|a_s1618_04_tape07||Wesley Brown interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education Project||Sound||Field recordings|
Wesley Brown interview for the Duval County Folk Arts in Education Project
- One audio cassette. A thirty-year veteran of Florida circuses, Brown, by the time of the interview, spent his time repairing circus wagons. He discusses working for Eastern Airlines; move to Jacksonville in 1932; his early interest in circuses; types of circuses he watched as young man; types of clowns; acrobatic, and animal acts; first work with circuses in 1950s; employment with the Hoxie Brothers Circus and a 'wild west show'; various circus jobs and duties; treatment of circus animals; circuses in Florida; life of a circus worker; travel with circuses; performers; hierarchy of workers; family acts; performer training; and future of circuses. NOTE: According to the depositor's agreement, the material in the interview specifically cannot be used for newspaper articles.