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Call number CWM Mss 11, CWM Ph 7
Collection Charles W. "Chang" Reynolds, Papers, 1933-1986
Object Name Manuscript
Extent of Description 12 c.f (19 boxes)
Scope & Content Research papers of Charles W. (Chang) Reynolds a public school teacher in Pasadena, California. During his lifetime Reynolds assembled the largest file of elephant biographies in America and wrote extensively on circus history. The majority of materials in the collection are notes and photocopies of materials relating to his research. The papers provide extensive information on a variety of circus titles, personal names, and animals covering the period 1771-1986 and include correspondence with other circus historians. The collection also contains a large number of images (CWM Ph 7) of animals from both circuses and zoos from across the U.S. during the mid to late 20th century, with special emphasis on elephants and photographs from approximately 12 circus shows between 1927 and 1966.

Location Archives Stacks (CWM Mss 11) 17/1/4-6, (CWM Ph 7) 17/1/6-17/2/1
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Subjects A.A. Beckett Hippodrome, 1886
Aaron Turner's Columbian Circus, 1830-50
Adam Forepaugh-Sells Bros. Circus, 1896-1912
Adams Bros. Circus, 1928, 1958
Adams Bros. and Sells Bros. Circus, 1960
Adams and Vail Circus, 1838
Al F. Wheeler's New Model Circus, 1915
Al G. Barnes Circus,
Al G. Barnes-Sells Floto Circus, 1938
Al G. Barnes Wagons, 1912-20
Al G. Kelly and Miller Bros. Circus, 1943,
Allied Arts, 1847, 1890, 1902
America's Racing Association and Hippodrome, 1875
Ames Menagerie and Circus, 1866-1868
Anderson, Bud E., 1924-65 (Various Titles)
Animals-Clippings, 1936, 1939, 1981
Animal Diseases and the Circus, Undated
Animal Postcards other than elephants
Antonio & Wilder Bros. Show, 1862
Arthur Bros. Show, 1943-45
Atayde Bros. Circus, 1968
Atkinson Circus, Atkinson Dog & Pony Shows
Atkinson's Motorized Circus, 1923
Atlas and Argus - Albany, NY, 1826-39
Atterbury Wagon Show, 1915-24
Bacon and Derious Circus, 1838-39
Bailey Bros. Circus, 1946-47
Bakersfield, CA - Local History, 1850-92
Ballard, Bailey and Company, 1855
Bands and Bandmasters, 1841-1964
Barnett Bros. Circus, 1928-31
Barney Bros. Circus, 1926
Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1895-1916
Barnum Museum & Festival, Bridgeport, CT, 1936
Bartholomew's Circus, 1862-68
George Bartholomew
Barton & Bailey, 1915
Batcheller, George H., 1827-82
Bates, Mr., 1773
Beckman-Tinsch Circus, 1921
Beers and Barnes Circus, 1954
Belmont's Circus, 1890
Bernard & Page Circus, 1829
Bernard, Robert - Correspondence, 1959-61
Big John Strong Circus, 1968
Big Otto Animal Show, 1928
Billboard Circus Chronology, 1902-33
Bill McGaw's Motor Circus, 1957
Birchard and Company Circus, 1832
Blandchard, William, 1827
Blight and Mundy Circus, 1867
Bobby Fountain Shows, 1909
Bond Bros. Circus, 1896
Boone, Colonel E. Daniel, 1894
Boyd and Ogle, 1915
Bradbury, Joe - Correspondence, 1962-79
Brenon, John, 1787
Brown and Mills Circus, 1837
Brown, J. Purdy, 1829
Buchanan, Fred, 1923-31 (Various Titles)
Buckley, Harry, 1856-60 (Various Titles)
Buckley, Rockwell, Hopkins and Company, 1838
Buckley, Weeks and Company, 1835
Burch and Reiss Show, 1906
Burling Bros. Circus, 1957
Campa Bros. Circus, 1951
Campbell, Bailey, Hutchinson Circus, 1922
Campbell Bros. Circus, 1895-1922
Campbell Bros. - Lucky Bill Circus, 1924
