Grace Raymond Hebard (1861-1936) worked as a professor and librarian at the University of Wyoming. She researched the history of the American West and had an interest in the Oregon Trail and Native American life. In addition to her success in academia, she was the first woman to practice law in the state of Wyoming and eventually appointed the first vice president of the National Society of Women Lawyers. Her papers include her correspondence, scrapbooks, manuscripts, and transcripts, among others.
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"Chinese Riot, an interview with Mrs. Thayer of Rock Springs, Wyoming, August 29, 1921
Mrs. Dwight M. (Henrietta) Thayer arrived in Rock Springs with her husband and children in 1877. Her husband was employed by the Union Pacific Coal Company and also served as Rock Springs postmaster. Mrs. Thayer was interviewed by Grace Raymond Hebard in 1921 about her memories of the Rock Springs Massacre.
Newspaper clipping of Chinese miners who are returning to China, November 1925
Newspaper photo from unidentified newspaper showing older Chinese miners who are returning to China after many years in the western United States.
Letter from Union Pacific Coal Company Vice President and General Manager George B. Pryde to Dr. Grace Raymond Hebard, February 20, 1926
Pryde writes to Hebard of Chinese miners returning to their home country and of one who decided to stay in the United States. He also mentions pensions and the long length of time these men had been away from China and their families.
Letter from D.G. Thomas to Dr. Grace Raymond Hebard, August 12, 1932
David G. Thomas (1857-1935) came to Rock Springs where he was employed as a foreman miner from 1878 to 1901. He went on to become a lawyer, mayor of Green River, Wyoming, and a member of the Wyoming Territorial Legislature.
Paper written by Anna Marie Bugas for UW Professor Grace Raymond Hebard's Political Economy course, May 9, 1933
Anna Marie Bugas (1916-1999) was the daughter of Andrew P. Bugas, a Rock Springs miner and businessman who witnessed the Rock Springs Massacre. She based the paper on the recollections of her father (see resource identifier ah12525_1_2).