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MS 026 - Charles M. Russell Collection, 1904-1979

By Jack Russell

Collection Overview

Title: MS 026 - Charles M. Russell Collection, 1904-1979

Creator: Russell, Charles M.

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

Languages: English [eng]


This collection consists of four boxes containing published reproductions from the Earl C. Adams Collection and a postcard album, all devoted to documentation of the art and life of Charles M. Russell, one of the best known Western artists.  Also found in the collection are two scrapbooks containing clippings and other ephemeral items concerning Russell and his works, and several photographs that include snapshots of Russell's funeral procession.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials. Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.

Preferred Citation: Charles M. Russell Collection, MS 26, McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Box and Folder Listing

Box MS26.01Add to your cart.
Folder MS26.01.01: Charles Russell Articles, 1955Add to your cart.

“Charles M. Russell The Cowboy Artist” Harold McCracken, undated   

“Charles M. Russell” no author and undated

“Charles M. Russell” Fred Barton circa 1955

Folder MS26.01.02: Articles and News Clippings about Charles M. Russell, 1904 - 1966Add to your cart.

The Federal Illustrator – March-April 1920

The Mentor – June 15,1915

Charles M. Russell, The Cowboy Artist – Summer Matteson – 1904

Russell the Western Painter – Estellene Bennett - May 10,1919

The Literary Digest – Nov 19, 1927

The Art Digest – 1st March, 1931

The Bulletin of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts – June 5, 1943

Charles Russell: Cowpoke and Painter – Oren Arnold – June 1947

Genius in Chaps – Homer Britzman – Nov. 1949

Chinook – Charles Russell – Nov-Dec 1949

Charles M. Russell, Friend of the Indian – Homer Britzman – Aug 1953

Charlie Russell – The Unforgotten Man – Norman Fox – Autumn 1954

The Painter of the West that has Passed – Arthur Hoeber – Julu 1911

The Heritage of Charlie Russell – ‘TanaMac – June 1963  (2 copies)

Charles M. Russell in Chicago – Karl Yost – Nov 1966

Charles M. Russell – Helen Raynor Mackay – March 1949

Arizona Highways – August 1953

The West in Bronze – Homer Britzman – 1949

Envelope of newspaper clippings

Folder MS26.01.03: Letter to Charles M. Russell, 1918-05-17Add to your cart.

Copy of Charles M. Russell letter to John L. Clark

May 17, 1918

Folder MS26.01.04: Letters about, and photos of Charles M. RussellAdd to your cart.

Authenticity of “Watcher of the Plains” with letters from Robert Morgan, James Brown and Peter Hassrick

Letter to Harry Carey thanking him for the photos

P.26.1 Photo including Charles M. Russell, all identified on back of photo

P.26.2 Photo including Charles M. Russell , all identified on back of photo

Folder MS26.01.05: Authentication of the painting titled “The Truce” by Ira SpaniermanAdd to your cart.

Letter explaining the relationship of the girl/woman to the painting

P.26.3 Photo of Nancy Jane Hawkes as a child with “The Truce”

P.26.4 Photo of Nancy Jane Hawkes Moffit as an adult with “The Truce”

PN.26.5 Negative of “The Truce”

Folder MS26.01.06: Russell Magazine Covers, 1916 - 1971Add to your cart.

The Literary Digest, N.Y.  Vol. 52 No. 26 June 24, 1916

                                          Vol. 54 No. 10 Mar 10, 1917

                                          Vol. 102 No. 2 July 13,1929

The Cattleman, Fort Worth, TX. Vol. 34 No. 8 Jan. 1948

                                                    Vol. 34 No. 9 Feb. 1948

The Beacon, Ohio Oil Co., Findlay, Ohio.  Vol. 15 No.11 Nov. 1950

                                                                    Vol. 17 No. 1 Jan. 1952

                                                                    Vol. 17 No. 7 July 1952

                                                                    Vol. 18 No. 2 Feb. 1953

Pacific Northwest Playground, Pacific Northwest Broadcasters 1950

Collector, Associated Publications, Ellsworth Wis. Vol. 11 No.3 Nov.1958

The Singing Wire, Vol. 2 No. 7 Sept 1968

Montana Power Co. 1943 Annual Report

Montana – The Magazine of Western History, Spring 1971

Folder MS26.01.07: Russell Illustrations, 1947 - 1948Add to your cart.

