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FOLK COLLECTION 11: The Skaggs Foundation Cowboy Poetry Collection


Date of Items: 1890-present
Register Prepared by: Randy Williams and Susan Gross, April 2004
Register Updated by: Randy Williams, 23 December 2009
Excel database transfered to MYSQL and uploaded (replacing PHP data): Colin Jackson, Fall 2010
MYSQL database updated: Randy Williams, January 2012
Linear Feet:20


Historical Note & Provenance

Folk Coll 11 is Utah State University's cowboy poetry collection. The collection, originally created by a generation donation by the L. J. and Mary Skaggs Foundation, includes books gathered during a fieldwork project in the early 1980s to document cowboy poetry in the U.S. west (see Folk Coll 11f). From this important fieldwork project came the impetus for the first Cowboy Poetry Gathering held in January 1985 in Elko, Nevada. Since that time, each January, the Fife Folklore Archives staff take the collection and Access database (that details each book, poem, author, first line and key words), to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering for offsite use. Through University purchases and generation donations from poets and collectors, this collection continues to grow.


Scope and Content

The collection consists of 20 linear feet of books on cowboy poetry, including press and self published works. The collection can be accessed through USU Libraries online catalog.


As well, poem titles and keywords found in each book in the collection are included in the database below. To use, type in the search term. Tip: Try and use an uncommon word from the poem to ensure less "hits." For instance, if you enter "boots" you will get many hits; but if you enter "bones" you will most liley get fewer "hits" or poems and find the item you seek faster. To return to the search page, click "home" at the bottom of the page.


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Poetry table.

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IDBook TitleComposerIndexPagesAuthorPoem TitleFirst LinesKeywords
4252 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 15 Charles P. "Soldier" Green A Black Hills Greeting Our Hills would challenge all the hills. South Dakota
4253 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 16 Charles P. "Soldier" Green The Black Hills Many tales are told to tourists. South Dakota
4254 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 17 Charles Plankinton "Soldier" Green Tourist's Guide Where the skyline meets the mountains. tourist, vacation, South Dakota, Black Hills
4255 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 22 Charles P. "Soldier" Green Arcadia A shimmering sheen of spume sunlit. waterfall, nature
4256 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 23 Charles P. "Soldier" Green The Romantic Black Hills Would you breathe the air of romance. South Dakota, Mount Rushmore, bad lands, nature, camping
4257 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 24 Charles P. "Soldier" Green Fall River Falls Winding down Fall River canyon. South Dakota, river, nature
4258 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 25 Charles P. "Soldier" Green Grace Collidge Creek A rippling brook, a shady nook. fishing, relaxation, vacation, nature, river, stream, South Dakota
4259 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 26 Charles P. "Soldier" Green Spearfish Canyon Touring thru the Spearfish Canyon. South Dakota, nature, river, stream, brook
4260 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 27 Charles P. "Soldier" Green Contentment Where the mellowed summer sunlight. cabin, peace, pleasure, home
4261 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 28 Charles P. "Soldier" Green The Kingdom of Today Where the odor of wild roses. contentment, peace, nature
4262 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 29 Charles P. "Soldier" Green Sunken Wells Within the Seven Sisters' range. South Dakota, water, nature
4263 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 30 Charles P. "Soldier" Green Sylvan Lake When golden beams have shot across the quiet, evening sky. South Dakota
4264 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 31 Charles P. "Soldier" Green Trail Dreams Trail dreams shall ever bring to me. west, nature, alkali
4265 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 32 Charles P. "Soldier" Green Our Poets In the World of Muse, of Whimsy. South Dakota, poetry, muse
4266 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 33 Charles P. "Soldier" Green Vamps When evening skies are smiling. campfire, light, camping, nature
4267 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 34 Charles P. "Soldier" Green Cured Leaping Elk had set his tepee. legend, hot springs, South Dakota, mud, Indian
4268 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 36 Charles P. "Soldier" Green A Booster Plus Of all the stars throughout the West. through out, entertainer
4269 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 37 Charles P. "Soldier" Green The Diver She dove into the Hot Springs Plunge. women, woman, female, attraction, infatuation, money
4270 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 38 Charles P. "Soldier" Green The Evans Plunge I went into the Plunge one day. South Dakota, swimming pool, bathing pool, recreation, prank, tease, fat, obese, wave, water
4271 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 39 Charles P. "Soldier" Green Water Carnival The beauties pose in pulsing row. female, woman, women, beauty contest
4272 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 40 Charles P. "Soldier" Green Race Meet When Two Bulls White Calf gives his yell. Sioux, Indians, Indian, fair, contest, races, racing, South Dakota
4273 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 41 Charles P. "Soldier" Green An Ogallala Phantasy When Walter Makes Laughing decided to wed. Sioux, South Dakota, Indian, Indians, wedding, marriage
4274 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 42 Charles P. "Soldier" Green A Hot Springs Paradox When Susie Walks Standing came up to Hot Springs. Indian, Indians, South Dakota, ice skating
4275 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 43 Charles P. "Soldier" Green A Black Hill Enigma - not a poem South Dakota
4276 Ballads of the Black Hills FC 11 G-11 44 Charles P. "Soldier" Green The Belle Fourche Rodeo The rodeo Stars from all the West. rodeo, South Dakota, Sioux, Indians, Calvin Coolidge, President