Digital Collections

The Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center's digital collections primarily focus on the photographic collections of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, encompassing topics such as the history of rodeo and the diverse American West as well as western popular culture and art.

Primary resources are a reflection of their time and may be visually disturbing or have language that is harmful.

For research assistance and rights and reproductions requests, please contact askarchives@nationalcowboymuseum.org. To learn more about the Dickinson Research Center, visit us at https://nationalcowboymuseum.org/drc/.


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Gerald J. McIntosh Papers
Gerald J. McIntosh Papers
The Gerald J. McIntosh Papers Collection contains photographs and documents. McIntosh was a Tie and Timer Inspector for the Rock Island Railroad in Little Rock, Arkansas and collected materials related to rodeo and Western lifestyle.
Glenn D. Shirley Western Americana Collection
Glenn D. Shirley Western Americana Collection
The Glenn D. Shirley Western Americana Collection consists of Western-related research materials, photographs, movie memorabilia, books, and other publications. Represented here are the lobby cards, film stills, and photographs from the Collection. The other materials are available for research. Click here for more information about this collection.
Gwen Richards Collection
Gwen Richards Collection
This collection contains images of the steer roping contest at the Cormit-Speedway in Albuquerque, New Mexico on April 27, 1947.
Howard Tegland Rodeo Postcards Collection
Howard Tegland Rodeo Postcards Collection
This collection contains photographic postcards and photographs. The majority of the postcards are of rodeo events in South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana. They feature photographs by Ralph R. Doubleday. Click here for more information about this collection.
Institutional Photographic Collection
Institutional Photographic Collection
This collection contains photographs of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum from its inception in 1955 to the modern era.
Jack L. Douglas Collection
Jack L. Douglas Collection
This collection contains a rodeo photographic postcard.
James Aplan Collection
James Aplan Collection
This collection contains a photograph of Chief Spotted Tail.
James Reuben Brown Collection
James Reuben Brown Collection
This collection contains an albumen sepia print of Jefferson Davis Gillmore.
Jay B. Massey Collection
Jay B. Massey Collection
This collection contains photographs related to the 101 Ranch in Bliss, Oklahoma. Click here for more information about this collection.
Jimalee Burton Photograph and Explanation of Green Corn Dance
Jimalee Burton Photograph and Explanation of Green Corn Dance
This collection contains a copy photograph of the 89'er meeting in Oklahoma City, circa 1900. Jimalee Burton Photograph and Explanation of Green Corn Dance is a part of Small Collections. Click here for more information about this collection.
John Santangelo Collection
John Santangelo Collection
This collection is comprised of images including a small number of western themed photographs collected by John Santagelo. The majority of the collection is copy photographs used in Real West Magazine. The subject matter of the images ranges from cityscapes to death portraits. Click here for more information about this collection.
John Zeransky Western Film Ephemera Collection
John Zeransky Western Film Ephemera Collection
The John Zeransky Western Film Ephemera Collection consists of silent and western movie advertisement materials. Materials include arcade cards, postcards, lobby cards, advertising cards (trading cards), Dixie Cup lids, and milk lids. The collection spans the date range 1910 to 1969.

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