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John I. White papers, 1889-1994

Overview of the Collection

Creator
White, John I. (John Irwin), 1902-
Title
John I. White papers
Dates
1889-1994 (inclusive)
Quantity
36 Boxes, (20.5 linear ft.)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 201
Summary
Contains correspondence, research files, and artifacts. Includes correspondence related to songs and song makers of the American West
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

John I. White (1902-1992) was a writer, singer of cowboy songs, radio personality, and map draftsman. His singing career culminated when he played his guitar and sang as "The Lonesome Cowboy" on the NBC radio drama "Death Valley Days" sponsored by Twenty-Mule-Team Borax from 1929-1936. He maintained a lifelong interest in cowboy songs and the American West, researching and writing articles and two books on this and other topics.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contains correspondence, research files, and artifacts. Includes correspondence related to songs and song makers of the American West; significant correspondents include such as Will C. Barnes, Badger Clark, Gail Gardner, Romaine Lowdermilk, Dominick J. O'Malley, Powder River Jack Lee, Austin Fife, and many other cowboy songwriters, singers, and scholars. Also includes fan mail written to White who sang as "The Lonesome Cowboy" for the "Death Valley Days" radio show in the 1930s. Research files contain research notes, ideas for articles and plays, drafts of articles, original scripts, and related correspondence. Artifacts include White's guitar and the cowboy hat given to him by cowboy poet Dominick J. O'Malley.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the John I. White papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation:John I. White papers, MSS 201, Box #. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:COLL MSS 201, USUSC.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

A-C, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1

Container(s) Description Dates
box
1
Folder
1
Adams, Andy
1934
2
Babb, John - John I. White gives notice to NBC
1930 June 30
3
Barnes, W.C.
1889-1930
4
Barnes, W.C.
1889-1930
5
Barnes, W.C.
1889-1930
6
Barnes, W.C. - concerning "Portrait for a Western Album" published in American West March/April 1979
1979
7
Barnes, W.C. - articles by John I. White about Barnes
1889-1994
8
Barnes, W.C. - articles about Barnes
1889-1994
9
Barnes, W.C. - articles and notes about Barnes
1889-1994
10
Barnes, W.C. - articles and notes about Barnes
1889-1994
11
Boyd, Joe Dan
1889-1994
12
Boyd, Joe Dan - articles
1889-1994
13
Bond, Johnny
1889-1994
14
Brininstool, E.A.
1889-1994
15
Buehler, Richard E. - managing editor for Abstracts of Folklore Studies
1968 February-March
16
Cannon, Hal
1889-1994
17
Chittenden, William Lawrence
1889-1994
18
Cheetham, Everett
1889-1994
19
Clark, Badger
1889-1994
20
Clark, Badger
1889-1994
21
Clark, Badger
1889-1994
22
Clark, Badger
1889-1994
23
Clark, Badger - files
1889-1994
24
Clark, Badger - Border Affair
1889-1994
25
Clark, Badger - music to Border Affair
1889-1994
26
Clark, Badger - The Glory Trail
1889-1994
27
Clark, Badger - Badger Clark Ballads
1889-1994
28
Clark, Badger - Arizona Highways article
1969 February
29
Clark, Badger - Biographical Material
1889-1994
30
Cohen, Norm
1889-1994
31
Coolidge, Dane - concerning "Zebra Dun"
1889-1994
32
Critchlow, R.R. - relations with Lomax and Fife
1889-1994

D-F, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 2

Container(s) Description Dates
box
2
Folder
1
Daniel, Harlan
1964-1966
2
Daniel, Harlan
1967-1968
3
Daniel, Harlan
1970-1989
4
Dobie, J. Frank - single letter
1934 February 26
5
Dobie, J. Frank - articles by and about Dobie
1889-1994
6
Fan mail addressed to John I. White's radio personality, the "Lonesome Cowboy"
1930-1939
7
Fan Mail (Lonesome Cowboy)
1930-1939
8
Fan Mail (Lonesome Cowboy)
1930-1939
9
Fan Mail (Lonesome Cowboy)
1930-1939
10
Fan Mail (Lonesome Cowboy)
1930-1939
11
Fife, Austin
1980-1989
12
Fife, Austin
1970-1979
13
Fife, Austin
1960-1969
14
Fife, Austin - articles by Austin Fife
1889-1994
15
Fletcher, Tex
1967-1971
16
Foster, Jesse May to Newell Hart
1982 November 2

G, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 3

Container(s) Description Dates
box
3
Folder
1
Gardner, Gail
1930-1939
2
Gardner, Gail
1960-1969
3
Gardner, Gail
1970-1979
4
Gardner, Gail
1980-1989
5
Gardner, Gail - Orejana Bull for Cowboys Only
1930-1989
6
Gardner, Gail - Arizona Republicarticles on Gardner
1967
7
Gardner, Gail - articles and poems by
1930-1989
8
Gardner, Gail - articles about
1930-1989
9
Gardner, Gail - "Tying knots in the devil's tail" or "The Sierry Petes"
1930-1989
10
Gentry, Dr. E. Linnell
1973-1976
11
Gillespie, Angus
1980-1989
12
Gordon, Robert W.
1889-1994
13
Gray, Harry J.
1983
14
Gressley, Gene
1960-1969
15
Gressley, Gene
1970-1979
16
Gressley, Gene
1980-1989
17
Griffith, Jim - University of Arizona
1980-1989
18
Green, Archie - University of Illinois
1960-1979

