Archives Center Wild West Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1466
Dates:
1884-1917, undated
1884-1917
Languages:
English
Some materials in French and German.
Physical Description:
0.3 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
The collection includes assorted printed materials and ephemera on "Wild West" shows.

Content Description
Content Description
The collection includes assorted printed materials and ephemera on "Wild West" shows. It consists primarily of includes dime novels, programs, sheet music, advertisements, artwork, and publications.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Collection arranged into one series and in chronological order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Wild West shows, a popular American form of entertainment, were performed for audiences across the United States from circa 1870-1920. The shows were intended to introduce the American West to a wider audience. Shows primarily featured cowboys and Native Americans and were partly based on history. In addition, Wild West shows presented actors with opportunities to display skills of showmanship.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist, 2018.
Author
Vanessa Broussard Simmons
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Anthony Sapienza in 2018.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Preferred Citation
Archives Center Wild West Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Comic books Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cowboys -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Design drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrated books, Children's Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Itineraries Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Programs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rodeos -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sheet music -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Western shows Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wild west shows Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pawnee Bill, 1860-1942 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives