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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Circus workers"
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Circus worker Joe McKennon

Circus worker Joe McKennon

Date
1982-09-15
Description
Eleven color slides. McKennon died in 2001. Images are of McKennon in his Sarasota home with marionette puppets.
Collection
Images of various circuses

Images of various circuses

Date
1920
Description
Three proof sheets with 98 black and white images. Copies of old images of various circuses across the country.
Collection
Interview with circus performer Bill Rodgers

Interview with circus performer Bill Rodgers

Date
1982-01-06
Description
Two reel to reels. Rodgers discusses his life in the circus. Topics include clowns; training for the circus; traveling; ring masters; and training birds. Copied onto audiocassettes C83-27 & C83-28. Material used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copies of the programs can be found  on C85-14.
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Interview with circus performer Erik Adams

Interview with circus performer Erik Adams

Date
1982-01-06
Description
One reel to reel. Adams was an animal trainer and circus performer. In the interview, he discusses training dogs and chimpanzees; the differences between carnivals and circuses; types of circus performers; and life in the traveling circus. Copied onto audiocassette C83-26. Material used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copies of the programs can be found in S 1576, box 16, tapes C85-14.
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Interview with circus worker Doc Art Miller

Interview with circus worker Doc Art Miller

Date
1981-11-13
Description
T81-120: Miller discusses different types of handbills, fliers, and posters and talks about the techniques required to post them. He also discusses performing his shows during the World War Two era and relates how communists and others gave him trouble; tells a story about Rough and Ready, a town in New York, and other stories; describes other acts and describes a card trick and a "pitch;" and talks about devising the tricks, overcoming stage fright, and government sanctions against gambling. T81-121: Miller discusses raising a tent; code words identifying an authentic show person; paying employees with tobacco and food during the Depression; playing a pirated silent film version of Uncle Tom's Cabin; being hassled for putting up his show posters; and playing money games like the shell game and "Innocents Trap." T81-122: Miller discusses finding sponsors and tent space for circuses and carnivals; tells stories about jobs he's held; talks about writing for the "Band Wagon;" and talks about living statue acts and "spectacle" acts circuses used to open their shows. T81-123: Miller discusses waterproofing circus tents; an accident in which a circus tent caught fire and caused the deaths of several, including a young girl; and the menagerie tent. Copied onto cassettes C81-91, C81-92, C81-93 & C81-94. Some material from the interview was used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copies of the radio programs can be found in S 1576, box 16, tapes C85-14.
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Interview with circus worker Doc Art Miller

Interview with circus worker Doc Art Miller

Date
1981-10-16
Description
Copied onto reel-to-reels T81-115, T81-116, and T81-117. Some material from the interview was used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copies of the radio programs can be found in S 1576, box 16, tapes C85-14.
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Interview with circus worker Ward Hall

Interview with circus worker Ward Hall

Date
1982-01-07
Description
One reel to reel. (Also copied on C95-46, as well as C83-16) Ward, a carnival pitchman, and circus worker, discusses his career. Topics include pitching; carnivals; circuses; selling techniques; and performing in circuses. The material was featured in two episodes for the public radio program, Florida Home, on traveling entertainment. Copies of the programs can be found on C85-14.
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Interview with Joe McKennon

Interview with Joe McKennon

Date
1982-01-05
Description
Seven reel to reels. McKennon, a life-long circus worker, discusses his career. Topics include leaving Texas for the circus as teen; types of shows; circus traveling and transportation; tents used; differences between carnivals and circuses; history of John Ringling; the types of circuses in the 1920s and 1930s; South Florida circuses; jobs he held; medicine shows; and competition between circuses. Copied onto audiocassettes C83-17, C83-18, C83-19, C83-20, C8.-21, C83-22, and C83-23. Material used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copies of the programs can be found in S 1576, box 16, tapes C85-14.
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Jaya and Nila Radhakrishnan; Sarasota Sailor Circus at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Crossroads Stage - Festival History)

