Guide to the cowboy poetry poster collection,
1983-2012

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Fife Folklore Archives.
Title: Cowboy poetry poster collection
Dates: 1983-2012 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1 map folder
Collection Number: USU_FOLK COLL 11h
Summary: Since the early 1980s, posters announcing cowboy poetry gatherings, books on cowboy poetry, and western themed activities (with cowboy poetry activities) have dotten the western landscape. This small collection includes some of these unique posters.
Repository: Utah State University. Merrill-Cazier Library. Special Collections and Archives
Fife Folklore Archives

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Historical Note

Since the early 1980s, posters announcing cowboy poetry gatherings, books on cowboy poetry, and western themed activities (with cowboy poetry activities) have dotted the western landscape. This small collection includes some of these unique posters.

Content Description

Cowboy poetry posters, housed in acid-free archival folders in USU's Special Collections and Archives Map Cabinet 1.

To access the collection a patron must have the following information: collection number, cabinet number, drawer number, folder number and item number. The materials do not circulate and are available in USU's Special Collections and Archives.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research. To access the collection a patron must have the following information: collection number, box number, folder number and item number. The materials do not circulate and are available in USU's Special Collections and Archives. Patrons must sign and comply with the USU Special Collections and Archives Use Agreement and Reproduction Order form as well as any restrictions placed by the collector or informant(s).

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Cowboy poetry poster collection must be obtained from the Curator of the Fife Folklore Archives and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation :  

Cowboy poetry poster collection, 1983-2012 (FOLK COLL 11h: poster cabinet, folder). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Arranged in numeric sequence according to Folder and Item

Acquisition Information :  

The materials in the Cowboy Poetry Poster Collection date from 1983 to the present. Because the Fife Folklore Archives is the repository of a large collection of cowboy poetry books, many gatherings and groups/publishers on cowboy poetry give posters regarding this genre to the FFA. In April 2006, Randy Williams pulled all the posters together and created this collection.

Processing Note :  

Originally processed by Randy Williams. Finding aid created by Randy Williams, April 2006; updated January 2013.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Cowboy Poetry Posters

Posters located in POSTER CABINET 1: DRAWER 1

Container(s)
Description
Dates
folder
2
Item 1: The American Cowboy
A Library of Congress Exhibition.
26 March-2 October 1983.
Item 2: The Cowboy Tour: Songs, Big Windy Stories, Fiddling and Poetry by Cowboys and Buckaroos
Presented by The National Council for the Traditional Arts with the Support of the National Endowment for the Arts and Western States Arts and Humanities.
1984[?].
Item 3: 9th Annual Old West Days: Wyoming Centennial 1890-1990, Jackson Hole, WY
Sponsored by The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, The Jackson State Bank, Buckskin Mercantile, produced in cooperation with the Jackson Hole Visitors Council.
25-28 May 1990
Item 4: New Cowboy Poetry: A Contemporary Gathering
Edited by Hal Cannon, Gibbs-Smith Publisher, Peregrine Smith Books.
1990.
Item 5: I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy
Sun Valley Center for the Arts.
1998.
Item 6: Between Grass and Sky: Trappings of a Ranch Life: Rhythms of a Cowoby Poem.
Western Folklife Center, Elko: January 20-August 29, 2009; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno: January 17-May 17, 2009.
2009.
Item 7: Cowboy Poetry Week,
Cowboypoetry.com., Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry.
16-22 April, 2006.
Item 8: Cowboy Poetry Week
Cowboypoetry.com., Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry.
15-21 April 2007.
Item 9: Cowboy Poetry Week
Cowboypoetry.com., for Western and Cowboy Poetry.
20-26 April 2008.
Item 10: Cowboy Poetry Week
Cowboypoetry.com., Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry.
19-25 April 2009.
Item 11: Cowboy Poetry Week
Cowboypoetry.com., Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry.
18-24 April 2010.
Item 12: Cowboy Poetry Week
Cowboypoetry.com., Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry.
15-21 April 2012.
Item 13: "Last Gate," by Jack Dofflemyer, artwork by Lesley Fry
Printed for the Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Western Folklife Center, Elko, Nevada, The Black Rock Press, Univesity of Nevada, Reno.
2005.
Item 14: Cowboy Poetry Week
Cowboypoetry.com., Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry.
21-27 April 2012.

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Subjects

    • Subject Terms :
    • Cowboys--Poetry--Congresses.
    • Folklore.
    • Intermountain West--Folklore.

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