Officers & Trustees
CHS history Bandwagon,
Index, 1940 to current.
Order back issues.
Many early articles online! News & Views, the CHS Newsletter, information and index. Join Now!
Application Post questions or information on circuses, performers, staff, etc. here!
Help answer questions here. Convention news!
Read about past conventions. Our Circus History Library!
Information on circuses, staff, performers, acts, equipment.
Online books, route books, couriers.
Over 150 articles online.
Publications: New York Clipper excerpts, Billboard, Circus Scrap Book, Back Yard, Circus Report. And more! Books available from CHS. Circus and circus-related books, magazines, newspapers, other.
Indexes to White Tops (CFA), Circus Fanfare (Windjammers), Circus Report.
Index to magazine articles, 1912-1972 Major collections in the USA.
State-by-state listing. Photos of shows, acts, wagons, animals. Interviews with and about circuses and circus showmen. Links to websites with early history, circuses, biograpies, museums and organizations.
. . . and enjoy Bandwagon
our newsletter, News & Views
The mission of the Circus Historical Society is to preserve, promote and share though education, the history and cultural significance of the circus and allied arts, past and present.
Current News, Announcements
Submit news! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Charlie Smith interview, Ringling trainmaster, from 1968 to 1981. Added April 14
Eddie Steeples interview, gypsy bear trainer. Added April 14 (scroll down)
Kelly Miller Circus, traditional one-ring circus, captured at two stops along the 1999 and 2000 tours. Added April 14 (scroll down)
Circo Hermanos Vazquez 2015 edition of the eastern unit of Circo Hermanos Vazquez and interview with Ramon Vazquez. Added April 14 (scroll down)
Dailey Bros. Circus Pete Cristiani provides an insight to grift on Ben Davenport's Dailey Bros. Circus, in 1950.. Added April 14 (scroll down)
Cole & Lockwood, songster and information 1894. Added April 03
Ward Hall interview, Art of the sideshow pitch. Added April 03
Casselman's Show, photos and information ca 1907-1910. Added March
R. C. Carlisle, "Wichita Jack", photo and information 1900. Can you help verify that this R. C. Carlisle was the proprietor of his Wild West and was he with Barnum and Bailey in 1900? Added March
Daisy Leroy, Photo and information of performer Daisy Leroy, John Andrews's wife. Added March
Sig. Sautelle's, colorful postcard with a rebus puzzle on the back. Added March
Sells Bros., colorful postcard featuring Performing Colorado Cattle. Added March
Search the CHS website
FreeFind search tips, also try searching via Google (the advanced search allow you to search only the CHS website. Enter your search word(s) and enter www.circushistory.org in the "Search within a site or domain" box.
Copyright © 2017