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Interviewer

Huse, Andrew (Andy); University of South Florida--Libraries--Oral History Program; University of South Florida. Library

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2008-11-07

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

Sisters Joanne Wilson and Trudy Strong discuss their lives and experiences as circus performers in the latter half of the twentieth century. The interview opens with a discussion of their parents and grandparents in the circus, and continues with their performances as children, their experiences with aerial work, and training and working with circus animals. They also discuss social and physical aspects of working in a circus, and close the interview with talking about some of the projects they are currently involved in.

Keywords

Circus performers, Interviews, Florida Aerialists, Animal trainers, Carnivals, United States

Description

1 sound file (87 min.) : digital, MP3 file + ;

Subject: topical

Circus performers; Aerialists; Animal trainers; Carnivals

Subject: geographic

Florida; United States; Gibsonton (Fla.)

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral histories; Online audio

Format

audio/mp3

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Identifier

S59-00003

Disciplines

History | Oral History | Other History

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