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Will Rogers Commemorative First Day Covers Collection

 Collection — Box: 1 (W-28)
Identifier: WHC-M-2789

Scope and Contents


A collection of First Day Covers and related memorabilia commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Will Rogers, famous American humorist, actor, and comedian. It is the third in the on-going series of “The Performing Arts and Artist Series.” Rogers began his career as a ropethrowing cowboy in steer romping contests, Wild West shows, and vaudeville. His first New York appearance was in 1905. Later he introduced humorous political commentary into his act. He died in a 1935 airplane crash that also killed the famous aviator Wiley Post. The collection includes many different cachet makers as well as official, Claremore, Oklahoma first day of issue cancels.


  • 1979


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.


0.20 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


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Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

630 Parrington Oval
Room 300
Norman Oklahoma 73019 United States