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Carl Studer Rodeo Scrapbook and Ephemera Collection, 1921-1941
3.6 cubic feet (1 document box, 2 flat boxes, 3 oversized folders)
Location: 0125; 0693; Flat File 2/Drawer 1
Collection #: 049
Accession #: 89.27


The Carl Studer Rodeo Scrapbook and Ephemera Collection documents the Anvil Park and Amusement Company, Inc.’s business transactions and inquiries from 1927 to 1931, and contains rodeo advertising posters along with 5 scrapbooks of clippings ranging from 1921 – 1941.


In 1928, Carl Studer was the Secretary-Treasurer of the Anvil Park and Amusement Company, Inc., J.C. Studer and O.B. Studer were the company’s President and Vice-President. In 1922, the Company began producing the Annual Rodeo and Cowboy’s Reunion held at Hemphill County, Canadian, and Texas. Throughout his lifetime, Carl Studer was active in Rodeo and Studer Market and Acme. For twenty years he collected rodeo clippings from across the United States.

The collection contains 5 rodeo clipping scrapbooks, 1921-1941, and materials related to the Anvil Park and Amusement Company, Inc.

Series 1: Subject Files (1927-1930, n.d.)
One folder is dedicated to the Anvil Park and Amusement Company Advertising, letters addressed to C.A. Studer, and are chronologically arranged in order of receipt. A second folder contains the contractual agreements of the Company between 1927 – 1930. Two folders contain advertising fliers for Round-up and Rodeo and a program from Leonard Stroud’s World Championship Rodeo. Three folders contain letters and published materials originally located loose within the respectively noted scrapbooks.

Series 2: Scrapbooks (1921-1941, n.d.)
Loose Scrapbook, 1921-1926 contains the clippings, over-sized posters and loose published materials within the unbound scrapbook.

Tan Cloth Scrapbook, 1927-1938 contains clippings of rodeo events throughout the United States.

Black “Ideal” Scrapbook, 1931-1935 contains rodeo clippings, over-sized posters and a file folder with letters and published materials originally located loose within the scrapbook.

Green Scrapbook 1933-1941 contains rodeo clippings from throughout the United States and published materials originally located loose within the scrapbook.

Black Horizontal Scrapbook, 1934-1935 contains rodeo clippings from throughout the United States.

Personal Names
Johnson, W.T., Col.
Stroud, Leonard, 1893-1961
Studer, Carl

Corporate Names
Anvil Park Rodeo and Amusement Company
Calgary Stampede
Cheyenne Frontier Days
The Sweetwater Chuck Wagon Association

Subject Headings
Advertising cards
Rodeos – Canada – Alberta – Calgary
Rodeos – Illinois – Chicago
Rodeos – Kansas – Kansas City
Rodeos – Texas – Canadian, Fort Worth
Rodeos – United States – 1921-1941
Rodeo – Wyoming – Cheyenne

Organization: The collection contains over-sized materials, loose letters, published materials, and bound scrapbook clippings. For preservation, the over-sized materials were placed in flat file folders and located in the flat file drawer. The loose published materials and letters originally located within scrapbooks were separated from the scrapbooks and placed in box 1 folders. A Separation Sheet documenting the removal of material was completed for each specific over-sized and box folder. Chronological order within the file folders was duplicated when possible.

Accession: The collection was received prior to 2001, but not accessioned until 2001 by Pam Bell.

Processing: Carl Studer’s original folder entitled “Value of Rodeo to Community” was organized into Series 1, folders 1-4. All other collection materials were located within the 5 scrapbooks under Series 2. Loose materials found within a scrapbook were separated into oversize or box folders. This procedure maintained the original location and order of separated materials. Separation Sheets are within the respective locations.

The collection is open for research. It is advisable for researchers to discuss their proposed research with staff prior to visiting the Center.

Carl Studer Rodeo Scrapbook and Ephemera Collection, Box ##, Folder ##, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Series 1: Subject Files – 1927-1930, n.d.

