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MS 006 - William F. Cody Collection

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MS 006 - William F. Cody Collection, 1840-2011 | McCracken Research Library

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Collection Overview

Title: MS 006 - William F. Cody Collection, 1840-2011Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1840-1917

Primary Creator: Cody, William Frederick "Buffalo Bill"

Extent: 140.0 Boxes

Abstract

This collection is one of the largest in the library. It documents the life and activities of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, including his time as an army scout, Indian fighter, showman, rancher, and developer. Included are correspondence, legal documents, Buffalo Bill's Wild West programs and route books, scrapbooks, publications, and memorabilia. Also included are materials dealing with Cody's family and information on the Cody Family Association. An important component of this collection includes the Buffalo Bill dime novels, comics and other pulp publications, over 4,000 items in all, and published in more than ten countries. Also present within this set of papers are subseries on Wild West performers Annie Oakley, Johnny Baker and Doc Carver.

Administrative Information

Repository: McCracken Research Library

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.

Related Materials: Digitized Collection of William F. Cody - MS 006 in Buffalo Bill Center of the West's Digital Collections For more information please see http://library.centerofthewest.org/cdm/search/collection/BBOA/order/identi/ad/asc.

Preferred Citation: William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody Collection, MS 6, McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Acquaintances],
[Series 2: Business],
[Series 3: Correspondence],
[Series 4: Memorabilia],
[Series 5: Other Wild West Shows],
[Series 6: Personal],
[Series 7: Dime Novels],
[Series 8: Oversize],
[Series 9: Photographs],
[All]

Series 4: MemorabiliaAdd to your cart.
Secondary sources not produced during WFC's lifetime.
Sub-Series 1: AdvertisementsAdd to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Buffalo Bill Choice Cigar CuttingsAdd to your cart.
MS6.3140 - Envelope for chewing tobacco
Folder 2: Buffalo Bill's Wild West Re-enactmentAdd to your cart.
Monti Montana Jr.'s Production
Folder 3: Burlington Route Railroad, 1934Add to your cart.
MS6.1456 - Cody Enterprise
Folder 4: Cigarette Cards, James Ellison as Buffalo Bill in "The Plainsman"Add to your cart.
MS6.3163 - Cigarette Card, James Ellison as Buffalo Bill in "The Plainsman"
Folder 5: Daisy Buffalo Bill Scout, 1969Add to your cart.

MS6.3598 - Flier promoting "Buffalo Bill Country"

MS6.3599 - Article, Tulsa Tribune, "Buffalo Bill's Grandson Straight Shooter"

MS6.3601 - Flier, "Daisy Presents Buffalo Bill Scout Carbine"

Folder 6: Forbes Lithographic Manufacturing Company, 1929Add to your cart.

MS6.783 - Forbes Lithographic Co. brochure, featuring William F. Cody

MS6.2404 - Replica, "A Peep at Bufffalo Bill's Wild West"

Folder 7: San Francisco Sports & Boat Show, 1972Add to your cart.
MS6.787 - San Francisco Sports & Boat Show
Folder 8: Stickers, 1936, 1946, UndatedAdd to your cart.

MS6.847 - Wonderful Wyoming Frontier For Fun

MS6.848 - Wonderful Wyoming

MS6.849 - Buffalo Bill Centennial, Burlington Route

MS6.850 - Yellowstone Park via Cody Road, Burlington Route

MS6.851 - Buffalo Bill Year 90th, Come to Cody

MS6.852 - Buffalo Bill Country, Cody, Wyoming

MS6.853 - Winchester "Buffalo Bill" Sold Here

Folder 9: Westinghouse Electric CorporationAdd to your cart.
MS6.784 - "Peacemaker" Scouts Out!
Folder 10: Winchester Firearms, 1968Add to your cart.

MS6.779 - Advertisement featuring William F. Cody

MS6.781 - Winchester Store Affiliation Brochure

MS6.846 - The Year of the Buffalo Bill - Sales Stampede

MS6.3950 - The Year of the Buffalo Bill - Sales Stampede

Sub-Series 2: ArticlesAdd to your cart.
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Articles, UndatedAdd to your cart.

MS6.679 - Unknown publication, "Leavenworth National Top Bid"

MS6.680 - Unknown publication, "Wild Bill Buffaloed Us All"

MS6.681 - Cody Enterprise, "Bill Fell recalls Buffalo Bill"

MS6.1429 - Unknown publication, "Stampede Likely"

MS6.1462 - Unknown publication, "History of An Overland Stage"

MS6.1470 - Standard-Times, "Buffalo Bill's Famous Leather Coat"

MS6.2414 - Bill Borroh, "Under the Big Top"

MS6.2452 - Unknown publication, "Mark Twain Liked Cody's Wild West"

MS6.2691 - Unknown publication, "Mainly for Seniors"

MS6.2693 - Unknown publication, "Trivial History of Concordia and Environs"

MS6.3916 - Unknown publication, "The Last Words of Daniel Webster"

MS6.3922 - Unknown publication, "Honor Buffalo Bill"

Folder 12: Articles, 1910-1919Add to your cart.

