WSL Makes Wyoming History Accessible in DPLA



Wyoming Wildlife, July 1941
Wyoming Wildlife, July 1941

More than 19,000 historical Wyoming State Government publications are now available online through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), thanks to the efforts of the Wyoming State Library (WSL).

“DPLA lets us reach a wider national audience of students, teachers, researchers, and history buffs,” said Wyoming State Librarian Jamie Markus. “We’re excited for yet another opportunity to share Wyoming’s government and cultural information with the world.”

The Digital Public Library of America is a free portal that allows visitors to discover more than 34 million unique items from across the United States and go directly to the digital collections held at the home institution. The Wyoming State Library is part of the Plains to Peaks Collective DPLA hub, in partnership with the Colorado State Library.

The thousands of Wyoming state publications that were recently added provide insight into the history and governance of the Equality State dating back to Territorial days. Wyoming residents can easily search state agency documents including annual reports, newsletters, and even historic highway maps.

Address upon Women's Suffrage in Wyoming by Governor John W. Hoyt, April 3, 1882
Address upon Women’s Suffrage in Wyoming by Governor John W. Hoyt, April 3, 1882

With the recent addition from the State Library, more than 47,000 items from Wyoming institutions are available in DPLA. Other collections currently in DPLA include the Park County Archives, University of Wyoming, and UW’s American Heritage Center and Art Museum. The WSL supports Wyoming’s involvement in Plains to Peaks using federal Library Services & Technology Act funds through the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Government documents are also freely available online in the Wyoming State Publications database. It’s one of six Wyoming-centric digital collections created and maintained by the WSL in the Digital Collection Suite.

For help finding government information, check with your local library or contact the Wyoming State Library at statelibrary@wyo.gov or (307) 777-6333.

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