Audio Recording Michael Fulton interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-08-12.

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Title
Michael Fulton interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, 2011-08-12.
Summary
Mike Fulton, born in 1957, entered the circus industry at a young age and discussed how that came about. After high school graduation, the family moved to Hugo, Oklahoma. He held various jobs within the circus from driving the spool truck and the water truck to managing concessions to working with the elephants. He shared memories of working for D.R. Miller and working with his mother, Barbara. Mike retired from the circus in 1988 and talked about life after the circus.
Contributor Names
Fulton, Michael S., 1957- interviewee.
Finchum, Tanya, interviewer.
Nykolaiszyn, Juliana, interviewer.
Occupational Folklife Project, sponsor.
Created / Published
2011-08-12
Subject Headings
-  Fulton, Michael S.,--1957---Interviews
-  Accidents
-  Age and employment
-  Amusements
-  Blue collar workers
-  Children of working parents
-  Children
-  Circus performers--Oklahoma--Interviews
-  Circus workers--Social life and customs
-  Circus workers--Oklahoma--Interviews
-  Circus--Folklore
-  Circus--Oklahoma
-  Clothing and dress
-  Courtesy in the workplace
-  Education
-  Employees--Training of
-  Families
-  Family-owned business enterprises
-  Jargon (Terminology)
-  Job stress
-  Labor contract
-  Mentoring
-  Music
-  Non-formal education
-  Post-retirement employment
-  Retirement
-  Rites and ceremonies
-  Supervisors
-  Wages
-  Work and family
-  Work environment
-  Working mothers
-  Hugo (Okla.)--event place
Genre
Digital photographs--Color--2010-2020
Interviews (Sound recordings)
Interviews
Oral histories
Notes
-  Recorded at the Hugo Public Library, Hugo, Oklahoma, August 12, 2011.
-  The "Big Top" Show Goes On : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/003: 00289) 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.
-  In English.
Medium
1 sound file (WAV) (1:55:00) : digital, sound.
18 photographs : digital, TIFF, color.
2 manuscripts : PDF, text files.
Source Collection
The "Big Top" Show Goes On : Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 AFC 2012/003: 00289
Repository
Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, DC USA 20540-4610 http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.afc/folklife.home
Digital Id
http://0-hdl.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/loc.afc/afc2012003.afc2012003_00289_sr01
afc2012003.afc2012003_00289_ph
afc2012003.afc2012003_00289_ms01
afc2012003.afc2012003_00289_ms02
Library of Congress Control Number
2017655387
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Mike Fulton, born in 1957, entered the circus industry at a young age and discussed how that came about. After high school graduation, the family moved to Hugo, Oklahoma. He held various jobs within the circus from driving the spool truck and the water truck to managing concessions to working with the elephants. He shared memories of working for D.R. Miller and working with his mother, Barbara. Mike retired from the circus in 1988 and talked about life after the circus.
LCCN Permalink
https://0-lccn.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/2017655387
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Credit line

Cultural Traditions of Ironworkers in America's Upper Midwest: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2011/062), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Western Folklife Center Occupational Folklore Project: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2011/064), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

The "Big Top" Show Goes On: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/003), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Working the Port of Houston: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/006), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Stable Views: Voices and Stories from the Thoroughbred Racetrack: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/034), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Hairdresser and Beauty Shop Culture in America: Archie Green Fellows Project, 2011-2012 (AFC 2012/035), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

 

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Chicago citation style:

Fulton, Michael S., Interviewee, Tanya Finchum, Juliana Nykolaiszyn, and Sponsor Occupational Folklife Project. Michael Fulton interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, -08-12. -08-12, 2011. Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/2017655387/.

APA citation style:

Fulton, M. S., Finchum, T., Nykolaiszyn, J. & Occupational Folklife Project, S. (2011) Michael Fulton interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, -08-12. -08-12. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/2017655387/.

MLA citation style:

Fulton, Michael S., Interviewee, et al. Michael Fulton interview conducted by Tanya Ducker Finchum and Juliana M. Nykolaiszyn, -08-12. -08-12, 2011. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2017655387/>.