The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Wyoming heritage and contemporary values project records
Repository: University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center
Collection Description (CRHP): The collection contains the transcript of a 1979 interview with Sudie Rhone, who was the mother of Harriett Elizabeth Byrd (first African-American legislator from Wyoming).
Collection Description (Extant): The Wyoming Heritage and Contemporary Values Project was undertaken to collect oral histories from women in southeastern Wyoming in order to document women's lives and attitudes in the 20th century. The project was funded by the Wyoming Council for the Humanities and administered by the University of Wyoming's Department of Sociology. The interviewers were Patricia Hale, Melanie Gustafson, and Phil Roberts.
The collection contains transcripts of oral history interviews with women living in southeastern Wyoming, including the towns of Laramie, Cheyenne, and Wheatland, as well as smaller communities in the area. Included are professional women, ranch women, an African-American woman, and a Hispanic woman. The interviewers seek information on the women's attitudes about such issues as birth control, as well as stories of their lives.
Access Copy Note: There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: 11694
Extent: .7 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Finding Aid URL: http://rmoa.unm.edu/docviewer.php?docId=wyu-ah11694.xml
Interviewees: Sudie Rhone
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American politicians
African American women--Wyoming