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Title:Wyoming State Library
History:On October 13, 1869 J.A. Campbell, Territorial Governor of Wyoming recommended the establishment of a territorial library in a speech to the Wyoming Territorial Legislature. The Territorial Library was established two years later. (Wyoming House Journal, 1869) In 1871, the Second Territorial Legislature approved the creation of the Wyoming Territorial Library to serve primarily the Judges of the Supreme Court and the State Officials. This became the Law Division of the State Library. (Session Laws 1871) Minnie Slaughter was the first State Librarian in 1890 when the Territorial Laws of Wyoming were incorporated into the State Laws. The State Library was composed of two divisions, a law library and a documents library. (Twenty-Ninth Biennial Report, Wyoming State Library October 1, 1950) The Wyoming State Library officially became a Federal Depository Library in 1895 when the general printing act of January 12, 1895 designated State and Territorial Libraries as depositories. (Depository Library Bulletin. Washington: GPO, 1909) The Wyoming Historical Society was created in 1895 and the State Librarian was given custody of all historical property. (Wyoming Blue Book. Volume II, 1974) In 1897, the Third State Legislature provided for "separate maintenance" for the State Law Library, thereby definitely separating the Law Library as a unit of the State Library. (Wyoming Historical Blue Book, 1946) On March 1, 1897 a bill creating a Miscellaneous State Library became law. ("The Carnegie Public Library Memorial Volume" 1902) The Supreme Court and State Library Building dedicated after the building was completed in March 1937. ("Twenty-Third Biennial Report of the State Librarian of the State of Wyoming October 1, 1936 to September 30, 1938") The State Library and State Law Library separated in 1968. ("History of the Wyoming State Library December 16, 1871-1996") In 2006 the Wyoming State Library was relocated to a temporary site while the Supreme Court and State Library building was being remodeled. The Wyoming State Library moved into its own building in 2009. (Wyoming State Library)
County:Laramie
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:On October 13, 1869 J.A. Campbell, Territorial Governor of Wyoming recommended the establishment of a territorial library in a speech to the Wyoming Territorial Legislature. The Territorial Library was established two years later. (Wyoming House Journal, 1869) In 1871, the Second Territorial Legislature approved the creation of the Wyoming Territorial Library to serve primarily the Judges of the Supreme Court and the State Officials. This became the Law Division of the State Library. (Session Laws 1871) Minnie Slaughter was the first State Librarian in 1890 when the Territorial Laws of Wyoming were incorporated into the State Laws. The State Library was composed of two divisions, a law library and a documents library. (Twenty-Ninth Biennial Report, Wyoming State Library October 1, 1950) The Wyoming State Library officially became a Federal Depository Library in 1895 when the general printing act of January 12, 1895 designated State and Territorial Libraries as depositories. (Depository Library Bulletin. Washington: GPO, 1909) The Wyoming Historical Society was created in 1895 and the State Librarian was given custody of all historical property. (Wyoming Blue Book. Volume II, 1974) In 1897, the Third State Legislature provided for "separate maintenance" for the State Law Library, thereby definitely separating the Law Library as a unit of the State Library. (Wyoming Historical Blue Book, 1946) On March 1, 1897 a bill creating a Miscellaneous State Library became law. ("The Carnegie Public Library Memorial Volume" 1902) The Supreme Court and State Library Building dedicated after the building was completed in March 1937. ("Twenty-Third Biennial Report of the State Librarian of the State of Wyoming October 1, 1936 to September 30, 1938") The State Library and State Law Library separated in 1968. ("History of the Wyoming State Library December 16, 1871-1996") In 2006 the Wyoming State Library was relocated to a temporary site while the Supreme Court and State Library building was being remodeled. The Wyoming State Library moved into its own building in 2009. (Wyoming State Library)
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