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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Steve Sisney NCWHM Institutional Transparencies
Steve Sisney NCWHM Institutional Transparencies
The Steve Sisney NCWHM Institutional Transparencies collection contains interior and exterior photographs of the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center (now known as the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum) from 1998.
Tad S. Mizwa Collection
Tad S. Mizwa Collection
The Tad S. Mizwa Collection contains photography from various rodeos.
Tom Mix Publicity Photographs
Tom Mix Publicity Photographs
The Tom Mix Publicity Photographs Collection contains photographs and film stills of Western film actor Tom Mix in various roles.
Tona & Buckeye Blake Collection
Tona & Buckeye Blake Collection
This collection contains rodeo-related photographs.
Verne Elliot Collection
Verne Elliot Collection
This collection contains photographs, many of which came from a photo album, that document various rodeo events.
William E. Irwin Photographic Portfolio and Photographs
William E. Irwin Photographic Portfolio and Photographs
The primary focus of the collection is the American Indian tribes that lived in the areas around Anadarko, Indian Territory and Fort Sill, primarily the Chiricahua Apache, Comanche, and Kiowa, with a few Wichita images.
William Gardner Bell Collection
William Gardner Bell Collection
This collection contains publicity photographs and film stills from a variety of television westerns.
Zane Grey Travel Journal and Ephemera
Zane Grey Travel Journal and Ephemera
The Zane Grey Travel Journal and Ephemera contains materials related to western author Zane Grey's travels, along with an original typescript manuscript of The Seventh Wave. It also contains publications from Zane Grey's West Society and digital files of these physical objects. Click here for more information about this collection.

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