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Ann Dawson Collection

Identifier: 1971-05

This collection contains 24 photographs of the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch taken by Dean Burch, as well as photographs of Osage Nation citizens, Kiowa Tribe members, and images of the Cherokee Strip Cowpunchers Association.

Dates: 1846 - 1952

Arthur & Shifra Silberman Native American Art Collection

Identifier: 1996-017

This collection contains archival materials related to Native American art. Arthur and Shifra Silberman founded the Native American Painting Reference Library in 1975, to collect and preserve the history of Native American art, particularly the Kiowa Six. In addition to the extensive archival materials, there is also a significant collection of artwork and books.

Dates: 1864 - 1995

Barbara Bockelman Cowboy Poetry Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2002-099

This collection consists of Barbara Bockelman’s cowboy poetry, an unpublished manuscript titled “A Permanent Home,” and an assortment of articles.

Dates: 1971 - 2002

Beemer Photographs

Identifier: H0000-001

The Beemer Photographs consists of three mounted photographs. One is a cattle branding scene and the others are homestead scenes.

Dates: circa 1880s

Bern Gregory Rodeo Photographs Collection

Identifier: 1999-025
Abstract Between 1958 and 1988 Bern Gregory photographed rodeo events and participants in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. In 1975 professional rodeo competitions were divided into 4 regions with each region having 3 circuits. While many of Gregory’s photographs record activities in the Great Lakes and Southeastern...
Dates: 1958 - 1988

Bill Price Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1 (SC 5-4)
Identifier: 1993-012

These thirty-six photographs feature steer roping and rodeo cowboys, and most photos are dated around 1970. Many of the photographs have unidentified photographers, but the collection does include some photos by Ferrell Butler, DeVere Helfrich, and John Addison Stryker.

Dates: 1970s

Blucher Custom Boot Company Records

Identifier: 2001-022

The Blucher Custom Boot Company Records contain 218 “Fitting Books” from 1915-1982 which were used to record customer transactions. Each custom order is detailed in the books and typically includes sketches of custom stitching and an outline of the customer’s feet.

Dates: 1915 - 1999

Blue Bird Mine Photographs

Identifier: H0000-025

The Photographs contain 12 mounted images of people and buildings associated with the Blue Bird Mine.

Dates: circa 1890-1900

Bob Askin Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1 (SC OS1)
Identifier: R-264

This small collection of rodeo photographs and postcards prominently features Bob Askin, a well-known and respected saddle bronc rider of the 1920s, who was inducted into the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1978.

Dates: circa 1920s

Bonnie Gray Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-103
Scope and Contents The Bonnie Gray papers consist of several folders of documents, an unpublished manuscript, and a scrapbook which document the life of a woman best remembered for her amazing stunts and trick riding. Included in the documents are three short typewritten passages that describe moments of Gray’s life and a copy of her Last Will and Testament. The undated manuscript is a story Bonnie wrote about her rodeo and trick riding days. The narrator of the story is her horse King Tut. The tale follows...
Dates: 1916 - 1985

Bruce McCarroll Collection of the Bonnie & Frank McCarroll Rodeo Archives

Identifier: RC2006-076
Abstract The married rodeo partners, Frank and Bonnie McCarroll, were an extremely popular and successful pair during the 1910s and 1920s. Frank was known for his bulldogging abilities and Bonnie for her trick riding, steer riding, and saddle bronc riding prowess.Bonnie’s death due to injuries sustained in a bronc riding wreck in 1929 at the Pendleton Round-Up was a significant event, a turning point for women in the rodeo. It marked the beginning of the end for cowgirl participation in...
Dates: circa 1900-circa 1940

Bud Barnett Cowboy Poetry Collection

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

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

Dates: undated

Caldwell and Englert Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H-97

The collection consists of personal photographs, clippings, papers, and a diary related to the Caldwell and Englert families.

Dates: 1888 - 1953

Carl Thurlo Cowboy Poetry Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1 (SC 6-34)
Identifier: 2002-051

Thurlo is a cowboy poet and songwriter from Kingston, Oklahoma. This small collection contains on publicity pamphlet, booklet, and compact disc (CD) promoting The Ranch Hand.

Dates: 1998

Carol Mowinkel Papers

Identifier: RC2011-046

The Papers consist of rodeo programs, publications, newspaper clippings, and personal scrapbooks compiled by Carol Mowinkel throughout her life. The materials highlight the life and career of a 20th century woman in a traditionally man’s field.

