The American Heritage Center (AHC) at the University of Wyoming offers annual travel grants of up to $750 each to provide support for travel, food and lodging to carry out research using AHC collections. Application due date is March 31, 2023.
Subject areas in the Center's archival collections include Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain West and a select number of national topics including environment and conservation; mining and petroleum industries; air and rail transportation; popular entertainment (particularly radio, television, film, and popular music); journalism; and U.S. military history.
The AHC's Toppan Rare Books Library consists of more than 50,000 items, the majority of which are printed books, although there are newspapers, magazines, broadsides, illuminated manuscripts, and other materials. Collecting subjects include the American West, British and American literature, exploration and travel, religion, hunting and fishing, historic children's books, and examples of the book arts.
Travel grant funds must be spent within fifteen months following notification of the award.
Persons interested in AHC travel grants should complete an application at http://www.uwyo.edu/ahc/grants/index.html and email it to AHC Simpson Archivist Leslie Waggener at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due no later than March 31, 2023.
Leslie Waggener, AHC Simpson Archivist, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming