October is American Archives Month, and the Wyoming State Archives is excited celebrate our collections, services, and hard-working staff. We take pride in our mission to “provide access to Wyoming’s history, guidance in record keeping, and assistance in the management and preservation of public records.” Throughout the month of October, keep watching this blog, as well as our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest feeds for great stories, pictures, and a look behind-the-scenes at the work we do to make this happen.
Since this is the 150th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Wyoming, our Archives Month poster features the original legislation granting this right to women in Wyoming Territory in 1869. You can visit our reading room at 2301 Central Aveune in Cheyenne to learn more about this momentous act.
Have a question for us? You can ask any time, but on October 2, archivists at the State Archives will join our colleagues around the county in responding to questions via Twitter (@WyoArchives) for Ask An Archivist Day, sponsored by the Society of American Archivists. Use the hashtag #AskAnArchivist and challenge us!
Electronic Records Day is on 10.10.19. Sponsored by the Council of State Archivists, Electronic Records Day raises community awareness of the need to manage and preserve our digital heritage. This year, we will be sharing more about how we preserve electronic records of state government with our Wyoming Digital Archives.
And, on Tuesday, October 15, at 6:30 p.m., Rick Ewig, Cheyenne historian and former Associate Director of the American Heritage Center, will present “Ira Hanna: Cheyenne’s Around-the-Clock Mayor.” Ewig’s free talk will explore bribery, corruption, and gambling by the mayor of Cheyenne and its chief of police, culminating in a 1944 trial and prison sentence for all involved.
The Wyoming State Archives is proud to preserve the history of our wonderful state. We welcome you to visit and explore in person or online all year long.
Interim State Archivist