Tim Graham Cowboy Poetry Collection

Tim Graham Cowboy Poetry Collection, 2002
1 folder
Location: 0142, Box 1, Folder 9
Accession #: 2002.082


Graham is cowboy musician and singer who was raised on a farm in the Midwest. This small collection contains a publicity packet whick includes several of his original cowboy poems.


Tim Graham sings about the things he knows and loves. He spent his childhood on a farm in the Midwest, where his family raised purebred Angus and Angus Hereford cross and did custom hay baling. Tim’s deep respect for land and animals led him to begin training horses in the late seventies. He loved cowboy music all his life, and soon began playing and singing both traditional and contemporary cowboy and western music as well as reciting classic and contemporary poetry. He began writing his own poetry in 1997. His poetry is based on his personal feelings as wells as events in his life. Tim’s music and poetry were heard on stations in Oklahoma, Texas, and California. He also performed regularly at various cowboy gatherings and state parks throughout Texas and Oklahoma.

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This collection consists of a single series, Publicity Packet. This packet includes a business card, brief biography sheet, publicity still, and four examples of his poetry.

Personal Names
Graham, Tim

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.

Tim Graham Cowboy Poetry Collection, Box ##, Folder ##, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Series 1: Publicity Packet, 1997-2002
Item Title/Description
Tim Graham business card. [1]
Tim Graham: Cowboy Singer, Poet, and Storyteller. Biography sheet. 1 page. [1]
Publicity still, 8×10 color, computer printed. [1]
Poem, “The Wire Gap,” March 2002. Original manuscript. 2 pages. [1]
Poem, “Christmas Time,” December 2001. Original manuscript. 1 page. [1]
Poem, “Shorty,” March 3, 1998. Original manuscript. 1 page. [1]
Poem, “The Wedding Day,” July 1997. Original manuscript. 2 pages. [1]