Guide to the Kenneth Barr, Sr., Circus Collection PA Mss 90

Finding aid prepared by Zachary Liebhaber, 2011.
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-9010
Phone: (805) 893-3062
Email: special@library.ucsb.edu; URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/special-collections
2011


Title: Kenneth Barr, Sr., circus collection
Identifier/Call Number: PA Mss 90
Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 4.42 linear feet (4 document boxes, 3 flat oversize boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1930-2005
Abstract: Programs, clippings, posters, flyers and ephemera relating to the circus.
Physical location: Annex 2 (Boxes 1-4)
Language of Materials: The collection is in English.
creator: Barr, Kenneth, Sr.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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

[Identification of Item], Kenneth Barr, Sr., circus collection, PA Mss 90. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Scope and Content

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus.
Mills Bros. Circus.
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows.
Circus -- United States
Clippings (information artifacts)
Posters
Souvenir programs

 

Programs,Guides, Clippings Series I.

Box-folder 1: 1

World Jungle Compound souvenir guide [2 copies] undated

Box-folder 1: 2

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art [guide] undated

Box-folder 1: 3

Ringling Museum of the Circus [guide] undated

Box-folder 1: 4

Circus Hall of Fame [guide] undated

Box-folder 1: 5

Hertzberg Circus Collection [guide] undated

Box-folder 1: 6

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

Box-folder 1: 7

Circus World Museum Official Souvenir [program] undated

Box-folder 1: 8

Those Golden Years…The Circus [pamphlet] undated

Box-folder 1: 9

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

Box-folder 1: 10

Circus Fun [magazine] and ephemera undated

Box-folder 1: 11

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

Box-folder 1: 12

Circus World Museum annual report 1971

Box-folder 1: 13

Circus World Museum annual report 1972

Box-folder 1: 14

Circus World Museum annual report 1973

Box-folder 1: 15

Circus World Museum annual report 1975

Box-folder 1: 16

Circus World Museum annual report 1976

Box-folder 1: 17

Circus World Museum annual report 1977

Box-folder 1: 18

Circus World Museum annual report 1978

Box-folder 1: 19

Circus World Museum [guide] undated

Box-folder 1: 20

Circus trains and modeling file undated

Box-folder 1: 21

CMB Ringling Ring No. 48 undated

Box-folder 2: 1

Circus ephemera, correspondence undated

Box-folder 2: 2

Newspaper clippings 1973

Box-folder 2: 3

"The Circus taught Him Love" by Gail Buchalter, Parade 1991

Box-folder 2: 4

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

Box-folder 2: 5

Miscellaneous, clippings, notes, ephemera undated

Box-folder 2: 6

The Great Schiltz Circus Parade [pamphlets] undated

Box-folder 2: 7

Greatest Show on Earth, Long Beach Arena, flyer undated

Box-folder 2: 8

Newspaper Clippings undated

Box-folder 2: 9

Great Circus Parade Capital Newspapers 2005 June 22

Box-folder 2: 10

The Circus, by Klara E. Knecht undated

Box-folder 2: 11

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

Box-folder 2: 12

Billboard, "Some Playwrights and Profits" Hickey, plus letter 1952 January 6

Box-folder 2: 13

Newspaper and magazine clippings undated

Box-folder 2: 14

Life, "Here it comes" undated

Box-folder 3: 1

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and daily review 1930

Box-folder 3: 2

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and daily review 1934

Box-folder 3: 3

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey Combined Circus magazine 1936

Box-folder 3: 4

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

Box-folder 3: 5

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey Circus magazine 1942

Box-folder 3: 6

Railroad Model Craftsman Circus Trains and Modeling 1970

Box-folder 3: 7

The Allstate Motor Club Magazine Discovery summer 1973

Box-folder 3: 8

Argosy 1961 May

Box-folder 3: 9

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

Box-folder 3: 10

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

Box-folder 3: 11

Al G. Barnes daily review 1930

Box-folder 3: 12

Al G. Barnes magazine and daily review 1933

Box-folder 3: 13

Al G. Barnes magazine and daily review 1936

Box-folder 3: 14

Great West 1969 May

Box-folder 3: 15

American Legion Magazine 1971 September

Box-folder 3: 16

Homespun Ideals 1972

Box-folder 3: 17

Good Old Days 1971 June

Box-folder 3: 18

Good Old Days 1973 June

Box-folder 3: 19

Ford Times 1969 August

Box-folder 3: 20

Sells Floto Cicus Tom Mix magazine and daily review 1929

Box-folder 3: 21

Tom Mix circus Official Souvenir route book 1937

Box-folder 3: 22

Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey route book 1947

Box-folder 3: 23

Seils-Sterling Mighty 4-Ring Circus route book 1937

Box-folder 3: 24

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

Box-folder 3: 25

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

Box-folder 3: 26

Seils-Sterling Mighty Circus ads, newspaper clippings 1919

Box-folder 3: 27

Cole Bros. Circus route book 1937

Box-folder 3: 28

Clyde Beatty Circus route book 1947

Box-folder 3: 29

Mills Bros. Circus route book 1948

Box-folder 3: 30

Russell Bros. Circus program and route 1937

Box-folder 3: 31

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey route book 1937

Box-folder 4: 1

Clyde Beatty Circus [2 copies] 1949

Box-folder 4: 2

Clyde Beatty Circus [2 copies] 1951

Box-folder 4: 3

Clyde Beatty Circus [2 copies] 1953

Box-folder 4: 4

Clyde Beatty Circus 1954

Box-folder 4: 5

Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus program and magazine 1974

Box-folder 4: 6

Wallace Bros. 3-Ring Circus magazine and program 1952

Box-folder 4: 7

Circus Vargas 1985

Box-folder 4: 8

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and program 1946

Box-folder 4: 9

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and program 1949

Box-folder 4: 10

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and program 1953

Box-folder 4: 11

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and program 91st season undated

Box-folder 4: 12

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and program 92nd season undated

Box-folder 4: 13

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and program 96th season undated

Box-folder 4: 14

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and program 98th season undated

Box-folder 4: 15

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and program 99th season undated

Box-folder 4: 16

Tiny Circus Press-Out Whitman 1972

 

Oversize and Circus Ephemera Series II.

Box 5

Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey magazine and programs 1970-2000

Box 6

Circus ephemera undated

Box 7

Clippings, Calendars, circus train designs, posters undated

Drawer-folder 21-14

Circus posters [1] undated

Drawer-folder 21-15

Circus posters [2] undated