The University of Wyoming manuscript repository, rare book library, and university archives. One of the largest special collections repositories in the nation. Internationally known for its research collections on Wyoming and the American West, the mining and petroleum industries, military history, politics, conservation, journalism, transportation, and 20th-century entertainment such as radio, and television; family papers, organizational and business records, photos, maps, film and audio recordings, and other formats. Rare book collection emphasizes: the American West, British and US literature, early exploration of North America, religion, hunting and fishing, natural history, women authors, the book arts. Welcomes all researchers, including undergraduates and grades 4-12. Administers Wyoming History Day program. Small exhibits and outstanding western art on display. Travelling exhibit program. Author readings, lectures, and symposia. Free admission; open to all.