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Jon O. Flegal Records

Identifier: RH-A-1994

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the business accounts of the Kalamazoo Local Chapter #188 of the Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators.

The bulk of the collection is from 1930-1936 with fine letter from 1925 and a payment book from 1929-1931. It contains bills, receipts, and accounting for 1%, 2%, and 10% accounts. The business ledger accounts for dues, bills, travel, and loans to members.

The fine letter was sent by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and is for unloading train cars with the “Blackstone Co.”

The business ledger contains accounting for several categories, including dues, loans, and “Trousers bought from Loral”. It also includes assessment for Lansing trip, assessment for international projectionist, credits from Projections Magazine, and mentions a bowling team state tournament.


  • Majority of material found within 1930-1936



.25 Cubic Feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Jon O. Flegal, former employee of Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium.

Physical Description

This collection amounts to .25 cubic feet in 16 folders. The items are old and dusty and some are stained. The papers vary in quality, color, and size. Most are legible but some handwriting takes work to read.

The business ledger measures 7” x 11” and is bound in cardboard with a black leather or similar type of material covering it. The word Journal is on the front cover. The pages are yellowed and numbered in the top margins. Pages 94-123 are blank and pages 23/24 is loose.


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Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository

Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US
(269) 387-8490