Dates: 1944 - 2004

Cattle Drive Photographs Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1 (SC 3-2)
Identifier: 1971-001

This small collection of nine photographs depicts cowboy life on the Miller Brothers’ 101 Ranch during the 1890s.

Dates: circa 1890s

Chief Éše'he Ôhnéšesêstse (Ishaynishus, Two Moons) Photograph

Identifier: RC2010-038

This collection is comprised of a single silver photograph of Cheyenne Chief Éše'he Ôhnéšesêstse (Ishaynishus, Two Moons).

Dates: 1912

Chuck Wagon Photograph via Ed Bowman

Identifier: H0000-013

The collection consists of one photograph of a chuck wagon.

Dates: 1942

Claudio Janni Collection

Identifier: 2002-209

The Claudio Janni Collection features the Sam Lucchese boot pattern book which is an exceptional work of art with pages of designs for boot covers and patterns. Accompanying the book are several photographs, advertising cards, two catalogs, and 35mm slides of boot designs.

Dates: circa 1920-circa 1990

Corona Cartel Brochure

 Collection — Folder: 1 (SC 11-10)
Identifier: RC2010-045

This small collection contains one brochure advertising breeding stallion Corona Cartel.

Dates: n.d.

Creative Crafts Video Collection

Identifier: 98-003

Videocassettes of the television program Creative Crafts, produced by the Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma between 1973 and 1991.

Dates: 1973 - 1991

Cuba Crutchfield Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1 (SC 2-12)
Identifier: R-262-01

This small collection contains photographs of Cuba Crutchfield performing trick roping skills, programs from his early stage performances, and two certificates of land allotments for property near Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Dates: 1910 - 1965

Dallas Turner Cowboy Poetry Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1 (SC 6-36)
Identifier: 2002-079

Known to radio listeners as Nevada Slim, singer, yodeler, and guitarist Dallas Turner is a native of Yakima, Washington. This small collection has publicity materials.

Dates: 2001

Dan Flynn "Gunsmoke" Collection

Identifier: 1987-009

The Dan Flynn "Gunsmoke" Collection contains "Gunsmoke" scripts written by executive story consultant Jack Miller, "Gunsmoke" publicity materials, photographs and slides. Three "Bonanza" scripts written by Miller are also included.

Dates: 1967 - 1979

DeVere Helfrich Rodeo Photographs

Identifier: 1981-023
Scope and Contents The DeVere Helfrich Rodeo Photographs consists of 37,369 negatives and fourteen log books. The negatives range in size from 80x110mm, 62x62mm, and 35mm. The log books, dating 1941-1970, list the negative number, caption or title of image, location or rodeo venue, and date, as well as dark room processing notes. Additionally, there is a small collection of negatives with an associated log book dating between 1951 and 1952 which document horse race finishes and winner portraits at Walla Walla,...
Dates: 1941 - 1970

Don Bell Collection

Identifier: 2001-032
Abstract The Don Bell Collection approaches the lives and events of rodeo from the perspective of a collector, admirer, and desiring historian. Toward the end of his life he frequently wrote brief anecdotes and memoirs of his rodeo experiences, friend, and his own ideas about the rodeo sport and history. He collected photographs, poetry books, and memoirs from other rodeo performers, often sending them to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s liaison with the Rodeo Historical Society,...
Dates: 1910 - 1999

Don Winn Mining Stock Certificates Collection

Identifier: 1998-011

This small collection contains 28 stock certificates from gold and silver mining companies between 1878 and 1927.

Dates: 1878 - 1927

Donald Nesbitt Collection

 Collection — Folder: 1 (SC OS1-3)
Identifier: R-219

This small collection features several portrait proofs of Donald Nesbitt by Distinctive Portraiture of Denver, Colorado. Nesbitt was a well-known rodeo contestant in five of the major rodeo events and was one of the first rodeo honorees to be inducted in the Rodeo Hall of Fame, in 1955.

Dates: circa 1930s

Ed Apple Oklahoma State University Rodeo Participants Collection

Identifier: 1998-035

This collection contains materials related to Oklahoma State University forgiving the class absences that occurred when the first rodeo team at OSU skipped class to participate in a 1948 rodeo.

Dates: 1948 - 1998

Edward Borein Photograph

 Collection — Box: 1 (SC 3), Folder: 1
Identifier: 1984-009