Illinois State University: Milner receives $268,000 grant to save circus history

I usually don’t report on announcements from several months ago (in this case January) but this is so unusual I feel compelled. Thanks to Cyndi for the heads-up. From Illinois State University: Milner receives $268,000 grant to save circus history. “Milner Library’s Special Collections and its partners will receive $268,000 from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to digitize more than 300 circus route books, dating from 1842-1969. Only 400 circus route books are known to exist. Similar to yearbooks, route books contain information about people, positions, events, and the show’s season. “