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Guide to the Kenneth Barr, Sr., Circus Collection
PA Mss 90  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • 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


    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.


    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
    Souvenir programs