Capell Bros. Circus, 1953
Carl Hagenbeck Circus, 1906
Carson and Barnes Circus, 1959-84
Castle, Hubert, 1964
Cayetano, Mariotini, 1812
Centennial Circus, Dan Castello, 1876
Charleston Courier, 1830-43
Chiarini, Giuseppe, 1862-68 (Various Titles)
Christy Bros. Circus, 1922-30
Circo Modelo, 1924
Circus Advertisements, 1837-1965
Circus Advertisements Notes, Undated
Circus Collections, 1963-70
Circus Historical Society, 1971
Circus Menageries, 1895-1962
Circus Model Builders Wagon Plans, Undated
Circus Vargas, 1974-75
Clark and Walters, 1965
Clyde Beatty Circus, 1940-58
Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus, 1961-76
Clyde Beatty- Russell Bros. Circus, 1944
Clyde Bros. Circus, 1963
Cody, William F. "Buffalo Bill," 1896-1920
Cole and Walters Circus, 1953-5
Cole Bros. Circus, 1907-12 (Downs)
Cole Bros. Circus, 1934-57
Conklins Great U.S. Circus, 1873
Cook Bros. Circus, 1929 (Atterbury)
Cook and Cole Circus, 1927
Cooke, Thomas, 1837
Coop and Lent Circus, 1916-18
Cooper, Bailey and Company, 1876-80
Cooper Bros. Circus, 1924-26
Coup, William C., 1869, 1880
Cramer's Champion Circus, 1869
Crane and Company, 1849-50
Cristiani Bros. Circus, 1957-59
Cristiani-Wallace Bros. Circus, 1965-66
Cronin's Circus, 1944
Curtis-Gregg Circus, 1934
Cushing, Joseph, 1856-67 (Various Titles)
Dailey Bros. Circus, 1940-48
Dan Castello Circus, 1868-70
Dan Rice Circus, 1855-68
Davenport Circus, 1963
Davidson Bros Circus, 1927
Davies Circus, 1947-49
Day, Charles H., 1906 (on the American Circus)
DeHaven, George W., 1860-75 (Various Titles)
Delavan, William A., 1836 (Various Titles)
DeMott and Ward Circus, 1868
DeWayne Shows, 1964
Diano Bros. Circus, 1953-59 (Tony Diano)
Dill, Sam B., 1930-34
Dixiana, 1964
Dobritch, Al, 1962
Dode Fisk Show, 1906-07
Donovan's Grand American Circus, 1879
Donnetti, Signor, 1857
Doris, John B., 1883 (Various Titles)
Dorsey Circus, 1929
Downie, Andrew, 1863-1938 (Various Titles)
Downs, Martin, 1917 (No J.S. Jones - Various Titles)
Elephant Biographies
Elephant Superintendents, 1924-76
Elephant Survey, 1969 (Reynolds)
Elephants - Zoo, 1967-80
Engesser's Circus, 1927
European Circus, 1868-70
Famous Cole Circus, 1965
Faranta's Circus, 1885
Foulks, Mr., 1771
Flagg and Aymar Circus, 1856
Fogg and Stickney Circus, 1839
Foley's California Circus, 1850
Forepaugh, Adam, 1869-91
Fox and Henshaw, 1865
Franconi's Hippodrome, 1853-54
Frank Adams Southern Show, 1916
Frank A. Robbins Circus, 1890-1915
French, Hobby and Company, 1835
French's Great Oriental Circus, 1865-69
Garden Bros. Circus, 1962
Gardner and Hemmings Circus, 1862-69
Gardner & Kenyon Circus
G.C. Quick and Company, 1849-51
Gentry Bros. Circus, 1889-1931
George W. Rentz and Company, 1890
G.F. Bailey and Company, 1858-69
Gibbons Circus, 1890 (Given's Circus)
Gilbert N. Eldred Circus, 1857
Globe Bros. Circus, 1944
Golden Bros. Circus, 1923-24
Gollmar Bros. Circus, 1891-1924
Goodwin and Wilder Circus, 1862
Graham Bros. Circus, 1964
Great American Circus, 1858
Great Champion Circus, 1869
Great Eastern and Royal European Circus, 1866
Great Eastern Circus, 1872-73
Great Eastern Circus - Prescott and LeBarre, 1895-97
Great International Railroad Shows, 1892
Great Interocean Circus, 1880 (Batchelar & Doris)
Great London Circus, 1878 (Jack Parks)
Great National Circus, 1863 (Mrs. Dan Rice)
Great Pacific Circus, 1872 (J.E. Warner)
Great Railroad Circus, 1859 (Archer, McCorkle etc.)
