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Barbara Bockelman Cowboy Poetry Collection

Barbara Bockelman Cowboy Poetry Collection
Creator: Barbara Bockelman
Dates: 1971-2002
Quantity: 1 inch
Accession: 2002.099


This collection consists of Barbara Bockelman’s cowboy poetry, an unpublished manuscript titled “A Permanent Home,” and an assortment of articles.


Growing up on a ranch in Oklahoma inspired Barbara Bockelman’s poetry. In 1989, after raising a family and earning her bachelor’s degree, Bockelman began writing poetry that reflected her ranching experiences. She spoke at regional cowboy poetry events and schools hoping to preserve the stories of the ranching industry and its importance to the American West.

Scope & Content Note

This collection consists of photocopied poems by Bockelman, an unpublished manuscript titled “A Permanent Home,” and various articles written by and about Bockelman.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Bockelman, Barbara

Subject Headings:

Processing Information

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

This is a small collection.

Preferred Citation

Barbara Bockelman 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 Poems, 1981-2002
1 2-3 Unpublished manuscript, “A Permanent Home,”
1 4 Articles, 1971-2001

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