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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Brunk Family:

An Inventory of Photographs, 1920-1976, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Brunk, Henry L.
Title: Brunk Family Photograph Collection,
Dates: 1920-1976
Abstract: The Brunk Family Photograph Collection, dated from 1920-1976, was donated by Henry L. Brunk.
Collection # SWCPC 268
Quantity: 38 b/w copy prints, 1 photo print, and 40 negatives
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Henry Brunk's tent shows toured the states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas from the early 1910s to the early 1960s. He was manager of the traveling road shows for many years. At one time they had seven tent shows running but after World War II, tent shows declined in popularity. They brought cheap entertainment to the rural areas of the southwest.

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs of groups of people involved in tent show productions, tents used for tent show performances, performing artists, audiences watching performances, and family portraits.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Ackley, Doug
Ackley, Novelle
Bailey, Lucille
Baker, Bernice
Boothe, C. William
Brown, Fred
Brunk, Charlie
Brunk, Henry L.
Brunk, Mercedes
Brunk family
Davis, Denny
Edwards, Jill
Fox, Roy E.
Harriman, Lila
Honig, Betty
Howell, Ray
Nelson, E. G.
Olson, Cliff
Piatt, Eileen
Wagaman, Dick
Places
Bunkelman (Neb.)
Canon City (Colo.)
Glenwood Springs (Colo.)
Ordway (Colo.)
Sapulpa (Okla.)
Subjects
Entertainers--Photographs
Tent shows--Photographs
Tents--Photographs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Brunk Family Photograph Collection, 1920-1976, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Acquisition

Gift, 1978

Processed by

A. Ramirez

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