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Bud Barnett Cowboy Poetry Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1 (SC 6-40)
Identifier: 2002-091

Scope and Contents

The ten poems in the collection are printed, one per page. One additional page has a biographical clipping taped down with Bud Barnett’s signature.


  • Creation: undated


Conditions Governing Access

The Bud Barnett Cowboy Poetry 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 Bud Barnett Cowboy Poetry 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

During part of his childhood, Bud Barnett lived in the Mojave Desert where his dad rode herd for the Diamond Bar Ranch. Later, the family moved to northeast Oklahoma and worked as sharecroppers. Bud mended fences and worked around horses and cattle. In 1981 when his father passed away, Bud began writing poems about the older Barnett’s experiences and the tales he told.


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Language of Materials



Bud Barnett is a performing cowboy poet. The ten poems in this small collection are examples of his work.

Processing Information

The Bud Barnett Cowboy Poetry Collection was donated to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 2002 by Bud Barnett.

This is a small collection.


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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