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Bud Barnett Cowboy Poetry Collection

Bud Barnett Cowboy Poetry Collection
Creator: Bud Barnett
Dates: Undated
Quantity: 1 inch
Accession: 2002.091


Bud Barnett is a performing cowboy poet. The ten poems in this collection are examples of his work.


During part of his childhood, Bud Barnett lived in the Mojave Desert where his dad rode herd for the Diamond Bar Ranch. Later, the family moved to northeast Oklahoma and worked as sharecroppers. Bud mended fences and worked around horses and cattle. In 1981 when his father passed away, Bud began writing poems about the older Barnett’s experiences and the tales he told.

Scope & Content Note

The ten poems in the collection are printed, one per page. One additional page has a biographical clipping taped down with Bud Barnett’s signature.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Barnett, Bud
Diamond Bar Ranch

Subject Headings:

Processing Information

The Bud Barnett Cowboy Poetry Collection was donated to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 2002 by Bud Barnett.

This is a small collection.

Preferred Citation

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

Container List

Series 1: Poetry

Box Folder Folder Title / Description
1 1 Biographical clipping taped to a single page, a note and signature by Bud Barnett included.
1 1 Introductory page to poems: “Poetry Written By Bud Barnett. Most of Bud’s Poetry is written about his own personal Experiences, Family members or Close Friends.”
1 1 Poem, “Little Brother”
1 1 Poem, “The Devils Top Hand”
1 1 Poem, “Dad’s Old Saddle”
1 1 Poem, “Chug”
1 1 Poem, “Long Johns”
1 1 Poem, “Check Yer Riggin”
1 1 Poem, “The Ranch Hand”
1 1 Poem, “Cowboy”
1 1 Poem, “Skinned”
1 1 Poem, “Fits All”

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