Bruce "Charlie" Johnson Circus Collections Endowment Fund

The Bruce "Charlie" Johnson Circus Special Collections Endowment fund was established in 2016 by Bruce A. Johnson. Bruce started performing as Charlie the Juggling Clown in 1974. He began his circus career in 1976 when he joined Circus Kirk, the first touring professional youth circus. He is internationally recognized as an entertainer, author, artist, and instructor. He has written and illustrated numerous magazine articles for a variety of art publications. His books include Comedy Techniques for Entertainers and the Creativity for Entertainers trilogy. He was a core staff member of "Clown Camp" for over 20 years. He has taught and performed in North America, Europe, and Asia and is internationally known as a clown historian. Funds from this endowment will help underwrite the cost of maintenance and acquisition of circus and circus related artifacts in Special Collections at Milner Library.

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