Wyoming History Day is an affiliate program of National History Day, https://www.nhd.org/ The WY History Day program is housed at the American Heritage Center on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie, WY. It is supported, sustained and funded by the Wyoming State Historical Society, the American Heritage Center, the John P. Ellbogen Foundation and a variety of private donations.
American Heritage Center, serves as the University of Wyoming's repository of manuscript collections, rare books, and the UW Archives. Their collections include the raw data of humanistic and interdisciplinary research. It is a laboratory for citizens and scholars to engage with primary sources in all formats that support the creation of historical narratives, interrogate the past, build community, and pose and answer questions about the human experience.
- Wyoming History Day http://www.uwyo.edu/ahc/history-day/index.html
- Archives on the Air https://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/programs/archives-air
- Digital Collections http://digitalcollections.uwyo.edu:8180/luna/servlet
WyoHistory.org (Wyoming’s Online Encyclopedia)
- Mission: The mission of WyoHistory.org is to encourage exploration of Wyoming and its past by building and maintaining a permanent, interactive encyclopedia of Wyoming history as an ongoing project of the Wyoming State Historical Society. It went live in May 2011.
- A collection of Oral Histories may be found at http://www.wyohistory.org/oral-histories
Wyoming State Historical Society
- The Wyoming State Historical Society began in 1953, and is made up of members across Wyoming, as well as from outside the borders of Wyoming and the United States. The Society is open to any individual interested in history of Wyoming and the West.
- Mission: The Wyoming State Historical Society, a non-profit membership driven organization, encourages the study of Wyoming history. We believe to study the past is to understand the present and prepare for the future.
- Annals of Wyoming: The WY History Journal, from 1923 to 2005, are available online at the following link. https://www.wyshs.org/publications/annals-wyoming-wyoming-history-journal/volumes-available-online
Wyoming State Archives
- The Archives’ Historical Photograph Collection includes more than 500,000 images of Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain region. Topics include cowboys, ranches, buildings, scenic views, studio portraits, local communities, historic events, aerial photographs, and much more. http://spcrphotocollection.wyo.gov/luna/servlet/SPCRACV~3~3
Library of Congress
- The Library of Congress provides citizens, teachers and students with over 34 million digitized and free primary source documents and tools to enhance teaching, learning and research.
- World Digital Library, over 15,000 items https://www.wdl.org/en/
- Story Corps, https://storycorps.org/
- Veteran's History Project, https://www.loc.gov/vets/
- Chronicling America, includes over 11.5 million pages of historic newspapers http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/
- Watch the U.S. Congress in action. Read legislation. Write your representatives. https://www.congress.gov/
UW Libraries Digital Repository
- Digital UW is an archival repository that serves a variety of purposes including access, discovery, secure storage and preservation. Content comes from the UW Libraries' physical collections, from the Emmett D. Chisum Special Collections, from other entities on campus such as academic departments, and from individuals associated with UW.
National Archives and DocsTeach
- National Archives Catalog (General and Advanced Search) https://www.archives.gov/research/catalog
- Digitized Primary Sources connected to the annual NHD theme https://www.docsteach.org/topics/nhd
The Wyoming Newspaper Project
- Making Wyoming’s historic newspapers available to the world for education and historical research, including genealogy, is the cornerstone of Wyoming Newspapers. Wyoming Newspapers currently includes over 340 historic Wyoming newspapers and more than 800,000 pages, the earliest is the Chugg Water Journal from 1849.
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
- Browse the Digital Collection https://centerofthewest.org/research/mccracken-research-library/digital-collections/
- McCracken Research Library. The Archon database of the McCracken Research Library displays a complete list of the Library’s manuscript collections. https://centerofthewest.org/research/mccracken-research-library/archon/
Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources
- Online Digital Collection http://wyoshpo.state.wy.us/westerntrails/index.html
- Wyoming Stories (Oral Histories) http://wyospcr.state.wy.us/Multimedia/Index.aspx
Wyoming Public Media
- WPM Mission Statement: Wyoming Public Media connects Wyoming through news and cultural programming that informs, inspires, and educates.
- Tribal News from Wind River Indian Reservation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/programs/tribal-news
- The Modern West Podcast http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/programs/modern-west
- One minute audio snapshots of Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/programs/wyoming-minute
- Wyoming Stories captures history through the memories of those who live here http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/programs/wyoming-stories
- In-depth reporting in the public interest for the residents of Wyoming.
