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Finding Aid to the Dodge City Cowboy Band and Jack Sinclair Collection MSA.Dodge
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Dodge City Cowboy Band papers, circa 1880-1916, undated

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The collection of Dodge City Cowboy Band promotional materials and memorabilia date from 1880 to 1916. Many items refer to the band’s final opera “The Cowboy’s Dream." Items in this series include a business card for the Original Dodge City Cow-Boy Band, display labels to accompany gifts to Jack Sinclair from the citizens of Colorado, newspaper clippings about the band and individual band members, notes, paste-up sheets, framed and unframed photographs of Dodge City Cowboy Band members and processions, a postcard, posters, programs for “The Cowboy’s Dream,” and stationery for the Dodge City Cowboy Band, some of which features Edith Frances Sinclair as Prairie Flower. This series also includes a scrapbook containing clippings, letterhead, printed matter, and drawings relating to Jack Sinclair, the Dodge City Cowboy Band, and Sinclair’s opera, “The Cowboy’s Dream.” Some of the clippings in the scrapbook document Sinclair’s career as a police officer in Pueblo, Colorado.

Sheet music, 1883-1916, undated

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The Dodge City Cowboy Band Sheet Music series includes hand-written and printed sheet music by Jack Sinclair and by others. Some of the hand-written sheet music is stamped: Property of Sinclair Cowboy Band.

Sinclair family papers, 1866-1929, undated

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The papers of Jack Sinclair and his family date from 1866-1929 and include correspondence, a 1921 newspaper clipping about Sinclair’s efforts as a police officer, a receipt, and photographs. Some of the photographs are of Native Americans with hand-written labels by Major Ted Powell, sent to Mrs. Jack Sinclair in 1929.