Watch the American West Program Featuring Dr. Emily Moore

PLHC Highlights Dr. Emily Moore’s work at Spring 2019 AWP At the Spring 2019 American West Program, Dr. Emily Moore discussed her book, Proud Raven, Panting Wolf: Carving Alaska’s New Deal Totem Parks. Following a formal presentation, PLHC faculty member Dr. Ruth Alexander, served as the interviewer for a hosted conversation, followed by a question-and-answer session […]

Strong Praise for Rosser and Sanders’ “A History of Mortgage Banking in the West: Financing America’s Dreams”

Michael J. Hightower, independent historian and blogger, recently offered strong praise for Michael Rosser and Diane M. Sanders’ book, A History of Mortgage Banking in the West: Financing America’s Dreams in his review in the Western Historical Quarterly. He concludes, “Industry professionals and students alike will find this book to be a useful guide to […]

Researcher Tim Johansen on Working with the Public Lands History Center

Graduate Research Assistant, Tim Johansen, reflects on race and parks Graduate Research Assistant, Tim Johansen, contributed the following reflection on his time working with the PLHC on its project with Shenandoah National Park. After completing my M.A. in History at Colorado State University, I was fortunate enough to become part of this project. I was […]

Thank the bankers? Co-author of “A History of Mortgage Banking in the West” explains

Mike Rosser (CSU ’64) and Diane Sanders (CSU ’14) co-wrote the recently published book, A History of Mortgage Banking in the West: Financing America’s Dreams (University Press of Colorado 2017).  The book began as a PLHC research project and highlights the role of finance and mortgage bankers in creating the Colorado we know today. Rosser recently […]

Scotts Bluff National Monument Research Road Trip

Following the Overland Trails This summer, the PLHC was working to wrap up a project for Scotts Bluff National Monument. Researcher and recent graduate, Poppie Gullett, has shared a bit about the project and her experience completing archival research during a summer road trip to Scotts Bluff National Monument, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, and Legacy of […]

PLHC in the news for completion of project on Japanese American Internment during WWII in New Mexico

The Public Lands History Center’s research on Japanese-American internment camps in New Mexico was featured in a SOURCE article. Led by Dr. Sarah Payne, the project interprets this time in American history and documents the personal experiences of those who lived through it. History team finishes documenting N.M. Japanese-American confinement camps

American West Program to Feature CSU Extension on Colorado Farmers and Ranchers

On October 5th, the Public Lands History Center and CSU Extension will partner on an edition of the American West Program highlighting Colorado’s farmers and ranchers. Presenters: Joanne Littlefield, Ph.D., (Director, Extension Outreach and Engagement) C.J. Mucklow (Extension Western Regional Director) Rick Knight, Ph.D.  (Professor, Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, Warner College) In 1914, Congress […]