H-K, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 4

Container(s) Description Dates
box
4
Folder
1
Haden, Walter - University of Tennessee at Martin
1969-1974
2
Halpert, Herbert
1968-1970
3
Hanson, Joseph Mills
1933-1934
4
Hanson, Joseph Mills - correspondence with Mrs. Hanson
1965-1970
5
Hanson, Joseph Mills - correspondence with editors about publishing an article
1889-1994
6
Hanson, Joseph Mills
1889-1994
7
Hanson, Joseph Mills
1889-1994
8
Hanson, Joseph Mills - "A Ballad in Search of an Author"
1889-1994
9
Hanson, Joseph Mills - "Last Day with the Dogies"
1889-1994
10
Hanson, Joseph Mills - "Maverick Cowboy Songs"
1889-1994
11
Hanson, Joseph Mills - "Railroad Corral"
1889-1994
12
Hanson, Joseph Mills - Railroad Corral"
1889-1994
13
Hanson, Joseph Mills - World War I and military material
1889-1994
14
Haviland Publishing Co. concerning the Lonesome Cowboy Songbook
1932-1933
15
Hennessey, Paul
1860-1994
16
Hickerson, Joseph - head of Archive of Folksong at the Library of Congress
1966-1978
17
Ives, Charles
1889-1994
18
Keller, Shirley
1988
19
KiLarr, Stanley - lost songs detective
1973-1974
20
Korn, Michael
1985-1989
21
Korn, Michael
1984-1985

L-Lowdermilk, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 5

Container(s) Description Dates
box
5
Folder
1
Lair, John W.
1966-1978
2
Lawless, Ray
1965-1969
3
Laws, Malcolm
1965-1970
4
Lee, Katie
1968-1972
5
Lee, Katie
1973-1975
6
Lee, Katie
1976-1986
7
Lee, Powder River Jack
1934
8
Lodgson, Guy
1976-1988
9
Lomax, Alan
1935
10
Lomax, John A.
1934-1937
11
Lowdermilk, Romaine
1930-1939
12
Lowdermilk, Romaine
1964-1967
13
Lowdermilk, Romaine
1968-1969
14
Lowdermilk, Romaine
1970-1979
15
Lowdermilk, Romaine - files and prints of "Big Corral" from songbooks and discography
1889-1994
16
Lowdermilk, Romaine - "Big Corral" article
1889-1994
17
Lowdermilk, Romaine - rough draft of "Big Corral" article for The Instructor
1889-1994
18
Lowdermilk, Romaine - "Big Corral" article in Arizona Republic
1889-1994
19
Lowdermilk, Romaine - "Big Corral"
1889-1994
20
Lowdermilk, Romaine - "Great Grandad"
1889-1994
21
Lowdermilk, Romaine - "He Put Great Grandad on the Map" - concerning the article
1889-1994
22
Lowdermilk, Romaine - "He Put Great Grandad on the Map" - published AFF Word
1889-1994
23
Lowdermilk, Romaine - drafts of "He Put Great Grandad on the Map"
1889-1994
24
Lowdermilk, Romaine - copies of the published song "Great Grandad"
1889-1994
25
Lowdermilk, Romaine - notes on the "Great Grandad" article
1889-1994
26
Lowdermilk, Romaine - Yarapai Magazine
1928 June

Lumpkin-O'Malley, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 6

Container(s) Description Dates
box
6
Folder
1
Lumpkin, Ben Gray
1966-1968
2
Lumpkin, Ben Gray
1967-1969
3
Lumpkin, Ben Gray
1969-1972
4
Lumpkin, Ben Gray - publications
1889-1994
5
Mare, Frank
1988
6
Michener, James A.
1976
7
O'Malley, D.J.
1932
8
O'Malley, D.J.
1933
9
O'Malley, D.J.
1934 January-March
10
O'Malley, D.J.
1934 April-May
11
O'Malley, D.J.
1934 June-December
12
O'Malley, D.J.
1935 January-March
13
O'Malley, D.J.
1936
14
O'Malley, D.J.
1935 April-December
15
O'Malley, D.J.
1937-1938
16
O'Malley, D.J.
1889-1994
17
O'Malley, D.J.
1968-1971
18
O'Malley, Alicia and Margaret
1972-1975
19
O'Malley, Alicia and Margaret
1977-1978
20
O'Malley, Alicia and Margaret
1979-1982
21
O'Malley, Alicia
1984-1985
22
O'Malley, Alicia
1984-1985
23
O'Malley, D.J. - proposed item for the 75th Anniversary of of D-2 Horse Wrangler for the Denver Post
1889-1994
24
O'Malley, D.J. - photo caption for Montana magazine article on O'Malley
1889-1994
25
O'Malley, D.J. - captions sent to Mrs. Paladin for O'Malley article in Montana magazine
1889-1994
26
O'Malley, D.J. - material for Montana magazine
1889-1994
27
O'Malley, D.J. - draft of footnotes for Montana magazine article
1889-1994
28
O'Malley, D.J. - drafts for Montana magazine article
1889-1994

Lumpkin-O'Malley, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 6a

Container(s) Description Dates
box
6a
Folder
1
O'Malley, D.J. - John I. White correspondence with the editor of the Miles City Star
1967-1969
2
O'Malley, D.J. - John I. White correspondence with Vivian A. Paladin, editor of Montana
1967
3
O'Malley, D.J. - John I. White correspondence with various people - used in Montana article - (Laura E. Root, William Tracy Page, Charles Marshall, Miles City Star, Jack McCausland, Roberta Cheney, Frank M. Jacobs)
1934-1970
4
O'Malley, D.J. - Poems
1934
5
O'Malley, D.J. - notes on his poems
1934
6
O'Malley, D.J. - xerox copies of correspondence between O'Malley and J.B. Moore
1935-1938
7
O'Malley, D.J. - xerox copies of correspondence between O'Malley and Mrs. D. Shy
1935-1938
8
O'Malley, D.J. - "An Eyewitness account of the early days in rip-roaring Miles City was given by D.J. O'Malley in one of his newspaper articles written in the mid-1930's"
1935
9
O'Malley, D.J. - John I. White's notes for articles
1960-1989

