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Guide to the Mrs. Elmer Jestes Collection

1969.164.07 Mrs. Elmer Jestes Collection,
1 folder
Location: 0165
Accession #: 69.164

Introduction
This collection has a small group of color postcards portraying the buildings, events, and activities on the 101 Ranch, Native Americans, and the Miller brothers.

Biography
The vertical files contain no articles pertaining about Elmer Jestes or his life. Any information about him sent by email would be appreciated.

Scope & Content Note  

This collection contains eighteen color postcards that have been adhered to sheets of cardboard and bonded together with clear contact paper. There are also ten photographic postcards, one letter of correspondence with the 101 Ranch letterhead, a magazine clipping, and a notebook concerning the 101 Ranch. The postcards cover a variety of subjects including the buildings on the ranch, Native Americans, and the Miller brothers.

Subject Terms  

Personal Names:
Jestes, Elmer
Little Sunshine, Belle of the Indians
Miller, Joseph Carson, 1868-1927
Princess Wenona
Throckmorton, Sam

Subject Headings:
Buffalo
Cowboys
Cowgirls
Miller Bros. & Arlington 101 Ranch Real Wild West (Organization)
Native Americans
Photographs
Postcards
Wild West shows

Processing Information  

This collection was accessioned around 1969. A scope and content note was written by librarian Karen Spilman in March 2003. The current finding aid was written and updated online by archivist/librarian Laura Anne Heller in November 2009.

Ownership & Literary Rights  

The Mrs. Elmer Jestes 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  

Mrs. Elmer Jestes Collection, Box ##, Folder ##, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Container List  

Series 1: Mrs. Elmer Jestes Collection
Photographs have been cataloged in the Image Archive Database, but none have been scanned yet.
Box/Folder # Accession # Folder Title/Description
1/1 1969.164.01 Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Marland (Bliss), Okla Feb 19, 1926 sent to Verna Miller. Postcard, b&w, 3.5x5.25 in. This postcard is a typed description of the 101 Ranch.
1969.164.02 Blacksmith and machine shop of Miller Bros. 101 Ranch. 1920 ca. Postcard, color, 3.5x5.25 in.
1969.164.03 Harvesting wheat on Miller Bros. 101 Ranch. 1920 ca. Postcard, color, 3.5x5.25 in.
1969.164.04 Saddling a bucker on Miller Bros. 101 Ranch. 1920 ca. Postcard, color, 3.5x5.25 in.
1969.164.05 Ostriches on Miller Bros. 101 Ranch, Okla. 1920 ca. Postcard, color, 3.5x5.25 in.
1969.164.06 Flowing oil on Miller Bros. 101 Ranch, Okla. 1920 ca. Postcard, color, 5.25x3.5 in.
1969.164.07 Cowboys on Miller Bros. 101 Ranch. 1920 ca. Postcard, color, 3.5x5.25 in.
1969.164.08 Buffalo on Miller Bros. 101 Ranch. 1920 ca. Postcard, color, 3.5x5.25 in.
1969.164.09 Range steers on Miller bros. 101 Ranch. 1920 ca. Postcard, color, 3.5x5.5 in.
1969.164.10 Zach T. Miller, J. C. Miller, Geo. L. Miller. 1920 ca. Postcard, color, 3.5x5.25 in.
1969.164.11 Office and store, Miller Bros. 101 Ranch, Okla. 1920 ca. Postcard, color, 3.5x5.25 in.
1969.164.12 Harrowing and drilling wheat on Miller Bros. 101 Ranch. 1920 ca. Postcard, color, 3.5x5.25 in.
1969.164.13 Headquarter residence, Miller Bros. 101 Ranch. 1920 ca. Postcard, color, 3.5x5.25 in.
1969.164.14 Electric power house and seed corn bins on Miller Bros. 101 Ranch. 1920 ca. Postcard, color, 3.5x5.25 in.
1969.164.15 Indians on Miller Bros. 101 Ranch. 1920 ca. Postcard, color, 3.5x5.25 in.
1969.164.16 A little fun for the boys, Miller Bros. 101 Ranch. 1920 ca. Postcard, color, 3.5x5.5 in.
1969.164.17 Indians on Miller Bros. 101 Ranch posing for moving pictures. 1920 ca. Postcard, color, 3.5x5.5 in.
1969.164.18 Indian squaw and papoose on Miller Bros. 101 Ranch. 1920 ca. Postcard, color, 5.25x3.5 in.
1969.164.19 Advance Department Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Real Wild West and Great Far East Shows. February 18, 1926. Letterhead, color, 5.5x8.5 in. Letter is to Miss Verna Miller.
1969.164.20 Hauling saw logs, The 101 Ranch, Bliss, Okla. 1910 ca. Kraus Mfg., publisher. Photographic postcard, b&w, 3.5x5.5 in.
1969.164.21 Little Sunshine, Belle of the Indians with 101 Ranch. 1910 ca. Kraus Mfg., publisher. Photographic postcard, b&w, 3.5x5.5 in.
1969.164.22 View of Indian camp from south on 101 Ranch, Ponca City, Okla. 1910 ca. Lambrecht, publisher. Photographic postcard, b&w, 3.5x5.5 in.
1969.164.23 The 101 Ranch Real Wild West Show. 1910 ca. Kraus Mfg., publisher. Photographic postcard, b&w, 3.5x5.5 in.
1969.164.24 J. C. Miller (one of the Miller Bros.) 101 Ranch. 1910 ca. Kraus Mfg., publisher. Photographic postcard, b&w, 3.5x5.5 in.
1969.164.25 Princess Wenona world's greatest rifle shot 101 Ranch real wild west show. 1910 ca. Kraus Mfg., publisher. Photographic postcard, b&w, 3.5x5.5 in.
1969.164.26 A quiet game. 1909. W.H. Martin, photographer. Photographic postcard, b&w, 3.5x5.5 in.
1969.164.27 J. C. Miller (one of the Miller Bros.) 101 Ranch. 1895 ca. Kraus Mfg., publisher. Photographic postcard, b&w, 3.5x5.5 in.
1969.164.28 Sam Throckmorton. 1910 ca. Photographic postcard, b&w, 5.25x3.5 in.
1969.164.29 A little fresh meat for the red men. 1909 ca. W.H. Martin, photographer. Photographic postcard, b&w, 3.5x5.5 in.
1969.164 Rubinstein, Robert E. “The Amazing 101 Ranch.” The Cattleman, October 1979.
1969.164 “Pictures of the ‘101 Ranch.’” Empty blue book that once had photographs. Captions were hand-written on pages.
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