Finding Aid for the Will Rogers State Historic Park Collection of Scrapbook Material about Will Rogers, ca. 1914-1944

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Will Rogers State Historic Park Collection of Scrapbook Material about Will Rogers, ca. 1914-1944

Collection number: 520

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, August 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Will Rogers State Historic Park Collection of Scrapbook Material about Will Rogers,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1914-1944
Collection number: 520
Creator: Will Rogers State Historic Park
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: William Penn Adair Rogers (1879-1935) was a Western entertainer, newspaper columnist and author. The collection consists of 4 microfilm reels of scrapbook material about Will Rogers, including clippings, photographs, correspondence, and Will Rogers State Historic Park collection inventory.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Will Rogers State Historic Park Collection of Scrapbook Material about Will Rogers (Collection 520). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

William Penn Adair Rogers was born on November 4, 1879 near Oologah, Indian Territory, now Oklahoma; quit school and joined a Wild West show in Argentina in 1902; in 1905 he performed at Keith's Union Square Theatre in New York; began to interject witticisms between his lasso routines; in 1915 he played in the revues Hands up and Town topics, and featured in Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic (1921) and several Ziegfeld Follies; began writing a newspaper column in 1926; appeared in motion pictures including A Connecticut Yankee (1931), State Fair (1933), and David Harum (1934); published books include The Cowboy Philosopher on Prohibition (1919), The Cowboy Philosopher on the Peace Conference (1919), What we Laugh at (1920), The Illiterate Digest (1924), Letters of a Self-Made Diplomat to his President (1927), and Will Rogers' Political Follies (1929); he died in a plane crash near Point Barrow, Alaska on August 15, 1935.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of 4 reels of microfilm of scrapbook material about Will Rogers, including scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, correspondence, and Will Rogers State Historic Park collection inventory. Subjects include Rogers' plane crash, death, memorial, photographs of Betty and Will Rogers, and correspondence regarding the development of the ranch.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Rogers, Will, 1879-1935.
Will Rogers State Historic Park--Archives.
Humorists, American.
Microfilms.