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Series 1: General, 1837-1987
Collection Description & Creator Information
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.
Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and 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:
Series 1: General; Princeton University Library Collection of Circus Miscellany, TC118, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-2
- Circus Historical Society