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Dalibarda repens L.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
P. L. Ricker  Search this
Place:
Westbrook., Maine, United States, North America
Collection Date:
14 Aug 1900
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Rosaceae Rosoideae
Published Name:
Dalibarda repens L.
Barcode:
03737081
USNM Number:
414154
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35af92c9b-06f2-4b37-8bb5-2ddcd141a005
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15358551

Rosa carolina L.

Collector:
P. L. Ricker  Search this
Place:
Westbrook, Maine, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Aug 1893
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Rosaceae Rosoideae
Published Name:
Rosa carolina L.
Barcode:
04697763
USNM Number:
414349
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ac30cdeb-f6c5-4baa-8a31-15a820202255
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16846819

Westbrook Theatre Corporation Records

Creator:
Westbrook Theatre Corporation  Search this
Westbrook Theatre  Search this
Other:
Robinson, Verna Kimball, 1904-1988  Search this
Robinson, Colby W., 1900-1950  Search this
Colby Theatre -- 20th century  Search this
Hawkes, Philip, 1897-1962 -- 20th century  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet (1.5 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Fryeburg, Maine
Westbrook, Maine
Bingham, Maine
Date:
1934-1950, undated
bulk 1939-1942
Summary:
This collection contains the business records of the Westbrook Theatre Corporation of Westbrook, Maine. Records include the Colby, Rialto, and Knights of Pythias motion picture theatres in Bingham, Fryeburg, and elsewhere. The collection includes financial records, business correspondence, and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
Series 1, Westbrook Theatre Corporation Records, 1934-1950, undated. This series contains ledgers, business-related correspondence and documents, monthly accounts detailing attendance, cost, revenue, and program for the three theatres managed by Westbrook; equipment advertising and specifications, licenses, receipts, documents related to various film exchanges and motion picture production companies (including Paramount, RKO, and Universal), union contracts, check books, a weekly report card book (a book of standardized forms for motion picture projectors produced by the International Photographers of the Motion Picture Industry, a branch of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)), and black and white photographs of the Colby Theatre in Bingham, Maine.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series.
Biographical / Historical:
The Westbrook Theatre Corporation was formed July 30, 1934 in Westbrook, Maine. The president was Colby W. Robinson and Philip W. Hawkes was treasurer. There were 161 shares of stock divided among Robinson (eighty shares), Hawkes (eighty shares), and Marion Hawkes (one share). At its inception the corporation's stock was valued at ten dollars a share. The corporation ran the Colby Theatre in Bingham, the Rialto Theatre, and later rented the Knights of Pythias Hall in Fryeburg, Maine.

The Corporation was independent, not allied with or owned by one motion picture studio. Film rentals were handled through exchanges, and motion pictures produced by Paramount, RKO, and Universal (to name three producers) regularly appeared on its programs. Programs included such first run films as Citizen Kane, Young Man With a Horn, and The Howards of Virginia, motion pictures with well-known stars produced by the major studios. B pictures made up a considerable portion of the fare as well as motion picture serials such as the Blondie comedies, and Westerns. The meticulous recording of daily programs, attendance, and receipts as well as supporting documents provides an accurate basis for research into the daily life of an independently run motion picture theatre.

The papers indicate that day to day management and running of the theatres was the job of Robinson and his wife Verna. Later Verna's sister, Lucy, seems to have joined the business. With Robinson's death in 1950 it is unknown if the Corporation continued or was dissolved. Philip and Marion Hawkes rarely show up in the documents. The Hawkeses eventually moved to Southern California so perhaps that explains their absence from the records.

Colby W. Robinson was born in Bingham, Maine on November 16, 1900, the son of Walter E. Robinson and Nellie M. Preble. Robinson's father was a merchant. On October 21, 1925 Robinson married Verna L. Kimball, the daughter of Leon L. and Ruth Clifford Kimball. Verna's father was a farmer in Albany, Maine and Verna was born on February 28, 1904 in Albany. By the 1940 United States census, they were living in Portland, Maine along with Verna's younger sister Lucy. Robinson listed his occupation as theatre manager; Verna was listed as bookeeper, and Lucy was a theatre cashier. Robinson died in 1950, and it is unclear if the business continued past his death as the records in this collection cease in 1950. Verna died November 28, 1988. Both of them are buried in the village cemetery at Bingham, Maine. They had no children.

