Carol Mowinkel Papers
Scope and Contents
The Papers consist of rodeo programs, publications, newspaper clippings, and personal scrapbooks compiled by Carol Mowinkel throughout her life. The materials highlight the life and career of a 20th century woman in a traditionally man’s field. The collection has been divided into seven series: Miscellaneous, Newspapers, Photographs, Programs, Publications, Scrapbooks, and Oversize. Each series is arranged in alphabetical order, then by date.
The Photographs contains mostly live-action rodeo photographs, but a few headshots may be found. Included within the collection are signed photographs from Jim Charles, K. C. Jones, Harley May, Todd Suhn, Casey Tibbs, George Williams, and Marty Wood.
The Programs series is split into two subseries: Awards, and Rodeo. In the Programs series, the programs from rodeo luncheons, dinners, and ceremonies Mowinkel attended may be found in the Awards subseries, while programs from actual rodeos may be found under the Rodeo subseries. Of note is the program from the 2002 Prorodeo Hall of Fame Honoree Induction Ceremony which includes a short message to Mowinkel from eight-time world champion Joe Beaver.
The Scrapbooks series is split into two subseries as well: Personal, and Rodeo. The personal scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings of local wedding announcements as well as Mowinkel’s high school memorabilia from Gretna, Nebraska, and articles on Northern Natural Gas Company in Omaha, Nebraska.
- 1944 - 2004
- Mowinkel, Carol (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The Carol Mowinkel Papers have no restrictions and are available for research. If you are interested in researching the materials, please contact the Dickinson Research Center to make an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
The Carol Mowinkel Papers are 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.
Biographical / Historical
Carol Mowinkel is a stock contractor and former PRCA timer and PRCA Prairie Circuit event director who split her time between Nebraska and Arizona. Born and raised in Gretna, Nebraska, she began riding at just three years old and broke and trained horses through high school and college. During high school and as a member of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln Rodeo Club, Mowinkel participated in barrel racing and horse show events. Ms. Mowinkel attended her first rodeo in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1947 and became hooked on rodeo.
6.83 Linear Feet (28 boxes)
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The Papers consist of rodeo programs, publications, newspaper clippings, and personal scrapbooks compiled by Carol Mowinkel throughout her life. The materials highlight the life and career of a 20th century woman in a traditionally man’s field.
The Carol Mowinkel Papers were donated to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 2011 by Carol Mowinkel.
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