MS6.620 - Daily Review, "Buffalo Bill Game in Face of Death"

MS6.621 - Daily Review, "Buffalo Bill Dies in Denver"

MS6.622 - Boston Herald, "Buffalo Bill's Body to Lie in State in Denver"

MS6.623 - Unknown publication, "Honorary - Active Pallbearers for Funeral of Col. William F. Cody"

MS6.624 - Unknown publication, "West Pays Honor to Buffalo Bill"

MS6.625 - Boston Evening Record, "In Many American Homes!"

MS6.626 - Daily Review, "Honors Paid to Buffalo Bill"

MS6.627 - Daily Review, "Monument for Col. Cody's Grave"

MS6.628 - Daily Review, "Buffalo Bill"

MS6.629 - Daily Review, "Want Road Called Buffalo Bill Trail"

MS6.630 - Daily Review, "General Miles on Buffalo Bill"

MS6.631 - Daily Review, "Capt. Jack Crawford Dead of Pneumonia"

Folder 13: Articles, 1920-1929Add to your cart.

MS6.562 - Field and Stream, "Was Buffalo Bill a Fake Shot?

MS6.563 - The Elks Magazine, "The Story of William Frederick Cody"

MS6.564 - The Elks Magazine, "The Story of William Frederick Cody", part 3

MS6.565 - The Literary Digest, "Personal Glimpses: Truth and Legend in Buffalo Bill"

MS6.566 - The Literary Digest, "Debunking Buffalo Bill's Battles"

MS6.632 - Daily Review, "Story of the Poney Express"

MS6.633 - Daily Review, "Widow of Buffalo Bill Has Passed"

MS6.634 - Daily Review, "Seek Birthplace of Buffalo Bill"

MS6.635 -  Billings Gazette, "Goes East in Interest of Buffalo Bill Fund"

MS6.637 - Daily Review, "Buffalo Bill's Statue En Route"

MS6.638 - Unknown Publication, "New Yorkers off to See Unveiling of Cody Statue"

MS6.639 - St. Joseph Missouris News Press, "Plan Cody Memorial"

MS6.640 - Daily Review Atlas, "At the Bijou: Fighting with Buffalo Bill"

MS6.641 - Daily Reveiw Atlas, "Bijou Today Only: Fighting with Buffal Bill"

MS6.642 - Unknown Publication, "Pioneer Indian Fighter is Dead"

MS6.643 - Daily Review Atlas, "Bring on Your Mustang"

MS6.822 - Daily Review, "Historic Trees in Hall of Fame"

MS6.1464 - Detroit News, "Buffalo Bill Was Only 11"

MS6.2516 - Montreal Daily Star, "Wild West Show Draws Big Crowd"

MS6.2562 - Montreal Daily Star, "Thousands View Parade"

MS6.3675 - Elks Magazine, "The Story of William F. Cody"

MS6.3850 - Los Angeles Times, "Slurs Against Buffalo Bill Hit by General"

MS6.3892 - Los Angeles Times, "Friend Backs Buffalo Bill"

MS6.3893 - Los Angeles Times, "Buckskin Coat in Hall of Fame"

MS6.3894 - Philadelphia Inquirer, "Buffalo Bill and General Custer"

MS6.3908 - Los Angeles Herald Express, "Rodeo Parade Set Tomorrow"

MS6.3911 - Unknown Publication, "Will Rogers Remarks"

MS6.3914 - Unknown Publication, "Two Baseball Stars Sharpen Their Batting Eyes"

Folder 14: Articles, 1930-1939Add to your cart.

MS6.567 - National Republic, "West to Honor Buffalo Bill"

MS6.568 - The Elks Magazine, "The Show Goes On"

MS6.591 - Unknown Publication, "Charm of Kansas Landscape in Logan's Woodcuts"

MS6.881 - Cavalry Journal, "My Friend Buffalo Bill"

MS6.1454 - Unknown Publication, "Museum of Gold Rush Days in a Pony Express Station"

MS6.1455 - Cody Enterprise, "Log Buildings for Museum Show Trends"

MS6.1461 - Unknown Publication, "Edwin C. Hill: The Human Side of the News"

MS6.1466 - Unknown Publication, "Stranded with Ghosts of Buffalo Bill's Day"

MS6.1467 - Northwest Nebraska News, "Dedication Held in Sioux County"

MS6.1468 - Unkown Publication, "If Alive, Col. Cody Would Have Joined U.S."

