Guide to the Kenneth Barr, Sr., Circus Collection

Zachary Liebhaber
Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Fax: (805) 893-5749
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Kenneth Barr, Sr., Circus Collection

Collection number: PA Mss 90

Department of Special Collections

Davidson Library

University of California, Santa Barbara
Processed by:
Emily Thibault
Date Completed:
11/7/2012
Encoded by:
Zachary Liebhaber
© 2011 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Kenneth Barr, Sr., circus collection
Dates: 1930-2005
Collection number: PA Mss 90
Creator: Barr, Kenneth Sr.
Collection Size: 4 linear feet (4 document boxes and three flat boxes)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Abstract: Programs, clippings, posters, flyers and ephemera relating to the circus.
Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Use of the collection is unrestricted.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Kenneth Barr, Sr., circus collection. PA Mss 90, Department of Special Collections, University Libraries, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Kenneth Barr, Sr.

Scope and Content of Collection

Programs, clippings, posters, flyers and ephemera relating to the circus in the United States. Items include circus route books and souvenir programs from the Clyde Beatty Cole Brothers Circus, Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Circus, and Mills Brothers Circus, among others, dating from the 1930s and 1940s.

Arrangement

The collection has been divided into the following series: I. Programs, guides, clippings, and II. Oversize and circus ephemera.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows
Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus
Mills Bros. Circus
Circus--United States
Clippings
Posters
Souvenir programs


Collection Contents

 

Series I. Programs, guides, clippings

Box 1: 1

World Jungle Compound souvenir guide [2 copies]

Box 1: 2

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art [guide]

Box 1: 3

Ringling Museum of the Circus [guide]

Box 1: 4

Circus Hall of Fame [guide]

Box 1: 5

Hertzberg Circus Collection [guide]

Box 1: 6

Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World [program]

Box 1: 7

Circus World Museum Official Souvenir [program]

Box 1: 8

Those Golden Years…The Circus [pamphlet]

Box 1: 9

The Old Time Circus, by John Wolcott Adams [pamphlet]

Box 1: 10

Circus Fun [magazine] and ephemera

Box 1: 11

"Al Malaikah Be a Pal with Al," coloring book 1971

Box 1: 12

Circus World Museum annual report 1971

Box 1: 13

Circus World Museum annual report 1972

Box 1: 14

Circus World Museum annual report 1973

Box 1: 15

Circus World Museum annual report 1975

Box 1: 16

Circus World Museum annual report 1976

Box 1: 17

Circus World Museum annual report 1977

Box 1: 18

Circus World Museum annual report 1978

Box 1: 19

Circus World Museum [guide]

Box 1: 20

Circus trains and modeling file

Box 1: 21

CMB Ringling Ring No. 48

Box 2: 1

Circus ephemera, correspondence

Box 2: 2

Newspaper clippings 1973

Box 2: 3

"The Circus taught Him Love" by Gail Buchalter, Parade1991

Box 2: 4

"When Circuses were the Leading National Advertisers" by Allan R. Barkley

Box 2: 5

Miscellaneous, clippings, notes, ephemera

Box 2: 6

The Great Schiltz Circus Parade [pamphlets]

Box 2: 7

Greatest Show on Earth, Long Beach Arena, flyer

Box 2: 8

Newspaper Clippings

Box 2: 9

Great Circus Parade Capital Newspapers 6/22/2005

Box 2: 10

The Circus, by Klara E. Knecht

Box 2: 11

"The Circus is Coming" by Karen Larkins, Smithsonian 1989

Box 2: 12

Billboard, "Some Playwrights and Profits" Hickey, 1924, plus letter dated 1/6/1952

Box 2: 13

Newspaper and magazine clippings

Box 2: 14

Life, "Here it comes"

Box 3: 1

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and daily review 1930

Box 3: 2

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and daily review 1934

Box 3: 3

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey Combined Circus magazine 1936

Box 3: 4

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and daily review 1936 [2 copies]

Box 3: 5

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey Circus magazine 1942

Box 3: 6

Railroad Model Craftsman Circus Trains and Modeling 1970

Box 3: 7

The Allstate Motor Club Magazine Discovery summer 1973

Box 3: 8

Argosy, May 1961

Box 3: 9

Cole Bros. Circus and Clyde Beatty's magazine and daily review 1936

Box 3: 10

King Bros. Circus magazine and daily review 1950 [2 copies]

Box 3: 11

Al G. Barnes daily review 1930

Box 3: 12

Al G. Barnes magazine and daily review 1933

Box 3: 13

Al G. Barnes magazine and daily review 1936

Box 3: 14

Great West, May 1969

Box 3: 15

American Legion Magazine, September 1971

Box 3: 16

Homespun Ideals, 1972

Box 3: 17

Good Old Days, June 1971

Box 3: 18

Good Old Days, June 1973

Box 3: 19

Ford Times, August 1969

Box 3: 20

Sells Floto Cicus Tom Mix magazine and daily review 1929

Box 3: 21

Tom Mix circus Official Souvenir route book 1937

Box 3: 22

Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey route book 1947

Box 3: 23

Seils-Sterling Mighty 4-Ring Circus route book 1937

Box 3: 24

Al G. Kelly-Miller Bros. Wild Animal Circus route book 1947

Box 3: 25

Al G. Kelly-Miller Bros. Circus route and program book 1948

Box 3: 26

Seils-Sterling Mighty Circus ads, newspaper clippings 1919

Box 3: 27

Cole Bros. Circus route book 1937

Box 3: 28

Clyde Beatty Circus route book 1947

Box 3: 29

Mills Bros. Circus route book 1948

Box 3: 30

Russell Bros. Circus program and route 1937

Box 3: 31

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey route book 1937

Box 4: 1

Clyde Beatty Circus 1949 [2 copies]

Box 4: 2

Clyde Beatty Circus 1951 [2 copies]

Box 4: 3

Clyde Beatty Circus 1953 [2 copies]

Box 4: 4

Clyde Beatty Circus 1954

Box 4: 5

Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus program and magazine 1974

Box 4: 6

Wallace Bros. 3-Ring Circus magazine and program 1952

Box 4: 7

Circus Vargas 1985

Box 4: 8

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and program 1946

Box 4: 9

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and program 1949

Box 4: 10

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and program 1953

Box 4: 11

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and program 91st season

Box 4: 12

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and program 92nd season

Box 4: 13

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and program 96th season

Box 4: 14

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and program 98th season

Box 4: 15

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and program 99th season

Box 4: 16

Tiny Circus Press-Out Whitman 1972

 

Series II. Oversize and Circus ephemera

Flat Box 5

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and programs, 1970-2000

Flat Box 6

Circus ephemera

Flat Box 7

Clippings, Calendars, circus train designs, posters

Drawer 21-14

Circus posters [1]

Drawer 21-15

Circus posters [2]