Laura K. "Doddie" Sugg Collection
Scope and Contents
The Laura K. “Doddie” Sugg Collection is comprised of 89 of photographs, one book "The Ada Rodeo: An Incredible Saga"
by Ann Klepper, and a newspaper clipping about the rodeo. It is arranged alphabetically by photograph subject. Many of the photographs in the Collection were taken by Dudley Young.
Note to the Researcher Also donated to the National Cowboy Museum were Doddie Sugg’s boots,gloves, and bolero jacket.
A scrapbook created by Doddie Sugg was donated by her daughter to the Pontotoc County Historical and Genealogical Society in Ada, Oklahoma. The scrapbook contains materials related to the Ada Fireman’s Rodeo. Additionally, the Sugg family archive, dating 1860-1950, was donated to the Oklahoma Historical Society.
- 1940-2009 and not dated; bulk 1940-1945
Conditions Governing Access
The Laura K. “Doddie” Sugg Collection has no restrictions and is available for research. If you are interested in researching the materials, please contact th eDickinson Research Center to make an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
The Laura K. “Doddie” Sugg Collection is the property of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Materials, even if owned by the NCWHM, maybe 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
Laura K. “Doddie” Sugg was raised in Ada, Oklahoma, and participated in the Ada Fireman’s Rodeo. The annual rodeo started in August 1935, and in 1948, it beat the Cheyenne Frontier Days as the most-attended outdoor rodeo in the world that year. In its modern era, the rodeo raises money for the Ada Fire Department and serves as the Southern Region Tour Finals for the International Professional Rodeo Association.
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Language of Materials
This collection contains 89 photographs by Dudley Young and others of the Ada Fireman's Rodeo, parade, and festivities.
The Laura K. “Doddie” Sugg Collection was donated to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 2019 by Sarah Roane.
- Ada Fireman's Rodeo
- Adair, Bill
- Adams, Alice (Alice Anderson Adams Holden), 1907-1978
- Binns, H. D., 1909-1978
- Books, Louis, 1916-1983
- Burke, Clyde
- Byers, Chester, 1892-1945
- Cornish, Cecil, 1909-2003
- Crawford, Bill
- Crosby, Bob, 1897-1947
- Gay, Catherine
- Goodspeed, Buck, 1906-1991
- Howell, Cecil
- Kniffin, Ernest
- Lazy D Ranch
- Lindsay, John
- Long, Hughie (Joseph Hugh Long), 1907-1987
- Marcum, Wolf
- Merritt, King, 1894-1953
- Murray, Leo, 1902-1980
- Nesbit, Jonnie
- Nuckols, Reno (Reno "Texas Kidd, Jr." Nuckols)
- Oklahoma -- Ada Subject Source: Local sources
- Pike, Fred
- Rigsby, Clyde
- Robinson, Jack
- Rodeo Subject Source: Local sources
- Rodeo contestants Subject Source: Local sources
- Rodeos -- Oklahoma -- Ada Subject Source: Local sources
- Rooney-Wilson, Lonnie
- Sampson, Jean
- Saward, Ace
- Tindall, Glorene
- Truitt, Dick, 1904-1980
- Whiteman, Hub, 1910-1977
- Wilkinson, Billie
- Women in rodeos Subject Source: Local sources
- Yardley, George
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