The National Western Stock Show is an annual tradition in Denver and features professional rodeos, the "Super Bowl" of livestock shows, horse shows, and the state's largest Western trade show. The resources listed below are available at our Library & Research Center.
Search our online library catalog for Subject headings "National Western Stock Show" or "Denver Stock Yards" for records of books, manuscript collections, maps, and serial titles.
Suggested Books and Articles
Hume, Sandy. Western Man: Photographs from the National Western Stock Show. Boulder: Johnson Publishing, 1980.
Noel, Thomas J. Riding High: Colorado Ranchers and 100 Years of the National Western Stock Show. Golden, Colo.: Fulcrum, 2005.
Simms, Willard E. "National Western: A Brief History of the Stock Show." Colorado Heritage 1 (1981): 101-115.
-----. Ten Days Every January: A History of the National Western Stock Show. Denver: Western Stock Show Association, 1980.
The History Colorado Online Collection is the online portal for access to the cultural and heritage resources of Colorado. Search images and records of artifacts, photographs, and archival materials.
Neusteter's Department Store photographs collection (Ph.00294)
William A. Braiden family photographs collection (Ph.00043)
History Colorado holds the largest collection of Colorado newspapers available. Some newspapers, such as the Denver Daily Record Stockman, focus specifically on topics of interest to ranchers and farmers. Search our online library catalog to find information on available newspapers.
The majority of our newspaper collection is only available on microfilm. A limited number of digitized newspapers are available online at the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection. Digitized copies of the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, and selected additional titles are available onsite at the Library & Research Center.
Serial titles are included in the online library catalog. Examples of serials pertaining to the National Western Stock Show include Colorado Rancher and Farmer, National Western News, and National Western Stock Show Programs.
Subject file: Livestock-stock yards
Place: Denver-Stock Show
Colorado Subject Collection
Subject: Organizations-National Western Stock Show
Contact the Library
Stephen H. Hart Library and Research Center
History Colorado Center
Denver, CO 80203