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Sidney R. Clarke, III, Collection

Sidney R. Clarke, III, Collection
Creator: Sidney R. Clarke, III
Dates: 1920s-1939
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.

Subject Terms

Personal names
Post, Wiley
Rogers, Will
Winnie Mae (Airplane)

Subject Headings:

Processing Information

The Sidney R. Clarke, III, Collection  was donated to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 1989 by Sidney R. Clarke, III.

Preferred Citation

Sidney R. Clarke, III, Collection, Box ##, Folder ##, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Container List

Series 1: Sidney R. Clarke, III, Collection

Box Folder Accession Folder title/Description
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

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