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Guide to the Tim Graham Cowboy Poetry Collection

Tim Graham Cowboy Poetry Collection, 2002
1 folder
Location: 0142, Box 1, Folder 9
Accession #: 2002.082

Introduction
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.

Biography
Tim Graham sings about the things he knows and loves. He spent his childhood on a farm in the Midwest, where his family raised purebred Angus and Angus Hereford cross and did custom hay baling. Tim’s deep respect for land and animals led him to begin training horses in the late seventies. He loved cowboy music all his life, and soon began playing and singing both traditional and contemporary cowboy and western music as well as reciting classic and contemporary poetry. He began writing his own poetry in 1997. His poetry is based on his personal feelings as wells as events in his life. Tim’s music and poetry were heard on stations in Oklahoma, Texas, and California. He also performed regularly at various cowboy gatherings and state parks throughout Texas and Oklahoma.

Source:
The Cowboy Directory

Scope & Content Note  

This collection consists of a single series, Publicity Packet. This packet includes a business card, brief biography sheet, publicity still, and four examples of his poetry.

Subject Terms  

Personal Names:
Graham, Tim

Subject Headings:
Poet—Cowboy
Poetry—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 Tim Graham 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  

Tim Graham Cowboy Poetry Collection, Box ##, Folder ##, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Related Collections, Exhibits, & Links  

Bud Barnett Cowboy Poetry Collection: A small collection of poetry by Bud Barnett, cowboy poet from the Mojave Desert of California and the northeastern Oklahoma.

Blakeley Cowboy Poetry Collection: Collection contains two publicity stills of cowboy poets and singers, Jim "Curly" Musgrave & Richard Olsen.

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, 1997-2002
Item Title/Description
Tim Graham business card. [1]
Tim Graham: Cowboy Singer, Poet, and Storyteller. Biography sheet. 1 page. [1]
Publicity still, 8x10 color, computer printed. [1]
Poem, “The Wire Gap,” March 2002. Original manuscript. 2 pages. [1]
Poem, “Christmas Time,” December 2001. Original manuscript. 1 page. [1]
Poem, “Shorty,” March 3, 1998. Original manuscript. 1 page. [1]
Poem, “The Wedding Day,” July 1997. Original manuscript. 2 pages. [1]

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