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Richard E. Norman and Race Filmmaking Collection, 1912-1997

A Guide to Their Materials at the Indiana University Black Film Center/Archive

Finding aid prepared by Megan MacDonald

Summary Information

Repository
Indiana University Black Film Center/Archive
1320 East Tenth Street
Herman B Wells Library, Room 044
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
Phone: 812-855-6041
Fax: 812-856-5832
Email: bfca@indiana.edu
http://www.libraries.iub.edu/~bfca

Creator
Norman, Richard E., 1891-1961

Title
Richard E. Norman and Race Filmmaking Collection, 1912-1997

Collection No.
COL 16

Extent
25 boxes, 1 map drawer

Language
Materials are in English

Abstract
Consists of distribution records, correspondence, film publicity, posters, photographs, censorship materials, and fiscal statements of film producer and distributor Richard Edward Norman.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Richard Edward Norman (1891-1960) began his film production career around 1912. In 1916 he made The Green-Eyed Monster, an all-white drama which he later remade with an all black cast and additional scenes (now called Green-Eyed Monster, dropping the article). This was the beginning of his interest in black or race films, a new market that was being forged by producers like Oscar Micheaux and the Lincoln Motion Picture Company. Over time, Norman made many other films using black casts, including The Bull-Dogger (1921), The Crimson Skull (1921), Regeneration (1923), The Flying Ace (1926), and Black Gold (1928). The Flying Ace was a particular success, grossing close to $20,000 through Norman’s distribution efforts.

Norman never crossed over from silent films to talkies, which he thought was a major part of his economic success. Norman's films were always able to generate a profit, even in lean economic times. His policy was not to pay his stars more than $75 a week and he usually completed production in less than one month's time. He distributed his films himself, concentrating his efforts mainly in the south, and then selling the rights to other film exhibitors to distribute to various other regions. His films played from Texas to New York.

Norman kept in contact with both black and white producers, often buying the rights to their pictures and showing them along with his own. He showed Oscar Micheaux films as well as Hollywood serials, and lesser features. In the forties he began distributing Joe Louis fights and films that featured performers such as Lena Horne.

Norman died in 1960. The accounts of his studio continue to attract scholars and lay people. His son, Richard Norman, Jr., graciously donated the Norman studio records and materials to the Black Film Center/Archive for use in further research of this phenomenal enterprise.

Arrangement

The Richard E. Norman and Race Filmmaking Collection contains materials related to films Norman produced, as well as films he distributedThe collection is divided into five series: Correspondence, Distribution, Photographic Materials , Publicity, & Subject Files

Scope and Content

The Correspondence series contains both personal and professional correspondence, arranged by date and then alphabetically within each folder.

The Distribution series contains very detailed accounts of all of Norman's screenings, both his own films and those he distributed. Includes contracts for film screenings, box office receipts, Western Union and other telegram communicaes, railway receipts, travel expenses, and correspondence regarding films Norman produced and distributed. In addition to screening his movies in theaters Norman also held many screenings in churches and schools around the country. Correspondence with these venues is also included in this series.

Photographic Materials include lithographs and negatives from some of Norman's movies as well as production stills for Pure Oil Company. Also included are some personal photos of Norman with Phyllis Klotman, founder of the BFC/A and for the opening reception at the Lilly Library.

The Publicity Series includes a large variety of items in many different sizes. Inlcuded are lobby cards, hand bills, heralds, photos, title cards, posters, press sheets, and programs for both Norman and non-Norman movies. Of particular interest are the Home Talent Movie Picture Programs, from Norman's early years in the business. These movies travelled around the country and featured local characters and locations. Using some stock footage and a short script, Norman would then intercut local footage into the movie with real citizens cast in the roles. Programs were then made, including a photo specific to that city's film and a listing of all locals used in the film.

The Subject Files Series has a wide range of materials including censorship materials, receipts and invoices, some personal materials, as well as two other porjects Norman worked on. Zircon (or The Fighting Fool in earlier renditions), is a 15 episode serial, never came to fruition but early plans and correspondence are included in this subseries. One of Norman's first business ventures was the development of a cola-based soft drink called Pasi-Kola. Included in this subseries are recipes, correspondence, and ads pertaining to the short lived soft drink.

  • Indexing Terms

  • The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection. Materials about related topics, persons or places can be found by searching the catalog using these terms.

