The Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center serves as the library and archives of the
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Its mission is to preserve and document the heritage
of the American West for the enrichment of the public.
The Dickinson Research Center is actively pursuing collections of personal papers and business
and organizational records that reflect and document aspects of Western history, culture, and art.
The Center primarily seeks materials in the following five topical areas: Entertainment (Western
popular culture), Western Art, Ranching, Native American, and Rodeo. Please contact the Director,
Gerrianne Schaad, if you have materials you are interested in donating.
Many photographs can be found in the Image
Archive Database. Information about archival collections can be found in
the Finding Aids.
The Research Center is open to the public Monday through Friday, 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., and other
hours by appointment, except for Federal holidays. If you have questions or wish to make an
appointment, please contact us at (405) 478-2250, ext. 289, or
Donald C. & Elizabeth M. Dickinson Research Center
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
1700 NE 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Phone: (405) 478-2250, Ext. 289
Fax: (405) 478-6421
Gerrianne Schaad, Director
gschaad at nationalcowboymuseum.org
(405) 478-2250, Ext. 273
Karen Spilman, Librarian
kspilman at nationalcowboymuseum.org
(405) 478-2250, Ext. 276
Laura Anne Heller, Electronic Archivist
lheller at nationalcowboymuseum.org
(405) 478-2250, Ext. 290
Kera Newby, Processing Archivist Assistant
knewby at nationalcowboymuseum.org
(405) 478-2250, Ext. 247