O'Malley, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 7

Container(s) Description Dates
box
7
Folder
1
O'Malley, D.J. - "D.J. O'Malley Cowboy Poet" by D.J. O'Malley and John I. White
1889-1994
2
O'Malley, D.J. - two early drafts for an A.F.S Journal article by John I. White
1889-1994
3
O'Malley, D.J. - concerning A.F.S. article on O'Malley
1889-1994
4
O'Malley, D.J. - final draft for A.F.S. article entitled "A Montana Cowboy Poet"
1889-1994
5
O'Malley, D.J. - "A Montana Cowboy Poet" - children's version published in Highlights for Children
1974
6
O'Malley, D.J. - O'Malley's article about Indian removal
1889-1994
7
O'Malley, D.J. - O'Malley's article for American West
1889-1994
8
O'Malley, D.J. - articles written by O'Malley
1889-1994
9
O'Malley, D.J. - "After the Roundup"
1889-1994
10
O'Malley, D.J. - "A Busted Cowboy's Christmas" editorial work on converting Montana magazine article into chapter of book
1889-1994
11
O'Malley, D.J. - "Moving Day for the Second" by D.J. O'Malley
1889-1994
12
O'Malley, D.J. - "Montana Cowboy Dominick J. O'Malley" by John I. White
1889-1994
13
O'Malley, D.J. - "A Cowboy Poet" by John I. White
1889-1994
14
O'Malley, D.J. - newspapers sent to John I. White by D.J. O'Malley
1889-1994
15
O'Malley, D.J. - newspapers sent to John I. White by D.J. O'Malley
1889-1994
16
O'Malley, D.J. - newspapers sent to John I. White by D.J. O'Malley
1889-1994
17
O'Malley, D.J. - newspapers sent to John I. White by D.J. O'Malley
1889-1994

Owen - Turner, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 8

Container(s) Description Dates
box
8
Folder
1
Owen, John R.
1967-1968
2
Owen, John R.
1967-1970
3
Owen, John R.
1971-1976
4
Owen, John R.
1977-1984
5
Reese, Justin
1889-1994
6
Reese, Lowell Otus
1933-1934
7
Russell, Tony
1973-1974
8
Scheips, Paul J.
1979-1984
9
Scheips, Paul J. - "Will Croft Barnes A Westerner of Parts"
1979-1984
10
Shelly, Jim - concerning a 1979 article on John I. White
1979
11
Simon, Bill
1968-1970
12
Simon, Bill
1976
13
Sprague, Carl - miscellaneous correspondence and Sprague's biography written by John I. White
1960-1980
14
Sprague, Carl
1968-1969
15
Sprague, Carl
1970-1973
16
Sprague, Carl
1974-1977
17
Sprague, Carl
1980
18
Tinsley, Jim Bob
1956-1983
19
Toborg, Dick
1972-1982
20
Turner, Nevada Slim (Dallas) - correspondence and Western Gospel Roundup
1973

University of Illinois - Words and Music, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 9

Container(s) Description Dates
box
9
Folder
1
University of Illinois Press
1976
2
University of Illinois Press
1975
3
University of Illinois Press
1974
4
University of Illinois Press
1973
5
University of Illinois Press
1969-1972
6
U.S. Information Agency
1975-1977
7
Vogel, Jerry - transfer of rights - The Lonesome Cowboy Songs of the Plains and Hills to Jerry Vogel
1934-1936
8
Vogel, Jerry
1966-1968
9
Vogel, Jerry
1969-1974
10
Vogel, Jerry
1978-1980
11
Weize, Richard
1972-1975
12
West, John - editor of The American Folklore Newsletter
1977-1979
13
West, John - reprint from Western Folklore "Jack Thorp and John Lomax: Oral or Written Transmission"
1967 April
14
Winkelman, Don - editor of Abstracts of Folklore Studies
1964-1967 June-September
15
Woodman, Ruth
1934-1970
16
Words and Music
1968-1988
17
Miscellaneous
1889-1994

Concerning Old Songs, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 10

Container(s) Description Dates
box
10
Folder
1
Adams, Ramon F.
1966 and 1970
2
B
1889-1994
3
Barthelmess, Casey
1969
4
Billington, Ray A. - Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery
1969-1970
5
Botkin, B.A.
1965-1974
6
Clark, Kenneth
1934
7
Comber, Chris
1974
8
Coteau, Gene - "The Night Hawks Lullaby" ©1934
1934
9
Cox, John A.
1934
10
Cunningham, Eugene
1934
11
Cunningham, Keith
1972-1973
12
Dorson, Richard
1974
13
E - G
1968-1974
14
Granger's Index to Poetry
1974 and 1977
15
Forrest, Earle A.
1934-1935
16
Fuld, James J.
1968-1973
17
Gaines, Newton Texas Christian University
1934
18
German, George B. - reporter WNAX-570 Sioux Falls
1966-1973
19
Hadfield, Jim
1974
20
Haywood, Charles - Queens College
1973
21
Hoeptner, Fred
1968-1972
22
Hunter, Marvin
1933-1934
23
Jackson, W.H.
1936
24
Jarrett, Merrick
1969-1970
25
L
1967-1969
26
Lingenfelter, Richard E. - University of California
1968-1969
27
M
1889-1994
28
Makara, Steve
1973-1975
29
McCutcheon, Dick - songs sent to John I. White
1932
30
Myran, Ole H.
1968-1969
31
O-P
1889-1994
32
R
1889-1994
33
Randolph, Vance
1934-1939
34
Russell, Don
1970-1971
35
Sackett, S.J.
1967-1969
36
Sandburg, Carl
1934-1936
37
Shellans, Herbert
1968-1974
38
Sires, Ina
1967-1974
39
Tobitt, Janet E.
1966
40
Tucker, Steve
1975
41
Tye, Otis
1934-1935
42
V
1889-1994
43
W-Z
1889-1994

