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Robert K. Abbett Collection

This collection of archival materials document the style and work of Robert K. Abbett, contemporary sporting and wildlife artist. His oil portrait of actor James Stewart hangs in the Western Performers Gallery.

Subject: Art


Mary E. Abshire Collection

This collection contains 28 of the Little Leather Library books of popular literature which were advertised during the 1920s, in addition to an 1898 Kendalls’ Perfected Receipt Book Illustrated for prescribing recipes for disease and illness, and an American Indian Intertribal Cookbook.

Subject: History


George A. Addison Studio Photographic Collection

Photographs from the studio of Texas and Oklahoma Territory photographer George A. Addison, consisting primarily of portraits of American Indians from the Fort Sill, Oklahoma Territory area.

Subject: Native American, Photography


Mark Allen Collection

This collection contains photographs, film stills, and ephemera which document the film career of each cowboy (Hoot Gibson, William S. Hart, Buck Jones, Ken Maynard, Tim McCoy, and Tom Mix) from the first movie to the last of their careers. There are some photos of other popular western actors and actresses, plus postcards, prints, and arcade cards. An estimated 1,293 images are included.

Subject: Native American, Photography


Fred Alvord, II, Collection

Fred Alvord was once rodeo secretary, director, and champion cowboy. This collection from his son includes several photographs and postcards featuring well-known rodeo personalities.

Subject: Rodeo


Ed Apple Oklahoma State University Rodeo Participants Collection

This collection contains materials related to a pardoning of students that skipped class at Oklahoma State University to participate in a rodeo in 1948.

Subject: Rodeo


Mrs. Grant E. Ashby Rodeo Collection

Correspondence with Vera McGinnis and other early rodeo cowgirls, along with photographs and other items relating to Tex Austin's 1924 and 1934 London rodeos.

Subject: Rodeo


Bob Askin Collection

This small collection of rodeo photographs and postcards prominently features Bob Askin, a well-known and respected saddle bronc rider of the 1920s, who was inducted into the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum's Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1978.

Subject: Rodeo


Beemer Photographs

The Beemer Photographs consists of three mounted photographs. One is a cattle branding scene, and the others are homestead scenes.

Subject: History


Don Bell Collection

This collection consists of rodeo anecdotes, photographs, and published materials related to rodeo.

Subject: Rodeo


Helen Biggers Collection

This collection covers a number of primary readers and educational materials during the late 1800s and early 1900s. One very interesting item is a handwritten journal with meeting notes of the Stray Horse Association, circa 1868, with small sketches of brands and lists of post office locations near where stray horses were noted.

Subject: History


Reba Perry Blakely Papers

Papers and photographs of rodeo performer and researcher Reba Perry Blakely.

Subject: Rodeo


J.A. Blankenburg Collection

Featured in this collection are two photographs of the Harrington family at their homestead in Oklahoma during the early 1900s, in addition to a Kingfisher, Oklahoma land office certificate signed by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903 granting a specified plot of land to Andrew J. Harrington and his family.

Subject: History


Ron Bledsoe Trade Catalog and Ephemera Collection

Extensive collection of more than 200 saddle and tack catalogs dating from the late-1880s through the mid-1980s.

Subject: History


Blucher Custom Boot Company Records

The Blucher Custom Boot Company Records contain 218 "Fitting Books" from 1915-1982 which were used to record customer transactions. Each custom order is detailed in the books and typically includes sketches of custom stitching and an outline of the customer's feet.

Subject: History

Blue Bird Mine

Blue Bird Mine Photographs

The Blue Bird Mine operated as a silver mine from 1876-1964. The Photographs contains 12 mounted images of people and buildings associated with the mine.

Subject: History, Photography


Barbara Bockelman Cowboy Poetry Collection

This collection consists of Barbara Bockelman's cowboy poetry, an unpublished manuscript titled "A Permanent Home," and an assortment of articles.

Subject: History, Photography


Edward Borein Photograph

This collection consists of one photograph of Edward Borein, cowboy artist well-known for his western scene art in oil, ink, pencil, watercolor, and etching.