Great Syndicate Shows, 1894
Great Wallace Shows, 1884-1903
Gregory and Orrin Circus, 1870
Gregory, Crane and Company, 1834
H.A. Bruce Vaudeville Circus, 1927
Hagan-Wallace Circus, 1951
Hagenbeck, Carl - Correspondence, 1902-12
Hagenbeck Wallace Circus,
Hagen Bros. Circus, 1957-60
Haight and Chambers Circus, 1866
Hall Bros. Circus, 1924
Hall, J.J., 1837
Hall, William P., 1905
Ham and Eggs Circus, 1939
Hamid Morton Circus, 1953
Harris Bros. Circus, 1924
Harris Nickel Plate Circus, 1883-1886, 1902
Hawkins, Eldred and Callahan, 1836
Henry Bros. Circus, 1924, 1931
Heritage Bros. Circus, 1926
Holland Classical Circus, 1942
Holland, George, 1886-1892 (Various Titles)
Holland and Madden Circus, 1861
Honest Bill Show, 1913-27
Hopper and Bros. Circus, 1861
Howes and Norton Circus, 1864-68
Driesbach, Risbeck & Robinson)
Howes Great London Circus, 1808-22
Mugivan & Bowers
Howes, Nathan, 1830-46 (Draper on Howes Titles)
Howes, Seth B., 1847-49 (Various Titles)
Hoxie Bros. Circus, 1966-75
Hugo Bros. Circus, 1915
Hunting's New Railroad Circus, 1889-93
Irwin Bros. Circus, 1913
James R. and William Howe's Menagerie, 1832-34
J.B. Green and Company, 1831
J.H. Eschman Circus, 1917
J.H. LaPearl Circus, 1892, 1897
J.T. and J.P. Brown Company, 1835
Bailey & Brown Grand Menagerie
James T. Johnson Circus, 1883
Jess Willard-Buffalo Bill, 1917
Jim Myers Great Show, 1856
Joe Pentland Circus, 1854-62
John Pawling Circus, 1949
John Robinson Circus, 1874-1925
Johnson and Company, 1852
Jensen, Ken, 1964
Jones, Elmer H., 1911, 1915, 1917, 1924
Joseph E.M. Hobby and Company, 1837-38
June, Titus, Angevine and Company, 1839-42
June and Turner Circus, 1837-56
Kay Bros. Circus, 1934-64 (William Kay)
Kay-Burns Circus, 1947
Kennedy's Wild West, 1909
Ketro Bros. Circus, 1924-27
King and Franklin Circus, 1890
King Bros. Floyd & Howard Circus, 1937-75
Cole Bros. 1929-30
King Bros.-Cristiani Circus, 1939-53
King, Floyd, 1920 (Great Sangar Circus)
Kingsley and Thompson Circus, 1871
Knisely Bros. Circus, 1924
LaFayette Circus, 1825
Lailson's Circus, 1797
Lake's Circus, 1868-69
LaMont Bros. Circus, 1909-24
Lee and Ryland Circus, 1865-67
Lee Bros. Circus, 1924-26
Leihy, Lake and Company, 1870
Lemen Bros. Circus, 1890-1905
Lent, Lewis B., 1854-74
Lewis and Clark Circus, 1917 or 1918
Lewis Bros. Circus, 1974 (John Lewis)
Lind Bros. Circus, 1924
Lindeman Bros. Circus, 1924
Lions Bros., 1927
L.G. Butler's Circus, 1853-56
Louella Forepaugh Fish Wild West, 1903
Lucky Bill Show, 1901, 1902, 1905, 1909, 1916
Mabie, F.F. and J., 1841-63 (Howes & Mabie)
Madigan's Circus, 1862
Maginley and Carroll Circus, 1868
Major Brown's Circus, 1857
Manfredi, 1805 (Rope Walker)
Mann's Circus, 1843-44
Martinho Lowanda's Brazilian Circus, 1883
Mayberry Pullman and Hamilton Circus, 1882
McCracken, Jack - Correspondence, 1966-67
McFarland's Circus, 1852
McFlinn and Hall Circus, 1890 (New York Circus)
McMahon, John S., 1888-91
Mehrling and Company, 1853
Melville's Great Australian Circus, 1863
Menageries, 1859-1904, New York Clipper Notes
Menageries (Untitled) & Individual Animals
Mentor Magazine, June 1924
Mestayer, Mr. and Mrs., 1815-16
Mighty Haag Circus, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1931
Miller-Johnson Circus, 1973
Miller, Yale and Company, 1836-38 (Sands)
Millikan Bros. Circus, 1934
Miller Bros. 101 Ranch, 1907-11
Miller Bros. 101 Ranch, 1912-25
