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'Action Stories' Pulp Magazine Covers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RC2022-020

This collection contains 18 covers from the pulp magazine 'Action Stories,' which was published from 1921 to 1951. The covers have been removed from the publications prior to the Museum's purchase of the collection. Several covers feature artwork and stories related to the character of 'Senorita Scorpion.'

Dates: 1925 - 1944

Ann Dawson Collection

Identifier: 1971-05

This collection contains 24 images, almost all of which are attributed to the photographer Dean Burch. Subjects include Native Americans of the Osage and Kiowa tribes dressed in traditional regalia and the Cherokee Strip Cowpunchers Association. Frank "Pistol Pete" Eaton is in several photographs.

Dates: 1846 - 1952

Ann Olson Collection

Identifier: RC2022-016

This collection contains 50 postcards featuring images from the Ritzville Round-Up in Ritzville, Washington. Most of the images are by Ralph R. Doubleday.

Dates: 1914 - 1925

Arleen McHalley Collection of Arthur Silberman Native American Materials

Identifier: RC2021-009

The Arleen McHalley Collection of Arthur Silberman Native American Materials contains 349 stereographs and a selection of Native American-themed advertising and graphic materials.

Dates: circa 1875-circa 1950

Arthur M. Tinker Photographs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2001-077
Abstract Photographs taken on a wide variety of Indian agencies and reservations by amateur photographer and United States Indian Inspector Arthur M. Tinker, consisting primarily of scenes of Indian agency life between 1898 and 1902. Native Americans in the context of Indian agencies, schools, and reservations are the primary focus of the collection, but some also show Indian lifeways and material culture apart from an agency setting. Informal portraits of individuals and groups including school...
Dates: 1898 - 1902

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

Arthur Shoemaker Collection on Henry Grammer

Identifier: 2003-232
Abstract A research collection documenting the short, tumultuous life of rodeo performer Henry Grammer assembled by Oklahoma writer and amateur historian Arthur Shoemaker. The collection includes correspondence, photocopied clippings, interview notes, photographs, and other material documenting the life and times of Grammer. Shoemaker’s handwritten and typed notes and timelines help amplify and summarize the research material. In addition, other members of the Grammer family and related topics such...
Dates: 1902 - 2000

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: RC2012-008
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

C. G. Wilson Collection

Identifier: 1972-02
Abstract C.G. “Buckshot” Wilson created a scrapbook named “Western Memories,” for which he wrote requests to such persons as G.W. Lillie, Frank Eaton, Lucille Mulhall, and Robert Lindneux for letters and photographs to be included in the book. He elaborately designed each page, paginated the poems, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera into a cohesive book documenting the personalities he treasured. There are also several poems about western culture, persons, the Dust Bowl, and...
Dates: circa 1920-circa 1950

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 Studer Rodeo Scrapbook and Ephemera Collection

Identifier: 1989-027

The Carl Studer Rodeo Scrapbook and Ephemera Collection documents the Anvil Park and Amusement Company, Inc.’s business transactions and inquiries from 1927 to 1931, and contains rodeo advertising posters along with 5 scrapbooks of clippings ranging from 1921 – 1941.

Dates: 1921 - 1941

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

Channing Peake Letters to Joe De Yong

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RC2022-017

The Channing Peake Letters to Joe De Yong contains letters from artist Channing Peake, sent primarily during his travels through Mexico from 1934 to 1935. Additionally, the collection contains photographs, sketches, and other materials that most likely accompanied the letters.

Dates: 1932 - 1935

Charles Schreyvogel Papers

Identifier: 1969-197
Abstract Papers and photographs of artist Charles Schreyvogel, as preserved by his widow, Louise Walther Schreyvogel Feldmann, and his daughter, Ruth Elizabeth Schreyvogel Carothers; also includes some posthumous material about Schreyvogel and his art collected by Feldmann and Carothers. This collection primarily documents the period when Schreyvogel was one of the most popular historical Western genre artists in America: from 1899, when he won the Clarke Prize for his painting “My Bunkie,” through...
Dates: circa 1880-1926

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