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Guide to the Bernard Horton Collection

Identifier: H2007-104

Scope and Content

The bulk of the collection consists of reference files on individuals and various topics. Also included are a large number of publications, primarily football game programs, pertaining to University of Wyoming athletics

A box of material about President John F. Kennedy, mainly focusing on the assassination, is also included


  • 1930s-1990s


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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical / Historical

Bernard Horton was born in Kansas in 1916. After receiving a B.A. from the University of Wyoming in 1938, he became the owner, publisher, and editor of the Chugwater News. In 1942 he left Chugwater and, working around military service, was employed as the editor of the Northern Wyoming Daily News in Worland, and at the Rawlins Daily Times. Horton served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946, in public relations for the 97th Infantry Division, and as managing editor for the Pacific Stars and Stripes. He began working for the Wyoming Eagle as assistant news editor in 1949, and worked his way up to editor in 1962. Horton died in 1994


9.5 cubic feet


Reference files relating to Bernard Horton's work as newspaper owner, publisher, editor and University of Wyoming athletic publications


Generally, alphabetical by file heading. Football programs are chronological

Acquisition Information

Collection was donated in 2007

Separated Materials

Related photographs were removed and filed in the Historical Photograph Collection under P2012-9

Processing Information

Processed by Curtis Greubel. Finding aid last updated in 2012. Encoded in 2022.

Guide to the Bernard Horton Collection
Edited Full Draft
Curtis Greubel
© 2022
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Finding aid is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Wyoming State Archives, Wyoming Cultural Resources Division, Wyoming Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources Repository

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2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne Wyoming 82002 United States
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