Miller Bros. 101 Ranch, 1926-32
Mills Bros. Circus, 1941-65
M.L. Clark & Sons, 1891, 1909, 1924
Monroe Bros. Circus, 1925
Montgomery Queen Circus, 1874-77
Morton, Bob, 1924-27
Moscow Circus, 1967
Mount Pitt Circus, 1827
Nichols, S.H., 1839-43
Nixon, James M., 1862, 1863, 1872
Norris and Rowe Circus, 1890-1903
Norris and Rowe Circus, 1904-09
North, Levi J., 1854-59
Obert Miller's Fairyland Circus, 1962
Obrien, John V., 1836-72 (Various Titles)
Older, P.A., 1852-56 (Various Titles)
Orange Bros. and Moon Bros. Circus, 1926
Orr Bros. Circus, 1918
Orrin Bros. Circus, 1941
Orton Bros. Circus, 1854-1927 (Hiram)
Ostriches, 1905, 1983
Otto Floto Circus, 1903-05 (Great Floto)
Palmer Bros. Circus, 1920-21
Palmer's Great Western Circus, 1866
Palmer, Joseph D., 1832-36
Pan-American Circus, 1962
Pancho Lopa's Circus, 1857-58
Parker and Watts Circus, 1938
Parson's and Roy Circus, 1883
Parsons, Samuel B., 1826
Patterson, James, 1909-24
Pawnee Bill's Wild West, 1888-1913
Peale Museum, 1835-39
Pepin and Breschard Circus, 1807-25 (Victor Pepin)
Pfening, Fred Jr. Correspondence, 1962-83
Polack Bros. Circus, 1924-42
Pollie Bros. Circus, 1924
Pool, Mr., 1785
Posey, Jake Diary, 1926-34
Potter, J.T., 1844 (Victory Arena)
Price and Simpson Circus, 1823-25
Professor Carl's Museum, 1856
P.T. Barnum Shows, 1851-88
Pullman and Mack Circus, 1884
Purdy, Welch, Macomber and Company, 1831-34
Railroad Circus and Crystal Amphitheater, 1853
Raymond, James, 1845-65 (Various Titles)
Reynolds, Richard
Rhinoceros, 1962, 1967-68
Rice Bros. Circus, 1934
Richards, R.T., 1917
Ricketts, John Bill, 1792-99
Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus
Ringling Bros. Circus
Ringling Bros. - Correspondence with Carl Hagenbeck, 1900-02
Rivers and Derious, 1852-58
Rivers, Runnells and Franklin Circus, 1850
Robbins Bros. Circus, 1938
Robbins, Burr, 1875
Robertson and Franklin Circus, 1802
Robinson, Alexander, 1862-72
Robinson and Eldred Circus, 1850-53
Robinson and Howes Circus, 1863-64
Robinson and Westman Circus, 1882
Robinson Bros. Circus, 1929-36
Robinson's Famous Shows, 1913-14
Robinson-Shielder Circus, 1928
Rochester, NY - Local History, 1843-56
Rockwell and Stone Circus, 1846-47 (Rockwell & Co.)
Rodeo Articles, 1903-65
Rodeo Notes, 1928
Rodgers and Harris Circus, 1924
Rogers Bros. Circus, 1951-52
Rosston, Springer and Henderson Circus, 1872
Rowe and Company Pioneer Circus, 1856
Rudy Bros. Circus, 1953-74
Russell Bros. Circus, 1929-43
Ryan and Robinson's Shows, 1882-83
Ryland, George, 1869 (Various Titles)
Sam B. Dill Circus, 1930-33
Samwell's Novelty Shows, 1892
Sands and Chiarini Circus, 1854
Sands and Company Circus, 1849-50
Sands Circus, 1860-62 (Fashay)
Sands, Lent and Company Circus, 1846-48
Sands, Nathans, Quick and Company Circus
Sands, Nathans and Company Circus, 1855-59
Sanger's Great European Circus, 1911-13
San Luis Obispo - Local History, 1876-1962
Satterlee Bell and Company, 1858
S.B. June's Circus, 1837
Schell Bros. Circus, 1929-32
Seeley Menagerie, 1840
Seils-Sterling Circus, 1924-34
Sello and Downs Circus, 1902
Sello Bros. Circus, 1879-92, 1947
Sells and Andress Circus, 1890
Sells and Gray Circus, 1900, 1967-75
Sells and Rentfrow Circus, 1891-92
Sells-Floto Circus,
Sharp, John, 1771
S.H. Barrett, 1884-85
Sherman and Hinman Circus, 1883
Shrine Circuses, 1964
Sig Sautelle's Circus, 1890-1905 (Welsh Bros.)