Files on Old Songs, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 11

Container(s) Description Dates
box
11
Folder
1
Sheet music written out by John I. White
1889-1994
2
"Baldy Green" - Ed Stiles, author
1933
3
"Banks of Sacramento"
1889-1994
4
"Bell Brandon"
1889-1994
5
"The Bold Vaquero"
1889-1994
6
"Buffalo Skinners" - with clipping of poem
1887
7
"Bury Me Not" or "Lone Prairie" - early newspaper clippings
1889-1994
8
Miscellaneous B
1889-1994
9
C
1889-1994
10
"Cowboy's Lament"
1860/1994
11
D
1889-1994
12
G
1889-1994
13
"God Bless America"
1889-1994
14
F
1889-1994
15
H
1889-1994
16
"Happy Miner"
1889-1994
17
"He's the Man for Me"
1889-1994
18
I
1889-1994
19
J
1889-1994
20
"Jingle Bells"
1889-1994
21
L
1889-1994
22
"Last Roundup"
1889-1994
23
"Lorena"
1889-1994
24
M
1889-1994
25
"Molly O Molly"
1889-1994
26
O
1889-1994
27
"Oh My Pretty Quadroon"
1889-1994
28
P
1889-1994
29
R
1889-1994
30
S
1889-1994
31
T
1889-1994
32
"Take Me Back to Old Montana"
1889-1994
33
U
1889-1994
34
V
1889-1994
35
W
1889-1994
36
"Wreck of Old 97"
1889-1994
37
Y
1889-1994

Subject Files - A, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 12

Container(s) Description Dates
box
12
Folder
1
"A Day on the Cowtrail"
1889-1994
2
"Acres of Clams" - Ivar Haglund placemat
1889-1994
3
African-Americans in the West - research
1889-1994
4
Alaska - "Wires in the Wilderness" - research, correspondence, and text published in Westworld
1979 June
5
Allen, Jules
1889-1994
6
American Vignettes - Dr. Jackson (First Transcontinental Motorist)
1889-1994
7
Artists and Writers of the West
1889-1994
8
Audio Project - proposed tapes for schools - text and correspondence
1889-1994
9
Audio Project - "Texas Longhorns Pointed North" - text, reference, dates, and correspondence
1889-1994
10
Audio Project - research for "Close Call for the Buffalo" tape
1889-1994
11
Audio Project - "Last Day with the Longhorns" - tape, text, and research
1889-1994
12
Audio Project - "Homesweet Homestead" - tape, text, and correspondence
1889-1994
13
Audio Project - tape ideas
1889-1994
14
Automobile Collection (Harrah) - "Wall to Wall Automobiles"
1889-1994

Subject Files - B, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 13

Container(s) Description Dates
box
13
Folder
1
"Baby Makes Three?" - play by John I. White
1889-1994
2
"Bachelor's Dream" article
1889-1994
3
"Backfire" - play by John I. White
1889-1994
4
Barbed Wire research
1889-1994
5
Biographical Material on John I. White
1889-1994
6
Biographical Material on John I. White - graduating class
1889-1994
7
Biographical Material on John I. White - wedding
1930 October 4
8
Biographical Material - on John I. White - University of Maryland Glee Club
1923
9
"Bivouac of the Dead" - music by John I. White
1889-1994
10
"Blood on the Saddle"
1889-1994
11
:Bounty Jumper" - encapsulated
1889-1994
12
"Brevity is the Soul of Wit" and "On Keeping it Short" - text and research
1889-1994
13
Buffalo, wolf, cayote, and burro research
1889-1994
14
Buffalo, bison, and beefalo research
1889-1994
15
Buffalo - "Return from Oblivion" and "It was Inevitable" - text and correspondence
1889-1994
16
"Busted Cowboy's Christmas" - text and correspondence
1889-1994

Subject Files - C, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 14

Container(s) Description Dates
box
14
Folder
1
Calendar - Exxon - "That Amazing Contrivance The Calendar"
1981
2
Calendar - Exxon - "Rivers of America"
1982
3
Calendar - "A Birthday for Our Calendar"
1889-1994
4
Cattle Breeding
1889-1994
5
Chatham Journal and New Vernon News - 4 600 word pieces
1889-1994
6
Chatham, New Jersey - Creative Chathams - newspaper clippings
1889-1994
7
Chisolm Trail paper delivered to American Fork Society
1976
8
Chisolm Trail - "A Song of Cowboy Life"
1889-1994
9
"Chisolm Trail" - song
1889-1994
10
Cowboy - Song Reprints
1889-1994
11
Cowboy - Singing to the Herd
1889-1994
12
Cowboy - Llibrary of Congress: The American Cowboy exhibit
1889-1994
13
Cowboy - "Marvels of the New West" by William Thayer - Chapter on cowboys and stockraising
1889
14
Cowboy - general information and research
1889-1994
15
Cowboy - hall of fame
1889-1994
16
Cowboy - newspaper clippings and articles
1889-1994
17
Cowboy - obituaries
1889-1994
18
Cowboy - personal notes
1889-1994
19
"Miss Cunningham's Shadow" - correspondence, research, and text
1889-1994

Subject Files - D, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 15

Container(s) Description Dates
box
15
Folder
1
Dalhart, Vernon
1889-1994
2
Dalhart, Vernon
1889-1994
3
Deals with the Devil
1889-1994
4
Death Valley Days - Pacific Coast Borax Co. booklet
1931
5
Death Valley Days - Pacific Coast Borax Co. booklet
1931
6
Death Valley Days - Pacific Coast Borax Co. "Better Ways to Wash & Clean" pamphlet
1889-1994
7
Death Valley Days - Hauling 20 mule team Borax puzzle - Pacific Coast Borax Co.
1933
8
Death Valley Days - tourist pamphlet
1931
9
Death Valley Tales as told by the Old Ranger
1934
10
Old Ranger's Yarns of Death Valley
1930-1939
11
Old Ranger's Yarns of Death Valley
1930-1939
12
Old Ranger's Yarns of Death Valley
1930-1939
13
Death Valley Days - script - "The World's Biggest Job"
1935 April 11
14
Death Valley Days - script - "The World's Biggest Job"
1935 April 11
15
Death Valley Days - 2nd-6th series
1889-1994
16
Death Valley Days - picture sheet
1889-1994
17
Death Valley Days - NBC Artist Passes
1889-1994
18
Death Valley Days - NBC Studio Notes
1933
19
Death Valley Days - Lonesome Cowboy newspaper clippings
1889-1994
20
Death Valley Days - ads for The Lonesome Cowboy songs of the Plains and Hills
1889-1994
21
Dogies - origins of the term
1889-1994
22
Duryea, Frank - Thanksgiving Day race
1889-1994

