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Guide to the California Circus Photographs, 1945-1955
PA Mss 67  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California circus photographs, 1945-1955
    Dates: 1945-1955
    Collection number: PA Mss 67
    Collection Size: 3 boxes 2 linear feet
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: The collection consists of photographic negatives of California circuses from 1945 to 1955, including the Clyde Beatty, Bell Brothers, Biller Brothers and Yankee Paterson Circuses.
    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

    None.

    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

    California circus photographs, 1945-1955. PA Mss 67, Department of Special Collections, University Libraries, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of photographic negatives of California circuses from 1945 to 1955, including the Clyde Beatty, Bell Brothers, Biller Brothers and Yankee Paterson Circuses. The Clyde Beatty circus, among the largest of its time, is also the best represented in this collection. Its owner and namesake was the star act, performing with the wild animals in the ring. Beatty worked with many circuses, frequently headlining and co-managing, and appeared in a number of movies, often as himself.
    Many of the images portray circus vehicles and grounds and some show animals backstage. The collection is organized into sections associated with dates and particular circuses, and the accompanying labels are in English.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into sections associated with dates and particular circuses.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Circus -- United States
    Clyde Beatty Circus
    Photographs