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MS 082 - Cap & Virgil Richard Collection



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Box MS82.01

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MS 082 - Cap & Virgil Richard Collection, 1895-1964 | McCracken Research Library

By Nathan Bender

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Title: MS 082 - Cap & Virgil Richard Collection, 1895-1964Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Richard, Cap

Other Creators: Richard, Virgil

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 06/30/1999

Languages: English


The shooting careers of William H. (Cap/Kap) Richard (1874-1964) and his son Virgil Richard (1901-1950) are documented in this collection of photocopies of photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, and Winchester flyers.   Writings of W. H. Richard are also represented. Gathered by Mrs. W.H. Richard into scrapbooks, it was grandson Calvin Richard who gave the first of this material in 1999, followed by the copying of additional materials in 2005 by himself and his cousin Don Richard.  All original materials are still held by the Richard family.

Collection Historical Note

Both William and Virgil Richard were world champion marksmen and later shooting demonstrators for both Winchester and Remington. William “Cap” Richard began his demonstrating career with Winchester shooting their high power rifles.  Virgil at an early age began to shoot .22 rimfire in Winchester Junior Rifle Corps competitions and soon also became an internationally famous marksman, which began a formal association with the Winchester  Repeating Arms Company.  He like his father would later move on to the Remington Arms Company where they both enjoyed much success and fame as demonstration shooters.

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.

Use Restrictions: As the Richard family still owns the original materials, any requests for reproduction of the photographs should be cleared through the family. A few of the images have been scanned by MRL for this purpose.  Information within the collection may be photocopied, cited and quoted as per regular procedures of the McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Historical Center.

Acquisition Source: Richard Family

Preferred Citation: Cap & Virgil Richard Collection, MS 82, McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West

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Box MS82.01Add to your cart.
Folder MS82.01.01: W. H. Richard - Biographical informationAdd to your cart.
Folder MS82.01.02: Bloomdale Rifles - writings by W. H. Richard, 1904 - 1905Add to your cart.
c. 1904-1905
Folder MS82.01.03: W. H. Richard writingsAdd to your cart.
Folder MS82.01.04: Photocopies of photographs of W. H. "Cap" Richard.Add to your cart.
Folder MS82.01.05: Photocopies of photographs of W. H. "Cap" Richard scanned onto MRL networkAdd to your cart.
Folder MS82.01.06: W. H. Richard and Virgil Richard togetherAdd to your cart.
Folder MS82.01.07: Virgil Richard, biographical including early years with Winchester.Add to your cart.
Folder MS82.01.08: Advertisements for Winchester products using Virgil's name.Add to your cart.
Folder MS82.01.09: Virgil Richard at RemingtonAdd to your cart.
Folder MS82.01.10: Camel cigarette advertisements by Virgil Richard.Add to your cart.
Folder MS82.01.11: Donor LettersAdd to your cart.

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