Jaya and Nila Radhakrishnan; Sarasota Sailor Circus at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Crossroads Stage - Festival History)

Date
1992-05-24
Description
One audio cassette recording. Jaya and Nila Radhakrishnan give a demonstration of East Indian dance along with an explanation of the music, story (Jaya), and steps (Nila); they perform a composition of Nila's father, C.V. Radhakrishnan, called "Amida Budgeon." Bill Lee and Beth Gill (of the Sarasota Sailor Circus) discuss the circus; Lee focuses on circus traditions and history while Gill discusses the school and work required and relationships with friends and family. Because this was the 40th festival, the Crossroads area was partly devoted to performers who contributed to the festival's past and development.
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Sarasota Sailor Circus; Curly Dekle and Barbara Beauchamp at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Crossroads Stage - Festival History)

Sarasota Sailor Circus; Curly Dekle and Barbara Beauchamp at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Crossroads Stage - Festival History)

Date
1992-05-24
Description
One audio cassette recording. C92-15: Index indicates that recording device stopped and batteries were replaced resulting in the loss of some of the Dekle/Beauchamp discussion - an outline can be found on the index sheet for C92-15. C92-16: Curly Dekle continues discussion of Florida Folk Festival; Beth Higgs and Jeanie Fitchen ask questions. Bill Lee and Beth Gill (of the Sarasota Sailor Circus) continue discussing the circus. Beth Higgs facilitates discussion by Curly Dekle and Barbara Beauchamp on the history of the Florida Folk Festival. Because this was the 40th festival, the Crossroads area was partly devoted to performers who contributed to the festival's past and development.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Circus worker Joe McKennonCircus worker Joe McKennonStill ImageDwellings
Marionettes
Puppets
Fieldwork
Elderly, the
Circus workers
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Images of various circusesImages of various circusesStill ImageClowns
Animal trainers
Circus
Circus wagons
Animal training
Animals
Elephants
Tents
Occupational groups
Entertainment
Circus performers
Circus workers
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a_s1576_t82-036Interview with circus performer Bill RodgersSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Animal training
Birds
Performing arts
Clowns
Circus
Carnivals
Entertainers
Animal trainers
Circus performers
Circus workers
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a_s1576_t82-035Interview with circus performer Erik AdamsSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Animal training
Apes
Performing arts
Chimpanzees
Circus
Carnivals
Dogs
Traveling theater
Dog trainers
Entertainers
Animal trainers
Circus performers
Circus workers
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a_s1576_t81-120Interview with circus worker Doc Art MillerSoundField recordings
Medicine shows
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Carnivals
Carnival pitching
Circus performers
Circus workers
Performing arts
Family history
Traveling shows
Oral histories
Circus
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a_s1576_07_c81-086Interview with circus worker Doc Art MillerSoundField recordings
Medicine shows
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Carnivals
Carnival pitching
Circus performers
Circus workers
Performing arts
Family history
Traveling shows
Oral histories
Circus
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a_s1576_t82-025Interview with circus worker Ward HallSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Circus
Performing arts
Carnivals
Selling
Carnival pitching
Occupational folklore
Circus performers
Circus workers
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a_s1576_t82-026Interview with Joe McKennonSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Circus
Performing arts
Carnivals
Selling
Carnival pitching
Occupational folklore
Circus performers
Circus workers
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a_s1576_29_c92-014Jaya and Nila Radhakrishnan; Sarasota Sailor Circus at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Crossroads Stage - Festival History) SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Indian dance
Oral histories
Indian Americans
Indian arts
Circus workers
Circus performers
Dancers
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a_s1576_29_c92-015Sarasota Sailor Circus; Curly Dekle and Barbara Beauchamp at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Crossroads Stage - Festival History) SoundWhip maker
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Whipcracking
Oral histories
Florida history
Local history
Rodeo performers
Circus workers
Circus performers
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