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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
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1427
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