Scope and arrangement
The collection dates from 1941 to 1949 and holds programs, press releases, and newspaper clippings relating to Ward Beam's World Champion Daredevils and the Jimmie Lynch Death Dodgers. Press releases for the World Champion Daredevils contain detailed descriptions of the stunts that were part of the show. Programs for both the World Champion Daredevils and the Death Dodgers describe the history of each show and the stunts and stuntmen involved. The clippings review events from both shows in Texas, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.