This collection centers on recordings that Jimmy Waynick, a circus and band music enthusiast, gathered that are related to Merle Evans, a bandmaster and cornetist best known for his work with the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus Band. The collection contains six cassette tapes of speeches and concerts by or about Merle Evans.
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The Jimmy Waynick collection of Merle Evans recordings contains six cassette tapes of speeches and concerts by or about Merle Evans.
This collection is organized into a single series.
The items contained in this collection were once part of Jimmy Waynick's large collection of circus memorabilia. They were donated by his daughter, Betty Waynick, in June 2018.