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Dawn V. Rogala Circus Photographs and Papers

Photographer:
Rogala, Dawn V.  Search this
Names:
Big Apple Circus  Search this
Carson & Barnes Circus  Search this
Circus Vargas  Search this
Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus  Search this
Culpepper and Merriweather Circus  Search this
Franzen Bros. Circus  Search this
Kelly Miller Circus  Search this
Roberts Bros. Circus  Search this
Sterling and Reid Bros. Circus  Search this
Vidbel's Olde Tyme Circus  Search this
Walker Bros. Circus  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet (12 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Interviews
Negatives
Notes
Photographs
Programs
Schedules
Slides (photographs)
Date:
1990-2015
bulk 1992-1999
Scope and Contents:
The collection, compiled and photographed by Dawn Rogala, documents daily life in traveling, tented circuses in America, including: Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers, Circus Vargas, Sterling & Reid Brothers, Culpepper and Merriweather, Carson and Barnes, Vidbel's Olde Tyme Circus, Big Apple Circus, Carson and Barnes Circus, Culpepper and Merriweather Circus, Franzen Brothers Circus, Roberts Brothers Circus, Sterling and Reid Brothers Circus, and Walker Brothers Circus. The collection consists primarily of photographic materials such as slides, prints and negatives. It also includes Rogala's project files containing schedules, programs, notes, correspondence, pictures of Rogala on the road, etc., and transcribed interviews that Rogala conducted.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into seven series.

Series 1: Black-and-White Negatives, and Color Transparencies, 1992-1995

Series 2: Xerographic Prints, 1992-1998

Series 3: Low Resolution Xerographic Prints, 1992-1998

Series 4: Interview Transcripts, 1995, 1998

Series 5: Early Organization of the Book, 2005

Series 6: Miscellaneous Ephemera, 1990-2015

Series 7: Miscellaneous Materials, 1993-1996

Series 8: Oversize, 1992-1993
Biographical / Historical:
A paintings conservator and photographer, Rogala traveled with every tented, full time, traveling American circus which traveled at least eight months of every year, during the years 1992-1998. She photographed not only the performances, but the behind-the-scenes activities of setting up and breaking down, and activities such as animal care (especially elephants), costuming, make-up, and day-to-day life on the road.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Dawn V. Rogala, 2017.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark. Photographer retains copyright until death.
Topic:
Acrobats  Search this
Circus  Search this
Circuses (performances)  Search this
Clowns  Search this
Elephants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1990-2000
Interviews -- 1990-2000
Negatives -- 1990-2000
Notes -- 1990-2000
Photographs -- 1990-2000
Photographs -- Color photoprints -- 1990-2000
Programs -- 1990-2000
Schedules -- 1990-2000
Slides (photographs) -- 1990-2000
Citation:
Dawn V. Rogala Circus Photographs and Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1427
See more items in:
Dawn V. Rogala Circus Photographs and Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1427
Online Media:

The Clyde Beatty Cole Brothers Circus

Artist:
Lamont "Old Ironsides" Pry, born Mauch Chunk, PA 1921-died Weatherly, PA 1987  Search this
Medium:
oil, watercolor and pencil on paperboard
Dimensions:
sheet: 23 x 33 5/8 in. (58.5 x 85.4 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Folk Art
Date:
ca. 1970-1974
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Animal\bear  Search this
Performing arts\circus\animal tamer  Search this
Animal\elephant  Search this
Architecture\vehicle\motorcycle  Search this
Object\written matter  Search this
Architecture Interior\commercial\recreation  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak
Object number:
1981.136.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7ef3ba0cb-9ef5-4b56-b14a-c051257c29e1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1981.136.6

Cole Brothers Circus, (painting)

Painter:
Beal, Reynolds 1867-1951  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and pastel
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1936
Topic:
Landscape  Search this
Performing Arts--Circus  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F871505
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_472932

Cole Brothers Circus, Gloucester, (painting)

Painter:
Beal, Reynolds 1867-1951  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1936
Topic:
Landscape--Massachusetts--Gloucester  Search this
Performing Arts--Circus  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F871506
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_472933

Cole Brothers Circus, (painting)

Painter:
Beal, Reynolds 1867-1951  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Type:
Paintings
Date:
1929
Topic:
Performing Arts--Circus  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8F871186
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_472544

Tent Show Fieldwork: Jim Windland,Pitchamn for the Clyde- Beatty Cole Brothers Circus [sound recording]

Creator:
Celebration of the American Tent Show 1981  Search this
Field worker:
Zeitlin, Steven J  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound-tape reel : analog ; 7 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Virginia
United States
Manassas (Va.)
Topic:
Tent shows  Search this
Circus  Search this
Local number:
FP-1981-7RR-0039
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_327487

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