Scope and Content
Title: Travelling circuses photograph album
Identifier/Call Number: PA Mss 104
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
Language of Material:
0.92 linear feet
(1 oversize box)
228 original photographs (219 black-and-white and nine color) relating to traveling circuses at various locations in the United
States during the 1960 season.
Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library
The collection is open for research.
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.
[Identification of Item], Travelling circuses photograph album, PA Mss 104. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara
Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Library purchase, 2014.
Scope and Content
The collection includes 228 original photographs, (219 black-and-white and nine color), relating to traveling circuses at
various locations in the United States during the 1960 season. There are different encampments: Hunt Brothers Circus at West
Palm Beach, Florida; the A.L.G. Kelly and Miller Brothers Circus at Oakland, California; the Ringling Brothers-Barnum & Bailey
Combined Circus at Green Bay, Wisconsin, Santa Monica California and Oakland, California; the Mexican circus Atayde Hermanos,
and the United States circus Duke of Paducah at as yet undetermined locations. Photographs depict circus trains, tents, ringtops,
trucks, wagons, floats, billboards, pictoral banners, animals (especially elephants and horses), and human performers in many
The collection also includes documentary photographs most affixed with photo-corners to black-paper leaves. There are 60 distinct
pieces of circus printed ephemera, including 40 circus route cards, and an array of fliers, handbills, illustrated letterheads
with envelopes, a color lithograph of Clyde Beatty with tigers, and a Mexican broadside.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Beatty, Clyde, 1903-1965 -- Pictorial works
Circus--United States--Pictorial works