Robert Rawls interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-07-02
Robert Bob Rawls, born in 1949, shared his childhood memories of being with the circus, performing a rolling globe act with his father, a trampoline act with his brother, and learning tight wire walking from his mother. He talked about his interest in drawing and how he came to draw circus posters and paint circus trucks. Bob discussed moving into the management end of business and then life after the circus.
Recorded at Robert Rawls' home, Mead, Oklahoma, July 2, 2011.
The "Big Top" Show Goes On : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/003: 00269) Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
To honor the memory of Archie Green (1917-2009), a fellowship program was established at the American Folklife Center in 2010. Archie Green Fellowships support new research in the contemporary culture and traditions of American workers.