Livestock and Rodeo Clubs Collection
In the spring of 1912, Professor George F. Morton, head of the Animal Husbandry Department, gathered junior and senior student members together to organize the Colorado Agricultural College Livestock Club. The organization was pivotal in the founding of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) and sponsored events such as the Skyline Stampede Rodeo and the Little National Western Livestock Show. The Rodeo Club was formed in the mid-1940s and existed alongside the Livestock Club, eventually taking over the sponsorship of the Skyline Stampede Rodeo. Materials in this collection include photographs, meeting minutes, correspondence, newspapers, newspaper clippings, newsletters, books, event programs, brochures, flyers, and pamphlets. Digitized materials in this collection include six yearly Skyline Stampede Rodeo programs dated 1951 to 1961, 1963, and 1965.