Outdoor Montana, Helena, Mont. Vol. 2 No. 1 Feb/Mar 1947

                                                         Vol. 2 No. 4 Oct/Nov 1947

                                                         Vol. 2 No. 7 Feb/Mar 1948

                                                         Vol. 3 No. 2 Apr/May 1948

                                                         Vol. 3 No. 3 June/July 1948

                                                         Vol. 3 No. 4 Aug/Sept 1948

                                                         Vol. 3 No. 5 Oct/Nov 1948

                                                         Vol. 3 No. 6 Dec/Jan 1949

                                                         Vol. 3 No. 7 May/Apr 1949

"Night” Collectors Print ( 4 copies)

Folder MS26.01.08: Russell Solo Exhibits, 1955 - 1979Add to your cart.

C.M. Russell Museum-no date

Historical Society of Montana

Historical Society of Montana 1962

Historical Society of Montana 1979

Invitation to Bill Arnold Collection of the Works of C. M. Russell – 1965

The Bill Arnold Collection – 1965

National Cowboy Hall of Fame – 1965

C. M. Russell Museum – 1964

Trigg-Russell Memorial Gallery – 1957

Trigg-Russell Memorial Gallery – 1960

Historical Society of Montana – 1957

Historical Society of Montana – Helena – 1962-63

Edmonton Art Gallery – Aug 1967

Hammer Galleries – 1964

Russell Gallery – Great Falls   (2 copies)

Historical Society of Montana – Helena – 1955

Amon Carter Museum – 1961

Great Plains Art Collection

Gilcrease Institute of American History – 1960    (2 copies)

National Cowboy Hall of Fame – 1965    (2 copies)

Box MS26.02Add to your cart.
Folder MS26.02.01: File on the Corcoran Gallery of Art Exhibit, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder MS26.02.02: Russell Exhibits with Other Artists, 1964, 1965Add to your cart.

Hammer Galleries

Front page of “Songs of the Cattle Trail and Cow Camp”

Inaugural Exhibition – National Cowboy Hall of Fame – 1965

Titans of Western Art – Gilcrease Institute – 1964

Folder MS26.02.03: Sales Catalogues of Russell's Work, 1957, 1962, 1963Add to your cart.

From the C. S. McNair Collection – 1962

From J. E. Reynolds, Bookseller – 1963

From E. W. Latendorf  - 1957

From Mannados Bookshop

Folder MS26.02.04: Play about RussellAdd to your cart.
A play titled “Cowboy” about Russell - Book by Jess Gregg – Music by Richard Riddle
Folder MS26.02.05: Charles M. Russell five cents stamp, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder MS26.02.06: “American Society of Range Management” programsAdd to your cart.
Russell's "Trail Boss" Logo
Folder MS26.02.07: Russell Christmas Cards, Postcards and TransfersAdd to your cart.

Christmas Cards – two different cards

Postcards – 26 colored and 6 black and white

Transfers – 8 black and white

Folder MS26.02.08: Newspapers with news of Russell's death, 1926Add to your cart.

October 26, 1926 copy of the Great Falls Tribune

October 27, 1926 copy of the Great Falls Tribune

Folder MS26.02.09: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Wildenstein Presentation Folder
Box MS26.03Add to your cart.
Folder MS26.03.01: "A Child of the Frontier, Memoirs of Charles M. Russell (Cowboy Artist)"Add to your cart.
Copy of "A Child of the Frontier, Memoirs of Charles M. Russell (Cowboy Artist)"
Box MS26.04Add to your cart.
Folder MS26.04.01: AlbumAdd to your cart.
An album with 38 Russell Postcards