Officers & Trustees
CHS history Bandwagon, magazine.
Complete index, 1940 to current year.
Order back issues.
Many early articles online! News & Views, the CHS Newsletter, information and index. Post questions or information on circuses, performers, staff, etc. here!
Help answer questions here. Convention news!
Read about past conventions. Visit 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. Circus and circus-related books, magazines, newspapers, other.
Indexes to White Tops (CFA), Circus Fanfare (Windjammers).
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.
Circus Historical Society
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The Circus Historical Society Welcomes Your Support!More information below.
Help keep CHS a strong society and a leading resource for information and research on the history of the circus.
Help our efforts to record the rich cultural and social history of the circus and promotes awareness, appreciation and serious study of the circus. We serve as a resource for members, researchers, and others through our publication Bandwagon, conventions, this website and other activities, and are an advocate for the preservation and restoration of this historic heritage – all accomplished by dedicated volunteers.
You can help! The Circus Historical Society relies on the financial support of its friends and members. Whether it is a donation of $10, $25 or $50 or more, your contribution is greatly appreciated to help further the preservation of circus history.
Since 1939 the Circus Historical Society has served as a source for the collective memory of the circus. The mission of the Society is to help understand the complex and diverse past behind the world of the circus that we know today and make this information available to the public. You can help this valuable work by making a donation. Your donation provides support for all of the activities of the Circus Historical Society in its efforts to preserve and share the diverse history of the circus.
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