|1.||Material printed by the show, such as programs, couriers, route books, and various souvenir booklets|
|2.||Contemporary newspaper accounts found in the many volumes of scrapbooks kept by Cody and other members of the Wild West companies (most are in the collections of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center)|
|3.||Personal remembrances of people who traveled with or saw the show such as oral history tapes, letters, or manuscripts|
|4.||Ledger books, financial statements, and checks|
|5.||Photographs and film footage of the show|
Hundreds of volumes have been written about William F. Cody and all of them contain some measure of information on the Wild West. Several excellent and exhaustive bibliographies of this material already exist and it seems needless to include all my references here. Instead I have chosen to include only a few listings that will prove most useful to an interested reader.
The most useful references for any scholar studying the Wild West are Mr. Don Russell two books The Lives and Legends of Buffalo Bill ( Norman, Okla.: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1960) and The Wild West: AHistory of Wild West Shows