Phillip Hawkes, treasurer, was born in Westbrook, Maine on July 17, 1897 to E. Leroy and Maude Laura Hawkes. Leroy Hawkes was a laundryman. He married Marion A. Harlow on April 5, 1924. By the 1930 census, Hawkes is listed as a superintendent in a laundry. Hawkes died on September 21, 1962 and Marion died November 17, 1986. Both are buried at Forest Lawn Cypress Cemetery in Orange County, California.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, by Archives Center employee Craig A. Orr in 2013.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Motion pictures -- History  Search this
Motion picture industry  Search this
Knights of Pythias  Search this
Theater -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Citation:
Westbrook Theatre Corporation Records, 1934-1950, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Westbrook Theatre Corporation Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1296
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8046ac9aa-661f-4765-942f-d6c8db7cf91d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1296

Leersia oryzoides (L.) Sw.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
P. L. Ricker  Search this
Place:
Westbrook., Maine, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Sep 1900
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Oryzoideae
Published Name:
Leersia oryzoides (L.) Sw.
Barcode:
04167773
USNM Number:
414209
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/38639efec-74be-409d-9917-46eabdc88b01
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16797356

Leersia oryzoides (L.) Sw.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
P. L. Ricker  Search this
Place:
Westbrook., Maine, United States, North America
Collection Date:
17 Sep 1902
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Oryzoideae
Published Name:
Leersia oryzoides (L.) Sw.
Barcode:
04167783
USNM Number:
979522
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/32a9a94f9-dab5-4e24-b20e-b6932a95bdae
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16801933

Ramalina americana Hale

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
P. L. Ricker  Search this
Place:
Westbrook., Maine, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Feb 1895
Taxonomy:
Fungi Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Ramalinaceae
Published Name:
Ramalina americana Hale
Ramalina americana Hale
Barcode:
03431192
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Botany
Bryophytes and Lichens
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/390707352-73a0-4620-b74b-e98b3d8820c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_14600692

Buellia stillingiana J. Steiner

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
P. L. Ricker  Search this
Place:
Westbrook., Maine, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Jan 1895
Taxonomy:
Fungi Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Caliciales Caliciaceae
Published Name:
Buellia stillingiana J. Steiner
Barcode:
04401837
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Botany
Bryophytes and Lichens
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33b0713ff-78b5-4a62-a65b-a367e1b4e9df
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16660008

Lecanora caesiorubella Ach.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
P. L. Ricker  Search this
Place:
Westbrook, Maine, United States, North America
Collection Date:
26 Jun 1897
Taxonomy:
Fungi Ascomycota Lecanoromycetes Lecanorales Lecanoraceae
Published Name:
Lecanora caesiorubella Ach.
Barcode:
02489468
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Botany
Bryophytes and Lichens
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d625da6c-3cc8-464b-be77-aa8437ae8199
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13345917

Curators' Annual Reports

Extent:
49 cu. ft. (98 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1881-1964
Descriptive Entry:
The administration of the United States National Museum required curators to submit regular reports on the activities of the departments, divisions, and sections. Prior to about 1900 these reports were often made monthly and semiannually as well as annually. The reports were traditionally submitted to the Director of the National Museum to be used in preparing the published Annual Report of the United States National Museum. The individual reports, however, were not reproduced in their entirety in the published Annual Report and generally contain more information than is to be found in the published version.

Reports were stored by the Office of Correspondence and Reports (later known as the Office of Correspondence and Documents), and then by the Office of the Registrar.

