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Odell Sneden Hathaway Theater Ledger Collection

Amsterdam Theater Ledger, Oswego, NY, 1910

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.