Subject: Art


Louisa "Lula" Estelle Brannon Briscoe Letters

This collection features transcriptions of 250 letters written by Louisa Brannon Briscoe from Sugden, Indian Territory, to her mother in Washington state. The letters date 1893-1910 and discuss daily life and work as a postmistress in Sugden. The transcriptions have been digitized and are available to read in the scope and content note.

Subject: History

Bruchman Letterhead

R.M. Bruchman Indian Trader Letterhead

This small collection contains a single sheet of letterhead from the R.M. Bruchman Indian Trader business.

Subject: History


Polly Burson Scrapbook

The scrapbook contains many photographs and newspaper clippings spanning Burson's career as a trick rider and Hollywood stunt woman.

Subject: Rodeo


Caldwell and Englert Family Papers

The collection consists of personal photographs, clippings, papers, and a diary related to the Caldwell and Englert families.

Subject: History


James A. Carson Collection

This collection contains 46 photographs of an assortment of people involved with the 101 Ranch in Bliss, Oklahoma.

Subject: History, Photography


Sidney R. Clarke, III, Collection

This collection consists of three photographs of Will Rogers and Wiley Post.

Subject: History, Photography


L. E. Crawford Collection

This collection of papers and photographs primarily documents cattle ranching and the Crawford family of Oklahoma Territory and Texas.

Subject: History

Creative Crafts

Creative Crafts Video Collection

Videocassettes of the educational Creative Crafts television program, produced by the Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma between 1973 and 1991.

Subject: Art


Cuba Crutchfield Collection

This collection contains photographs of Cuba Crutchfield performing trick roping skills, programs from his early stage performances, and two certificates of land allotments for property near Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Subject: Art


Robert E. Cunningham Oklahoma History Collection

Collection assembled by Cunningham, a collector and Stillwater, Oklahoma photographer, chronicles the early development of Oklahoma through an extensive assemblage of negatives, photographs, documents, and other archival materials.

Subject: History, Photography


Fred S. Cushing Collection

This collection consists of five photographs featuring Ed Wright, Perry Ivory, and other rodeo cowboys at the Mother Lode Round-Up in Sonora, California, 1932.

Subject: History, Photography


Ann Dawson Collection

This collection contains 24 photographs of the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch taken by Dean Burch, as well as photographs of Osage Nation citizens, Kiowa Tribe members, and images of the Cherokee Strip Cowpunchers Association.

Subject: History, Photography


Judy Dearing Collection of Harley Tucker Photographs

This collection features two photographs of livestock contractor and rodeo producer Harley Tucker.

Subject: Rodeo


Ralph R. Doubleday Rodeo Photographs

This collection contains 4,003 photographs taken by rodeo photographer Ralph R. Doubleday.

Subject: Photography, Rodeo


Phillip I. Earl Collection

The Philip I. Earl Collection consists of one photographic postcard by DeVere Helfrich of Slim Pickens as a rodeo clown and Zeke Bowery at Red Blutt, 1948.

Subject: Photography, Rodeo


This collection features two articles by Hank Elling about cowboys and roundups. Hank Elling is a cowboy singer and musician from Lawton, Oklahoma.

Subject: Photography, Rodeo


Verne Elliott Collection

The Verne Elliott Collection presents a photo album containing photographs of rodeo performers, possibly featuring McCarty-Elliott Company livestock.

Subject: Rodeo


Frank Erfurth Collection

Frank Erfurth’s small collection of postcards depicts the historic and tragic events of the Whitman Mission Massacre of 1847 in Oregon Territory.

Subject: History


Bessie Feagius Collection

This small collection of nine photographs depicts cowboy life on the Miller Brothers' 101 Ranch during the 1890s.

Subject: History


James Earle Fraser and Laura Gardin Fraser Studio Papers

Papers and photographs from the studio of the noted sculptors and numismatic designers.

