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Smiley Burnette Photographs

Identifier: H0000-007

Scope and Contents

The Smiley Burnette Photographs consists of five photographs of the actor, four are from acting roles and one is of Burnette at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The collection also contains a biography sheet, a brochure, and a mailing envelope. The photographs have been digitized and are available to view through the DRC's online image database.


  • Creation: circa 1940s


Conditions Governing Access

The Smiley Burnette Photographs 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 Smiley Burnette Photographs 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

Lester Alvin “Smiley” Burnette was an actor and performer from 1934-1967. He is best known for his roles in western movies and radio programs alongside Gene Autry, as well as being a series regular on the television show Petticoat Junction in the 1960s


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This collection contains photographs and emphemera related to actor and performer Smiley Burnette.

Processing Information

The Smiley Burnette Photographs was donated to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 1966 by Smiley Burnette.

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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