Box/Folder # Folder Title/Description
001/001 Anvil Park Rodeo and Amusement Company Advertising
Inquiries & sample tack, window, and auto advertising cards.
001/002 Anvil Park Rodeo and Amusement Company, 1927-1929 and Dawson Coal and Coke Company receipt, 1913.
001/003 Anvil Park Rodeo and Amusement Company, 1930-1939.
001/004 Black “Ideal” Scrapbook, 1931-1935, loose papers
001/005 Correspondence
001/006 American Fire & Marine Insurance Company Scrapbook, 1933-1941, loose papers
Advertising card, Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Calgary Canada 1933; Advertising card, Sweetwater Chuck Wagon Association, n.d.; Advertising and calendar card, Los Angeles Union Stock Yards, Los Angeles, California, 1933; Rodeo programs, Chicago, Illinois, 1932; Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1933; Amarillo, Texas, n.d.; Wichita Falls, Texas, 1932.
001/007 Magazines & Newspaper clippings, 1931, n.d.
All Outdoors, September 1931; “Ride Him Cowboy!” Doubleday picture, n.d.; Holiday magazine, “The Rodeo-for Native American Sport, The Old West returns in the cowboy’s arena,” n.d.
001/008 National Rodeo Association By-Laws, 1942; Southwest Rodeo Association, The SRA Round-Up, March, May & August 1940
001/009 Photograph, Louis Medford drugged by stirrup on “Davis Y”, 1169-B
001/010 Postcards, R. R. Doubleday [in-house database listing
001/011 Rodeos, Arizona – California, 1931-1938, n.d
Prescott Frontier Days List of Winners, Prescott, Arizona, 2-5 July 1931; Prescott Frontier Days List of Winners, Prescott, Arizona, 1-4 July 1934; Frontier Days Parade Prizes, Prescott, Arizona, 1-4 July 1934; Frontier Days Parade Prizes, Prescott, Arizona, 1936; World’s Championship Rodeo Entry Form, Harrison, Arkansas, June 1938; Sixth Annual Red Bluff Round-up, Red Bluff, California, April
001/012 Rodeos, Kansas – Oklahoma, 1940-1950, n.d.
Burlington Live Stock Commission Company, Olsson, Ed. N. business cards with cowgirl rodeo standings, n.d.; Boot Hill Round-Up Contestant Entry Form, McEwen, Albert & Yonnick, Buttons, Dodge City, Kansas, 15-18 May 1941; Boot Hill Round-Up Event & Contestant Listing, Dodge City, Kansas, 15-18 May 1941; Notes from 1935 Kansas City Rodeo, Kansas City, Kansas, 1935; Rodeo Queen Contest entry form, Southwest Louisiana Fat Stock Show and Championship Rodeo, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 4-7 April 1940; Cowboy Reunion advertising brochure, Las Vegas, New Mexico, 3-6 July 1926; 1950 Rodeo listing, Beutler Brothers, Elk City, Oklahoma, 1949; Guymon Pioneer Days Rodeo Entry Blank, Guymon, Oklahoma, ca. 1940s; Woodward Elks 13th Annual Rodeo advertising brochure, Woodward, Oklahoma, 5-7 September 1941.
001/013 Rodeos, Texas & Wyoming, 1930-1941, n.d
Canadian’s 5th Annual Rodeo and Cowboys Reunion Prize List and Rules, Canadian, Texas, -5 July; 1st Annual Galveston Rodeo advertising, n.d., & Contestant Entry & Agreement, Galveston, Texas, 1941; Southwestern Exposition Fat Stock Show Contestant’s Entry & Agreement, and Admission Tickets, Houston, Texas, 1934, 1936, & n.d.; Spring Rodeo Prize List, Miami, Texas, n.d.; Embossed Seal Pecos Texas Annual Event, Pecos, Texas, July 4th, n.d.; Golden Jubilee Official Program, Wichita Falls, Texas, 1932; World’s Championship Rodeo Prize List and Rules, Wichita Falls, Texas, n.d.; Ellensburg Rodeo Rules, Purses, and Trophies, Washington’s Pioneer Days Show, Ellensburg, Washington, 1-3 September 1934; Cheyenne Frontier Days Entry Blank, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1930; San Luis Valley Ski-Hi Stampede Contestant Entry Card, San Luis Valley, 1931.
001/014 “Rodeo Talks,” 1938, n.d.
001/015 Round-up and Rodeo advertising
001/016 Stationary, n.d.
National Rodeo Association, American Royal Kansas City Stock Yards
001/017 Stroud�s World Championship Rodeo program [5]
FF2/D01 Oversized Posters:
McLain’s 5th Annual Roundup
The Roundup ca. 1930

Series 2: Scrapbooks – 1921-1941, n.d.

Box/Folder # Folder Title/Description
002/001 Loose Scrapbook, 1922-1926
Clippings, 1922-1926
Rodeos – U.S., 1922-1926
1922 Cheyenne Frontier days
Chicago World Championship
Flyer for Tom Burnett’s Triangle Ranch rodeo
Studer acme & market ads 1921-1925
FF2/D01 Oversized Posters
12th Cowboy Reunion, 1926
Calgary Exhibition, n.d.
Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1923
002/002 Tan Cloth Scrapbook, 1927-1938
Clippings, Billboard’s, “The Corral,” September 10, 1927 through August 20, 1938
002/003 Black “Ideal” Scrapbook, 1931-1935
Clippings, 1931-1935
Rodeos – U.S., 1931-1935
Calgary, Denver, Kansas City
FF2/D01 Oversized Posters
Los Angeles Livestock Show, 1931
The Hatcher Players, Waterloo, Iowa, n.d.
5th Annual Cowboys Reunion and Panhandle Rodeo, Canadian, Texas, 1927
Shamrock Rodeo, Shamrock Texas, n.d.
7th Annual Frontier Day Celebration, Del Rio, Texas, n.d.
003/001 American Fire & Marine Insurance Company Scrapbook, 1933-1941
Clippings, 1933-1941
Rodeos – U.S., 1933-1941
Calgary Stampede, Sheridan, WY. Rodeo, 1933-1935
North Platte Roundup, Madison Square Garden, 1934
Shriners’ Rodeo, Indianapolis, Indiana
003/002 Black Horizontal Scrapbook, 1934-1935
Clippings, 1934-1935
Rodeos – U.S., 1934-1935
Anvil Rodeo, 1935
Madison Square Garden, 1934
Cheyenne Frontier Days, Prescott Frontier Days, 1934-1935
Salinas, California, 1934-1935
Adventure District
Adventure Road
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