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Ernest Hunter Wright Collection, 1892-1968, bulk 1924-1968

Series IV: Cragsmoor Community Properties, 1950-1954

A large part of the collection is contained within Series IV, a group of papers related to the Cragsmoor Community properties. This series is made up of correspondence and organization files, with some legal papers interspersed among the letters. The general correspondence file contains letters regarding the general fundraising and upkeep up the theater from a variety of local artists and friends. Wright wrote extensively to raise money, both to buy and maintain the theater, and organized all of the tenants of the theater and adjoining restaurants. Many of the letters contain financial pledges to the community, or responses to his requests. Because of the financial difficulties of maintaining the theater, Wright also wrote to the creditors of the theater. This series also contains insurance policies, leases, and other business papers in relation to the letters. Wright also kept meeting minutes, leases, and legal papers related to the community ownership of the theater.

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Box 3 Folder 18 to 22 General, 1950-1954, (5 Folders)

Box 3 Folder 23 Performers, 1950

Box 3 Folder 24 Foley, Paul, 1951-1952

Box 4 Folder 1 By-laws and Incorporation Documents, 1950

Box 4 Folder 2 The Terwilliger Insurance Agency, 1950-1954

Box 4 Folder 3 Financial Transactions and Correspondence, 1949-1954

Box 4 Folder 4 Minutes of the Board of Trustees, 1950-1954

Box 4 Folder 5 Leases and Correspondence, 1950-1952

Box 4 Folder 6 List of Plays, 1952