MS6.3849 - Chicago Herald and Examiner, "Ladies and Gentlemen, Buffalo Bill"

MS6.3851 - Los Angeles Examiner, "Wild West Events Will Aid P.T.A."

MS6. 3852 - Los Angeles Evening Herald, Chuck Wagon Pioneers Tell Scareys"

MS6.3903 - Unknown Publication, "Range Riders of Past Ralley"

MS6.3905 - Los Angeles Times, "Wil Rogers Remarks"

MS6.3906 - Unknown Publication, "Granddaughter of Sitting Bull Awarded Divorce"

Folder 15: Articles, 1940-1949Add to your cart.

MS6.644 - Daily Review Atlas, "Fire Sweeps Old Cody Hotel"

MS6.645 - Rocky Mountain Empire, "Cody's Friend Passes his 101st Birthday"

MS6.713 - Tourist Addition, "Buffalo Bill"

MS6.1430 - Chicago Tribune, "Bank Seeks Heirs of Buffalo Bill"

MS6.1469 - Unknown Publication, "Fighting Bud Files Claim on Title of Buffalo Bill"

MS6.1472 - Cody Enterprise, "Cody Man Plans Pony Express Ride"

MS6.1473 - Cody Enterprise, "Lavish Costume Prized Offered"

MS6.1591 - Denver Post, "Buffalo Bill's Centennial"

MS6.1631 - American Weekly, "I Knew Buffalo Bill When"

MS6.2411 - Brooklyn Eagle, "When Buffalo Bill's Red Injuns Took Chances"

MS6.2690 - Providence Sunday Journal, "With Buffalo Bill's ..."

MS6.3188 - Unknown Publication, "Origin of Buffalo Bill"

Folder 16: Articles, 1950-1959Add to your cart.

MS6.569 - Guns Magazine, "The Guns of Buffalo Bill"

MS6.570 - True West Magazine, "Buffalo Bill as I Knew Him"

MS6.571 - The American Weekly, "How Buffalo Bill Killed Chief Yellow Hand"

MS6.1183 - Unknown Publication, "Buffalo Bill and The Real Wild West"

MS6.2456 - Omaha World-Herald Magazine, "How Buffalo Bill's Wild West..."

Folder 17: Articles, 1960-1969Add to your cart.

MS6.572 - Wyoming Wildlife, "Buffalo Bill's Long Ride"

MS6.573 - True West Magazine, "He Didn't Spank Me"

MS6.574 - True West Magazine, "The West's First Press Agent"

MS6.575 - Real West Magazine, "The Original Buffalo Bill"

MS6.576 - U.S. Fidelity & Guaranty Co Bulletin, "Wild West Show and Congress of Rough Riders of the World"

MS6.577 - Colorful Rock Mountain West Magazine, "Buffalo Bill: A Legend Lives Again"

MS6.646 - Times-Democrat, "Buffalo Bill's Early Life is Play Topic"

MS6.880 - Montana Magazine, "Preacher's Son On the Loose with Buffalo Bill Cody"

MS6.886 - Prologue, "Enemies in '76, Friends in '85"

MS6.887 - Prologue, "Enemies in '76, Friends in '85"

MS6.1614 - Billings Gazette, "Germans See Wild West"

MS6.1675 - Roundup Time, "Get My Remains Out From Under This Twelve Feet ..."

MS6.1676 - Unknown Publication, "Last Cody Play"

MS6.3115 - Unknown Publication, "Buffalo Bill: A Man of Many Lives"

Folder 18: Articles, 1970-1979Add to your cart.

MS6.578 - Westerner Magazine, "Buffalo Bill's Last Fox Hunt"

MS6.579 - The West Magazine, "The Day Denver Buried Buffalo Bill"

MS6.580 - Argosy, "Goodbye Buffalo Bill"

MS6.581 - Guns Magazine, "120,799 Guns of Buffalo Bill"

MS6.582 - Gun World, "Buffalo Bill and Bianchi"

MS6.583 - Grain Producers News, "Buffalo Bill's Horses"

MS6.647 - Variety, "Buffalo Bill Cody's Show Tries Again in Nebraska"

MS6.648 - Sheridan Press, "Woman Loses Honor Medal"

MS6.2407 - Real West, "My Years With Buffalo Bill's Wild West", Harry E. Webb

MS6.2433 - Annals of Wyoming, "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show"

MS6.2434 - Louisiana History, "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show"

MS6.2437 - In Wyoming, "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Photographed"

MS6.2682 - Players Magazine, clippings

Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Articles, 1980-1989Add to your cart.

