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Scrapbooks of Loring Campbell, 1924-1960(bulk 1924-1945)

MS 233

Collection Summary

Creator: Campbell, Loring, 1905-1979
Collection Name:Scrapbooks of Loring Campbell, 1916-1979
Physical Description:3.5 linear feet
Abstract:The Scrapbooks of Loring Campbell is comprised of 14 scrapbooks which contain newspaper clippings, brochures, programs, posters, correspondence, and memorabilia recounting Loring Campbellā€™s career as a performer.
Collection Number:MS 233
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733

Biographical Note

Loring Campbell was an American magician, ventriloquist, and humorist on the Chautauqua and lyceum circuits. He began his career in 1920 in a minstrel show as "Cambello the Clown Magician" and also performed a Chinese act before finding vaudeville success with his trademark suave stage persona as "The Great Alexander" and later, simply Loring Campbell. He performed in an estimated 1,500 shows before retiring in 1955.

Scope and Content Note

Fourteen scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, brochures, programs, posters, correspondence, and memorabilia from 1924-1960. The material regards Loring Campbell's public appearances in the southern and mid-western United States.


This collection is organized into 2 series
Series I: Biographical
Series II: Scrapbooks



There are no restrictions on this collection.


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Related Material

American Vaudeville Museum collection, MS 421.

Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Campbell, Loring, 1905--Archives.

Entertainers--United States.
Ventriloquists--United States.

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Scrapbooks of Loring Campbell, (MS 233). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Container List

11 Loring Campbell. , No date
12 Other performers. , No date
11 Scrapbook 1926-1944.
12 Scrapbook 1930-1959.
23 Scrapbook 1924-1958.
24 Scrapbook 1926-1959.
35 Scrapbook 1928-1939.
36 Scrapbook 1925-1937.
47 Scrapbook 1934-1935.
48 Scrapbook 1935-1938.
49 Scrapbook 1941-1942.
510 Scrapbook 1935-1943.
511 Scrapbook 1931-1938.
612 Scrapbook 1935-1943.
613 Scrapbook 1939-1940.
714 Scrapbook 1928-1943.