Subject: Art


John & Mildred Frizzell Collection

Stagecoaches have been an emblem throughout the history and literature of the West, the ultimate symbol of traveling across the rugged frontier to new land and adventures. John D. and Mildred Va. Frizzell owned the Frizzell Coach and Wheel Works, a company that rediscovered the historic stagecoaches and brought them back to life through restoration efforts. This collection includes some of the Museum ephemera Mildred Frizzell collected, in addition to her correspondence and research about the Abbot-Downing #415 Stagecoach.

Subject: Art

George Noble

George A. Noble Collection

The collection features five photographs of cowboys leading cattle and horse drives across the range.

Subject: Art


Estelle Gilbert Papers

Papers and photographs of Estelle Gilbert, a horsewoman, rodeo performer, and longtime friend of Rodeo Hall of Fame steer wrestler Mike Hastings.

Subject: Rodeo


Tim Graham Cowboy Poetry Collection

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.

Subject: Rodeo


Bonnie Gray Papers

These papers of a famous trick rider and stunt person include a scrapbook, some photographs, and an undated manuscript.

Subject: Rodeo

Gray Postcards

Zane Gray Postcards to Daniel Murphy and Florence Boise

This collection is comprised of eight postcards sent from Zane Gray to Daniel Murphy and Florence Boise.

Subject: Rodeo


Bern Gregory Rodeo Photographs

Over 86,000 photographic negatives and slides of Midwestern and Southeastern rodeos taken between 1958 and 1988.

Subject: Photography, Rodeo


Lt. Colonel John M. Hamilton Papers

Papers and photographs of Lt. Colonel John M. Hamilton, a soldier whose career spanned almost 40 years, from the Civil War through the Indian Wars, until finally ending with his death on San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War.

Subject: History

Harry Taylor

Harry Taylor Collection

This collection contains a variety of Rodeo Programs from the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. The dates of the programs range from 1937 to 1962.

Subject: History


DeVere Helfrich Rodeo Photographs

Over 37,000 photographic negatives and log books documenting Midwestern and West Coast rodeos between 1941 and 1970.

Subject: Photography, Rodeo


Marguerite Henry Book Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West with Illustrations by Robert Lougheed

This collection includes a letter written regarding the bill H. R. 2725. A setup book consisting of 114 pages with possibly page proofs for Mustang: Wild Spirit of the West. The pages have editorial notes written in pencil and ink throughout the text. Photocopies of Robert Lougheed sketches and drawings are taped in place where they are expected within the final production of the book.

Subject: Photography, Rodeo


Vera M. Herder Collection

Although only two photographs of champion saddle bronc rider Fritz Truan are included in this collection, there are other items related to his rodeo career and military service in other areas of the museum. In addition, he is included in the Rodeo Honorees Vertical Files where a number of articles and correspondence concerning his life are available for research.

Subject: Photography, Rodeo


Jane Cunningham Hoot Collection

The Jane Cunningham Hoot Collection relates and contributes to the Robert E. Cunningham Oklahoma History Collection. Jane Cunningham Hoot is the daughter of Robert Cunningham, photograph collector and photographer from Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Subject: Photography, Rodeo


Wilson Hurley Interview

This collection consists of two cassette tapes featuring a discussion with Wilson Hurley about the Windows to the West triptychs. Interview is conducted by Duane Chartier in 1995.

Subject: Photography, Rodeo


Lynn Huskey Rodeo Photographs

This collection contains thirty-nine photographs and seven panoramic black and white photographs documenting rodeo from 1927-1940.

Subject: Photography, Rodeo


William E. Irwin Photographic Portfolio and Photographs

Portfolio of 50 American Indian photographs by William E. Irwin, a photographer active in Chickasha, Indian Territory in the 1890s and early-1900s, whose images document the Chiricahua Apache, Comanche, and Kiowa who lived near Anadarko, Indian Territory and Fort Sill.

Subject: Native American, Photography


Claudio Janni Collection: Lucchese Pattern Book

The Claudio Janni Collection features the Sam Lucchese boot pattern book which is an exceptional work of art with pages of designs for boot covers and patterns. Accompanying the book are several photographs, advertising cards, two catalogs, and 35mm slides of boot designs.

