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Saint Marys College

The William W. Dunkle Theatre and Circus Collection consists of scrapbooks created by local and national newspaper columnist, William W. Dinkle (1873-1940) and presents the most complete history of the theatre in South Bend, Indiana and the surrounding areas during the time period of 1890 to 1940.  Interwoven in the theatrical collection featuring interviews and photographs of prominent stars of the era are programs, articles and photographs that pertain to circuses. 

This collection was created in part by funding from a grant from the Indiana State Library made possible by the Library Services and Technology Act and administered by the Institute for Museum and Library Services

 
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