Circuses, Sideshows, and Carnival Culture

Posted by Moira Marsh, Librarian for Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Folklore, Sociology, and Telecommunications
Circuses poster

Curious about the hidden secrets of the Big Top and how circus culture has transformed over time? Interested in the stories of famous performers and how they “made it” in a world of freaks, oddities, and extraordinary talent? Stop by the Folklore Collection on the 7th floor of Herman B Wells Library and discover a wealth of information on the subject.

Our helpful poster references a number of fascinating works available within the Folklore Collection itself and our WorldCat list will lead you to even more titles. Enjoy!