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Bill and Nancy Moore Collection

Identifier: COU:1096

Scope and Contents

The Bill and Nancy Moore collection is divided into three series.

I. Baha’i Peace Materials contains two pamphlets explaining the connection between the Baha’i Faith and the cause of world peace as well as one pamphlet about Baha’i practitioner Louis George Gregory and racial unity.

II. Magic Peace Project Materials contains promotional materials for the Idaho Magic Peace Project including an introductory pamphlet, proclamation for observance of the International Year of Peace by the Governor of Idaho, proclamation of the mayors of the Magic Valley introducing the Project, sheets detailing its goals and strategies, a series of articles on peace published in The Times-News of Twin Falls, Idaho, and a Magic Peace Project survey. This series also contains general materials relating to the Magic Peace Project, including news articles on the Project and one article on global imaginations of the future. This article, though not directly related to the Magic Peace Project, is housed with these materials because it was included among them in the collection’s original order.

III. General Peace Materials includes the July 1982 issue of Top of Israel which contains articles that describe developments in the Arab-Israeli conflict at the time.


  • Creation: 1975 - 1986

Biographical Note

William Eugene “Bill” Moore was born in Jonesboro, Illinois on June 7, 1932. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1950-1954. He then reenlisted from 1958 to 1962. Mr. Moore then attended the University of Wyoming and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1973.

Nancy Rechard Moore was born in August of 1950. About a year after her birth, the Rechard family moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico when her father, Ottis Rechard began a job with the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The family moved again in 1956 to Pullman, Washington, and Mrs. Moore attended Fairhaven College, Western Washington University. It was here that Mrs. Moore became a member of the Baha’i Faith in 1968. In 1970, she transferred to the University of Wyoming, where she helped found a Baha’i college club.

It was at the University of Wyoming that Mr. and Mrs. Moore met. The couple married on June 19, 1971, and later moved to Newcastle, Wyoming.

In 1976, Mr. Moore graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Master’s Degree in education. He served as the educational diagnostician for Newcastle School District No. 1 from 1973 to 1994 and continued to substitute teach until 1999. The couple hosted a number of foreign students and visitors as well as foster children, and in 1989, Mrs. Moore graduated from the University of Wyoming at Casper with a degree in social work and began work in the field of medical social work.

The couple remained active in the Newcastle, Wyoming community. Mrs. Moore became the manager of the Baha’i Faith organization in Newcastle, the business of which she conducted from the couple’s home, and in 1999, the couple purchased KASL Radio, a local Weston County, Wyoming radio station.

Bill Moore died on October 12, 2003, and Nancy Moore moved to Montana in 2004.


1.5 linear feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



William “Bill” and Nancy Moore were peace activists and lobbyists working through the Wyoming Baha’i community. The Bill and Nancy Moore Collection contains pamphlets detailing connections between the Baha’i Faith and social causes of peace, promotional materials and articles relating to the Idaho Magic Peace Project from 1985 to 1986, as well as the July 1982 issue of Top of Israel that includes articles explaining developments in the Arab-Israeli conflict. The materials are dated from 1975 to 1986.


This collection is arranged into the following series: I. BAHA’I MATERIALS II. MAGIC PEACE PROJECT MATERIALS III. GENERAL PEACE MATERIALS

Processed by: Jenna McCampbell, 2016
July 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, Rare and Distinctive Collections Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
184 UCB
Boulder Colorado 80503 United States