Sidney R. Clarke, III, Collection
Creator: Sidney R. Clarke, III
Quantity: 1 inch
Accession #: 1989.047
This collection consists of three photographs of Will Rogers and Wiley Post.
William Penn Adair Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was an American stage and film actor, vaudeville performer, cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator from Oklahoma. He was a Cherokee citizen born in the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. As an entertainer and humorist, he traveled around the world three times, made 71 films, and wrote more than 4,000 nationally syndicated newspaper columns. By the mid-1930s Rogers was hugely popular in the United States, and was the highest paid of Hollywood film stars. He died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post when their small airplane crashed in northern Alaska.
Wiley Hardeman Post (November 22, 1898 – August 15, 1935) was a famed American aviator during the interwar period and the first pilot to fly solo around the world. Also known for his work in high-altitude flying, Post helped develop one of the first pressure suits and discovered the jet stream.
Scope & Content Note
This collection contains three photographs; Two of the photographs are of Will Rogers and one photograph of Wiley Post.
Winnie Mae (Airplane)
The Sidney R. Clarke, III, Collection was donated to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 1989 by Sidney R. Clarke, III.
The Sidney R. Clarke, III, Collection is the property of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Materials, even if owned by the NCWHM, may be protected under third party copyright. It is the patron’s responsibility to research and secure any such additional copyright and pay any required fees or royalties. It is not the intention of the NCWHM to impede upon any third party rights, and the NCWHM cannot be held responsible if the patron is involved in legal action due to violation of third party copyright claims.
Restrictions on Access
The Sidney R. Clarke, III, Collection has no restrictions and is available for research. If you are interested in researching the materials, please contact the Dickinson Research Center to make an appointment.
Sidney R. Clarke, III, Collection, Box ##, Folder ##, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
|1||1||1989.047.1||Will Rogers and reception party consisting of J. Frank Buck, Dell Baker, L.E. Regan, and Mrs. L.H. Luckett, c1920|
|1||1||1989.014.2||Harrold Gatty (navigator), F.C. Hall (owner and sponsor), Wiley Post (pilot), Washington DC, 1939|
|1||1||1989.047.3||Will Rogers, c1920|