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Fox Theater (Indianapolis, IN)
L478
1954 – 1975
5 mss boxes

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Brent Abercrombie, August 2011

                          

Organizational History:

The Fox Theater opened in December 1937. Located at 240 North Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN, the building originally opened November 22, 1909 as the Colonial Theater. The Colonial later changed its name to the Empress Theater before being renamed Fox Theater. The theater initially presented Vaudeville entertainment, then motion picture, and later became a burlesque house. The theater closed in December 1975.

Source:
Harlan, Rita W. and Bill Elliott. The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994. pp. 1333. Print.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains financial paperwork, receipts, check stubs, and box office reports from Fox Theater. Also included are receipts, business cards, fliers for an upcoming show, and one photograph.

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1.  1955 – 1974

Folder

 

1.

Statement of Receipts and Disbursements, 1956

2.

Statement of Receipts and Disbursements, 1957

3.

Statement of Receipts and Disbursements, 1958

4.

Statement of Receipts and Disbursements, 1959

5.

Statement of Receipts and Disbursements, 1967

6.

Statement of Receipts and Disbursements, 1968 and 1974

7.

Engraving Orders, 1958

8.

Engraving Orders, 1959

9.

Check Stubs #154 – 399, Oct. 1954 – Jan. 1955

10.

Check Stubs #400 – 801, Jan. 1955 – May 1955

11.

Check Stubs #802 – 1101, May 1955 – Oct. 1955

Box 2.  Oct. 1955 – Mar. 1958

Folder

 

1.

Check Stubs #1102 – 1299, Oct. 1955 – Dec. 1955

2.

Check Stubs #1300 – 1500, Dec. 1955 – Feb. 1956

3.

Check Stubs #1501 – 1749, Feb. 1956 – Apr. 1956

4.

Check Stubs #1750 – 2001, Apr. 1956 – Sept. 1956

5.

Check Stubs #2002 – 2199, Sept. 1956 – Nov. 1956

6.

Check Stubs #2200 – 2496, Nov. 1956 – Jan. 1957

7.

Check Stubs #2500 – 2799, Jan. 1957 – Apr. 1957

8.

Check Stubs #2800 – 2999, Apr. 1957 – July 1957

9.

Check Stubs #3000 – 3200, July 1957 – Oct. 1957

10.

Check Stubs #3201 – 3500, Oct. 1957 – Jan. 1958

11.

Check Stubs #3501 – 3800, Jan. 1958 – Mar. 1958

Box 3.  1954 – 1975 

Folder

 

1.

Check Stubs #3801 – 4000, Mar. 1958 – May 1958

2.

Check Stubs #4001 – 4201, May 1958 – Sept. 1958

3.

Check Stubs #4202 – 4399, Sept. 1958 – Nov. 1958

4.

Check Stubs #4400 – 4600, Nov. 1958 – Jan. 1959

5.

Check Stubs #4601 – 4801, Jan. 1959 – Mar. 1959

6.

Check Stubs #4802 – 5004, Mar. 1959 – Apr. 1959

7.

Check Stubs #5005 – 5139, May 1959 – Jun. 1959

8.

Check Stubs #11961 – 12769, May 1954 – Oct. 1972 (gaps in sequence)

9.

Returned W-2 Forms, 1954 – 1955

10.

Returned W-2 Forms, 1956

11.

“Bills Paid by Cash and Check” Envelopes, 1973

12.

“Bills Paid by Cash and Check” Envelopes, 1974

Box 4.  1954 – 1975

Folder

 

1.

“Bills Paid by Cash and Check” Envelopes, 1975

2.

Bank Deposit Slips, Aug. 1958 – Dec. 1958

3.

Bank Deposit Slips, Jan. 1959 – June 1959

4.

Box Office Statements, Sept. 1954 – Nov. 1954

5.

Box Office Statements, Dec. 1954 – Feb. 1955

6.

Box Office Statements, Mar. 1955 – May 1955

7.

Box Office Statements, Sept. 1955 – Nov. 1955

8.

Box Office Statements, Dec. 1955 – Jan. 1956, Aug. 1956 – Sept. 1956

9.

Box Office Statements, Oct. 1956 – Dec. 1956

10.

Box Office Statements, Jan. 1957 – Mar. 1957

Box 5.  1957 – 1975

Folder

 

1.

Box Office Statements, Apr. 1957 – Sept. 1957

2.

Box Office Statements, Oct. 1957 – Dec. 1957

3.

Box Office Statements, Jan. 1958 – Mar. 1958

4.

Box Office Statements, Apr. 1958 – Sept. 1958

5.

Box Office Statements, Oct. 1958 – Dec. 1958

6.

Box Office Statements, Jan. 1959 – Mar. 1959

7.

Box Office Statements, Apr. 1959 – June 1959

8.

Box Office Statements, 1973

9.

Box Office Statements, Jan. 1974 – June 1974 and Nov. 1975

10.

AGVA Welfare Booking Reports, Oct. 1957 – May 1958

11.

Assorted Items

Collection Information

Size of Collection:

5 mss boxes, 55 folders

Collection Dates:

1954 – 1975

Provenance:

Fox Theater, Aug. 20, 1979

Access :

The collection is open for research use

Restrictions:

None

Reproduction Rights:

Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.

Language:

Materials are entirely in English

Alternate Formats:

None

Related Holdings:

L520 Indianapolis Theaters (Circle Theater, Indiana Ball Room, and English Theater)

Notes: