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Collection Gollmar Bros. Business Records, 1892-1916
Call number CWM Mss 14
Year Range from 1892
Year Range to 1916
Object Name Manuscript
Extent of Description 10 c.f. (10 boxes)
Creator Gollmar Bros. Circus
Scope & Content Business records of the Gollmar Bros. Circus during the years the brothers operated the show (1891-1916). The Gollmar brothers, cousins to the more famous Ringling Bros., started their own circus in Baraboo with a moderate sized overland wagon circus in 1891. The business grew steadily until 1903 when the brothers switched to rail transportation. At its peak the show used up to 22 rail cars and became a major circus in the mid-west. The collection consists entirely of ledgers and does not contain records for the show's first year, 1891, nor are there records for the years 1897-1899. Coverage of 1902, 1908, and 1911 is also very limited.
Location Archives Stacks 17/4/3-6
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Subjects Gollmar Bros. Circus
Business Records
Baraboo
Lithographs