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Call number CWM Mss 78, CWM Ph 42
Title Yadon, Gordon Papers,1837-1989
Collection Yadon, Gordon Papers,1837-1989
Year Range from 1837
Year Range to 1989
Object Name Manuscript
Extent of Description 6 Boxes (4.6 cf.)
Creator Yadon, Gordon
Scope & Content A collection of research materials, photographs, programs, and other ephemera relating to the American Circus from 1837 to 1989 compiled by Gordon Yadon (1923-2013) Post Master for Delavan for many years, a free-lance writer and historian of the City of Delavan. The vast majority of the files relate to Yadon's long time study of the circus of the Delevan, Wisconsin area and constitutes perhaps the single greatest resource for material for the circus history that region. Of particular note are materials relating to the Holland and Dockrill families.
Location Archives Stacks 28/7/1-2
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Subjects Allen Bros.
Allen "Buck" Henry and Allott, Henry E.
American Crown Circus
Auctions - Hobbies
Barnum, P. T.
Baumann, Edward
Buckley Family
Carson & Barnes Circus
Castello, Daniel
Chiarni Circus
Circus Burials
Circus Contracts - Delavan
CHS Convention 1964 - Delavan
Circus Grift
Circus Routes
Circus wagon - Delavan
Circus World Museum
C. W. M. Circus Train - Old Milwaukee Days
Clowns
Collins, G. W.
Coup, William C.
Delavan Circus Articles
Delavan 1948 - Circus Centennial
Delavan - Sponsored Circus
Delavan - Wis. Historical Marker
Dingess Manuscript
Dockrill, Elise
Edwards, Robert
Elephants
Evans, Merle, Bands
Fernandez, E K & Rose
Fox, Chappie
Franzen Bros.
Hall, Zella [Wintermute]
Hendricks, Bros.
Hertzberg Circus Collection
Holland, Route Book 1908
Holland, Bowman, McLaughlin United Circus
Holland, George & Rose Dockrill
Holland Family
Holland, Gormley Circus, 1888-1889
Holland, E. G. Railroad Circus 1892-1894
Holland, Mchon's World Circus 1885
Holland, Mosher Circus 1857
Hollister, Eugene
Hoxie Circus, Press Book
Indiana, Peru
Jones Family
Kelly Miller Circus
King Bros Circus
Mabie Bros. Circus
Madden, George & Mary Anne [Holland] 1914
McMahon, Charles
McMahon, Joseph
Menzie, Silas
Mercedes, Col. Joseph
Middleton, George
Morrison, George
Nineteenth Century Clown Songsters (Hertzberg Collection)
Phillips, J . O.
Quigley, Jennie
Railroad Car - Delavan - "Walther's"
Ringling Bros.
Robbins, Burr
Ronk, Harold - Ringmaster RBBB
Royal English Circus And German Water Carnival
Sloman, George
Smith, Washington
Smith, William
Somers, New York
Stang Bros. Circus
Sturtevant, James Brown (Van Amburgh Circus )
Tilden, Luke
Turner Bros.
Webster, Burt
Willis, Ben
Zerbini Circus
Photographs
Allott, Bunk
Banner, Ben
Barnum & Bailey
Buckley , Matt
Buggs, Gary (Circus Fan - Model Builder)
Castello, Dan
Chiarni - Cabinet Cards
Collins, G. W. 1837-1906
Coup, William
Dockrill, MME. Elise, Richard
Eagan, John
Evans, Merle
Holland - Dockrill - George, Rose, Kate, John, Edward, Richard, Bert, Gill, Will
Jackson, Floyd
Jones, Jane & Theodore
Kennebel, Eugene
Lampkin, Harry
Lawrence, Mary Lou
Mabie, Laura & Edward J.
McMahon, Charles, Joseph B. , Nora Madden McMahon, Mary McMahon
Middleton, Geroge
Menzie Silas
Morrison, George
Reiche, Charles & Henry
Ringling
Smith, Washington & William
Stowell, Oliver
Stuntevant, Jim
Tasso, Dieter
Tilden, Luke
Thorne, Nick
Webster, Bert
Winn, Charles & Fred
Winston, Mattie?
Arthur Bros. Circus 1944
Balloon Ascension 1890 - Delavan
Camels
Carson & Barnes Circus
Circus Cent. Parade 1948 - Delavan - 1989 also
Circus Parade 1912 - Delavan
Circus Wagon - Cole Bros 82
Circus World Museum Baaboo
Delavan Circus Colony Sign
Delavan Park (Elephant, Clown, & Giraffe)
Delavan Spring Grove Mausoleum - Misc. Cemetaries
Elephants - Delavan & Kenosha, Wis
Franzan Bros. Circus
Bros. Grim Sideshow Ken Harck
Hawthorn Comp. Ill.
Kelly Miller Circus
Jumbo (Elephant)
Walker Bros. Circus - 2000- Delevan
Yankee Robinson Circus