Subject Files - F, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 16

Container(s) Description Dates
box
16
Folder
1
Fillers: 80-150 words
1889-1994
2
Fletcher, Curly
1889-1994
3
Fletcher, Tex
1889-1994
4
Folk Festivals/Cowboy Poetry Gatherings - Elko
1993
5
Folk Festivals/Cowboy Poetry Gatherings - Elko
1994
6
Folk Festivals/Cowboy Poetry Gatherings - Middletown Folk Festival
1973
7
Folk Festivals/Cowboy Poetry Gatherings - National Folk Festival
1966 May
8
Folk Festivals/Cowboy Poetry Gatherings - club dates for singing performances
1889-1994
9
Folk Festivals/Cowboy Poetry Gatherings - University of Illinois
1965-1966
10
Folk Festivals/Cowboy Poetry Gatherings - "An Evening of Western Song with J.I.W"
1889-1994
11
Folk Festivals/Cowboy Poetry Gatherings - Wickenburg Cowboy Poetry Gathering
1990
12
Folk Music - Singers research
1889-1994
13
Folk Music - Singers research
1889-1994
14
Fort Apache - "Adventures at Ft. Apache" - correspondence and research
1889-1994
15
Fort Apache - Maps
1889-1994
16
Fort Stevens - Washington D.C.
1889-1994
17
Fort Stevens - newspaper clippings
1889-1994
18
Fort Stevens
1889-1994

Subject Files - G, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 17

Container(s) Description Dates
box
17
Folder
1
General Drafting Co.
1889-1994
2
"Giant's Glen" - play by John I. White
1889-1994
3
"Grass of Uncle Sam" - correspondence about
1889-1994
4
"Grass of Uncle Sam" - articles, notes, and words to
1889-1994
5
Grasshopper Plows
1889-1994
6
"Great Grandma" - articles about
1889-1994
7
"Great Grandma" - publication of the song
1889-1994
8
"Great Grandma" - correspondence and article
1889-1994
9
"Green Chiffon" - play by John I. White
1889-1994
10
Guion, David
1889-1994

Subject Files - H-J, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 18

Container(s) Description Dates
box
18
Folder
1
Hall, Myra - article "Cowboy Ballads" published in Kansas Historical Quarterly
1939 February
2
Hall, Sharlot M. - "Songs of the Old Cattle Trails," "Old Range Days," and "New in Arizona" from Outwest
1908 March
3
"He Rode for Independence" - article about Caesar Rodney
1889-1994
4
"A Hero Returns" - play by John I. White
1889-1994
5
"High Jinks in the Rockies" - article about John T. O'Keefe
1889-1994
6
"Home on the Range" - (words 1876) and "Where the Deer and the Antelope Play" - by John I. White
1889-1994
7
"Home on the Range" - The Story of Home on the Range pamphlet by Kirke Mecham
1889-1994
8
"Home on the Range" - Trailing a Ballad Frontier Times
1935 April
9
"Home on the Range" - controversy-correspondence
1889-1994
10
"Home on the Range" - controversy-correspondence
1889-1994
11
"Home on the Range" - correspondence regarding article by John I. White
1889-1994
12
"Home on the Range" - correspondence
1889-1994
13
"Home on the Range" - diary/notes of visit with Jerry Vogel
1889-1994
14
"Home on the Range" - research notes
1889-1994
15
"Home on the Range" - research notes
1889-1994
16
Homesteading-Timber Act
1889-1994
17
Homestead research
1889-1994
18
Homestead - "Home Sweet Homestead" and "Little Sod Shanty on the Plain" - correspondence and text
1889-1994
19
Homestead - "Home Sweet Homestead" by Daniel Freeman
1889-1994
20
Homestead - "When Land was Free in the West"
1889-1994
21
"I Want to be a Cowboy" - parody on "I Want to be an Angel"
1889-1994
22
Inventions in the West
1889-1994
23
"Jackpot" - play by John I. White - Univac Picks Horses newspaper clippings
1959
24
"Jackpot" - play by John I. White - Univac Picks Horses newspaper clippings
1959

Subject Files - K-Longhorns, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 19

Container(s) Description Dates
box
19
Folder
1
Kiskaddon, Bruce - "The Brandin' Corral" and "Pullin' Bog"
1889-1994
2
Language of the West
1889-1994
3
"Last Day with the Dogies" - correspondence and text
1889-1994
4
Last Great Roundup
1889-1994
5
Leadbelly - newspaper clippings about his marriage and refrain to "Whoa Back Buda" sung by Leadbelly
1935 January 4
6
Leutze, Emanuel - note cards for paintings
1889-1994
7
Leutze, Emanuel - notes on paintings and correspondence
1889-1994
8
"Liberty Bells Galore"
1889-1994
9
Longhorn - "Return of the Fabulous Texas Longhorn"
1889-1994
10
Longhorn - "Return of the Fabulous Texas Longhorn" - published in Highlights for Children - correspondence
1974 November
11
Longhorn - "Report on a Rescue" - correspondence and text - published in American Heritage
1972
12
Longhorn - "The Longhorns Saved the Day"
1889-1994
13
Longhorn - "The Texas Longhorns Make a Comeback" - correspondence
1889-1994
14
Longhorn - "The Texas Longhorns Make a Comeback" - research and text
1889-1994
15
Longhorn - correspondence on longhorns
1889-1994
16
Longhorn - Trail Herding File
1889-1994

