Subseries - Circus Video Collection

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Circus Video Collection

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ca. 150 VHS Videocassettes

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Sub-series consists of ca. 150 videocassettes including amateur and commercially produced footage, circus-themed movies, and copies of television programs.

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Each videocassette is sequentially numbered and this original order has been retained. Approximately 20 un-numbered videos have been placed at the end. The collection was apparently weeded by the donor’s family as unrelated, commercial movies and television programs were removed prior to the donation of the material. Chapman’s original card index to the collection (which provides performance-level detail for many videos) has been retained in O/S Box 3.

Many of these videos were available through Chapman’s mail-order business, Circus Time Video (see Box 2), but note that the catalogue numbering is not completely consistent with the actual videos themselves.

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