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Engerer Family Papers, c.1920-1964, 2008

Captain Ernest Engerer immigrated to the United States from Germany circa 1914, where he settled on Long Island and worked as an animal trainer and animal act performer for fifty years, running a kennel and dog training academy as well as a small circus that traveled both regionally and abroad.

The collection includes family and business photographs; performance flyers, programs, posters, advertisements; business papers; news clippings; and an oral history.