    • Names
    • Norman, Richard E., 1891-1961
    • Topics
    • Advertising fliers
    • African American actors
    • African Americans in the motion picture industry
    • Film Posters
    • Lobby cards
    • Motion picture audiences
    • Motion picture industry--United States.
    • Motion picture producers and directors--United States
    • Motion picture studios
    • Motion picture theaters
    • Motion pictures--Censorship--United States--History.
    • Motion pictures--Distibution
    • Motion pictures--Production and Direction
    • Motion pictures--United States
    • Race films--United States
    • Silent films--United States

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
This collection was donated by Norman's son in 1984. Originally dispered between the Black Film Center/Archive and the Lilly Library the collection was fully reintergrated into the BFC/A holdings in 2015
Usage Restrictions
Duplication and publication of materials requires permission of Archivist.
Preferred Citation
[item], Richard E. Norman and Race Filmmaking Collection, Special Collection COL 16, Black Film Center/Archive, Indiana University, Bloomington.
Processing Information
Processed by Megan MacDonald

Completed in December 2015.

Collection Inventory

Series: Box 1 Correspondence

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August-December 1921

January 1922

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November-December 1922 [image]View item(s)

January 1-10 1923 [image]View item(s)

January 11-31 1923 [image]View item(s)

February-March 1923 [image]View item(s)

April 1923 [image]View item(s)

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January-May 1925 [image]View item(s)

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January 1926

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January-July 1927 [image]View item(s)

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June 1928 [image]View item(s)

1934-1951 [image]View item(s)

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Series: Distribution

Subseries: By State

Box 2 Alabama

Anniston, 1920-1926 , undated

New Queen Theater

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Bessemer, 1920-1931  , undated

Frolic Theater

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Bessemer, 1920

New Dixie Theater

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Birgmingham, 1928-1930,   undated

Champion Theater

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Birgmingham, 1922-1927,   undated

Famous Theater

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Decateur, 1921-1930 , undated [image]View item(s)

Dothan, 1921-1928,   undated [image]View item(s)

Ensley, 1920-1928 , undated

Gadsen, 1921 , undated

Queen Theater

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Huntsville, 1920-1930

Pitco

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Mobile, 1921-1928 , undated

Pike Theater

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Mobile, 1927-1930  [image]View item(s)

Montgomery, 1921-1931  , undated

Pekin Theater

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Muscle Shoals, 1921

Muscle Schoals Theater

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North Birgmingham, 1922-1928  , undated [image]View item(s)

Opelika, 1930

Elite Theater

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Sheffield, 1921

Fields Theater

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Talladega, 1921

Liberty Theater

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Troy, 1921

Dreamland Theater

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Troy, 1923 , undated

Troy Theater

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Tuscaloosa, 1927

Star Theater

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Arkansas

Arkadelphia, 1922-1923  , undated

West End Theater

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Fort Smith, 1924 [image]View item(s)

Helena, 1921-1928  , undated

Plaza Theater

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Little Rock, 1922-1927 , undated [image]View item(s)

Malvern, 1925

Lincoln Theater

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Pine Bluff, 1924-1925 , undated

Community Theater

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Texarkana, undated

Dreamland Theater

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Texarkana, 1922-1923,   undated

Washington Theater

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California

Los Angeles, 1923

Dunbar Theater

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Delaware

Wilmington, 1921-1928  , undated

National Theater

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Florida

Arcadia, 1923-1938  , undated [image]View item(s)

Bartow, 1921-1928 , undated [image]View item(s)

Bradentown, 1926-1938 , undated [image]View item(s)

Clewiston, 1929-1939 , undated [image]View item(s)

Cocoa Beach, 1927-1937 , undated [image]View item(s)

Cross City, 1938 , undated

Palace Theater

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Daytona Beach, 1921-1929 , undated

Midway Theater

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Deland, 1922-1940 , undated [image]View item(s)

Delray, 1926-1936 , undated [image]View item(s)

Florence Villa, 1925-1938 , undated [image]View item(s)

Fort Lauderdale, 1925-1940,   undated

Palace Theater

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Fort Myers, 1926-1938 , undated [image]View item(s)

Haines City, 1926-1938 , undated [image]View item(s)

Lake Butler, 1939

Strand Theater

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Lake Wales, 1925-1939 , undated [image]View item(s)

Leesburg, 1923-1940 , undated [image]View item(s)

Melbourne, 1925-1940 , undated [image]View item(s)

Pahokee, 1934

Lakeside Theater

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Palmetto, 1925-1933 , undated [image]View item(s)

Pensacola, 1921-1939 , undated [image]View item(s)

Perrine and Homestead, 1932-1939,  , undated [image]View item(s)

Plant City, 1924-1938 , undated [image]View item(s)

