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Mathew Hooks Scrapbook

Identifier: Mflm45

Scope and Contents

Collection contains microfilm (C MSS Mflm7) copy of scrapbook with newspaper clippings, correspondence, and photographs; scrapbook compiled by Hooks.


  • 1867-1951


Language of Materials

Material is in English

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Mathew "Bones" Hooks, cowboy and horsebreaker, was born on November 3, 1867, to former slave parents in Robertson County, Texas. Hooks became one of the first black cowboys to work alongside whites as a ranchhand. Later became a railroad porter with the Santa Fe Railroad. He died in Amarillo, Tex. on February 2, 1951.


1 microfilm reel(s) (35mm)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Unknown donor; no date.Accession information unknown.


"Photocopy prohibited; original is at the Mary E. Bivins Memorial Library, Amarillo, Texas."

Finding Aid for the Mathew Hooks Scrapbook
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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