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Hank Elling Cowboy Poetry Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1 (SC 6-42)
Identifier: 2002-095

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single series, Articles, which contains color photocopies of two articles written by Hank Elling in western magazines.


  • Creation: 1996 - 2002


Conditions Governing Access

The Hank Elling 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 Hank Elling 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

Hank Elling, cowboy singer and musician, was born in Lawton, Oklahoma in 1948. He has lived in the Cache, Oklahoma area for much of his life. His mother and father bought him a guitar for his 17th birthday. He has found pleasure performing many styles of music over the years, but he now concentrates on western music. He has a CD titled, My Favorite Cowboy Songs. He performed at the 2nd annual Western Oklahoma Cowboy Poetry Gathering at Red Rock Canyon State Park, near Hinton, Oklahoma, in 2003. Hank Elling is author of two articles, “Longhorn Roundup In The Wichita Mountains ” in the Western Horseman magazine and “Old Red And The Weekend Cowboys” in Cowboy Magazine. He has also participated in local theatrical productions. In 1986 he began working as a Water Resources Engineer for the Oklahoma Water Resources Board. His duties have included National Flood Insurance Program, stream water rights, ground water rights, safety of dams, water well inspections, pollution investigations and water quality permitting. He has served several terms as Regional Representative on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Floodplain Managers Association. Elling holds a Bachelor of Science degree (1972) in Agricultural Engineering from Oklahoma State University. He and his wife, Verna, also raise cattle and horses on their spread near Cache, Oklahoma.

Source: The Cowboy Directory


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Language of Materials



This small collection features two articles by Hank Elling about cowboys and roundups. Hank Elling is a cowboy singer and musician from Lawton, Oklahoma.

Processing Information

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

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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