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Joe Maddalena Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1 (SC 10-7)
Identifier: RC2009-067

Scope and Contents

Two comic books, one coloring book, and one certificate of authentication were included with a Museum purchase of Roy Rogers signature “Nudie’s” costume from his television series The Roy Rogers Show and other appearances. The Registrar has records for the costume items. The comic books, coloring book, and certificate were assigned accession numbers in the Center on March 30, 2010.


  • Creation: 1954 - 2000


Conditions Governing Access

The Joe Maddalena 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 Joe Maddalena 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

A brief biography of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Rogers is included below.

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Rogers Roy Rogers, born Leonard Franklin Slye on November 5, 1911, in Cincinnati, Ohio, was an American singer and cowboy actor. He and his wife Dale Evans, his golden palomino Trigger, and his German shepherd dog, Bullet, were featured in over one hundred movies and The Roy Rogers Show. The show ran on radio for nine years before moving to television from 1951 through 1957. His productions usually featured a sidekick, often either Pat Brady or George “Gabby” Hayes. Roy’s nickname was “King of the Cowboys” and Dale’s nickname was “Queen of the West.”

Roy and Dale were inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1976 and Roy was inducted again as a member of the Sons of the Pioneers in 1995. Roy was also twice elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame, first as a member of The Sons of the Pioneers in 1980 and as a soloist in 1988. Rogers died of congestive heart failure on July 6, 1998, when he was residing in Apple Valley, California. He was buried at Sunset Hills cemetery in Apple Valley.


0.33 Linear Feet (4 folders (SC 10-7) 3 objects are shelved in Library)

Language of Materials



This small collection includes comic books, a coloring book, and a certificate of authentication from a purchase of Roy Rogers costume related items.

Processing Information

The Center received the coloring book, comic books, and certificate on March 30, 2010, after accompanying costume items had been received and recorded by the Registrar. The Center assigned accessioned numbers to archival items upon acceptance.

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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