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Guide to the Scott Hill Bumgardner Cowboy Poetry Collection

Scott Hill Bumgardner Cowboy Poetry Collection, 2000-2002
1 folder
Location: 0142, Box 1, Folder 7
Accession #: 2002.156.2

Introduction
Bumgardner is a storyteller and cowboy poet of Texas history, cowboys, and tall tales. This small collection contains one publicity packet of articles and a publicity photograph.

Biography
"I began writing cowboy type poetry and stories in 1990 after one of my horses fell on me, breaking my pelvis. While recuperating, I began writing to keep from going stir crazy. Many of my presentations focus on old Texas and cowboy history, spiced with poetry and quotes to bring it to life."

Source:
Biographical sheet included in collection.

Scope & Content Note  

This collection consists of one series: Publicity Packet. The packet includes photocopies of newspaper articles about Scott Hill Bumgardner, a biography background sheet, small advertisement, one 8x10 publicity still, and packet folder.

Subject Terms  

Personal Names:
Bumgardner, Scott Hill

Subject Headings:
Poet
Poet—Cowboy

Processing Information  

This collection was accessioned in 2002 and filed along with other small cowboy poetry collections. Archivist Laura Anne Heller created the current finding aid on July 14, 2009.

Ownership & Literary Rights  

The Scott Hill Bumgardner Cowboy Poetry Collection is the property of the Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Literary right, including copyright, belongs to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, with the exception of copyrighted artwork images and published literary works, which are the property of the respective copyright holders. It is the responsibility of the researcher, and his/her publisher, to obtain publishing permission from individuals pictured, relevant copyright holders, and the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Restrictions on Access  

The collection is open for research. It is advisable for researchers to discuss their proposed research with staff prior to visiting the Center.

Preferred Citation  

Scott Hill Bumgardner Cowboy Poetry Collection, Box ##, Folder ##, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Related Collections, Exhibits, & Links  

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Barbara Bockelman Cowboy Poetry Collection: Barbara Bockelman is an Oklahoma native of the Slapout community in Laverne. This collection consists of her own cowboy poetry, the unpublished manuscript A Permanent Home, and an assortment of articles.

Scott Hill Bumgardner Cowboy Poetry Collection: Bumgardner is a storyteller and cowboy poet of Texas history, cowboys, and tall tales. This small collection contains one publicity packet of articles and a publicity photograph.

Hank Elling Cowboy Poetry Collection: This collection features two articles by Hank Elling about cowboys and roundups. Hank Elling is a cowboy singer and musician from Lawton, Oklahoma.

Tim Graham Cowboy Poetry Collection: Graham is cowboy musician and singer who was raised on a farm in the Midwest. This small collection contains a publicity packet whick includes several of his original cowboy poems.

Michael Johnson Cowboy Poetry Collection: Johnson is a humorist, author and international motivational speaker, but also a former professional rodeo cowboy, a former university professor, and has worked in upper level management in industry. This small collection includes a publicity packet.

Fletcher Jowers Cowboy Poetry Collection: Jowers is a singer and songwriter of cowboy music and is known for his "Texas Cowboy approach" to music. This collection contains publicity materials.

Katie Lee Cowboy Poetry Collection: Lee is a native a Tucson, Arizona, and is a western folksinger and author. This collection includes publicity materials and photographs.

Metegrano Collection of James Barton Adams Poetry & Ephemera: This collection consists of photocopied pages concerning the life of James Barton Adams and his poetry.

Carl Thurlo Cowboy Poetry Collection: Thurlo hails from Kingston, Oklahoma, a small town close to the Oklahoma-Texas border. He is a cowboy poet and songwriter of The Ranch Hand.

Neal Torrey Cowboy Poetry Collection: This small collection includes several poems by Neal Torrey, a cowboy poet born in Missouri but raised in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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

Ray J. Vigil Cowboy Poetry Collection: This collection features several poems by Ray Vigil.

Container List  

Series 1: Publicity Packet, 2000-2002
Item Title/Description
Scott Hill Bumgardner business card [1]
Bumgardner. Bio-Background Sheet. 1 page. [1]
Texas Legacies – Scott Hill Bumgardner: Cowboy Poet/Storyteller advertising brochure. 1 page. [1]
Publicity still, b&w, 8x10 print.
Metegrano, Margo. "Texas Legacies" A Review. The Big Round Up. [1]
Kriderm Dylan Otto. "Poet in Chaps." Houston Press, July 11-17, 2002. Page 41. Photocopy. 1 page. [1]
Cowboy Christmas Poetry Contest avertisement; Scott Bumgardner listed as judge. December 2001. Photocopy. 1 page. [1]
Letter between Denton Bryant, President of The Sons of the Republic of texas, to Scott Hill Bumgardner, dated April 28, 2001. Letter addresses Honorary Membership Award. Photocopy. 1 page. [1]
Howard, Bob. "The Gathering at Crosby." Cowboy Sports & Entertainment, July/August 2000. Page 34-36. Photocopy. 3 pages. [1]
Spearman, Lewis. "Cowboy ‘Gathering’ to be Crosby Rodeo’s newest treat." Publication and date unknown. Photocopy. 1 page. [1]
Bumgardner. Column, “An Institution Dedicated to Our Youth and Western Heritage.” The Houston Ledger, January 1998. Photocopy. 1 page. [1]
Photograph. The Newspaper Serving Bellaire, Meyerland, Westbury, Willow Meadow, Willow Bend, Maplewood, and other Southwest Houston areas. Vol. 3, No. 2. January 13, 1993. Photocopy. 1 page. [1]

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