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Richard W. Flint
Somers Historical Society (Somers, NY 10589)

History and Oral Traditions of the American Circus

To preserve on tape and in writing the recollections of veteran circus people, and to examine and document primary source material, both in private and institutional collections, in order to write a scholarly study of American circus life and history. This effort is significant both in terms of the study of a particular sociological entity within our larger society, and in terms of artistic life and endeavor as part of the historical study of American popular culture.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Younger Scholars, 2/76 - 2/85

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$6,242 (approved)
$6,242 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1973 – 4/30/1974