Milner Library, with support from the Alice and Fannie Fell Trust, will host the second annual Shakespearience from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, July 22.
For the first time in the history of the organization, the Circus Fans Association of America (CFA) will come to Normal.
Through the efforts of the Milner Library’s Digital Collections department and in cooperation with Veridian, The Vidette Digital Archives are now available online.
A dedicated circus fan has donated more than 250,000 items to Illinois State University’s Circus and Allied Arts Collection at Milner Library.
Illinois State University’s Milner Library will host Shakespearience at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 16, on the sixth floor of Milner Library. The program will give viewers a rare glimpse into the world of legendary poet and playwright, William Shakespeare.
The private papers of Henry Ringling North, who helped run the “Greatest Show on Earth” for years, now have a home at Milner Library.
The largest grant in the history of Milner Library at Illinois State University will ensure a wealth of circus history will be preserved.
A tiny light bulb, a gold lion head ring, and a circus diorama are just a few of the interesting artifacts on display in the new exhibit in Milner Library’s Special Collections.
For Bruce “Charlie” Johnson, clowning is serious business. “The art of clowning tends to be underrepresented in academic research and circus archives,” said Johnson, a clown historian who is a member of the Circus Fan Associations and Circus Historical Society. “While clowns are frequently the most popular part of the circus with the general audience,
Recently, Fred Wollrab donated his entire collection of Wizard of Oz to Milner Library’s Special Collections to add to the historical children’s literature collection.