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Odell Sneden Hathaway Theater Ledger Collection, 1910-1922

MS 514

Collection Summary

Creator: Hathaway, Odell Sneden
Collection Name:Odell Sneden Hathaway Theater Ledger Collection,
Inclusive Dates: 1910-1922
Physical Description:0.5 linear feet
Abstract:This collection is comprised of seven ledgers from theaters owned by Odell Sneden Hathaway. Each ledger lists daily accounting totals which denote the name of the attraction, weather conditions, gross receipt totals, costs, payments, and accompanying notes.
Collection Number:MS 514
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

Odell Sneden Hathaway was a governor of the International Theatrical Association as well as proprietor of several successful theaters located in the upper New York state and Upper Ohio regions. These theaters exhibited a myriad of entertainment forms to the public, including plays, burlesque shows, vaudeville acts, and motion pictures.

Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of seven ledgers from theaters owned by Odell Sneden Hathaway in the upper New York State Region and upper Ohio region. Each ledger lists daily accounts for acts (including plays, burlesque shows, vaudeville acts, and motion pictures), gross receipts, weather conditions, costs, payments, and notes. Often within the ledgers acts are listed in generic terms, such as “vaudeville”, but in some instances entries will list the headline performer, title of play or motion picture.


This collection is organized into one series.
Series I: Ledgers, 1910-1922



There are no restrictions on this collection.


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Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Hathaway, Odell Sneden

Account books
Burlesque (Theater)
Motion pictures
Theaters -- United States

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Odell Sneden Hathaway Theater Ledger Collection (MS 514). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Container List

Series I: Ledgers, 1910-1922
This series is arranged alphabetically by theater name. Ledgers in folders 5 and 6 contain accounting information for two theaters.
11 Amsterdam Theater; Oswego, NY, 1910-1917
12 Binghamton Theater; Binghamton, NY, 1912-1919
13 Kingston New York Opera House, Kingston, NY, 1916-1919
14 Oneonta Theater; Oneonta, NY, 1912-1918
15 Sandusky Theater; Sandusky, NY, Armory Theater; Binghamton, NY, 1910-1914, 1914-1919
16 Star Theater; Kingston, NY, Auditorium; Kingston, NY, 1915-1916, 1916-1919
16 Stratton Theater; Middletown, NY, Auditorium; Kingston, NY, (cover states Binghamton Stone Opera House) 1919-1922