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Find It in the Archives

What We Have & How To Find It

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What We Have & How To Find It

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Ways to Find Things

Ways to Find Things

 

Card Catalogs 

  • Search for historical collections (not from government offices) and for photographs in these catalogs in our public reading room.  Cards list authors, topics, and location information.
     

Finding Aids.  

  • These are documents which describe each group of archival records (government files) or historical collections (papers of individuals, families, businesses or organizations.)
     
    • The Rocky Mountain Online Archive.  This searchable website lists finding aids for a growing number of our collections (e.g. the records of the Governor’s office; the records of the Secretary of State.)  Each finding aid describes the collection and gives a box and folder listing.  Some of the finding aids include links to actual digitized documents within the collections.
       
    • Printed finding aids for each collection.  Housed in notebooks in our public reading room.
       
    • Digital copies of finding aids for each collection.  Ask our staff if you would like a copy of a finding aid downloaded or sent to you from our internal files.
       
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Wyoming’s Statewide Online Catalog

  • Soon you can search here for our books, city directories, phone books, and more.
     

Databases

  • Search separate online databases for photographs, maps, microfilm holdings, newspapers, death certificates, Wyoming cities, Wyoming history, and finding aids for our archival collections and manuscript collections.
     

Wyoming Blue Book Wiki  

  • Search through this online encyclopedia on Wyoming’s history, government agencies and state officials.
     

Guides to Topics  

  • See Guides and topic lists below.
     

Vertical File  

  • These folders of newsclippings and small print items, arranged by topic, are available in our public reading room.

 

 

What We Have - COLLECTIONS

What We Have - COLLECTIONS

 

State and local government records:    

Historical Collections 

  • Papers of individuals, families, businesses and groups.
     

Oral Histories  ( links open in new tab/window)

Photos
 

Maps
 

Published sources

  • Books and other publications  ( link opens in new tab/window) – Soon you can search online for our books, city directories, phone books, and more.
  • Wyoming newspapers  - search online ( link opens in new tab/window) up to 1923; read on microfilm ( link opens in new tab/window) up to the current year in our reading room.
     
  • Phone Books
     
  • State Directories - 1906-1911, 1914, 1916-1932, 1937, 1939-1942, 1950, 1953-1955, 1989-1991.  
     
  • City Directories (“Coming Soon”) These will be in WYLDCat...
     

Digital Collections

 

Guides and Topic Lists

Guides and Topic Lists

 

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Looking for a topic for a paper, or a place to start your search?  Try our guides!
 

 

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