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Guide to the Kenneth Barr, Sr., circus collection PA Mss 90
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  • 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: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library
    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.


    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)
    Souvenir programs