A new donation for the Archives arrived yesterday by motor freight. Thirty one large boxes full of photographs of theatres taken by THS member John Wright of Astoria, NY were unloaded from a semi-truck tractor trailer. The photographs are of theatres all around the country, but very heavy in the New York City area. John passed away May 21, 2009. The collection was generously donated by John’s niece who contacted THS in June of this year.
The Archives will begin processing this donation and the information will be added to our Collection Database. It will take many months to completely sort, identify, process, and re-house what may be tens of thousands of photographs which will make up the John Wright Collection. Once the collection is in order, it will be made available to the public for research.
–Kathy McLeister, MLIS
THS Archive Director