Carl Studer Rodeo Scrapbook and Ephemera Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains 5 rodeo clipping scrapbooks, 1921-1941, and materials related to the Anvil Park and Amusement Company, Inc.
- Creation: 1921 - 1941
- Studer, Carl (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The Carl Studer Rodeo Scrapbook and Ephemera 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 Carl Studer Rodeo Scrapbook and Ephemera Collection is the property of the Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Literary right, including copyright, belongs to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, with the exception of copyrighted artwork images and published literary works, which are the property of the respective copyright holders. It is the responsibility of the researcher, and his/her publisher, to obtain publishing permission from individuals pictured, relevant copyright holders, and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Biographical / Historical
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 Canadian, Hemphill County, 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.
3.60 Linear Feet (1 document box, 2 flat boxes, 3 oversized folders)
Language of Materials
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.
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.
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.
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