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Ron Bledsoe Trade Catalog and Ephemera Collection
Extensive collection of more than 200 saddle and tack catalogs and ephemera dating from the late-1880s through the mid-1980s.

Blucher Custom Boot Company Records
Contains 218 fitting books dating between 1915 and 1982, used to record customer transactions of this famous custom boot maker.

Caldwell and Englert Family Papers
Papers and photographs of two early Oklahoma families, the Caldwell and Englert families.

L. E. Crawford Collection
This collection of papers and photographs assembled by family member Lewis E. Crawford, primarily documents cattle ranching and the Crawford family of Oklahoma Territory and Texas.

Robert E. Cunningham Oklahoma History Collection
Collection assembled by Cunningham, a collector and Stillwater, Oklahoma photographer, chronicles the early development of Oklahoma through an extensive assemblage of negatives, photographs, documents, and other archival materials.

Lt. Colonel John M. Hamilton Papers
Papers and photographs of Lt. Colonel John M. Hamilton, a soldier whose career spanned almost 40 years, from the Civil War through the Indian Wars, until finally ending with his death on San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War.

Collection of Saddlery and Cowboy Gear Catalogs and Ephemera
Contains over 375 original and reproduction items from more than 100 saddle and cowboy gear makers and distributors from the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Glenn D. Shirley Western Americana Collection
This research collection amassed by Western author Glenn Shirley includes over 6,400 books and 30 file cabinets of archival materials including more than 16,800 photographs and negatives. In addition, this collection contains a significant Western popular culture component, which often focuses on subjects that correspond with topics found in the historical portion of the collection.

Jerry Sinise Western History Collection
Collection includes research materials and photographs about several western historical figures including Texas Ranger Captain G. W. Arrington, John "Pink" Higgins, William Tilghman, and others, also includes a series of limited edition photographs documenting the construction of the Pioneer Woman statue in Ponca City, Oklahoma.

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