Publications, Features, & Awards

Flags of our mothers

Published: March 17, 2022
The Sundance Times by Journalist Sarah Pridgeon.

"McCormick hopes that, by sharing the stories of these women and uncovering forgotten history in her touring presentations and published research, she can help remind Wyoming why it became known as the Equality State and recapture the attitude that made that possible."

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The Wyoming State Flag and the Women Who Made It Fly

"A few people in Wyoming know the secret behind their beloved state flag. They will give a knowing smile, perhaps a chuckle, as they nod, yes—that bison wasn’t always hitched to the staff, he used to look out over the mountains and prairie. The Wyoming State Flag holds more secrets in its weave; the bison himself tells of the complicated relationship between the two women who made him fly, Grace Raymond Hebard and Verna Keays Keyes."

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Lola Homsher Grant Program - 2021 Recipient

"Grant monies are drawn from a fund established by the late Lola Homsher, a noted historian and state archivist who spearheaded establishing the Society in 1953. After her retirement, Miss Homsher made a major donation to the WSHS that is used to help fund Society programs."

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“Father and Servant, Son and Slave: Judaism and Labor in Georgia, 1732-1809”

A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Arts, Major: History, Under the Supervision of Professor William G. Thomas III. 

Copyright © 2016 Kylie Louise McCormick

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This site documents the challenge to slavery and the quest for freedom in early Washington, D.C., by collecting, digitizing, making accessible, and analyzing freedom suits filed between 1800 and 1862, as well as tracing the multigenerational family networks they reveal.

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Malone Community Center: Visualizing History

Under the direction of the Digital Humanities Practicum instructors: Professors Andrew Jewell and Elizabeth Lorang.

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