Scott Hill Bumgardner Cowboy Poetry Collection

Scott Hill Bumgardner Cowboy Poetry Collection, 2000-2002
1 folder
Location: 0142, Box 1, Folder 7
Accession #: 2002.156.2


Bumgardner is a storyteller and cowboy poet of Texas history, cowboys, and tall tales. This small collection contains one publicity packet of articles and a publicity photograph.


“I began writing cowboy type poetry and stories in 1990 after one of my horses fell on me, breaking my pelvis. While recuperating, I began writing to keep from going stir crazy. Many of my presentations focus on old Texas and cowboy history, spiced with poetry and quotes to bring it to life.”

Biographical sheet included in collection.

This collection consists of one series: Publicity Packet. The packet includes photocopies of newspaper articles about Scott Hill Bumgardner, a biography background sheet, small advertisement, one 8×10 publicity still, and packet folder.

Personal Names:
Bumgardner, Scott Hill

Subject Headings:

This collection was accessioned in 2002 and filed along with other small cowboy poetry collections. Archivist Laura Anne Heller created the current finding aid on July 14, 2009.

The collection is open for research. It is advisable for researchers to discuss their proposed research with staff prior to visiting the Center.

Scott Hill Bumgardner Cowboy Poetry Collection, Box ##, Folder ##, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Series 1: Publicity Packet, 2000-2002
Item Title/Description
Scott Hill Bumgardner business card [1]
Bumgardner. Bio-Background Sheet. 1 page. [1]
Texas Legacies – Scott Hill Bumgardner: Cowboy Poet/Storyteller advertising brochure. 1 page. [1]
Publicity still, b&w, 8×10 print.
Metegrano, Margo. “Texas Legacies” A Review. The Big Round Up. [1]
Kriderm Dylan Otto. “Poet in Chaps.” Houston Press, July 11-17, 2002. Page 41. Photocopy. 1 page. [1]
Cowboy Christmas Poetry Contest avertisement; Scott Bumgardner listed as judge. December 2001. Photocopy. 1 page. [1]
Letter between Denton Bryant, President of The Sons of the Republic of texas, to Scott Hill Bumgardner, dated April 28, 2001. Letter addresses Honorary Membership Award. Photocopy. 1 page. [1]
Howard, Bob. “The Gathering at Crosby.” Cowboy Sports & Entertainment, July/August 2000. Page 34-36. Photocopy. 3 pages. [1]
Spearman, Lewis. “Cowboy ‘Gathering’ to be Crosby Rodeo’s newest treat.” Publication and date unknown. Photocopy. 1 page. [1]
Bumgardner. Column, “An Institution Dedicated to Our Youth and Western Heritage.” The Houston Ledger, January 1998. Photocopy. 1 page. [1]
Photograph. The Newspaper Serving Bellaire, Meyerland, Westbury, Willow Meadow, Willow Bend, Maplewood, and other Southwest Houston areas. Vol. 3, No. 2. January 13, 1993. Photocopy. 1 page. [1]