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McKee 150 150 ctx

Major David McKee Collection
Creator: E.S. Burg
Dates: Not dated
Quantity: 3 inches
Accession: RC2010.009


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.

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.

Personal Names:
Anti-Horse Thief Association
McKee, Major David

Subject Headings:

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 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.

Box Folder Accession Folder title/Description
1 1 RC2010.009 Framed photograph of Major David McKee, n.d.
Adventure District
Adventure Road
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