Sterling Recreation Organization records, 1928-1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Sterling Recreation Organization
Sterling Recreation Organization records
1928-1971 (inclusive)
1951-1971 (bulk)
36 cubic feet (33 boxes plus 2 oversize items)
Collection Number
3208 (Accession No. 3208-001)
General correspondence and financial records of a large theatre chain in Washington
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

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Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Sterling Recreation Organization was the largest theatre chain in Washington with theatres in other Western states as well. The firm includes other recreational enterprises such as radio stations and bowling alleys. John Danz was president of the firm.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

General correspondence, financial records.

Includes small samples of early financial records to serve as a benchmark of operations at various time periods during the first decades of the firm.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright of members of the firm (Danz's and employees) transferred to the Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Motion picture theaters--Washington (State)
  • Motion picture theaters--Washington (State)--Management
  • Corporate Names :
  • Sterling Recreation Organization--Archives
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Appleman, Matt--Archives (creator)
    • Danz, Fredric (creator)
    • Danz, John, d. 1961 (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Downtown Seattle Development Association (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Eastside Community Mental Health Center (creator)
    • Human Science International (creator)
    • King County (Wash.). Mental Health and Mental Retardation Planning Committee (creator)
    • King County (Wash.). Mental Health and Retardation Committee (creator)
    • Theatre Owners of America (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)