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Re: The Wild Bunch - wild west show trade journal

Hi Susan,

Have you been in contact with anyone at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West's McCracken Research Library? Mary Robinson, and all the staff there, are very approachable and know their stuff. The collections have plenty of material on Wild West shows (beyond Buffalo Bill's), including some of Don Russell's research notes.

I've never heard of this journal, but I'm very intrigued. If you do find anything, I'd love to hear more about it.

Best,
Martin Woodside

Re: The Wild Bunch - wild west show trade journal

If you are referring to the periodical published by the H. S. Wilson Co. begun in 1915 (OCLC #30504503), the following U.S. libraries have at least one issue in their collections. You will need to contact the libraries to learn their complete holdings and availability.

• University of California – San Diego Library
• National Cowboy & Western Heritage Center (Oklahoma)

Richard Vaughan
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Jerome Hall Law Library

The Wild Bunch - wild west show trade journal

Hello all,

Does anyone out there happen to know of an archive or library that has a full or partial run of the trade journal The Wild Bunch? I'm not sure when it was founded or how long it ran, but it was the trade journal for Wild West show performers in the early 20th century. The Performing Arts Division of the NY Public Library does not have it. And it is difficult to track down via various search engines because of the film by the same title, which clogs the search results!

Thanks in advance,  

CFP UTEP Borderlands History Conference Shifting Borders: Gender, Family, and Community

Call for Papers:

The Annual University of Texas at El Paso Borderlands History Conference

Shifting Borders: Gender, Family, and Community

February 10-11, 2017, El Paso, Texas

Submission deadline: September 16, 2016

Presented by the UTEP Department of History

Keynote Speaker: Sonia Hernández (Texas A&M), author of Working Women into the Borderlands and Project Leader for the “Refusing to Forget” preservation and public history project

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