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Collection George L. Chindahl Papers, 1794-1957
Call number CWM Mss 10, CWM Ph 17
Object Name Manuscript
Extent of Description 8.6 cubic feet (16 boxes)
Creator Chindahl, George L., 1876-1957
Scope & Content The papers of George L. Chindahl an avid circus fan and collector of memorabilia who played an active role in the Circus Fans Association (CFA). The collection documents the history of American circuses between 1850 and 1957. The papers include a large number of newspaper clippings on a variety of American circuses and their activity. There are a significant number of materials regarding sideshows (1840-1957), Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (1918-1957), and biographical clippings of various circus related individuals (1881-1954). The collection also includes drafts of his book The History of the Circus in America; note cards relating to specific circus titles, circus individuals, and collecting, and a small collection of photographs. The photographs most notably relate to circus parade wagons, and the R.T. Richards Circus.
Location Archives Stacks 17/2/2-5
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Subjects Adams Bros. Circus
Adams Bros. Circus
Adam Forepaugh and Sells Bros. Circus
Al G. Barnes Circus
Al G. Barnes-Sells Floto Circus
Al G. Kelly & Miller Bros. Circus
American Water Circus
Anderson, Bud
Andress, Charles
Arthur Bros. Circus
Astley's Circus
B. B. & H Circus
Bailey Bros. Circus
Bailey, George F.
Bailey, Hachaliah
Bailey, James A.
Bailey, Mollie
Barnum & Bailey Circus
Beatty, Clyde
Beers-Barnes Circus, clippings
Dailey Bros. Circus
Davidson Bros. Circus
Den Stone's Circus
Elephants
Elstun Bros. Circus
Flagg & Aymar's Circus
Forepaugh-Sells
Frank A. Robbins Circus
Fred J. Mack Circus
G. G. Grady's Circus
Gollmar Bros. Circus
H. Buckley & Co. Circus
H. Whitby & Co. Circus
Hagen Bros. Circus
Hall, G. W
Holland, George F.
Holman Bros.
Horne, I. Sherman
Howe, Ephetus
Howe and Cushing's Circus
Howes, Nathan and Seth
Howe's Great London Circus
Hugo Bros. Circus
Hunt Bros. Circus
Hunting's Circus
Irwin Bros. Circus
J. E. Warner's Great Pacific Combination
J. M. French Circus
Jacobs, Terrell
James M. Cole Circus,
James Robinson's Circus
John B. Doris' Circus
John H. O'Brien's Circus
John Robinson's Circus
June, Titus & Angevine Circus
Nathan & Co.'s Circus
North, Levi J
Pawnee Bill
R. T. Richards Circus
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Ringling Bros. Circus
Robinson, James
Sideshows
Skerbeck's Shows
Teets Bros. Circus
Thayer & Noyes Circus
Thayer, Dr. James L.
Tim McCoy Wild West
True & McVeigh Circus
Turner, Aaron
Van Amburgh, Isaac
Van Arnam, John R.
Vanderburg Bros. Circus
W. C. Coup
Wortham World's Greatest Shows
Yankee-Paterson Circus
Yankee-Robinson Circus
Zellmar Bros.
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