Subject: Native American, Photography


Mrs. Elmer Jestes Collection: 101 Ranch

This collection has a small group of color postcards portraying the buildings, events, and activities on the 101 Ranch, Native Americans, and the Miller brothers.

Subject: Native American, Photography

Jimalee Burton

Jimalee Burton Photograph and Explaination of Green Corn Dance

This collection consists of one photograph and one type-written history of the Green Corn Dance of the Creek Indians, all given to the Museum by Jimalee Chitwood Burton. Persons in the photograph are closely connected with the early history of Oklahoma City and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The history and description of the “Green Corn Dance” provides instruction for participating in this Creek Indian dance.

Subject: Native American, Photography


Michael Johnson Cowboy Poetry Collection

Johnson is a humorist, author and international motivational speaker, but also a former professional rodeo cowboy, a former university professor, and has worked in upper level management in industry. This small collection includes a publicity packet.

Subject: Native American, Photography


J. E. Jones Photographic Album

Photographic album with 45 photographs by J. E. Jones, whose images document the Sioux Indians at the Cheyenne River Agency in South Dakota, the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre Indians at the Fort Belknap Agency in Montana, and the Western Apache Indians at the San Carlos Agency in Arizona.

Subject: Native American, Photography


Fletcher Jowers Cowboy Poetry Collection

Jowers is a singer and songwriter of cowboy music and is known for his "Texas Cowboy approach" to music. This collection contains publicity materials.

Subject: Native American, Photography


C. Marita Joyce Photograph

One photograph of two women, one of which being the sister of Maria Martinez, a well-known pottery artist of San Ildefonso Pueblo, is the sole item in this collection. Writing references the missed connection with Maria and Julian Martinez.

Subject: Native American, Photography

Late Nineteenth Century Texas Ranching Photographs

Late Nineteenth Century Texas Ranching Photographs

This collection contains 207 images of ranch life in the late nineteenth century. There are photographs of branding, cattle grazing, cattle sales, cowboys on horseback, broad shots of the VVN Ranch, family gatherings, prairie architecture, and every day activities.

Subject: Native American, Photography


Katie Lee Cowboy Poetry Collection

Lee is a native a Tucson, Arizona, and is a western folksinger and author. This collection includes publicity materials and photographs.

Subject: Native American, Photography

Link Papers

Carl Link Papers

Papers and photographs of Carl Link, a German-American artist, commercial illustrator, and art educator best known for his paintings of dance and theatrical personalities, American Indians, and animals.

Subject: Art

Link Postcards

Carl Link Postcard Collection

Over 2,000 postcards collected as both art reference and souvenirs by Carl Link, a German-American artist, commercial illustrator, and art educator best known for his paintings of dance and theatrical personalities, American Indians, and animals.

Subject: Art


Hughie Long Collection

This collection includes several photographs of cowboy champion steer rider Hughie Long and other rodeo performers. Nearly all pictures are from the 1930s. Copy photographs and negatives are also present.

Subject: Rodeo


Tom Lovell Papers

Papers, photographs, and sketches of the award-winning artist and commercial illustrator.

Subject: Art


Joe Maddalena Collection

Joe Maddalena Collection, 1954-2000 4 folders Location: 0299; 0145 Accession #: RC2009.067 Introduction This collection includes comic books, a coloring book, and a certificate of authentication from a purchase of Roy Rogers costume related items. Biography A brief biography of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Rogers is included below. Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Rogers Roy Rogers, born Leonard Franklin Slye on November 5, 1911, in Cincinnati, Ohio, was an American singer and cowboy actor. He and his wife Dale...

Subject: Art


Jay B. Massey Collection

This collection includes several photographs and photographic postcards taken on the Miller Brothers' 101 Ranch, some of which are personally autographed photos from John A. Guthrie.

