Now on Display: Life in the Circus

McFarlin Library Special Collections is proud to announce our first physical exhibit since March 2020 titled “Life in the Circus”. Graduate students from the Museum Science and Management program designed and implemented the exhibit this past semester.

The exhibit focuses on the inner workings of circus life by spotlighting performers, animal acts, guest experience, famous showmen, and the circus in Oklahoma specifically. It features newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera found in our multiple circus collections here at Special Collections.

The exhibit will be showcased in Special collections until March 2022. We are located in McFarlin Library on the fifth floor, open Monday through Friday 8-4:30pm. Be sure to check out the work of our graduate students and learn all about circus life in the 20th century!

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