Denver Public Library Digital Collections
National WWI Museum
- https://www.theworldwar.org/explore/online-collections-database (Online Collections Database)
- National WWI Museum YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/NationalWWIMuseum
National World War II Museum
- (Digital Collections; Oral Histories and Photographs)
A grassroots organization dedicated to preserving, educating and sharing the story of WWII era incarceration of Japanese Americans in order to deepen understandings of American History and create action for social equity. Digital Archive and Digital Repository. Densho has digitized all issues of the newspaper produced @ Heart Mountain, the Heart Mountain Sentinel http://www.densho.org/archives/
Heart Mountain, WWII Japanese American Confinement Site
- Heart Mountain Archives http://www.heartmountain.org/archives.html
- Guide to Heart Mountain External Research Resources http://www.heartmountain.org/archives_51_1088529582.pdf
Eisenhower Presidential Library
- President Eisenhower visited Wyoming in 1919 while on a Transcontinental Motor Convoy https://www.eisenhowerlibrary.gov/research/online-documents/1919-transcontinental-motor-convoy
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
- JFK visited Wyoming in 1963. The library has audio and video from his tour of western states https://www.jfklibrary.org/asset-viewer/archives/JFKWHF/WHN07/JFKWHF-WHN07/JFKWHF-WHN07
Carter Presidential Library
- President Carter kept a daily diary of his activities, which includes meetings with Wyoming officials and representatives. https://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/assets/documents/diary/
- Documents & photos from the Jimmy Carter Library Collection http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/documents/
Clinton Presidential Library & Museum (Research Page)
- Clinton Digital Archives https://clinton.presidentiallibraries.us/
- White House Digital Collections https://www.whitehousehistory.org/digital-library (Launched March 2016, includes over 3500 images and growing.)
New York Public Library
- Explore over 700,000 digitized primary sources.
- A museum dedicated to the First Amendment and the preservation of its elements to include, Freedom of the Press, Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Assemble and Freedom of Religion.
National Register of Historic Places
- Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses historic places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created a variety of activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom. https://www.nps.gov/subjects/teachingwithhistoricplaces/index.htm
Yale University Library Digital Collections
- Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Digital Collections) https://brbl-dl.library.yale.edu/vufind/
Wisconsin Historical Society
- More than 80,000 photos, drawings, paintings and other materials are available for viewing online. http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Content.aspx?dsNav=N:1135
Duke University Digital Libraries
- The Duke University Libraries Digital Collections Program builds distinctive digital collections that provide access to Duke's unique library and archival materials for teaching, learning, and research at Duke and worldwide. http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/
Digital Public Library of America
- DPLA Images lets you search the Digital Public Library of America, a collection of millions of cultural heritage objects from libraries, archives, and museums across the country, for images.
- The vision of a national digital library has been circulating among librarians, scholars, educators, and private industry representatives since the early 1990s. Efforts led by a range of organizations, including the Library of Congress, HathiTrust, and the Internet Archive, have successfully built resources that provide books, images, historic records, and audiovisual materials to anyone with Internet access. Many universities, public libraries, and other public-spirited organizations have digitized materials, but these digital collections often exist in silos. The DPLA brings these different viewpoints, experiences, and collections together in a single platform and portal, providing open and coherent access to our society’s digitized cultural heritage.
- Oyez (pronounced oh-yay), a free law project from Cornell’s Legal Information Institute (LII), Chicago-Kent College of Law and Justia.com, is a multimedia archive devoted to making the Supreme Court of the United States accessible to everyone. It is a complete and authoritative source for all of the Court’s audio since the installation of a recording system in October 1955. Oyez offers transcript-synchronized and searchable audio, plain-English case summaries, illustrated decision information, and full text Supreme Court opinions. Oyez also provides detailed information on every justice throughout the Court’s history and offers a panoramic tour of the Supreme Court building, including the chambers of several justices.
The Portal to Texas History
- The Portal to Texas History is a gateway to rare, historical, and primary source materials from or about Texas. Created and maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries, the Portal leverages the power of hundreds of content partners across the state to provide a vibrant, growing collection of resources.
University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections
- This site features materials such as photographs, maps, newspapers, posters, reports and other media from the University of Washington Libraries, University of Washington Faculty and Departments, and organizations that have participated in partner projects with the UW Libraries. The collections emphasize rare and unique materials. Other UW Libraries collections are UW Bothell Collections, UW Tacoma Collections, and UW Image Bank (UW restricted).
The Henry Ford Archive of American Innovation
- Begin to explore the artifacts at the core of The Henry Ford Archive of American Innovation™ through our continually expanding digital collections. This broad array of artifacts will lead you to extraordinary stories.
New Mexico Digital Collection
- New Mexico Digital Collections is the central search portal for digital collections about New Mexico. A service of the University of New Mexico Libraries, they provide access to digitized photographs, manuscripts, posters, oral histories, videos, maps, and books from libraries, museums, and cultural centers across the state.