Pompano, 1932-1940 , undated [image]View item(s)

St. Petersburg, 1923-1940 , undated [image]View item(s)

Sarasota, 1925-1940 , undated [image]View item(s)

Tampa, 1922-1937 , undated [image]View item(s)

West Palm Beach, 1927-1937 , undated [image]View item(s)

Georgia

Albany, 1928-1929 , undated

Strand Theater

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Athens, 1922

Morton Theater

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Atlanta, 1925-1930 , undated

Lincoln Theater

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Atlanta, 1920-1928 , undated

Paramount Theater

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Atlanta, undated

Theater "81"

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Atlanta, 1922

Theater "91"

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Augusta, 1923-1929 , undated

Lenox Theater

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Augusta, 1920

Palace Theater

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Blackshier, 1927 [image]View item(s)

Columbus, 1920-1926 , undated

Dream Theater

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Columbus, 1928-1932 , undated

Liberty Theater

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Cordele, 1922-1929 , undated [image]View item(s)

Dublin, 1927

Rose Theater

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Gainsville, 1932

Harrison Theater

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Gainsville, undated

Rex Theater

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Griffin, 1921-1925

Connally Theater

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Macon, 1920-1928 , undated

Douglas Theater

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Marietta, 1925 , undated

Midget Theater

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Savannah, 1922-1929 , undated

Dunbar Theater

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Savannah, 1921-1931 , undated

Star Theater

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Statesboro, 1922

Star Theater

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Tallulah Falls, 1922-1923 , undated [image]View item(s)

Valdosta, 1922-1925 , undated

Valdosta Theater

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Washington, 1922

Dreamland Theater

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Waycross, 1920-1927 , undated [image]View item(s)

Illinois

Box 3 Cairo, 1921-1927 , undated

Standard Theater

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Chicago, 1921

Delphi Theater

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Chicago, 1921

Lincoln Theater

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Chicago, 1921

Oeol Theater

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Chicago, 1921

State Theater

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Chicago, 1921

20th Century Theater

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Chicago, 1922

Western Theater

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East St. Louis, 1927 , undated

Olympia Theater

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East St. Louis, 1927 , undated [image]View item(s)

Love Joy, 1927

Brooklyn Theater

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Mounds, 1922

Central Theater

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Springfield, 1922-1927 , undated

Pekin Theater

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Indiana

Indianapolis, 1927-1929,   undated

Douglas Theater

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Indianapolis, 1921

Dunick Theater

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Indianapolis, 1921-1929 , undated

Indiana Theater

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Indianapolis, 1921-1929 , undated

Senate Theater

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Iowa

Des Moines, 1922-1924

Lincoln Theater

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Kansas

Kansas City, 1921-1925 , undated

Dunbar Theater

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Kansas City, 1922-1925 , undated

Empire Theater

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Kansas City, 1921-1927 , undated

Princess Theater

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Topeka, 1921-1927 , undated

Apex Theater

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Kentucky

Henderson, 1921-1927,  undated

Doxey's Theater

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Lexington, 1927

Dixie Theater

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Louisville, 1928-1929 , undated

Grand Theater

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Louisville, 1921-1927 , undated

Lincoln Theater

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Louisville, 1926-1927 , undated

Lyric Theater

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Louisville, 1920-1926

Palace Theater

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Madisonville, 1924

Dixie Theater

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Owensboro, 1923-1925 , undated [image]View item(s)

Paduach, 1921

Hiawatha Theater

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Louisiana

Alexandria, 1929 , undated

Liberty Theater

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Baton Rouge, 1921-1927 , undated

Grand Theater

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Baton Rouge, 1928

Melba Theater

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Baton Rouge, 1926-1929 , undated

Temple Theater

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Bogalusa, 1922-1927

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Lafayette, 1921-1930 , undated

Liberty Theater

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Lake Charles, , undated

Palace Theater

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Lake Charles, 1921 [image]View item(s)

Marrero, 1923

Jefferson Theater

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Monroe, 1921-1929 , undated [image]View item(s)

New Orleans, undated

Iroquois Theater

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New Orleans, 1922-1931 , undated

Lincoln Theater

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New Orleans, 1924-1927 , undated

Lyric Theater

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New Orleans, 1922-1923 , undated

Othello Theater


New Orleans, 1921-1929 , undated

Saenger Amusement Co.

