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Walter Brennan Papers
Scripts, photographs, and personal papers of the Academy Award-winning character actor.

Joe De Yong/Richard J. Flood Collection
Papers and photographs of a western movie extra, cowboy artist, Charles M. Russell protégé, and historical consultant on western films such as The Plainsman (1937), Union Pacific (1939), Buffalo Bill (1944), Red River (1948), and Shane (1953).

Dan Flynn Gunsmoke Collection
Scripts, publicity materials, and photographs from the long-running western television series Gunsmoke.

Gerald J. McIntosh Western Ephemera Collection
Collection of western-themed books, magazines, and ephemera, including more than 60 dime novels.

John Rao Jr. Western Entertainers Collection
Sound recording discs, movie/publicity photographs, book covers, and clippings documenting Gene Autry, Tex Ritter, Jimmie Rogers, Roy Rogers, and other western actors and performers.

Glenn D. Shirley Western Americana Collection
This research collection amassed by Western author Glenn Shirley includes more than 2,900 Western pulp novels, over 1,900 pulp fiction issues, more than 2,600 pieces of sheet music, over 3,200 dime novels and weeklies and in excess of 10,700 movie posters, lobby cards and inserts. Additionally, this collection contains a significant Western history component, which often focuses on subjects that correspond with topics found in the Western popular culture portions of the collection.

Milburn Stone and Jane Stone Papers
Interviews, a draft autobiography, biographical information, photographs, slides, audiocassettes, and reel-to-reel tapes document the career and personal life of the popular Gunsmoke actor.

G. Clifton Wisler Papers
G. Clifton Wisler is known for authoring more than 70 books, and these papers include manuscripts for 56 of his writings and his research files.

John Zeransky Western Film Ephemera Collection
Collection of more than 4,000 arcade cards, postcards, lobby cards, advertising cards (trading cards), Dixie Cup lids, milk lids, and ephemera related to silent and western movie actors and actresses.

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