Fox, C P 1977-07-20

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C. P. Fox discusses the development of the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin, and also the history of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: C. P. Fox

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Date: July 20, 1977

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Hometown, Pictorial histories of circus published, Director of Circus World Museum, Baraboo, Wisconsin (1960), First Circus Historian for Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus (1972), Circus' first Lubbock, Texas, visit (1930), Complexities of working under canvas, Canvas given up (1956), Rail travel efficient, Maintenance of circus during both World Wars through proclamations

Tape 1, Side 2: Good family entertainment, Democratic form of entertainment, Circus World Museum collection, Baraboo, Wisconsin, Hometown of Ringling Brothers, Florida as winter home, Museum, John Ringling's Florida estate

Range Dates: 1930-1972

Bulk Dates: 1930-1972

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