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Fred Alvord II Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1 (SC OS1)
Identifier: 1989-27

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two rodeo photographs and five rodeo photographic postcards. Several of the postcards are from Doubleday and the rodeo personalities represented include: Mike Hastings, Red Sublett, Fred Alvord, and Alice Sisty.


  • Creation: circa 1920s


Conditions Governing Access

The Fred Alvord, II, 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 Fred Alvord, II, 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

There is next to nothing mentioned in the rodeo books and articles about Fred Alvord. Some books mention him as a rodeo secretary or arena director in the production of several rodeos. One mentions that he was also a champion cowboy, and was married to Ruth Roach for a time.


0.08 Linear Feet (1 folder)

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Fred Alvord was once rodeo secretary, director, and champion cowboy. This collection from his son includes several photographs and postcards featuring well-known rodeo personalities.

Processing Information

The Fred Alvord, II, Collection was donated to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 1989 by Fred Alvord, II.

This is an oversize small collection. All seven photographs in the collection have been digitized and made available on the Online Image Database.

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Repository Details

Part of the NCWHM Special Collections at Dickinson Research Center Repository

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Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73111 United States