MS 1086 - Cla-Zel Theatre Project
|Title||MS 1086 - Cla-Zel Theatre Project|
|Subject||Arts & Entertainment|
The records for the Cla-Zel Theatre Project were donated for the Center for Archival Collections, Bowling Green State University in December of 2007 by Paul Yon.
The records for this project include many financial documents, projects, correspondence letters including both letters and e-mails, and other historical documents relating to the project and the history of the Cla-Zel Theatre.
Literary and property rights have been dedicated to the public and duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation. Collection is open to the public and was processed in February of 2008, by Ryan Mizak.
Since the beginning of 2003 the historic Cla-Zel Theatre in downtown Bowling Green, Ohio has, with the effort of its board of trustees and others, tried to stay open. This theater means so much to the downtown of Bowling Green and to the state, as the oldest single-run movie theater in Ohio. In both 2003 and 2005 fund raisers attempted to raise money to put new life into the Cla-Zel project. Between these periods various contractors and buyers offered to purchase the Cla-Zel but no one made their move at that time. By the summer of 2005 both fundraising and trying to sell the theatre failed to save it, and in May of that year the Cla-Zel was shut down. Since the theater's closing, the Cla-Zel board of trustees received many offers for the theatre. Eventually the trustees realized that saving or revitalizing the theatre was not possible, and in November of 2007 the theater was sold.
|Scope and Content|
The collection for the Cla-Zel project centers mainly on the years from 2002 or so until 2006. Within the documents are financial records of the board of trustees of Cla-Zel Inc. as well as other groups involved in the project. The collection also contains fundraising records from both fundraisers Cla-Zel Inc. held in 2003 and 2005. Theses fundraising records include financial documents as well as event plans and participants for the fundraisers. Additionally this collection has a variety of correspondence between those who were working on various parts of the Cla-Zel project, including many emails and letters. Furthermore, there are also limited historical data and documents relating to early stages of the Cla-Zel's existence.
LETTERS AND EMAILS
PIPE ORGAN EMAILS
LETTERS AND EMAILS
OFFICE - Cla-Zel Inc. Meeting
STATISTICAL-Ohio Arts Council
INTERVIEWS-Interviews on memories of Cla-Zel
NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS-History/Background on Cla-Zel