Subject: Art


Mrs. Charles C. Mayberry Collection

The collection consists of correspondence written in Cherokee from various locations in the Oklahoma Indian Territory to Claremore. Nearly all letters are addressed to Dave Hendricks and postmarked between 1899-1901. It is possible most of the letters are written by Richard Wilkerson, a son-in-law to David Hendricks.

Subject: Art


The Bruce McCarroll Collection of the Bonnie & Frank McCarroll Rodeo Archives

Over 850 photographic postcards featuring Frank and Bonnie McCarroll, rodeo, and other historical subjects. The collection also includes photographic prints, panoramics and a scrapbook.

Subject: Photography, Rodeo


Robert G. McCubbin Western Photographs

The collection is comprised of 47 historic photographs featuring people and places in the American West.

Subject: Photography


Donald Nesbitt Collection

This collection features several portrait proofs of Donald Nesbitt by Distinctive Portraiture of Denver, Colorado. Nesbitt was a well-known rodeo contestant in five of the major rodeo events and was one of the first rodeo honorees to be inducted in the Rodeo Hall of Fame, in 1955.

Subject: Rodeo


Mary Logan Nolan Fort Yellowstone Photographs

This collection documents Mary Logan Nolan’s time working as a laundress at Fort Yellowstone from 1912-1915.

Subject: History, Photography


Donald Packard Collection

The photographs in this collection are of Bill Pickett, well-known African-American bulldogger of the early rodeo. The collection is open for viewing, but we are not allowed to duplicate them in any manner because they originate from another collection not associated with the Museum.

Subject: Rodeo

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Programs

Rodeo programs, daily sheets, and ticket stubs from the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo, 1948-1990.

Subject: Rodeo


Willard H. Porter Rodeo Collection

Rodeo photographic postcards, rodeo programs, subject files, and research on the 1924 and 1934 London rodeos, including 62 passport photos of rodeo performers from the London rodeos.

Subject: Rodeo

PRCA Rodeo Photographs

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Rodeo Photographs

The PRCA Rodeo Photographs include 8,818 photographs and 21 negatives depicting animals, participants, and rodeo events probably published in the Rodeo Sports Newsmagazine between 1950 and 1979.

Subject: Rodeo


Bill Price Collection

These thirty-six photographs feature steer roping and rodeo cowboys, and most of the photos are dated around 1970. Many of the photographs have unidentified photographers, but the collection does include some photos by Ferrell Butler, DeVere Helfrich, and John Addison Stryker.

Subject: Rodeo


Samuel Thomas "Booger Red" Privett Papers

The Papers contain original photographs, newspaper and magazine articles, and two date books owned by Ella Privett Linton with occasional entries about her daily activities while working for a circus. There are also copy photographs and negatives taken by Charlsie Poe, and the resulting books: World Champion Cowboy: Booger Red by Charlsie Poe and Texas Cowboys: Memories of the Early Days edited by Jim and Judy Lanning.

Subject: Rodeo

Quarter Circle U

Quarter Circle U Ranch Photographs

This collection documents ranch life, rodeos, and local wildlife at the Quarter Circle Ranch in Wyoming, in 1928. It is comprised of 284 photographs and negatives.

Subject: Rodeo

Reese Papers

William F. Reese Papers

Papers and photographs of the contemporary postimpressionist artist and art instructor whose work embraces landscape, portrait, still life, animals and wildlife, and scenes of the contemporary west.

Subject: Art

Reeves Papers

Ira L. Reeves Papers

The Ira L. Reeves Papers includes photographs, newspaper clippings, a few letters, currency from countries Ira visited, booklets, military papers, and personal documents such as business cards and financial documents. Of interest are family photographs portraying clothing styles of the late 19th and early 20th century and military orders. There are also booklets and photographs pertaining to Oklahoma history in the early 20th century.

Subject: Art

Reger Rodeo Papers

Monte Reger Rodeo Papers (Care of Virginia Reger)

The Papers features negatives, photographs, and transparencies documenting Monte Reger's rodeo entertainment career. There are also advertisements for the Doby Springs Rodoe and Reger's act with his bull Bobby.

