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Collection Name:

Ray Rector Papers and Photography Collection

Creator:

Rector, Ray

Life Dates:

1884-1933

Nationality:

U.S.

No. of Items:

1,208

Span Dates:

1903-1933

Description:

The Ray Rector Papers and Photography Collectionn is comprised of about 200 photographs of ranch life in the Stamford vicinity; SMS Flat Top Ranch; and Pecos rodeo. Additionally the collection contains prints used in the publication Cowboy Life on the Texas Plains, which includes vintage prints by Rector as well as modern prints by his son Tommie. Also there are small prints of ranch life, cowboys and activities, captioned, as well as newspaper clippings, reviews of Ray Rector's book and the exhibit and clippings on Tommie Rector.

The portion of the collection numbered 982:0083:0001-0042 consists of 42 prints used in a traveling exhibition of Ray Rector's cowboy photography.

The collection also contains approximately 1,000 nitrate negatives, and 7 hand-colored, black-and-white, panoramic prints, 2 small loose prints, and three family keepsake albums (2005:0026, 2005:0027, 2005:0028). The time period represented 1903 to 1933.

The 2 loose gelatin silver prints located at 6G:LP:R Box, Medium and are both untitled. Their subjects include:
[Man sitting at a telegraph], 1903;
[Two men standing amongst five cameras on tripods], 1903

Also included is one videotape (999:0021:0181) titled "Rodeo: The Music Video" by Cabin Fever Entertainment, 1991, and two audio cassettes (C 2614-C 2615)with oral interviews of Bert Johnson and Rip Gustavson.

Accession No(s):

982:0045:0001-0106; 984:0035:0001-0003; 984:0039:0001-0027; 2005:0026:0001-0022; 986:0021:0001-0006; 997:0051:0001-0324; 999:0021:0001-0181; 2000:0060:0001-0006; 2005:0016:0001-0003; 2005:0027:0001-; 2005:0028:0001-0032

Location(s):

Audio/Video Collection - Photography (999:0021:0180, 2005:0016:0002-0003)
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NV
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PH 1 1.4 (2005:0026:0001-0022; 2005:0027:0001-; 2005:0028:0001-0032)
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PH 1 1.4 (OV archive, 1 box)
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PH 3 2.2 (982:0083:0003-0042)
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PH 8 5.6 (archive, 7 boxes)
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PH FC 8.1
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PH LP R Box, Large (982:0083:0001-0002)
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PH LP R Box, Medium
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PH OV 054
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