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Ed Apple Oklahoma State University Rodeo Participants Collection

Identifier: 1998-035

Scope and Contents

This collection contains three photographs of the seven cowboys in 1998 at their pardoning ceremony at OSU. It also contains an official document of pardon and a letter to Ed Apple from Harold Emery.


  • Creation: 1948 - 1998


Conditions Governing Access

The Ed Apple Oklahoma State University Rodeo Participants 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.

Conditions Governing Use

The Ed Apple Oklahoma State University Rodeo Participants 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.

Biographical / Historical

In 1948, Buddy Reger, Clem McSpadden, Larry Kilgore, Leo Roberts, Harold Emery, Turner Meadors, and Chuck Dancer skipped classes at Oklahoma State University (OSU) to participate in the first Cameron Aggies Club Intercollegiate Rodeo in Lawton, Oklahoma. Kilgore was crowned the Outstanding Cowboy of the rodeo. Fifty years later the president of OSU pardoned the seven rodeo enthusiasts absences in class that day because they represented the university in an exemplary way.


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This collection contains materials related to Oklahoma State University forgiving the class absences that occurred when the first rodeo team at OSU skipped class to participate in a 1948 rodeo.

Processing Information

The Ed Apple Oklahoma State University Rodeo Participants Collection was donated by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 1998 by Ed Apple.

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Repository Details

Part of the NCWHM Special Collections at Dickinson Research Center Repository

1700 Northeast 63rd Street
Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73111 United States