This past Sunday, November 4th, was the birthday of a very influential and memorable American cowboy, actor, social commentator, and humorist. If you haven’t guessed who it is (or looked at the pictures) yet, I’ll give you a hint: “I have never yet met a man that I didn’t like.”
You guessed it; the answer is Will Rogers! So from all of us here in the Special Collections department, happy 133rd birthday!
If you’re interested in learning more about Will Rogers, there are numerous books about him in our collection. The Robert W and Paula McSpadden Love papers (collection 1980.006) also contain a sizable amount of information about the life, family, and accomplishments of Will Rogers. This 25 box collection is currently stored at our off-site facility; if you would life to view it, please contact us prior to your visit.
And don’t forget:
“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” -Will Rogers