The collection contains correspondence, photographs, and posters, mainly for minstrel shows in Iowa and Illinois in the 1880s
and 1890s. Included are items for the Barlow, Wilson, Primrose & West's Minstrels, Duprez & Benedicts Gigantic Minstrels,
the Lady Minstrels, and the Wapello 'Indians' Big Minstrels.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.