Subject Files - M, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 20

Container(s) Description Dates
box
20
Folder
1
"The Martians Are Coming"
1889-1994
2
Master Copies of John I. White articles - "A Cowboy Poet" (about D.J. O'Malley)
1889-1994
3
Master Copy - "And That's How a Folksong was Born" (about Romaine Lowdermilk)
1889-1994
4
Master Copy - "Assist for a Fallen Hero" (about Mark Twain)
1889-1994
5
Master Copy - "Will C. Barnes also a Song Plugger"
1889-1994
6
Master Copy - "A Busted Cowboy's Christmas"
1889-1994
7
Master Copy - "Badger Clark"
1889-1994
8
Master Copy - "The Ford-Seldon Patent Squabble"
1889-1994
9
Master Copy - "The Father of the Automobile"
1889-1994
10
Master Copy - "Gail Gardner-Cowboy Poet Lariat"
1889-1994
11
Master Copy - "Great Grandad the Story of a Song"
1889-1994
12
Master Copy - "Great Grandma"
1889-1994
13
Master Copy - "Happiness was an Eight Sided House"
1889-1994
14
Master Copy - "Home on the Range Controversy Settled"
1889-1994
15
Master Copy - "Move Slow Dogies"
1889-1994
16
Master Copy - Notes and Queries
1889-1994
17
Master Copy - "Red Carpet for a Romanov"
1889-1994
18
Master Copy - "Return of the Fabulous Texas Longhorn"
1889-1994
19
Master Copy - "The Strange Career of the Strawberry Roan"
1889-1994
20
Master Copy - "That Zenith of Architecture - The Soddy"
1889-1994
21
Master Copy - "The Ups and Downs of the Zipper"
1889-1994
22
Master Copy - "The Virginian"
1889-1994
23
Master Copy - "Owen Wister and the Dogies"
1889-1994
24
Master Copy - "Zebra Dun"
1889-1994
25
Master Copy - List of Published Magazine Articles
1889-1994
26
Military History - Indian Wars
1889-1994
27
Miscellaneous - Western Pamphlets
1889-1994
28
Miscellaneous - Old Songs
1889-1994
29
Miscellaneous - stories by John I. White
1889-1994
30
Murray, Arthur - "It Takes Two to Tango" - newspaper clippings on dance fraud
1889-1994

Subject Files - Octagon House, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 21

Container(s) Description Dates
box
21
Folder
1
Octagon House - reference material
1889-1994
2
Octagon House - reference material
1889-1994
3
Octagon House - pamphlets and brochures
1889-1994
4
Octagon House - photos
Photos have been removed to create the Jon I. White photograph collection (P0037)
1889-1994
5
Octagon House - correspondence
1889-1994
6
Octagon House - Michigan
1889-1994
7
Octagon House - New England
1889-1994
8
Octagon House - "Happiness was an Eight Sided House" - correspondence and text published in Pen
1973 April
9
Octagon Houses - Connecticut - published in Yankee - "Happiness was an Eight Sided House"
1973 >November
10
Octagon Houses - Connecticut - published in Yankee - "Happiness was an Eight Sided House"
1973 November
11
Octagon House - "Happiness was a House with Eight Sides" - children's version - correspndence and text
1889-1994
12
Octagon House - "Living in an Octagon" - for textbook
1889-1994

Subject Files - O-P, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 22

Container(s) Description Dates
box
22
Folder
1
Ostrich farming in the U.S.
1889-1994
2
Ostrich farming in the U.S. - Cawston Ostrich Farm
1889-1994
3
Ostrich farming in the U.S. - reference material - John I. White text
1889-1994
4
Ostrich farming in the U.S. - reference material - John I. White text
1889-1994
5
Ostrich farming in the U.S. - reference material - John I. White text
1889-1994
6
Ostrich farming in the U.S. - reference material - John I. White text
1889-1994
7
New Jersey Corral of Westerners - correspondence and newsletters
1889-1994
8
"No More Sleep" - play by John I. White
1889-1994
9
"Pages from a Nebraska Album" - text and correspondence
1889-1994
10
"Oh Come Along Boys and Listen to my Tale" - suggested book
1889-1994
11
"Oh Come Along Boys and Listen to my Tale" - suggested book
1889-1994
12
Permissions
1889-1994
13
Presidents
1889-1994
14
"Pushbutton Parking" - Parking Towers - research information and text
1889-1994
15
"Get Yourself a Pretzel Factory" - idea for an article
1970 September 21

Subject Files - R, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 23

Container(s) Description Dates
box
23
Folder
1
"The Railroad Corral" - published in Cobblestone
1982 June
2
"Red Carpet for a Romanov" - published in The American West - correspondence, research, and text
1972 January
3
Requests for Photographs
1889-1994
4
"Rhyme on the Ranges" - John I. White reprinted from America Speech
1927 July
5
Rodeo
1889-1994
6
Rogers, James Grafton
1889-1994
7
"Royal Gorge" - play by John I. White
1889-1994
8
"Royal Gorge" - play by John I. White
1889-1994
9
"Russia's Floating Saucers" - The State - text, correspondence, and research
1979 September
10
Russel, Charles M.
1889-1994
11
Russel, Charles M. - newspaper clippings
1889-1994

Subject Files - Sod Houses, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 24

