Funding: American Heritage Research Travel Grants

Friday, January 20, 2023 10:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Research Travel Grants Offered by the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming

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 collections include Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain West and a select number of national topics: 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 Book Library consists of more than 50,000 items, 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.

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 lwaggen2@uwyo.edu. Applications are due no later than March 31, 2023.

Information about the AHC

The AHC is a public research institution located on the campus of the University of Wyoming in Laramie. The Center houses collections of local, regional, and national significance. Its holdings emphasize the American West from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. It has extensive collections in western political history, mining and petroleum, popular entertainment (including Hollywood and comics), environment and natural resources, journalism, and military history. The AHC also serves as the University of Wyoming's rare books library and university archives. With more than 90,000 cubic feet of materials and 3,500 collections, the AHC stands among the largest non-governmental repositories in the nation.


The WHA is located in the Department of History at the University of Kansas.

The WHA is grateful to KU's History Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for their generous support!


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