Silvan Drew Circus, 1927
Silver Family Circus, 1908
Sizer's Circus, 1834
Slaymaker and Nichol's Circus, 1864
Sloat and Shepard Circus, 1857
Smith, H.M., 1856
Snell Bros. Circus, 1928
Spalding and Rogers Circus, 1844-64
Sparks Circus, 1946 (J. Edgar)
Sparks, John H., 1905-31
Stadek's Great American Circus, 1896
Star State Circus, 1852
Stark Bros. Circus, 1927
Stewart, T.L., 1809
Stickney, Samuel P., 1845
Stokes, S.Q., 1850
Stone, Rosston and Company, 1964-68 (Murray)
Stone, William, 1851 (World Circus)
Stowe's Western Circus, 1868
Summer Circus, 1799 (John Walker)
Sun Bros. Circus, 1907-18
Taber, Bob - Notes, 1922-56
Taylor, F.J., 1890
Thayer and Noyes Circus, 1862-67
Thayer, James L., 1870
Thayer, Stuart - Correspondence, 1970's-1980's
Thayer, Stuart - Menageries, 1813
Thompson, Smith and Howe's Circus, 1866
Thornton, Bob - Interview, 9 May 1964
Tim McCoy's Real Wild West, 1938
Tom Mix Shows, 1933-38 (Sam B. Dill)
Tom Packs Circus, 1963
Tournaire and Whitby Circus, 1858
United States Motorized Circus, 1917
Van Amburg and Company, 1836-95 (Isaac)
Van Amburg Circus, 1907 (Mugivan & Bowers)
Vanderburg Bros. Circus, 1927
Wallace and Clark Circus, 1960
Wallace Bros. Circus, 1941
Walter L. Main Circus, 1861
Wambold 7 Co., 1861
Waring, Tufts and Company, 1834-39 (Warings Menagerie & Circus)
Warwick, W.J., 1855
Washburn's Animal Show, 1907
Washburn's Great Indian Amphitheater and Circus
Waterman and Company, 1838
W.B. Reynolds Circus, 1892
Weber Bros. Circus, 1956-57
Welch, Rufus, 1833-56 (Welch & Lent, 1855-56)
Wesley Barmore, 1854
West Bros. Circus, 1951
West, James, 1816-17
W.H. Coulter Circus, 1911
Wheeler, S.O., 1864-68
Whitbeck's Circus, 1853-54
Whitby, Harvey, 1866-68 (Hemmings & Whitby)
Whitney Shows, 1861-1903
Wild West Shows, 1903-33
William Peters Circus, 1924
Wilson Greater Shows, 1926
Wilson, John, 1862-75
Wirth Circus, 1925-26
Woodcock, William - Correspondence
World Bros. Circus, 1923
W.W. Cole Circus, 1871-84
Yankee Patterson Circus, 1945-47
Yankee Robinson Circus, 1855-1920
Young Buffalo Wild West Shows, 1910-12
Zarra Bros. Circus, 1924
Zellmar Bros Circus, 1926-28
Zoological Institute, 1835-37
Circus "Backyard Photos"
Circus Lots
Al G. Kelly & Miller Bros. Circus
Big John Strong Circus, Undated
Carson & Barnes, 1962
Hunt Bros 1927-1965
James Bros 1968-1969
James M. Bailey Bros. and Cristiani 1954-1955
James M. Cole Circus , 1943,1947
Ken Jensen Circus, Garden Grove Aug 5, 1961
Ken Jensen Circus
King Bros, Nov. 2, 1963
Pete Sutton Shows (Carnival) 1960
Polack Bros, 1965-1966
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Rudy Bros. Circus, 1958-1959
Bros. Circus, 1960-1961
Elephants
Bronx Zoo
Dallas Zoo
Fresno Zoo
Jungleland
Opel's Zoo, Kronberg, Germany
Postcards
Los Angeles Zoo
Memphis Zoo
Milwaukee Zoo
Oakland Zoo
Phoenix Zoo
Rochester Zoo
San Diego Zoo
San Francisco Zoo
Santa Barbara Zoo
Washington D.C. Zoo
Woodland Park, Seattle WA.
Zoos General
Jungle land
Motion Picture outtakes, animal
Zoo General 1961, 1964
Griffith Park
Livingston Park Zoo, Jackson Mo, 1962
Los Angeles Zoo, 1975
Los Angeles Zoo, 1975
Los Angeles Zoo 1976, 1977, 1979
Milwaukee Zoo, 1970
National Zoological Park, 1960
Natural History Museum, Chicago
New York Zoological Park
Phoenix AZ, Zoo
Portland, OR, 1962
Salt Lake City Zoo
San Diego Zoo
San Francisco Zoo
Selig Zoo