Container(s) Description Dates
box
24
Folder
1
Sod Houses - correspondence
1889-1994
2
Sod Houses - correspondence
1889-1994
3
Sod Houses - reference material
1889-1994
4
Sod Houses - "How Prairie Pioneers Built their Houses"
1889-1994
5
Sod Houses - "Sod Houses on the Prairie"
1889-1994
6
Sod Houses - "The Windows Have No Glass" and "The Little Sod Shanty on the Plain" - correspondence and text
1889-1994
7
Sod Houses - "And the Windows Have No Glass" - American History Illustrated
1986 January
8
Sod Houses - "Little Old Sod Shanty" - notes on the song
1889-1994
9
Sod Houses - "Little Old Sod Shanty"
1889-1994
10
Sod Houses - "The Little Old Sod Shanty on the Claim" - information on the song
1889-1994
11
Sod Houses - "Happiness was a Sod House"
1889-1994
12
Sod Houses - "When Happiness was a Sod House" - correspondence and text
1889-1994
13
Sod Houses - "When Happiness was a Sod House" - George White Soddy captions
1889-1994
14
Sod Houses - "When Happiness was a Soddy"
1889-1994
15
Sod Houses - "Sod House in America"
1889-1994
16
Sod Houses - Sod House in Canada - research and writings
1889-1994
17
Sod Houses - Rammed Earth Houses
1889-1994
18
Sod Houses - "Prairie Schoolhouse" - correspondence and text published in NRTA Journal
1971 January/February
19
Sod Houses - Sod Schoolhouses
1889-1994
20
Sod Houses - J.C. Cram soddy
1889-1994
21
Sod Houses - Harry Chrisman - correspondence about sod houses
1889-1994
22
Sod Houses - "On the Lone Prairie" - Chrisman Girls
1889-1994
23
Sod Houses - "On the Lone Prairie" and "American Girls: Prairie Style" - correspondence and text
1889-1994
24
Sod Houses - "American Girl" - correspondence with Scott Foresman Co.
1889-1994
25
Sod Houses - Two Story Sod House Built by Isidore Haumont
1889-1994
26
Sod Houses - "The Sod House on the Prairie" - children's book
1889-1994
27
Sod Houses - "The Sod House on the Prairie" - illustrative material
1889-1994
28
Sod Houses - "The Sod House on the Prairie" - John I. White's sketches
1889-1994
29
Sod Houses - Sod House Illustrations
1889-1994

Subject Files - S-U, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 25

Container(s) Description Dates
box
25
Folder
1
"She was Beautiful" - play by John I. White
1889-1994
2
Sheet Music: Cowboy Songs - Red River Valley, Old Paint, Home on the Range, The Tenderfoot, Greer County, and Lane County Bachelor
1889-1994
3
"Shoeing a Broncho" - submitted to The American West
1977
4
Sidelights on American History - book project correspondence
1889-1994
5
"Singin' to 'Em"
1889-1994
6
Skits
1889-1994
7
Songs of Open Spaces - book layout
1889-1994
8
Songs of Open Spaces - finished manuscript
1889-1994
9
Songs of Open Spaces - raw song material
1889-1994
10
Songs of Open Spaces - material ready for typing
1889-1994
11
Spanish Prisoner Racket
1889-1994
12
Sprague, Carl T.
1985 November
13
Standard Time - "It's About Time" - Presbyterian Survey
1889-1994
14
Standard Time - "A Hitch in Time" - research
1889-1994
15
Stanley, Clark
1889-1994
16
Steamboats - "Steam Comes to Ol' Man River"
1889-1994
17
Stephens, Harry
1889-1994
18
Thanksgiving - "Gobblers in Double Jeopardy"
1889-1994
19
Thorp, N. Howard (Jack)
1889-1994
20
"Three Centuries on the Bottom" - It Really Happened Believe Me!
1889-1994
21
Twain, Mark - correspondence about photos
1889-1994
22
Twain, Mark - "Assist for a Fallen Hero" - correspondence and text
1889-1994
23
"Two Famous Songs of the Southwest" - The Strawberry Roan and Zebra Dun
1889-1994
24
"Two Pioneer Collectors" - Lomax and Thorp
1889-1994
25
University of Illinois Press publications
1889-1994

Subject Files - W, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 26

Container(s) Description Dates
box
26
Folder
1
Washington D.C. - plans and history
1889-1994
2
Washington, George - "The First President Tours the South"
1889-1994
3
Washington, George - "George Washington and the Calendar" - Old Farmer's Almanac - text and correspondence
1889-1994
4
Washington, George - G.W. Once Changed it Himself" - Grain Producers News
1978 September
5
Washington, George - "The First President Takes a Trip" - Highlights for Children - correspondence, maps, and text
1889-1994
6
Western History Association
1889-1994
7
Western Files - miscellaneous - "Where Did Those Cowboy Songs Come From" - article
Before 1936
8
Western Photographs, correspondence, and captions
1889-1994
9
Western Towns Looking for a Past - articles
1889-1994
10
Where to find more songs, records, and books
1889-1994
11
Where to find more songs, records, and books
1889-1994
12
Wells Fargo and Pony Express - research
1889-1994
13
"Who Said It?" - research on quotes and text
1889-1994
14
"Whoopee Ti Yi Yo" - article
1889-1994
15
"Whoopee Ti Yi Yo" - correspondence and notes
1889-1994
16
"Whoopee Ti Yi Yo" - Owen Wister and the Dogies
1889-1994
17
Wild Horses - research
1889-1994
18
Winchester - "Song of the Winchester"
1889-1994
19
Women in Politics - "Gentlemen Move Over" - research, text, and correspondence
1889-1994
20
Women in Politics - "Uncles Sam's Daughters in Politics"
1889-1994

Subject Files - Wister, Owen, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 27

