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Andrew Springs Gillespie papers, 1895-1965
- Gillespie, Andrew Springs
- Andrew Springs Gillespie papers
- 1895-1965 (inclusive)18901965
- 1.62 cubic ft. (4 boxes)
- Collection Number
- The collection contains correspondence, some of it with local historian and ranch owner Edith Blunk, manuscripts, an oral history interview on audiocassette, artifacts and photographs documenting ranch, rodeo, and cowboy life in southern Wyoming in the early 1900s.
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
- Access Restrictions
There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.
- The creation of the EAD-version of this finding aid was made possible through a grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
A. S. “Bud” Gillespie was an Albany County, Wyoming, rancher and co-author with R. H. Burns and Willing G. Richardson of the book Wyoming’s Pioneer Ranches, which was published in 1955. Gillespie was born in 1887, the son of Samuel W. and Maggie H. (White) Gillespie. Bud Gillespie worked as a cowboy for the Swan Land and Cattle Company and gained fame as a rodeo performer during the early 1900s. He took over operation of the Gillespie ranch on the Laramie River in 1914 and bought the former Taylor ranch on Rock Creek in 1922. After his retirement he moved to Laramie, Wyoming, and became an authority and writer on the history of Albany County.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, an oral interview on tape, artifacts, and photographs documenting ranch, rodeo, and cowboy life in southern Wyoming, primarily from the early 1900s.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
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Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Andrew Springs Gillespie papers, circa 1895-1965, Collection Number 00275, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.
Digital reproductions of select material from this collection are available at https://digitalcollections.uwyo.edu/luna/servlet/uwydbuwy~174~174.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
There are no other known archival collections created by Andrew Springs Gillespie at the date of processing.
The material was received from A.S. Gillespie in 1951 and 1960, R.H. Burns in 1972, and Mike Bott in 2021.
The collection was processed by D.C. Thompson in June 2000 and updated by Jamie Greene in February 2023.
Select materials from this collection were digitized in October 2030.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Advertisement: Wyoming Pioneer Ranches
From old Fort Fetterman Road north of Rock Creek
Made by A.S. Gillespie for the purpose of leading Steamboat. The rope took the pulled hairs from 6 to 8 horses.
This was picked up on a street in Rock Creek.
Telegraph pole band
This band was used on the top of the first telegraph poles along the U.P. Railroad. It was a single wire line with the bracket set in a hole bored in the top of the pole. The band was used to keep the pole from splitting.
A.S. Gillespie (audiotape)
Early cattle industry; Tom Horn; case of George Black; Wilcox train robbery; early University of Wyoming
|September 30, 1949|
A.S. Gillespie (reel to reel tape)
A.S. Gillespie comments on Tom Horn and longhorn cattle (reel to reel tape)
A.S. Gillespie about Tom Horn (reel to reel tape)
A.S. Gillespie about Tom Horn and Willie Richards (reel to reel tape)
Daddy and Mother (reel to reel tape)
|September 21, 1968|
Daddy, Mildred, and me (reel to reel tape)
Christmas 1969 - Mike, Dee, David and Brett, Mother, Henry and me (reel to reel tape)
David and Brett (reel to reel tape)
Legal documents - Maggie Howard Gillespie
Legal documents - land purchases (copies)
Oil and gas leases
|1||17||1904, 1912, 1965|
Photographs: Indian structure
On Pinto Creek below Pinto Rock, eighteen miles southeast of Laramie Peak
Photographs: Rattlesnake Canyon
Sites of murders of Robert Widdowfield and Tip Vincent, August 19, 1878
Photographs: Wild horses in Red Desert
Desert Dust (bucking horse)
|1||25||circa 1951, 1963|
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Horn, Tom, 1860-1903.
- Swan Land and Cattle Company.
- Albany County (Wyo.)--History.
Form or Genre Terms
- Audio cassettes.
- Rodeo performers.
- Blunk, Edith Williams.