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Collection Overview

Creator:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Collector:
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Title:
Princeton University Library Collection of Circus Miscellany
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dn39x157z
Dates:
1837-1982
Size:
17 boxes and 9.1 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Boxes 1-15; P-000167; P-000168
Language:
English

Abstract

The Miscellaneous Circus Collection consists of subject files on all aspects of the circus: acts, organizations, and specific performers and circuses. Included are photographs, manuscripts, programs, broadsides, posters, scrapbooks, clippings, and other ephemera.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Consists of subject files on all aspects of the circus: acts, organizations, and specific performers and circuses. Included are photographs, manuscripts, programs, broadsides, posters, scrapbooks, clippings, and other ephemera. There are files on acrobats, clowns, elephants, and miniature circus, as well as on the Circus Fans Association, the Circus Historical Society, Ringling Brothers, and Tom Thumb. Also includes various issues from circus related magazines including: Circus Ring Magazine, Circus Review, Tent Topics Newsletter, etc.

Collection History

Acquisition:

This collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject. Materials have been acquired through multiple purchases and gifts.

Processing Information

Finding aid updated by Amy C. Vo in November 2021.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Princeton University Library Collection of Circus Miscellany; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dn39x157z
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Boxes 1-15; P-000167; P-000168