MS6.584 -

MS6.585 -

MS6.586

MS6.587

MS6.588

MS6.589

MS6.590

Folder 2: Articles, 1990-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Articles, FrenchAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Articles, ItalianAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Articles, SpanishAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: BookletsAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 6: A Peep at Buffalo Bill's Wild WestAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Buffalo Bill's Memorial MuseumAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Green TreeAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: SlovakianAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: McDonough, Carolyn - "Buffalo Bill And His Show", 1982Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: BrochuresAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 11: History of Cattle BrandsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Nebraskaland DaysAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Festivals and MuseumsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: LeClaire, IowaAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Scout's Rest RanchAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Buffalo Bill's Wild WestAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 16: RecollectionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: ResearchAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: ResearchAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: Business ProposalsAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Buffalo Bill's Steak VillageAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 7: CalendarsAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 20: 1928Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 8: Commemorative ItemsAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 21: BlanketAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: FirearmsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 9: Comic BooksAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Comic BooksAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 10: Comic StripsAdd to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Buffalo Bill Rides AgainAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Captain FortuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Our History In PicturesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 11: ExhibitionsAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Brooklyn Museum, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 12: Greeting CardsAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Greeting CardsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 13: GroupsAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Backtrailing Buffalo Bill CodyAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 14: HorsesAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 4: MusonAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 15: IllustrationsAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 5: IllustrationsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 16: Memorial Birthday CelebrationsAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Memorial Birthday Celebrations, Undated & 1920-1929Add to your cart.

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MS6.1463 -

MS6.1465 -

MS6.8092 -

Folder 7: Memorial Birthday Celebrations, 1930-1939Add to your cart.

MS6.0731 -

MS6.3139 -

MS6.3856 -

Folder 8: Memorial Birthday Celebrations, 1940-1949Add to your cart.

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Folder 9: Memorial Birthday Celebrations, 1950-1959Add to your cart.
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Folder 10: Memorial Birthday Celebrations, 1960-1969Add to your cart.
MS6.0746 - Invitation & Menu, William F. Cody Birthday Celebration, 1965
Folder 11: Memorial Birthday Celebrations, 1970-1979Add to your cart.
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Sub-Series 17: MenusAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Burlington Railroad "Buffalo Bill" RouteAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Honoring the West of Buffalo Bill, 1976Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 18: Motion PicturesAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Motion PicturesAdd to your cart.

"Buffalo Bill", 1944.

"Cowboys and Indians: The Romantic Life of Buffalo Bill", 1967.  Produced and Directed by Mervyn LeRoy, Starring Cary Grant as Buffalo Bill.

Sub-Series 19: Music - Sheet MusicAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 15: GeneralAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Annie Get Your Gun, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 17: A Great Scout Named Buffalo Bill, 1975Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 20: NewspapersAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 18: NewspapersAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 21: PamphletsAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 19: PamphletsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 22: PapersAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Briton, Jeni - Buffalo Bill: King Of The Old WestAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Buffalo Bill's Last DaysAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Experiences Beyond The MississippiAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Walsh, Richard - The Making Of Buffalo Bill, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Wickstrom, Gordon M. - Buffalo Bill The Actor: Oskate Wicasa, 1992Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 23: PinsAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Buffalo Bill Cody Days, Leavenworth KSAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 24: PoemsAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 26: PoemsAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Ponybob's Last RideAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 25: Pony ExpressAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Pony ExpressAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 26: PostcardsAdd to your cart.
Box 18Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Annie OakleyAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Buffalo Bill Grave at Lookout Mountain, Golden (Colorado)Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Buffalo Bill's Wild WestAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Buffalo Bill Museum, Lookout Mountain, Golden (Colorado)Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Cody, WyomingAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Le Claire, IowaAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: New York, Long IslandAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Scout's Rest Ranch, North Platte, NebraskaAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: TE Ranch, Cody, WyomingAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: William F. CodyAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Winchester Arms CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Winchester Gun MuseumAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 27: PostersAdd to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Girl of the Golden WestAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: French & DutchAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 28: ProgramsAdd to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Buffalo Bill And The IndiansAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Buffalo Bill Cody Days, Leavenworth (Kansas)Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Buffalo Bill Cody Days, Leavenworth (Kansas)Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Buffalo Bill And The Wild WestAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Cody Rough Riders, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Buffalo Bill's Wild WestAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: "Indians" - Play by Arthur Kopit, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Nebraskaland DaysAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 29: RecipesAdd to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Mint JulepAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 30: SouvenirsAdd to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Buffalo Bill Centennial, 1946Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 31: StampsAdd to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Buffalo Bill Commemorative Stamp, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Buffalo Bill Commemorative Stamp, 1994Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 32: StationeryAdd to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 17: StationeryAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 33: Sticker BooksAdd to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 18: DutchAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: FrenchAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 34: Trading CardsAdd to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 20: GeneralAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: FrenchAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Acquaintances],
[Series 2: Business],
[Series 3: Correspondence],
[Series 4: Memorabilia],
[Series 5: Other Wild West Shows],
[Series 6: Personal],
[Series 7: Dime Novels],
[Series 8: Oversize],
[Series 9: Photographs],
[All]


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