Rodeo Association records
Scope and Contents
Materials in this collection include photographs, negatives, rodeo programs, posters, flyers and bumper stickers related to the college Rodeo and student group. Also included are administrative records such as an annual report, articles of incorporation, a constitution, meeting agendas, and student membership information. Noteworthy are architectural drawings, reports, and administrative records related to the project to build a rodeo arena structure at the Freeman Ranch.
Materials are arranged into three series: Administrative, Photographs, and Reports and Publications.
- Southwest Texas State University. Rodeo Association (Organization)
- Texas State University. Department of Agriculture (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Open to researchers without restriction.
Conditions Governing Use
Some professional photographs credited to Randy Ross; copyright restrictions may apply. University Archives owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies.
The Southwest Texas State University Rodeo Association was a nonprofit student organization active from the mid-1950s to the late 1990s. Begun in 1956 as the “Rodeo Club,” whose members also referred to themselves as the “Wranglers,” the self-funded organization existed to promote and support rodeo skills and activities. Faculty from the Department of Agriculture advised and supported the students in their efforts.
A member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA), the Rodeo Association’s primary activity was to organize and run an annual Southwest Texas State University (SWTSU) rodeo. Students raised funds by selling advertisements for local and area businesses to be printed in the event program. Rodeo team members also competed in regional and national competitions, and engaged in fundraising efforts to build a rodeo arena facility at the Freeman Ranch.
0.75 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The Southwest Texas State University Rodeo Association was a nonprofit student organization active from the mid-1950s to the late 1990s. This collection includes ephemera and promotional materials, as well as administrative records. Noteworthy are architectural drawings and records related to the project to build a rodeo arena structure at the Freeman Ranch.
Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice may be required for use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Provenance information is unknown at this time.
- Rodeo Association records
- Tracey Howerton
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