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Finding Aid to the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Archives MSA.24
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The Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Archives contains publications, press clippings, photographs, slides, promotional materials, correspondence, sheet music, ephemera, and business records relating to the film, television, and recording careers of Rogers and Evans, primarily from the 1940s until 2000. Roy Rogers' early success came as a musician with The Sons of the Pioneers before he began a solo career as a Republic Pictures singing cowboy star. His successful career led to decades of working in radio, film, and television. Dale Evans began her work as a singer on the radio and in night clubs, before starting work as a film actress. She and Rogers worked together in B Westerns for Republic Pictures before starring in their own television shows and public appearance tours. In addition to her work as a performer, Dale Evans also published inspirational books. The Archive has a small selection of the personal papers of Rogers and Evans, and their manager Art Rush, but is primarily a business archive reflecting brand marketing strategies and offering insight into fan reception.
Roy Rogers (1911-1998) and Dale Evans (1912-2001)
125.0 Linear feet
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org. A folder level inventory is available from library staff.