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George Washington Thatcher Papers, 1903-1986

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Thatcher, George Washington, 1868-1950,
Title
George Washington Thatcher Papers
Dates
1903-1986 (inclusive)
Quantity
14 boxes, (16 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 135
Summary
Records of the Consolidated Theatre Company, Thatcher Music Company, as well as general business papers. Contains a good record of theatre performances and movies. Also a ledger of Luna Thatcher.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

The George Thatcher Corp. owned and started many businesses in Logan. The brothers George Washington and Brigham Guy Thatcher, in partnership with William Spicker operated the Consolidated Theatre Co. (built the Lyric, Capitol, and Main). The Thatcher family owned the Thatcher Banking Co. (rooms were rented in this building) and the Thatcher Music Co. The C.C. Anderson and Bon Marche stores were operated by them also.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection was sorted into the following record groups and repaired when necessary. The loose papers were separated into: Thatcher family and business papers (includes legal documents concerning estates and the C.C. Anderson and Bon Marche stores); and business papers concerning the Consolidated Theatres and the Thatcher Music Co.

All the bills paid were sorted, in consecutive order, from 1950 to 1986, followed by The Unemployment Compensation Fund and Tax forms (1970-1981), along with misc. bills (1938-1971) and deposit books (1944-1971).

The ledgers for the G. Thatcher Corp., the Theatres, and the Thatcher Music Co. are at the end of the collection. Three oversized folders of business paper can be found in the last box, along with two maps. A poster of an attraction at the Capitol Theatre has been mounted on museum board and placed into the broadside collection.

The ledgers from the Lyric and Capitol Theatres are particularly interesting since they are a record of the movies and plays that came through Logan during the 1920s and 1930s. The ledgers of the Thatcher Music Co. show what musical instruments were available in the Logan - Montpelier area. Ledger No. 10 (Thatcher Music Co.) contains interesting business and family history on pages 15-22.

Other papers in the collection are concerned with Thatcher family member and their legal matters.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the George Washington Thatcher Papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: George Washington Thatcher Papers USU_COLL MSS 135, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 135, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Miscellaneous Thatcher Family and Business Papers, 1924-1927Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Prints of Thatcher family members, a note in shorthand, a letter stating B.G. Thatcher's death
Undated
1 2
Legal papers concerning Luna Y. Thatcher's estate
Undated
1 3
Papers concerning Patience Thatcher's death and estate
Undated
1 4
New and used stock certificates
Undated
1 5
Business papers concerned with C.C. Anderson stores
Undated
1 6
Business papers concerned with Bon Marche stores
Undated
1 7
Misc. business papers for the G. Thatcher Corp.
Undated
1 8
Legal papers concerning the Baby Grand
Undated

Business papers concerned with the Consolidated Theatre Co. (Capitol and Lyric); loose ledger sheets for the Thatcher Music Co., UndatedReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
A rough draft of a program for the Capitol and printed fliers
Undated
2 2
Stage seating, inventory and business paper for the Capitol
Undated
2 3
Loose ledger sheets for the Capitol
1924-1927
2 4
Inventory lists for the Lyric
Undated
2 5
Ledgers for the Lyric
1924-1927
2 6
Misc. papers found in Lyric ledgers
Undated
2 7
Correspondence concerning the Theatres
Undated
2 8
Blank stationary for Consolidated Theatre Co.
Undated
2 9
Misc. business papers concerning the Theatres
Undated
2 10
Loose ledger sheets for the Thatcher Music Co., choir journals
Undated

