Oral Histories

Kenny records some of his experiences for the archives at University of
Wyoming's American Heritage Center. (L-R) John Waggener, American Heritage
Center, Bill Schrage, and Kenny Sailors

 

Over a 20-month period from 2010-2012 Kenny Sailors recorded stories from his entire life.  These were hosted by the American Heritage Center (AHC) of the University of Wyoming.  Interviewers were John Waggener, an archivist at the AHC, and a friend of Kenny's, Bill Schrage.  These interviews cover 13 topics from Kenny's life up to age 90.  They consist
of 22 separate interviews - some topics required multiple sessions.  All the interviews, combined, cover approximately 25 hours. You can listen to all of these stories in Kenny's own voice

 

To see a full listing of the recordings, CLICK HERE

 

A listing of the recordings available is as follows:

1) An overview of the life of Kenny Sailors, 1 interview. 1921-2010, 1 File: Sailors5192010.mp3


2) Boyhood years growing up on a farm in Hillsdale, 1 interview. 1921-1935,
File: Sailors5262010.mp3

3) Teen years in Laramie and playing sports at Laramie High School, 1935-1939, 1 interview. File: Sailors632010.mp3

4) Kenny's freshman year at the University of Wyoming, 1939-1940, 1 interview. File: Sailors62410.mp3


5) Kenny talks about Coach Everett Shelton, 1 interview. File: Sailors6302010.mp3

6) Kenny's University of Wyoming Basketball Career, 1940-1946, Part 1 of 2.
File: Sailors7910.mp3

7) Kenny's University Career, 1940-1946, Wyoming Basketball Part 2 of 2.
File: Sailors7142010.mp3

8) Kenny talks about his wife, Marilynne "Bokie" Corbyn and their two children, Dan and Linda. File: Sailors9162010.mp3

9) The 1942-1943 Season, Wyoming NCAA Championship 1942-1943, Part 1 of 2. File: Sailors1272010.wav

10) The 1942-1943 Wyoming NCAA Championship 1942-1943, Season, Part 2 of 2.
File: Sailors121610.wav

11) Kenny's professional basketball career, Part 1 of 3, 1946-1951. File: Sailors122010.wav

12) Kenny's professional basketball career, 1946-1951, Part 2 of 3. File: 1004.wav

13) Kenny's professional basketball 1946-1951, career, Part3 of 3. File: 10043.wav

14) Kenny's military service in the ROTC and a U.S. Marine in World War II, 1939-1946, Part 1 of 2. File: Sailors21611.wav

15) Kenny's military service as a U.S. Marine during World War II, 1943-1946, Part 2 of 2.
File: Sailors21611b.wav

16) Kenny Sailors as a dude rancher, hunting guide, and outfitter in Jackson Hole at Jackson Lake Lodge and the Heart Six Ranch, Part 1 of 3. 1950s-1960s, File: Sailors22311.wav

17) Kenny Sailors as a dude rancher, hunting guide, and outfitter in Jackson Hole at Jackson Lake Lodge and the Heart Six Ranch, Part 2 of 3. (Note: ends abruptly due to recording malfunction.) File : 5ailors22311b.wav

18) Kenny Sailors as a dude rancher, hunting guide, and outfitter in Jackson Hole at Jackson Lake Lodge and the Heart Six Ranch, Part 3 of 3. 1950s-1960s,  File: Sailors3111.wav

19) Kenny Sailors' political career and community service,1950s-1960s, Part  1 of 2.
File: 1002.WAV

20) Kenny Sailors' political career and community service, 1950s-1960s, Part 2 of 2.
File: Sailors472011.wav

21) Kenny's life in Alaska as a hunting guide and outfitter and as a teacher and coach, 1965-1999, Part 1 of 2. File: 1005.wav

22) Kenny's life in Alaska continued and an overview of his life from 1999-2010 living in Idaho for a short while then returning to Wyoming and retiring in Laramie, Part 2 of 2. File: 482011.wav