Roy Altenbach Circus Collection
Scope and Contents
Collection contains clippings, brochures, programs, photographs, membership certificates, scrapbooks and tickets documenting various circuses: Sells-Floto, Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey, Sterling & Reid Bros., Royal American, Shrine, Gollmar Bros.; and the Circus Parade, Circus Train, and Circus World Museum.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.
Biographical / Historical
Roy Altenbach was born in Sheboygan, Wis. on February 5, 1919. He is an avid circus enthusiast and belongs to the Circus Historial Society.
1 oversize boxes
2 oversize folders
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Roy Altenbach, 2010.
Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.
- Altenbach, Roy E., 1919- -- Archives.
- Circus -- United States. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Clippings (information artifacts) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Entertainment events -- United States. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Ephemera (general object genre) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Gollmar Brothers Circus -- Archival resources.
- Photographs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Programs (documents) Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Ringling Brothers -- Archival resources.
- Scrapbooks Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Sells-Floto Circus -- Archival resources.
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