Bills paid by the G. Thatcher Corp., 1950-1985Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1
Bills Paid
1950 January to March
3 2
Bills Paid
1950 September to October
3 3
Bills Paid
1950 November to December
3 4
Bills Paid
1951 January to February
3 5
Bills Paid
1951 March to April
3 6
Bills Paid
1951 May to June
3 7
Bills Paid
1951 July to August
3 8
Bills Paid
1951 September to October
3 9
Bills Paid
1951 November to December
3 10
Bills Paid
1952 January to February
3 11
Bills Paid
1952 March to April
3 12
Bills Paid
1952 May to June
4 1
Bills Paid
1952 July to August
4 2
Bills Paid
1952 September to October
4 3
Bills Paid
1952 November to December
4 4
Bills Paid
1953 January to February
4 5
Bills Paid
1953 March to April
4 6
Bills Paid
1953 May to June
4 7
Bills Paid
1953 July to August
4 8
Bills Paid
1953 September to October
4 9
Bills Paid
1953 November to December
5 1
Bills Paid
1954 January to February
5 2
Bills Paid
1954 March to April
5 3
Bills Paid
1954 May to June
5 4
Bills Paid
1954 July to August
5 5
Bills Paid
1954 September to October
5 6
Bills Paid
1954 December to November
5 7
Bills Paid
1956 January to February
5 8
Bills Paid
1956 March to April
5 9
Bills Paid
1956 May to June
5 10
Bills Paid
1956 July to August
5 11
Bills Paid
1956 September to October
5 12
Bills Paid
1956 November to December
6 1
Bills Paid
1957
6 2
Bills Paid
1958 January to February
6 3
Bills Paid
1958 March to April
6 4
Bills Paid
1958 May to June
6 5
Bills Paid
1958 July to August
6 6
Bills Paid
1958 September to October
6 7
Bills Paid
1958 November to December
6 8
Bills Paid
1965 January to February
6 9
Bills Paid
1965 March to April
6 10
Bills Paid
1965 May to June
6 11
Bills Paid
1965 July to August
6 12
Bills Paid
1965 September to October
6 13
Bills Paid
1965 November to December
7 1
Bills Paid
1966 January to February
7 2
Bills Paid
1966 March to April
7 3
Bills Paid
1966 May to June
7 4
Bills Paid
1966 July to August
7 5
Bills Paid
1966 September to October
7 6
Bills Paid
1966 November to December
7 7
Bills Paid
1984 January to February
7 8
Bills Paid
1984 March to April
7 9
Bills Paid
1984 May to June
7 10
Bills Paid
1984 July to August
7 11
Bills Paid
1984 September to October
7 12
Bills Paid
1984 November to December
8 1
Bills Paid
1985 January to February
8 2
Bills Paid
1985 March to April
8 3
Bills Paid
1985 May to June
8 4
Bills Paid
1985 July to August
8 5
Bills Paid
1985 September to October
8 6
Bills Paid
1985 November to December

Unemployment Comp./Fund Taxes, 1971-1978Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 7
Unemployment Comp./Fund Taxes
1970
8 8
Unemployment Comp./Fund Taxes
1971
8 9
Unemployment Comp./Fund Taxes
1972
8 10
Unemployment Comp./Fund Taxes
1973
8 11
Unemployment Comp./Fund Taxes
1974
8 12
Unemployment Comp./Fund Taxes
1975
8 13
Unemployment Comp./Fund Taxes
1976
8 14
Unemployment Comp./Fund Taxes
1977
8 15
Unemployment Comp./Fund Taxes
1978

Bills paid/Taxes, 1939-1986Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
9 1
Unemployment Comp. Fund/Taxes
1939-1942
9 2
Unemployment Comp. Fund/Taxes
1979
9 3
Unemployment Comp. Fund/Taxes
1981
9 4
Electric bills paid
1986
9 5
Misc. bills paid
1938, 1948-1949, 1959, 1967, 1971
9 6
Misc. bills paid
Undated
9 7
Four deposit books
1944-1945, 1956, 1962, 1966-1971

General Ledger, 1903-1987Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
10
General Ledger
1950-1986
Ledgers 1-4 and 6-8 (oversize)
1911-1950
Box ledger
11 1
Thatcher Music Co.
1911
ledgerr
11 2
G. Thatcher Corp.
1925-1938
ledger
11 3
Luna Y. Thatcher's Ledger
1903 January 1 to 1904 July 9
11 4
G. Thatcher Corp.
1919-1939
11 5
Ledger for the Luna Y. Thatcher's Estate
1923-1938
11 7
G. Thatcher Corp.
1939 January to 1944 December
11 8
G. Thatcher Corp.
1945 January to 1950 January
Ledgers 5, 9-16 and 19
1900-1987
Box ledger
12 5
G. Thatcher Group
1937-1943
12 9
For rent
(loose papers are in folder with it)
1950 October to 1953 September
12 10
Thatcher Music Co.
(has interesting family notes written in it)
1900-1938
12 11
Bank register
1955 October to 1959 April
12 12
Bank register
1963 January to 1966 November
12 13
Receipt book
1982 November to 1983 October
12 14
Receipt book
1983 October to 1984 November
12 15
Receipt book
1984 November to 1985 October
12 16
Receipt book
1986 September to 1987 August
12 19
G. Thatcher Corp.
1952 August to 1955 October
Folder
12 1
Loose papers pulled from ledger #19
Undated
ledger
13 18
(business and performances for the Capitol and Lyric theatres p. 1-488; oversize)
1925-1930
14 18
Remainder of #18
p. 439-681; oversize. Also includes two maps)
1930-1931
Folder
14 1
Income returns for G. Thatcher
1909-1915
14 2
Rent deposits, lists of tenants
1971-1976
14 3
Partnership tax returns
1918-1939

Addendum, 1935-1941Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Check Registers from George Washington Thatcher, Jr. and Brigham Young Thatcher
Box Folder
15 1
Check Register
1939-1941
15 2
Check Register
1935-1941
15 3
Check Registers, Lyric Theatre
1935-1937