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African-American History in Wyoming: Home

This guide shows what primary and secondary sources the Wyoming State Archives holds that relate to African-American Wyomingites.


This guide contains resources about the African-American experience in Wyoming's history -- records include photos, documents, yearbooks, and oral histories. Some of these records are accessed online.

Warning, some of these records contain language in the form of derogatory slurs used about African-Americans common to the historical era.

Historical Collections

  • H95-20 Buffalo Soldiers collection—No original documents, all newspaper articles written about Black soldiers in war, mostly focusing on the 9th and 10th cavalries stationed at Fort D.A. Russel; One article is about black soldiers in the Civil War. Several articles highlight distinguished soldiers.
  • H2001-58-Noelle Smith
  • H2011-60 African American Churches—A 123 year anniversary pamphlet
  • Manuscript 705—George Montague: Tells about his career in the army before he settled in Laramie. His manuscript briefly mentions the 9th cavalry and Jim Bridger.
  • RG 3001 City of Cheyenne Mayor 1928-1946, 2006 (race relations in Cheyenne mentioned)
  • Wyoming Newspapers
  • Oral Histories
  • Yearbooks

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Wyoming State Archives
2301 Central Ave
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday - Sunday Closed


Phone: 307-777-7826

Fax: 307-777-7044





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