The major portion of the collection focuses on Leora Thatcher, an accomplished Broadway and Play Actress and Radio personality from the 1920's through the 1960's. Found in her papers is a long run of correspondence between Leora and her parents while Leora lived in New York City.
The collection includes material from Moses Thatcher, Jr., his wife Sarah "Caddie" Hopkins Thatcher, and their six children; Lettie, Leora, Helen, Martha, Ida, and Moses III. A smattering of material dealing with other Thatcher family members including Moses Thatcher, Sr., Celestia "Lettie" Ann Farr Thatcher, George Washington Thatcher, and others is also included.
The collection has a major strength in correspondence between Moses Thatcher, Jr., and his wife Sarah while Moses was on a mission for the L.D.S. Church in Great Britain in 1891-92. The other major portion of the collection focuses on Leora Thatcher, an accomplished Broadway and Play Actress and Radio personality from the 1920's through the 1960's. Found in her papers is a long run of correspondence between Leora and her parents while Leora lived in New York City. Correspondence with Robert Young, The Moroni Olsen Players Repertory Company, and others, is also included. Photographs, I.D. cards from the Screen Actors Guild, Theatre Wing War Service as well as programs, clippings and a handwritten autobiography round out the Leora Thatcher holdings.
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Thatcher family papers, 1868-1982. (COLL MSS 93). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.
|1||1||Incoming and outgoing correspondence- Moses Thatcher, Sr||1898|
|1||2||Moses Thatcher, Sr. horoscope|
|1||3||Moses Thatcher, Sr. Temple Work|
|1||4||Correspondence- Moses Thatcher Sr. to George W. Thatcher||1886 November 12|
|1||5||Moses Thatcher, Sr. Memorial. A printed pamphlet concerning the L.D.S. political "Manifesto"|
|1||6||Bank resolution in honor of Moses Thatcher, Sr. (copy)|
|1||7||Incoming correspondence to Lettie (Celestia) Ann Farr Thatcher
Photocopy of original letter and typescript transcription of same.
|1904 April 26|
|1||8||Incoming correspondence to Moses Thatcher, Jr.||1891|
|1||9||Incoming correspondence to Moses Thatcher, Jr.||1892 February-May|
|1||10||Incoming correspondence to Moses Thatcher, Jr.||1892 June-October|
|1||11||Incoming correspondence to Moses Thatcher, Jr.
Photocopy of original letter and typescript transcription of same.
|1||12||Incoming correspondence to Moses Thatcher, Jr.||1923, 1925|
|1||13||Incoming correspondence to Mrs. Sarah "Caddie" Thatcher||1887|
|1||14||Incoming correspondence to Mrs. Sarah "Caddie" Thatcher||1888|
|1||15||Incoming correspondence to Mrs. Sarah "Caddie" Thatcher||1889 July-September|
|1||16||Incoming correspondence to Mrs. Sarah "Caddie" Thatcher||1889 October-December|
|1||17||Incoming correspondence to Mrs. Sarah "Caddie" Thatcher||1890|
|1||18||Incoming correspondence to Mrs. Sarah "Caddie" Thatcher||1891 March-April|
|1||19||Incoming correspondence to Mrs. Sarah "Caddie" Thatcher||1891 May|
|1||20||Incoming correspondence to Mrs. Sarah "Caddie" Thatcher||1891 July-December|
|1||21||Incoming correspondence to Mrs. Sarah "Caddie" Thatcher||1892 April|
|1||22||Incoming correspondence to Mrs. Sarah "Caddie" Thatcher||1892 June-August|
|1||23||Incoming correspondence to Mrs. Sarah "Caddie" Thatcher||1892 September|
|1||24||Incoming correspondence to Mrs. Sarah "Caddie" Thatcher||1892 October-November|
|1||25||Incoming correspondence to Mrs. Sarah "Caddie" Thatcher||1927, 1947, and Undated (before 6-1953)|
|1||26||Sarah "Caddie" Thatcher miscellaneous material|
|1||27||Incoming correspondence to Mr. and Mrs. Moses Thatcher, Jr. family:||1892, 1942, 1944|
|1||28||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1927|
|1||29||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1931|
|1||30||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1932|
|1||31||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1934|
|1||32||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1935|
|1||33||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1936|
|1||34||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1938|
|1||35||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1939|
|1||36||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1940 March-April|
|1||37||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1940 May-November|
|1||38||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1941 January-May|
|1||39||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1941 June-December|
|1||40||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1942 January-April|
|1||41||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1942 May-July|
|1||42||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1942 September-December|
|1||44||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1946-1947|