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Opelousas, 1927 , undated

Alamo Theater

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Shreveport, 1929

State Theater


Maryland

Annapolis, 1921-1928 , undated

Star Theater


Baltimore, 1924-1931 , undated

Carey Theater


Baltimore, 1924

Dunbar Theater


Baltimore, 1930

Goldfield Theater


Baltimore, 1924

Lincoln Theater


Baltimore, undated

Queen Theater


Baltimore, 1921-1928 , undated

Regent Theater


Baltimore, 1928

Royal Theater


Baltimore, undated

Roosevelt Theater


Michigan

Baldwin, 1929

Royal Theater


Detroit, 1928-1929 , undated

Castle Theater


Detroit, 1923-1929 , undated

Catherine Theater


Detroit, 1927 , undated

Dunbar Theater


Detroit, 1921-1928 , undated

Holbrook Theater


Detroit, 1922-1928 , undated

Koppin Theater


Mississippi

Brook Haven, 1922-1923

Star Theater


Clarksdale, 1923

Alamo Theater


Clarksdale, 1921-1923

Queen Theater


Conton, 1921

Dandy Theater


Corinth, 1921-1923

Star Theater


Hattiesburg, 1927

Dixie Theater


Indianola, 1922

Colored Motion Picture Show


Jackson, 1924-1927 , undated

Alamo Theater


Laurel, 1924-1925 , undated

Lincoln Theater


McComb, 1922-1923

Meridian, undated

Alamo Theater


Meridian, 1922-1923,  undated

Star Theater


Mount Bayou, 1922-1923 , undated

Lyceum Theater


Pass Christian, 1933

Dixie Theater


Vicksburg, 1921-1922

Princess Theater


Missouri

Kansas City, 1921-1927,   undated

Columbia Theater


Kansas City, undated

Eblon Theater


Kansas City, 1922-1930 , undated

Gem Theater


Kansas City, 1924-1928 , undated

Lincoln Theater


Kansas City, 1921 , undated

Lyric Theater


Kansas City, 1921-1922 

Pastime Theater


Kansas City, 1922-1925 

Vine Street Theater


Springfield, 1921

Palace Theater


St. Joe, 1921-1924

Dudley Theater


St. Louis, 1921-1929 , undated

Comet Theater


St. Louis, 1927

Just-A-Mere Theater


St. Louis, 1926-1927 , undated

Movie Theater


St. Louis, 1927

Palace Theater


St. Louis, 1921

Pendleton Theater


St. Louis, 1921

Star Theater


Nebraska

Omaha, 1922-1924

Diamond Theater


Omaha, 1921

Dreamland Theater


Omaha, 1927

Lake Theater


Omaha, 1924

Moon Theater


New Jersey

Atlantic City, 1928 , undated

Royal Theater


Cape May, 1921

Jackson Street Opera House


New York

Brooklyn, 1920

Putnam Theater


Brooklyn, undated

Subway Theater


New York City, 1920-1928 , undated

North Carolina

Ashville, 1931 , undated

Booker T. Washington Theater


Charlotte, 1929

Pearl Theater


Charlotte, 1927-1931

Royal Theater


Durham, 1931 , undated

Regal Theater


Durham, 1927

Wonderland Theater


Greenville, 1923-1929

Colonial Theater


Kingston, 1928-1929

Peoples Theater


Oxford, 1920-1923

Casino Theater


Oxford, 1923

Wonderland Theater


Pinehurst, undated

Raleigh, 1921-1930,   undated

Royal Theater


Reidsville, 1922-1930 , undated

Gem Theater


Rocky Mount, 1922-1929

Manhattan Theater


Rocky Mount, 1931 , undated

Savoy Theater


Sanford, 1923-1924 , undated

Dunbar Theater


Statesville, 1923-1929 , undated

Dunbar Theater


Statesville, 1929

Palace Theater


Washington, 1920-1929 , undated

Dreamland Theater


Washington, 1920-1923 , undated

Victoria Theater


Wilson, 1920-1928 , undated

Globe Theater


Wilmington, 1923  , undated

Brooklyn Theater


Wilson, 1930

Lincoln Theater


Winston-Salem, undated

Lincoln Theater


Winston-Salem, 1925-1931 , undated

New Rex Theater


Winston-Salem, 1920-1931 , undated

Rex Theater


Ohio

Box 4 Cincinnati, 1922-1927 , undated

Lincoln Theater


Cincinnati, 1921-1928

Pekin Theater


Cleveland, 1927 , undated

Cedar Theater


Cleveland, 1927 , undated

Family Theater


