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Barrett Building
2301 Central Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-7826

Research Topics

Our mission is to collect, preserve and provide access to records relating to the history of Wyoming and its citizens from 1869 to the present.

We are the official repository of Wyoming state government records as well as local and county records. Our collection also contains a significant amount of records from private individuals and clubs.

Topics of research include:
- Women’s Clubs
- Crime & punishment
- Pioneer memories
- etc

Collecting Policy PDF Document
Topics for Research [PDF]
Genealogy Sources [PDF]

Historical Wyoming

Lola Homsher

Homsher's Histories

Lola Homsher was the first practicing Archivist for the Wyoming State Archives. During her tenure as State Archivist she wrote many articles for the newspapers in her own column called "From the Archives." She also wrote items for presentation on radio and for various historical entities. These articles are taken from the historical collections belonging to the Archives. Read and enjoy these collected moments from Wyoming's past.

Reform is Where You Find It: The Roots of Woman Suffrage in Wyoming

Michael A. Massie Reproduced with the authors permission.

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Wyoming's Capitol

"The people should resolve that when the doors of the capitol shall swing open to receive officers of the territory, that he who legislates for his private gain, that he who neglects to execute and fails to honestly administer the laws, shall be driven from its portals forever." Such was the feeling expressed by the Judge Joseph M. Carey, Wyoming's delegate to Congress, at the cornerstone laying ceremony of the Wyoming Capitol on May 18, 1887.

Wyoming's Capitol PDF Document
Wyoming State Capitol website

Blue Books

The Wyoming Blue Books, comprehensive guides to the state’s history from pre- territorial days to 2007, are offered to the public from the offices of the Wyoming State Archives. The recently completed Volume V is available. It chronicles Wyoming’s history from 1990 through 2007.

Included in the volumes are historical timelines, biographies of elected officials, election results, legislation, historical articles, information on government agencies, historical photographs and much more.

Individual copies of volumes I through V are available for $25 each. The complete five-volume set can be purchased for $75. The complete set is also available on CDs for $35. All prices include shipping and handling.

The Blue Books can be purchased at the Archives offices, or by sending a request and payment to Wyoming State Archives, Barrett Building, 2301 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002. Credit card orders can also be taken at 307-777- 7826.

Volume 1 (75 MB)
Volume 2 (200 MB)
Volume 3 (235 Mb)
Volume 4 (57 MB)
Volume 5 (40 MB)

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