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CIRCUS COLLECTION

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An overview of direct links to the Circus Collection and to historical information about circuses and artists.

 

Circuses

Names of Circuses and related companies found through historical research by Herman Linssen, including references and direct links to the online theatre catalogue.

For information about the origin of the Linssen collection, see ‘ORIGIN page.

Circuses 1945-2010

Circuses 1883-1944

Circuses before 1883

Circus posters

When you click on the various overviews, you will be taken directly to the online theatre catalogue containing a list of the posters, with images.

For information about the origin of the Best and Linssen collections, see the ‘ORIGIN page.

Collection Theater Instituut Nederland

Collection Best : Friedländer affiches

Collection Best : other

 

Collection Linssen:   

Austria (also Austria-Hungary)

Australia

Belgium

Canada

China

Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic

Denmark

England

Finland

France

Hungary

Ireland

Germany (incl. West-Germany)

East-Germany

Italy

Mexico

Monaco

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Russia

South Africa

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

USA

Artist posters

Lager/passepartout posters

Posters of designers in all circuscollections  

Posters designed by A. Magne 

Posters designed by G. Soury

Circus photographs

When you click on the various overviews, you will be taken directly to the online theatre catalogue.

For information about the origin of the Baudert collections, see the ‘ORIGIN’ page.

Collection Baudert

Collection Best

 

                             

Circus graphics

When you click on the various overviews, you will be taken directly to the online theatre catalogue:

For information about the origin of the Best collections, see the ‘ORIGIN’ page.

Collection Theater Instituut Nederland

Collection Best

 

Circus performers/Circus families

The Linssen collection contains information about circus performers, circus families and circus personalities about whom he found data.

For information about the origin of the Linssen collection, see ‘ORIGIN’ page.

Before 1945

From 1945

This information is digitized and can be requested by mail: theatercollectie@uva.nl

-Contracted Circus performers 1945-1966 A-Z. This information is digitized and can be requested by mail: theatercollectie@uva.nl

Circus cities/countries

The Linssen collection contains information about cities and countries about which Herman Linssen found circus information.

For information about the origin of the Linssen collection, see ‘ORIGIN’ page.

Before 1945 A-Z

From 1945 A-Z

This information is digitized and can be requested by mail:  theatercollectie@uva.nl

Below are several other overviews that may be relevant for researchers:

-In the Netherlands found circuses 1883-1944  – see:  Handgeschreven lijst door Herman Linssen

-In Utrecht found circuses from 1834 – see: Getypte lijst door Ben van Herwerden

-In Limburg found circuses 1906-2016 – see: Getypte lijst Frans Wolff

-In Dordrecht found circuses 1901-2019 – see: Getypte en geschreven lijst door Peter van de Koppel

-Overviews of found circuses per country:

1883 – 1887

1892 – 1902

1904 – 1918

1919 – 1944

1945 – 1970

1971 – 2010 (part I)

1971 – 2010 (part II)

Circus books

For information about the origin of the Hartmans collections, see the ‘ORIGIN’ page.

Collection Hartmans

-Theatercollectie van het Allard Pierson: Click on “Search for Circus in the Theatercollectie” at the top of this page and choose “Bibliotheekcatalogus”.

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