Container(s) Description Dates
box
27
Folder
1
Wister, Owen - "Owen Wister, Song Writer"
1889-1994
2
Wister, Owen - "Owen Wister, Song Writer"
1889-1994
3
Wister, Owen - "Git Along Little Dogies" - Owen Wister and the Dogies
1889-1994
4
Wister, Owen - correspondence - Owen Wister to John I. White
1934
5
Wister, Owen - correspondence with Mrs. Stokes (Fanny Kemble Wister)
1889-1994
6
Wister, Owen - Stage version of The Virginian
1889-1994
7
Wister, Owen - The Top Ten bestsellers of 1902 and what happened to them
1902
8
Wister, Owen - Underwoods Deviled Ham ad
1889-1994
9
Wister, Owen - "When You Call me that Smile!" - correspondence between John I. White and John S. Mayfield
1966-1969
10
Wister, Owen - Owen Wister Humorist
1889-1994
11
Wister, Owen - Owen Wister Humorist
1889-1994
12
Wister, Owen - The American West - "The Virginian"
1970 September
13
Wister, Owen - "The Virginian" - Montana
1966 October
14
Wister, Owen - N. Orwin Rush data
1889-1994
15
Wister, Owen - Owen Wister - by Richard W. Etulain - Western Writers Series #7 - Boise State
1973

Subject Files - Z, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 28

Container(s) Description Dates
box
28
Folder
1
The Zebra Dun
1889-1994
2
The Zebra Dun - research and text
1889-1994
3
Theh Zebra Dun - correspondence
1889-1994
4
Zipper - "It Took Twenty Years: The Ups and Downs of the Zipper" - correspondence and text
1889-1994

Git Along Little Dogies, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 29

Container(s) Description Dates
box
29
Folder
1
Publicity
1889-1994
2
Publicity - sent to press, libraries, and bookstores
1889-1994
3
Advertising
1889-1994
4
Picture Captions
1889-1994
5
Book Reviews
1889-1994
6
Spares (for distribution)
1889-1994

Git Along Little Dogies, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 30

Container(s) Description Dates
box
30
Folder
1
Notes for book of cowboy songs proposed to University of Illinois Press
1971
2
Layout
1889-1994
3
John I. White discography
1889-1994
4
Death Valley Days radio material for introduction
1889-1994
5
Corrections and Changes in response to comments and criticisms from readers
1973 June 30
6
Introduction to book (playlist songs sung on Death Valley Days)
1889-1994
7
Editor's last minute queries
1889-1994
8
"Home on the Range" chapter
1889-1994
9
Reviews
1889-1994
10
Galleys
1889-1994
11
Galleys
1889-1994

Page Proofs/Caption Proofs, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 31

Container(s) Description Dates
box
31
Folder
1
D.J. "Kid" O'Malley - Montana's Cowboy Poet - Montana
July 1967
2
Notes for White - Just for the Record - ch. 1-19
1889-1994
3
Introduction - Just for the Record
1889-1994
4
"Git Along Little Dogies"
1889-1994
5
"Owen Wister, Songwriter"
1889-1994
6
":ast Days with the Dogies" and "Curious History of 'The Railroad Corral'"
1889-1994
7
"Singin' to 'em"
1889-1994
8
"Move Slow, Dogies, Move Slow"
1889-1994
9
Will Barnes and "The Cowboy's Sweet Bye and Bye"
1889-1994
10
"The Grass of Uncle Sam"
1889-1994
11
"And That's How a Folksong was Born"
1889-1994
12
"Gail Gardner Cowboy Poet Lariat"
1889-1994
13
"Badger Clark Poet of Yesterday's West"
1889-1994
14
"The Strange Career of the Strawberry Roan"
1889-1994
15
"The Zebra Dun"
1889-1994
16
"Where the Deer and the Antelope Play"
1889-1994
17
"The Little Old Sod Shanty on the Claim"
1889-1994
18
"Great Grandad"
1889-1994
19
"Great Grandma"
1889-1994
20
"Carl T. Spraque, Singing Cowboy"
1889-1994
21
"Two Pioneers Collectors of Western Songs"
1889-1994
22
"A John White Discography"
1889-1994
23
"Where to Find More Western Songs"
1889-1994
24
Appendix A - "Where to Find More Western Songs"
1889-1994

Photos and Cartoons used in Git Along Little Dogies - and spares not used, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 32

Container(s) Description Dates
box
32
Folder
1
Singing to 'em - N.C. Wyeth
1889-1994
2
Move Slow, Dogies, Move Slow
1889-1994
3
The Grass of Uncle Sam
1889-1994
4
The Strange Career of the Strawberry Roan
1889-1994
5
Clark
1889-1994
6
Zebra Dun
1889-1994
7
Will Barnes - The Cowboy's Sweet Bye and Bye
1889-1994
8
Introduction - Photos of John I. White, Lowdermilk, and Death Valley
1889-1994
9
Introduction - Cartoons
1889-1994
10
Git Along Little Dogies
1889-1994
11
Where the Deer and the Antelope Play
1889-1994
12
Gail Gardner, Cowboy Poet Lariat
1889-1994
13
And That's How a folksong was Born
1889-1994
14
Two Pioneer Collectors
1889-1994
15
Great Grandma
1889-1994
16
Great Grandad
1889-1994
17
Sprague
1889-1994
18
The Little Old Sod Shanty on the Claim
1889-1994
19
Last Day With the Longhorns - The Railroad Corral
1889-1994
20
O'Malley
1889-1994

Old Issues of the Stock Growers Journal - (1889-1893) Miles City, Montana - and special Golden Jubilee (May 24, 1934) - In addition, there are additional copies of some John I. White artticles, 1889-1934Return to Top

Container(s): Box 33

File of 3x5 cards containing information on songs, biographies of selected song writers, Western books, sheet music, and other printed materials on songs, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 34

Plaques, 1860-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 35

Container(s) Description Dates
box
35
New Jersey Folk Festival award fro distinguished contributions in folk music
1984
Highlights for Children patriotic featureof the year - "A Presidential Quiz"
1986 February
Banner for John I. White display at the Elko Cowboy Poetry gathering
1994

John I. White's cowboy hat, 1889-1994Return to Top

Container(s): Box 36