|1||45||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1948 January-March|
|1||46||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1948 May-December|
|1||47||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1949|
|1||48||Incoming Correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1950-1953|
|2||1||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1959-1968|
|2||2||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher||1971-1982|
|2||3||Incoming correspondence to Leora Thatcher, miscellaneous||Undated|
|2||4||Outgoing correspondence from Leora Thatcher||Undated|
|2||5||Leora Thatcher- Memorabilia|
|2||6||Leora Thatcher- Music and script|
|2||7||Leora Thatcher- Partial biography tribute written by niece, Nancy Gray|
|2||8||Leora Thatcher- miscellaneous material|
|2||9||Correspondence from Moroni Olsen and the Moroni Olsen Players Repertory Company|
|2||10||Incoming correspondence to Lettie Thatcher Ryan|
|2||11||Tribute to Hettie Thatcher Ryan from the Clio Club|
|2||12||Helen Camille Thatcher Woodruff wedding announcement|
|2||13||D.U.P. Papers||before 1953|
|2||14||Thatcher Brothers Bank history|
|2||15||Thatcher Opera House history|
|2||16||Thatcher family businesses- historical information|
|2||17||David Roberts- family letter||1947 April 23|
|3||1||Leora Thatcher Autobiography, handwritten|
|3||2||Leora Thatcher Autobiography, typescript with handwritten notes, comments, and additions|
|3||BOOK 1: Leora Thatcher yearbook||1938|
|3||BOOK 2: The Actors' Fund of America booklet||1968-1969|
|3||BOOK 3: Funeral memorial in honor of Martha Eunice Thatcher||1932 October 9|
|3||BOOK 4: Funeral book and register of Martha Eunice Thatcher||1932 October 9|
|4||BOOK 5: Letter register of Moses Thatcher, Jr. Used by him while on an L.D.S. Mission in the British Isles|
|4||BOOK 6: Notebook belonging to Sarah "Caddie" Thatcher. Contains notes taken concerning the Y.L.M.I.A of which she was president||Circa 1925-1927|
|4||BOOK 7: Autograph book belonging to Mrs. Sarah "Caddie" Thatcher. Entries are dated||1882|
|4||BOOK 8: Marriage certificate and booklet commemorating the union of Lettie Ann Thatcher and George Hall Ryan dated||1947 June|
|4||BOOK 9: The Thatcher sisters bank book in account with the Thatcher Brothers' Banking Company. Dated||1903-1914|
|4||BOOK 10: Journal and register of "Places I have been". Written by Leora Thatcher while on tour with the Moroni Olsen Players Repertory Company||Undated|
|4||BOOK 11: Funeral memorial and register for Moses Thatcher, Jr. Dated||1944 June|
|4||BOOK 12: Thatcher Family household expenses ledger||1953-1961|
|4||BOOK 13: L.D.S. Family and Individual Record. Very little has been filled in this book|
removed to P0036
|6||Envelopes originally containing correspondence of Thatcher family members. Dates range from the||early 1890s to the 1970s|
|7||1||Leora Thatcher newspaper clippings|
|7||2||Leora Thatchers' collection of information about Witches and covens
Includes a typescript report on witchcraft and several newspaper clippings.
|7||3||Thatcher family documents, certificates, genealogy sources, and a Patriarchal blessing
These are photocopies.
|7||4||Ida Louise Thatcher Reese application for membership in the National Huguenot Society|
|7||6||Oversize photograph of Katherine Helen Woodruff, a daughter of Helen Thatcher Woodruff and Charles W. Woodruff|
|7||7||Oversize photograph of Lettie Thatcher Ryan, a daughter of Moses Thatcher, Jr., and Sarah "Caddie" Hopkins Thatcher
2 Identical photos in frames.
|7||8||Leora Thatcher autobiography- handwritten|
|7||9||Vaudeville poster- a spoof|
|7||10||Correspondence- Hezekiah Thatcher to G.W. Thatcher||1868 March 2|
|7||11||Leora Thatcher's certificate of appreciation from the Utah Agricultural College for her help in the influenza epidemic in the Students' Army Training Corps in||1918|
|7||12||Leora Thatcher Diploma of High School graduation||1922 October 27|
|8||ITEM 1: Pair of beaded plastic picture frames
Originally held baby pictures of Leora Thatcher.
|circa late 1890s|
|8||ITEM 2: Advertising picture for the Thatcher Coal Company, made of glass|
|8||ITEM 3: Single page from a separate photograph album
Contains 3 photos. Leora Thatcher's handwritten description of the pictures is also included.
|9||Two shingle brand labels. Two original 1890s cut shingles
During the summer of 1987, Jeff and Carol White, owners of the original Moses Thatcher Jr home at 95 South 100 West in Logan, re-shingled the structure. When they tore the shingles off they discovered a few of the original 1890s cut shingles and two papers that identified the "brand name" and origin of the shingles. Since it was felt that these items were important in telling something about urn of the century housing construction in Logan, Utah, they were donated to the archive to be placed with the Moses Thatcher Jr. papers.