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State Historical Records Advisory Board

State Historical Records Advisory Board







Oral History Workshops this Spring!



The State Historical Records Advisory Board and the Campbell County Public Library will co-sponsor Barbara Bogart's successful workshop “Doing Oral History in Your Community."  This free hands-on session will show you how to plan and conduct oral history interviews of local residents.

Where: Campbell County Public Library at 2101 S 4-J Rd in Gillette, WY.

When:  Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Registration is free. Contact information: 307-687-0009, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register. Parking is available.

Instructor, Barbara Allen Bogart, says, “In this oral history workshop, we will cover the basics of doing oral history in a community setting, including choosing a focus, identifying narrators, preparing an interview guide, choosing recording equipment, and conducting the interview.

“As part of the workshop, participants will put what they’ve learned into practice in a mock interview session. We’ll spend some time brainstorming ideas and strategies about potential oral history projects in the community. We’ll also address preserving the recordings, evaluating the information gathered as historical evidence, and developing specific products such as museum exhibits and media productions.”

Bogart has been involved in oral history for more than 30 years. A resident of Wyoming since 1991, Dr. Bogart has worked at the Wyoming State Museum and Uinta County Museum, and has published two books and numerous articles based on oral histories. She especially enjoys presenting oral history workshops to community groups.


Who We Are


The Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) promotes the identification, preservation and dissemination of Wyoming’s historical records. To accomplish this mission, the Board awards grants and sponsors workshops for archives, libraries, museums, and others throughout the state that collect, manage, and preserve historical records.  The SHRAB’s activities are made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

The Wyoming SHRAB consists of public officials and private citizens who believe in the importance of preserving our state's records and in making them available for the public.

Apply for Grants - see the section below. 


Apply for Grants

Brief introduction about the grant program and how to apply:

Grants of up $2500.00 are available to Wyoming residents for projects that further the SHRAB’s mission of promoting the identification, preservation, and dissemination of Wyoming’s historical records. The SHRAB will assign priority to those applications that show commitment to developing and/or implementing projects that will lead to enhanced online access to historical records.

Please review the grant guidelines and application for more information about how to apply, the eligibility requirements, and reporting responsibilities.


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SHRAB’s Goals

  • Develop a statewide cooperative approach for the preservation of Wyoming records of enduring value.
  • Encourage and support ongoing training programs for state, tribal and local governments, local repositories, organizations and others involved in records care.
  • Facilitate access to and increase the use of Wyoming’s records.
  • Ensure the preservation of historical electronic records and information


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Board Members


  • Phyllis BakerHot Springs County Museum and Cultural Center
  • Amanda Benson, Curator, Sweetwater County Historical Museum, Green River
  • Sylvia Bruner, Director/Registrar, Johnson County Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, Buffalo
  • Sara Davis, University Archivist, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming, Laramie
  • Shawna Goetz, Deputy Clerk of Court, Wyoming Supreme Court, Cheyenne
  • Jeremy Johnston, Curator of Western History, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody
  • Kathy Marquis, Co-Chair, Wyoming Deputy State Archivist, Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources, Cheyenne, ex-officio
  • Travis Pollok, Digital Collections/Legislative Librarian, Wyoming State Library, Cheyenne
  • Karen Rimmer, Douglas City Clerk, Douglas
  • Scarlet Skorcz, Accounts Payable, Business Office, Western Wyoming Community College, Rock Springs
  • Janie Wait, President, Intermountain Record Center, Inc., Casper




Recent worshops sponsored the Wyoming SHRAB:


Workshop on Data Management and Preservation

Date:  June 1, 2018

ArchivesSpace Introduction

Date: May 4, 2018

Preservation of Born-Digital Records, Basic Principles and Practices 2017 

The archived version of this webinar is available at:  


SHRAB sponsors workshops featuring experts in:

  • Digitization
  • Oral History Projects
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Preservation
  • Records Management


Contact Us


Kathy Marquis
Deputy State Archivist
(307) 777-8691


More About Us


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Bylaws >> (link opens in new tab/window)

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