Subject: Art

Rodeo Historical Society Records

Rodeo Historical Society Records

The Rodeo Historical Society Papers contain documents and photographs pertaining to the Society and the history of rodeo. The Records are divided into thirteen series.

Subject: Rodeo

Rodeo Information Commission (RIC)

Rodeo Information Commission Membership Files

The RIC Membership files for 1953-1968 may contain photographs and information about rodeo participants' careers before and after joining the Rodeo Cowboys Association (RCA).

Subject: Rodeo

Rodeo Photographs

Rodeo Photographs

This collection contains 1,532 rodeo photographs featuring contestants such as Casey Tibbs, Larry Mahan, Fox Hastings, Freckles Brown, and 310 other rodeo participants and animals.

Subject: Photography, Rodeo

Rodeo Programs

Collection of Rodeo Programs and Ephemera

Includes more than 1,500 souvenir programs, daily programs, brochures, prize lists, rules, and other ephemera from a wide variety of rodeos throughout the United States and several foreign countries.

Subject: Rodeo


Tom Ryan Papers

Papers and photographs of a contemporary western artist and photographer whose work documents the life of the working cowboy, especially on the famed 6666 Ranch of King County, Texas.

Subject: Art


Collection of Saddlery and Cowboy Gear Catalogs and Ephemera

Contains over 375 original and reproduction items from more than 100 saddle and cowboy gear makers and distributors from the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Subject: History

Sam Garrett

Sam Garrett Collection

Well-known trick roper Sam Garrett was featured in many silent era films performing his amazing trick roping skills. He also taught many actors and actresses how to trick rope for the screen. He was a champion cowboy who was inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1985. This collection includes several photographs of Garrett.

Subject: Rodeo


John Santangelo Image Collection

The Image Collection is comprised of 2,041 images including a small number of western themed photographs collected by John Santagelo.

Subject: Rodeo


Charles Schreyvogel Papers

Papers and photographs document the period when Schreyvogel was one of the most popular historical western genre artists in America, including his career, artwork, and relationships with some of the most prominent men and women of his time, William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Elizabeth B. Custer, Frederic Remington, and Theodore Roosevelt.

Subject: Art


Tom Selleck Collection

Several publicity photographs of Tom Selleck in his most popular western movies have been given to the Museum by the great actor himself. Movies highlighted include: Crossfire Trail, Last Stand at Saber River, Monte Walsh, and Quigley Down Under.

Subject: Art


Mrs. Hugh Sellers Collection

This is a small collection of photographs portraying Jose Barrera and Pawnee Bill, one of which is hand-tinted and two of which are attached to a holiday card.

Subject: Art


Arthur Shoemaker Collection on Henry Grammer

A research collection documenting the short, tumultuous life of rodeo performer Henry Grammer assembled by Oklahoma writer and amateur historian Arthur Shoemaker.

Subject: Rodeo


Arthur & Shifra Silberman Native American Art Collection

Collection documents Native American art, especially the Kiowa Five artists, including photocopied records, letters, correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, photographs, research notes, and other materials.

Subject: Art, Native American


Jerry Sinise Western History Collection

Collection includes research materials and photographs about several western historical figures including Texas Ranger Captain G. W. Arrington, John "Pink" Higgins, William Tilghman, and others, also includes a series of limited edition photographs documenting the construction of the Pioneer Woman statue in Ponca City, Oklahoma.

Subject: History

Sioux Girls

Sioux Girls at Indian School Cabinet Card

This collection is comprised of a single cabinet card of Sioux girls at an Indian School in Pierre, South Dakota.

Subject: Native American, Photography


Lowell Ellsworth Smith Papers

Papers and photographs of Ohio watercolorist Lowell Ellsworth Smith, whose work encompasses his native Ohio, the western United States, Mexico, and Europe.

Subject: Art

Smith Movie

Smith Western Movie Stills

The collection is comprised of 431 photographs, 4 publicity magazines, 1 Wild West Stars magazine, 1 article concerning Bill Elliott, and a letter from Lewis H. Smith. The majority of the photographs are film stills and publicity photographs from western movies.

