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Acts

Series contains materials documenting the acts, predominantly high wire performers, hired by the Bill Lynch Shows and related materials. Written material includes lists of possible performers and their salaries from the Al Martin Agency. Related m...

Administration

Series contains various administrative documents used to run the Bill Lynch Shows. Materials include letterhead, Greater Exposition Shows contract forms (blank), railway passes, commercial scripts, blueprints, and photographs.

Correspondence

Series contains correspondence in the form of both business letters and personal letters, as well as notes from conversations had regarding the Show by donor Barry Edwards after Bill Lynch’s death.

Financial records

Series contains documents related to the Bill Lynch Shows’ finances and the monetary purchases. Materials include daily reports from shows, daily cash statement forms (blank), invoices, receipts and receipt books, and cash books.

Media

This series contains, photographs, film reels, video tapes, film reels, cassette tapes, paintings, and other miscellaneous textual records regarding sheep between 1940-2002. This series is dividing into 3 sub-series, Photographs, Film/Video, and S...

Photographs

Series contains photographs from the Bill Lynch Shows, including of acts, rides, patrons, and staff. They are in the form of black and white photographs, a metal plate, and cardboard imprints.

Realia

This series contains 25 artifacts relating to sheep and wool, made between 1926-1998. These include which exhibition trophies, wool samples, ranch maps, tools and machine for wool gathering, equipment used for sheep care, etc.

Rides

Series contains materials documenting the rides used by the Bill Lynch Shows and related materials. Written material includes expenses, maintenance issues, and assembly instructions. Related materials include blueprints for the rides.