Autry National Center

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Collections Online

The Autry’s Collections Online is a database containing data and images of items from the collections of our museums, libraries, and archives. It is the public interface to our ongoing digitization program, which seeks to digitize our entire collections. Collections Online currently includes records and images for over 50,000 items.

Materials found online include art, artifacts such as tools and utensils used in daily life and ranching, decorative arts, firearms and armaments, clothing and accessories, cultural materials including our large American Indian ethnographic collections, historic photographs and photographs from Western movies, manuscript collections, ephemera, and books.

Each year our digitization program strives to delve deeper into the collections to allow the public to see and learn about the wide variety of items in the Autry’s holdings. Your research project may require “researcher level” access to view catalog records not yet in the public view. Please contact a librarian to request an ID and password at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Library and Archives Catalog

The Libraries and Archive’s Library catalog is a more traditional research tool than Collections Online. The library catalog provides access to records for more than 80,000 books, journals, sound recordings, video recordings, ephemera, and manuscript collections. Users will find search results in a familiar library catalog format and can create, save, and send lists of resources for future use. There are also links to OCLC WorldCat, a bibliographic database that enables users anywhere to locate a book in a local library.

COLLECTIONS ONLINE

Items from the collections

Learn more about the Autry's collections and explore our Collections Online database to see images of the fascinating art, objects, photographs, and documents in our collections. Your research project may require “researcher level” access to view catalog records not yet in the public view. Please contact a librarian to request an id and password at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Collections out on loan

Museums and cultural institutions interested in borrowing objects from the Autry, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

  • L.C. Smith1935 Typewriter

    Typewriter

    L.C. Smith manual typewriter used by western scriptwriter Francis Kavanaugh Hecker. Circa 1935. Donated by Ms. Frances Kavanaugh Hecker, Autry National Center, 97.149.1.

    On loan to the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, Fort Worth, TX. October 2014 – January 1, 2016 for an exhibit honoring 2014 Cowgirl Hall of Fame inductees.

  • Pair of Comanche little girl’s moccasin boots.

    Girl’s moccasin boot pair

    Pair of Comanche little girl’s moccasin boots. German-silver disks, beadwork, and green paint decoration. Before 1890. The Louis Jerome Gillespie Memorial Collection, Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection, Autry National Center; 611.G.764AB.

    On loan to the Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center, Lawton, OK. October 2014 – September 2015.

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    Gene Autry's Bluebird Boots

    Man's blue, tan, white, and maroon cowboy boots designed and manufactured by Olsen-Stelzer, circa mid-1930s. Worn by Gene Autry. Square toes; 2 1/8-inch walking heel; blue heel and toes with red cutouts; remainder lower is tan; white uppers with cutout designs of bluebirds and flowers; upper scalloped edge with cloth pulls has blue band with red arrows, hearts and diamonds. Mr. Autry said these boots were the very first pair of custom-made boots he owned. Donated by Mr. and Mrs. Gene Autry. Autry National Center; 91.221.141.1-.2.

    On loan to Oklahoma @ the Movies Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City, OK. May 2012 – May 2014.

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