Subject: Art


Smokey Snyder Collection of Pendleton Round-Up Photographs

Former rodeo bull riding champion of the 1930s and 1940s Smokey Snyder collected a number of photographs that were also printed alongside feature stories about the Pendleton Round-Up in The Oregonian. These photographs, with their newspaper clipping bylines taped or glued on the reverse side, feature events of the round-up from 1937-1953.

Subject: Rodeo


Bettina Steinke and Don Blair Papers

Papers and photographs of artist Bettina Steinke and her husband, commercial photographer and gallery owner, Don Blair, which features nearly 38,000 prints, negatives, transparencies, and slides documenting their lives and careers.

Subject: Art, Photography


Carl Studer Scrapbook and Ephemera Collection

Documents the business of rodeo promoter, Anvil Park and Amusement Company, Inc. from 1927 to 1931, along with rodeo advertising posters and five rodeo clippings scrapbooks dating from 1921 to 1941.

Subject: Rodeo


Laura K. "Doddie" Sugg Collection

This collection contains 89 photographs by Dudley Young and others of the Ada Fireman’s Rodeo, parade, and festivities.

Subject: Rodeo


Howard Tegland Rodeo Postcards Collection

This collection includes 180 photographic postcards of rodeo and cowboy performers of the 1920s, including Mabel Strickland, Fox and Mike Hastings, Mary and Red Sublett, Bob Askin, Yakima Canutt, Lynn Huskey, and Leonard Stroud, among others. There's a group photograph of cowgirls at the Bozeman Round-Up, one of which may be an African-American or Native American cowgirl.

Subject: Photography, Rodeo


Carl Thurlo Cowboy Poetry Collection

Thurlo hails from Kingston, Oklahoma, a small town close to the Oklahoma-Texas border. He is a cowboy poet and songwriter of The Ranch Hand.

Subject: Photography, Rodeo


Arthur M. Tinker Photographs

Photographs taken on a wide variety of Indian agencies and reservations by amateur photographer and United States Indian Inspector Arthur M. Tinker, consisting primarily of scenes of Indian agency life between 1898 and 1902.

Subject: Native American, Photography


Neal Torrey Cowboy Poetry Collection

This small collection includes several poems by Neal Torrey, a cowboy poet born in Missouri but raised in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Subject: Native American, Photography


George Redman Tucker Photograph

This collection consists of a card photograph of George Redmond Tucker. He was a peace officer in Montague county, Texas, around 1880.

Subject: Native American, Photography


Dallas Turner Cowboy Poetry Collection

Known to radio listeners as Nevada Slim, singer, yodeler, and guitarist Dallas Turner is a native of Yakima, Washington. This collection has publicity materials.

Subject: Native American, Photography


Ray J. Vigil Cowboy Poetry Collection

This collection features several poems by Ray Vigil.

Subject: Native American, Photography


Fay Ward Papers

These papers contain letters, photographs, publications, rodeo programs and result records collected by Fay Ward, including the original drafts of Ward’s articles and unpublished books.

Subject: Rodeo

William Steinke

William "Jolly Bill" Steinke Papers

Papers and photographs of cartoonist and radio and television performer William “Jolly Bill” Steinke, who was also the father of artist Bettina Steinke.

Subject: Art


C.G. Wilson Collection

C.G. "Buckshot" Wilson created a scrapbook named "Western Memories," for which he wrote requests to such persons as G.W. Lillie, Frank Eaton, Lucille Mulhall, and Robert Lindneux for letters and photographs to be included in the book. He elaborately designed each page, paginated the poems, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera into a cohesive book documenting the personalities he treasured. There are also several poems about western culture, persons, the Dust Bowl, and rodeo.

Subject: Rodeo


Don Winn Gold Mining Stock Certificates Collection

The collection contains 28 stock certificates from gold and silver mining companies between 1878 and 1927.

Subject: Rodeo

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