Includes reports submitted to the Director of the United States National Museum by curators and administrators.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 158, United States National Museum, Curators' Annual Reports
Identifier:
Record Unit 158
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0158
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Claytonia caroliniana Michx.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
P. L. Ricker  Search this
Place:
Spring Beauty. Westbrook., Maine, United States, North America
Collection Date:
8 May 1896
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Caryophyllales Portulacaceae
Published Name:
Claytonia caroliniana Michx.
Barcode:
03614297
USNM Number:
414137
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c9e1d30a-301f-4beb-abe5-50b97c437e40
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15084851

Dichanthelium acuminatum (Sw.) Gould & C.A. Clark var. acuminatum

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
P. L. Ricker  Search this
Place:
Westbrook., Maine, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Jul 1900
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Dichanthelium acuminatum (Sw.) Gould & C.A. Clark var. acuminatum
Barcode:
04307826
USNM Number:
414269
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a8d23f6b-e329-4aab-8ee8-174c8117006b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16013187

Dichanthelium depauperatum (Muhl.) Gould

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Dana Willis Fellows  Search this
Place:
Westbrook., Maine, United States, North America
Collection Date:
15 Jul 1913
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Dichanthelium depauperatum (Muhl.) Gould
Barcode:
04254824
USNM Number:
786182
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e28309b2-1b46-4918-891e-6608a94a5da1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16022327

Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) P. Beauv.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
P. L. Ricker  Search this
Place:
Westbrook., Maine, United States, North America
Collection Date:
14 Aug 1900
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Echinochloa crus-galli (L.) P. Beauv.
Barcode:
04315123
USNM Number:
414160
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/309658a56-9e7f-439b-9384-f6369f91aeee
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16051657

Panicum capillare L.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
P. L. Ricker  Search this
Place:
Westbrook., Maine, United States, North America
Collection Date:
17 Sep 1902
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Panicum capillare L.
Barcode:
04297732
USNM Number:
952977
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e2dfb942-345b-4102-87b4-7d1f4f72e800
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16088365

Setaria pumila (Poir.) Roem. & Schult.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
P. L. Ricker  Search this
Place:
Roadside. Westbrook., Maine, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Jul 1899
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Panicoideae
Published Name:
Setaria pumila (Poir.) Roem. & Schult.
Barcode:
04325789
USNM Number:
414121
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/349c2c69a-5f18-4d69-a9d9-5c51e9272de3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_16101442

Juncus tenuis Willd.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
P. L. Ricker  Search this
Place:
Westbrook., Maine, United States, North America
Collection Date:
2 Jun 1898 to 1 Aug 1898
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Juncaceae
Published Name:
Juncus tenuis Willd.
Barcode:
03857548
USNM Number:
414223
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/37bfc3b6f-6683-4a5d-9502-168f350e6800
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15681727

Iris versicolor L.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
P. L. Ricker  Search this
Place:
Westbrook., Maine, United States, North America
Collection Date:
8 Jun 1894
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Asparagales Iridaceae Iridoideae
Published Name:
Iris versicolor L.
Barcode:
03949198
USNM Number:
414219
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3af8d4908-e6fa-43ce-bcdc-a89dc148e4e8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15695137

Oryzopsis asperifolia Michx.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Dana Willis Fellows  Search this
Place:
Westbrook., Maine, United States, North America
Collection Date:
4 May 1913
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Oryzopsis asperifolia Michx.
Barcode:
03995258
USNM Number:
786180
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ec6f793c-f6d9-4223-b693-8997192c3cd6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15697055

Aphyllon uniflorum A. Gray

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
P. L. Ricker  Search this
Place:
Westbrook., Maine, United States, North America
Collection Date:
13 Jun 1894
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Orobanchaceae
Published Name:
Aphyllon uniflorum A. Gray
Barcode:
03926834
USNM Number:
414357
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f9e3f8a3-02b5-4c78-9a35-810aea6be454
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15698101

Sisyrinchium montanum Greene

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
P. L. Ricker  Search this
Place:
Westbrook., Maine, United States, North America
Collection Date:
27 Jun 1897
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Asparagales Iridaceae Iridoideae
Published Name:
Sisyrinchium montanum Greene
Barcode:
03951360
USNM Number:
414323
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/334cc4a86-7e7a-4973-a30d-ef43da02d27e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15702840

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