Major David McKee Collection
Creator: E.S. Burg
Dates: Not dated
Quantity: 3 inches
This collection contains one framed photograph of Major David McKee, the founder of the Anti-Horse Thief Association.
Major David McKee founded the Anti-Horse Thief Association (AHTA) in 1854. He farmed and raised livestock in Northeast Missouri before and after the Civil War. The organization grew across several states, reaching peak membership in 1916 with 50,000 members.
Scope & Content Note
This collection consists of one large framed photograph on paper of Major David McKee stored in oversize storage shelving in its original wood frame with carved design.
Anti-Horse Thief Association
McKee, Major David
The Major David McKee Collection was donated to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 1967 by E.S. Berg. The framed photograph was transferred to the DRC in 2010 and assigned a RC2010 accession number.
The Major David McKee 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 Major David McKee 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.
Major David McKee Collection, Box ##, Folder ##, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.