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Traveling circuses photo album, approximately 1930s-1940s

 Collection
Identifier: 2016-048

Scope and Contents

Collection of b/w circus snapshots primarily featuring performers (trapeze artists, clowns, elephant and horseback riders) behind the scenes, set-up crews and animal handlers, as well as circus company trains, transport caravans, and circus animals (camels, elephants, horses, dogs). Many photos bear handwritten notes about location, date and/or the performer's name on verso; several are stamped with the Peoria and Decatur, Illinois addresses of circusiana hobbyists Roy Frietsch and Bert Backstein.

Dates

  • 1930 - 1940

Creator

Language

These materials are in English.

Access

This material is open for research use by any registered reader.

Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes (253 photographs))

Physical Location

Collection shelved on 3rd floor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase

Creator

Source

Title
Traveling circuses photo album, circa 1930s-1940s
Status
Completed
Author
Milissa Burkart
Date
2017 January
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

Contact:
McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa 74104-3123 US US
918-631-2496
918-631-5022 (Fax)