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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

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Scope and Contents The Bonnie Gray papers consist of several folders of documents, an unpublished manuscript, and a scrapbook which document the life of a woman best remembered for her amazing stunts and trick riding.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

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

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

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

Estelle Gilbert Papers

Identifier: 1993-009
Abstract Papers and photographs of Estelle Gilbert, a horsewoman, rodeo performer, and longtime friend of Rodeo Hall of Fame steer wrestler Mike Hastings. The collection features more than 40 letters written to Gilbert by Hastings over a period of 18 years and almost 20 photographs of New York rodeos and rodeo performers in the late 1940s and early 1950s. A Mike and Fox Hastings scrapbook covering 1925-1927, photographs of early rodeo performers including a Mabel Strickland photograph inscribed to...
Dates: 1923 - 2003

Fay Ward Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RC2010-010

The Fay Ward Papers contain letters, photographs, publications, rodeo ephemera, and original drafts of Ward's manuscripts and articles, along with associated research materials.

Dates: undated

Frank L. Davis Collection

Identifier: 1989-036

This collection includes six photographic postcards, most by Ralph R. Doubleday, of rodeo contestants such as Leonard Womack, Charlie Johnson, Lee Robinson, Frank Smith, and J. W. Harris.

Dates: 1923 - 1925

Fred Alvord II Collection

 Collection — Folder 1 (SC OS1)
Identifier: 1989-27

Fred Alvord was once rodeo secretary, director, and champion cowboy. This collection from his son includes several photographs and postcards featuring well-known rodeo personalities.

Dates: circa 1920s

Fred S. Cushing Collection

 Collection — Folder 1 (SC 4-2)
Identifier: 1987-006

This small collection consists of five photographs featuring Ed Wright, Perry Ivory, and other rodeo contestants at the Mother Lode Round-Up in Sonora, California, circa 1932.

Dates: 1932

Gene Lamb Rodeo Photographs

Identifier: 1990-016

The Gene Lamb Rodeo Photographs is comprised of 251 rodeo photographs that include action shots and portraits of participants.

Dates: 1936-1951 and not dated

Harry Taylor Collection

 Collection — Box 39-40 (Rodeo Programs)
Identifier: R-248

The Harry Taylor Collection contains rodeo programs and ephemera from the Cheyenne Frontier Days. The contents of this collection have been incorporated into the Rodeo Programs.

Dates: 1936 - 1962

Howard Tegland Rodeo Postcards Collection

Identifier: 1991-046
Content Description This collection contains 180 photographic postcards and photographs. The majority of the postcards use photographs by Ralph R. Doubleday. Some of the featured rodeo personalities include: Howard Tegland, Mabel Delong Strickland, Hugh Strickland, Red and Mary Sublett, Norman Mason, Bob Askin, Paddy Ryan, Slim Caskey, Larry Redman, Yakima Canutt, Lynn Huskey, Bob Crisp, Leonard Stroud, and Mike and Fox Hastings. The majority of the postcards are of rodeo events, which took place at Belle...
Dates: 1910 - 1930

Hughie Long Rodeo Photographs

 Collection — Folder 1 (SC 3-21)
Identifier: 1983-053
Scope and Contents

This small collection contains 22 photographs, some of which have copy negatives available, and 6 photocopies of photographs. The majority of the photographs represent Hughie Long participating in various rodeo events. Jiggs Bailey is present in two of the photographs and several of the photographs are from the Chicago World’s Fair Rodeo.

Dates: 1930 - 1950

Laura K. "Doddie" Sugg Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: RC2019-004

This collection contains 89 photographs by Dudley Young and others of the Ada Fireman's Rodeo, parade, and festivities.

Dates: 1940-2009 and not dated; bulk 1940-1945

Monte Reger Rodeo Papers (Care of Virginia Reger)

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 1997-027
Content Description

The Monte Reger Rodeo Papers features negatives, photographs, and transparencies documenting Monte Reger’s rodeo entertainment career. There are also advertisements for the Doby Springs Rodeo, and Reger’s act with his bull Bobby.

Dates: 1930-1950, 1970

Phillip I. Earl Collection

Identifier: 1989-037

The Philip I. Earl Collection consists of one photographic postcard by DeVere Helfrich of Slim Pickens as a rodeo clown and Zeke Bowery at Red Blutt, 1948.

Dates: 1948

"Pikes Peak or Bust" Rodeo Programs

Identifier: RC2014-006
Scope and Contents

The Pikes Peaks or Bust Rodeo Programs collection contains programs, daily sheets, and newspapers pertaining to the Pikes Peak or Bust Annual Rodeo in Colorado Springs, Colorado, from 1948-1990, excluding 1989.

Dates: 1948 - 1990

Polly Burson Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 2010-015

The scrapbook contains many photographs and newspaper clippings spanning Burson’s career as a trick rider and Hollywood stunt woman.

Dates: 1939 - 1998

PRCA Rodeo Sports News Rodeo Photographs

Identifier: 1998-008
Scope and Contents The PRCA Rodeo Photographs include 8,818 photographs and 21 negatives depicting animals, participants, and rodeo events probably published in the Rodeo Sports News magazine. It is arranged alphabetically by subject of image. Photographers include Helfrich DeVere and Ferrell Butler.To view images from the PRCA Rodeo Photographs, please visit the link at the top of the page entitled 'Digital Images from the PRCA Rodeo Sports News Rodeo Photographs. To view these images in...
Dates: circa 1950 - 1979

Quarter Circle U Ranch Photographs

Identifier: 1998-065
Content Description

The Quarter Circle Ranch Photographs document ranch life, rodeos, and local wildlife at the Quarter Circle Ranch in 1928. It is comprised of 284 photographs and negatives.

Dates: 1928

Rodeo Photographs

Identifier: 1988-009

This collection contains 1,532 rodeo photographs featuring contestants such as Casey Tibbs, Larry Mahan, Fox Hastings, Freckles Brown, and 310 other rodeo participants and animals.

Dates: circa 1900-1988

Sam Garrett Trick Roping Photographs

 Collection — Folder 1 (SC 4-1)
Identifier: 1986-011
Scope and Contents

This small collection contains four photographs and two copy negatives. All of the photographs represent Sam Garrett, mostly of him trick roping. Debbie Reynolds is represented in one autographed photograph.

Dates: 1920 - 1950

Samuel Thomas "Booger Red" Privett Papers

Identifier: RC2010-048
Scope and Contents

The Papers contain original photographs, newspaper and magazine articles, and two date books owned by Ella Privett Linton with occasional entries about her daily activities while working for a circus. There are also copy photographs and negatives taken by Charlsie Poe, and the resulting books: World Champion Cowboy: Booger Red by Charlsie Poe and Texas Cowboys: Memories of the Early Days edited by Jim and Judy Lanning.

Dates: 1895 - 2007

Smokey Snyder Collection of Pendleton Round-Up Photographs

 Collection — Folder 1 (SC OS1-4)
Identifier: R-257

Former rodeo bull riding champion of the 1930s and 1940s Smokey Snyder collected a number of photographs that were also printed alongside feature stories about the Pendleton Round-Up in The Oregonian. These photographs, with their newspaper clipping bylines taped or glued on the reverse side, feature events of the round-up from 1937-1953.

Dates: 1938 - 1953

Troy Fort Collection

Identifier: 1988-019

The Troy Fort Collection consists of six photographs of Troy Fort, three of which show him calf roping in rodeos.

Dates: 1955 - 1966