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Case (Jack) Collection
MSA.32  
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Description
Jack Case was an American rodeo trick rider and Hollywood stuntman popular in the 1930s. This collection includes correspondence and records regarding Case's personal and business life, photographs, and promotional materials for rodeo shows, including his performing horse Rex.
Background
Willard Luna Case was born on September 3, 1902 in Edneyville, North Carolina to Joseph Fielding Case and Mary Jane Lyda Case, who also had two daughters in 1905 and 1908. Willard left home at the age of 12, and was gone for years. Case returned to visit his home as a young man, sharing stories of performing with traveling rodeo shows. Having always disliked the name Luna, Willard had started going by the name Jack. For the rest of his life, he used the name Jack or J. W. Case, but some family members always referred to him as Willard.
Extent
2.5 Linear Feet
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry Museum of the American West. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Research Services and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry Museum of the American West 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.
Availability
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