Caroline Lockhart papers, 1897-1962

Overview of the Collection

Lockhart, Caroline, 1871-1962.
Caroline Lockhart papers
1897-1962 (inclusive)
5.00 cubic ft. (11 boxes)
Collection Number
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

Access to boxes 9-13 requires permission from donor.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Caroline Lockhart (1871-1962) was a newspaper publisher, writer of Western novels and stories, journalist, rancher, and rodeo sponsor. She moved to Cody, Wyoming, in 1904 and remained in the area the rest of her life. From 1919-1925 she owned the weekly newspaper "Park County Enterprise", which was renamed the "Cody Enterprise" in 1922. She authored several novels, including "Me, Smith", "The Lady Shepherdess", and "Lady Doc". She had cattle ranching interests in the Cody area and was credited with founding the annual Cody Stampede. She retired to her ranch at Dryhead, Montana, near the Crow Indian Reservation.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes correspondence (1908-1960); diaries (1898, 1918-1942); ledgers (1941-1942); photographs, including four albums; manuscripts of articles and books; legal documents, including her 1953 will and a 1959 trust agreement; materials on the Cody Stampede; artifacts; and miscellaneous materials.

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Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Caroline Lockhart at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

Processing Note

Processing Information

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subordinate Component # 1Return to Top

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Authors, American.
  • Cattle trade -- Montana.
  • Cattle trade -- Wyoming.
  • Newspaper publishing -- Wyoming -- Cody.
  • Rodeos -- Wyoming -- Cody.
  • Western stories.
  • Women authors.

Geographical Names

  • Cody (Wyo.) -- Genealogy.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Artifacts.
  • Diaries.
  • Photographs.
  • Wills.


  • Journalists.
  • Ranchers.

Titles within the Collection

  • Cody enterprise (Cody, Wyo. : 1923)
  • Park County enterprise.