At State Archive, 'we keep records as a means of transparency'

For Sunshine Week - the nationwide celebration of public records and transparency - WyoFile checks in on a pillar of open government.

The Wyoming State Archives, established in 1951, preserves and shares records documenting Wyoming's history and governmental operations.

"We keep records as a means of transparency," State Archivist Sara Davis said. "We keep records for people to access those records."

Journalists might use them to examine government officials' past decisions, like reporting that looked back at why Wyoming's first state-sanctioned execution in 1892 was of a teenage boy. T...


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