AND VACINITY 1955

    52 RED HOLE 1960

    52 STATE OF WYOMING
    Paul Henderson Annotations 1883

    52 STATE OF WYOMING
    Paul Henderson Annotations No Date

    Box Folder Title Date
    53 PATHFINDER RESERVIOIR 1929

    53 SANDFORD RANCH, NATRONA COUNTY 1959

    53 PONY EXPRESS ROUTE
    By L.C. Bishop and Paul Henderson 1960

    53 DEADWOOD NORTH, SOUTH DAKOTA 1965

    53 DEADWOOD SOUTH, SOUTH DAKOTA 1965

    53 CROOKS TOWER, SOUTH DAKOTA 1965

    53 NATHANT, SOUTH DAKOTA 1965

    53 SPEARFISH, SOUTH DAKOTA 1965

    53 CASPER AND VICINITY No Date

    53 LOST CABIN AND LANDER AND VICINITY No Date

    53 SHERIDAN AND VICINITY No Date

    53 WIND RIVER RANGE AND VICINITY No Date

    Series VII. Audio-visual Materials, 1987-1997

    Box Folder Title Date
    54 EXECUTIVE MEETING
    Audio-cassette June 16, 1995

    54 EXECUTIVE MEETING
    3 Audio-cassettes August 12, 1995

    54 EXECUTIVE BOARD
    3 Audio-cassettes Sept. 8, 1995

    54 ANNUAL MEETING
    Audio-cassette Sept. 9, 1995

    54 EXECUTIVE MEETING
    Audio-cassette Sept. 6, 1996

    54 EXECUTIVE MEETING
    Audio-cassette Sept. 7, 1996

    54 EXECUTIVE MEETING
    4 Audio-cassettes Nov. 2, 1996

    54 EXECUTIVE MEETING
    Teton County Presentation
    4 Audio-cassettes Feb. 2, 1997

    54 EXECUTIVE MEETING
    Audio-cassette Sept. 5, 1997

    54 BUSINESS MEETING
    Audio-cassette Sept. 6, 1997

    54 WORLD WAR II SYMPOSIUM, CASPER
    VHS tape Nov. 3, 1995

    54 DUBOIS MUSEUM
    VHS tape May 6, 1987

    54 WYOMING STATE SONG
    Wyoming Centennial Project
    Park County Historical Society
    Reel-to-reel tape No Date

    Oversized Items:

    SURVEYORS OF THE 6TH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN
    1" VHS tape c1987

    WYOMING FROM THE BEGINNING
    1" Reel Video Tape 1993

    WYOMING FROM THE BEGINNING
    8 mm movie film