Cleveland, 1927-1929 , undated

Fountain Theater


Cleveland, 1925-1927

Grand Central Theater


Cleveland, 1922-1923 , undated

Main Theater


Cleveland, 1925-1928 , undated

Temple Theater


Columbus, 1921-1928 , undated

Empress Theater


Dayton, 1928

Classic Theater


Dayton, 1925 , undated

Edgemont Theater


Dayton, 1921-1927 , undated

Midget Theater


Middletown, 1928

Lorenzo Theater


Springfield, 1924-1927

Lincoln Theater


Youngstown, 1927-1929 , undated

Regent Theater


Oklahoma

Ardmore, 1924-1929 , undated

Dreamland Theater


Boley, 1921

Yale Theater


Chickasha, 1930

Liberty Theater


Chickasha, 1921-1930

Pastime Theater


Muskogee, 1921 , undated

Dreamland Theater


Muskogee, 1921-1927 , undated

Grand Theater


Oklahoma City, 1921-1930 , undated

Aldridge Theater


Okmulgee, 1921-1924 , undated

Dreamland Theater


Sapulpa, 1921-1924

George R Theater


Tulsa, 1924-1929 , undated

Dixie Theater


Tulsa, 1921-1927

Dreamland Theater


Pennsylvania

Chester, 1928 , undated

Benn Theater


Philadelphia, 1925 , undated

Criterion Theater


Philadelphia, 1925-1930 , undated

Forrest Theater


Philadelphia, 1921-1928 , undated

Gladstone and Rex Theaters


Philadelphia, 1928-1930

Keystone Theater


Philadelphia, 1925 , undated

Queen Theater


Philadelphia, 1921

Strand Theater


Philadelphia, 1920-1930 , undated

Pittsburgh, 1921-1929 , undated

Elmore Theater


Pittsburgh, 1925 , undated

New Lincoln Theater


Pittsburgh, 1921

Star Theater


South Carolina

Anderson, 1920-1923

Grand Theater


Anderson, 1923 , undated

Victory Theater


Bennetsville, 1921-1923

Lincoln Theater


Camden, 1922

Lincoln Theater


Charleston, 1920-1931 , undated

Lincoln Theater


Columbia, 1920-1929 , undated

Royal Theater


Gaffney, 1928

Apex Theater


Georgetown, 1927-1929 , undated

Palmetto Theater


Greenville, 1920-1929 , undated

Liberty Theater


Greenwood, 1920

Dixie Theater


Greenwood, 1923-1924

Princess Theater


Greer, undated

Grand Theater


Laurens, 1922-1924 , undated

Liberty Theater


Orangeburg, 1926

Garden Theater


Orangeburg, 1922 , undated

Palmetto


Rock Hill, 1920

Broadway Theater


Rock Hill, 1923-1924 , undated

Glynn Theater


Spartanburg, 1920 , undated

Atlas Theater


Spartanburg, 1923-1929 , undated

Dunbar Theater


Sumter, 1923

Lux Theater


Tennessee

Bristol, 1924

Lincoln Theater


Chattanooga, 1922-1931 , undated

Amusu Theater


Chattanooga, 1920-1928 , undated

Grand Theater


Chattanooga, 1922 , undated

Liberty Theater


Jackson, 1927

Palace Theater


Knoxville, 1920-19831 , undated

Gem Theater


Memphis, 1927-1928

Ace Theater


Memphis, 1925-1927 , undated

Daisy Theater


Memphis, 1927-1928 , undated

Gem Theater


Memphis, 1920-1927 , undated

Grand Theater


Memphis, 1927

Lincoln Theater


Nashville, 1926-1928 , undated

Bijou Theater


Nashville, 1920-1928 , undated

Lincoln Theater


Texas

Athens, 1921

Peace Theater


Austin, 1930 , undated

Dunbar Theater


Austin, 1921-1927 , undated

Lyric Theater


Beaumont, 1920-1930 , undated

Joyland Theater


Beaumont, 1928

New Rex


Beaumont, 1921-1928,   undated

Verdun


Bonham, 1927

Star Theater


Clarksville, 1925-1926 , undated

Dreamland Theater


Cleburne, 1921

Monarch Theater


Dallas, 1921-1929 , undated

Palace Theater


Dallas, 1927

Star Theater


Denison, 1924 *get span dates!!*

Dreamland Theater


Ennis, 1921 , undated

Dixie Theater


Fort Worth, 1921

Douglas Theater


Galveston, 1922-1924

Liberty Theater


Galveston, 1921-1929 , undated

Princess Theater


Greenville, 1921-1930 , undated

Pastime Theater


Hillsboro, 1921

Palace Theater


Honey Grove, 1927-1930

Lincoln Theater


Houston, 1921

Douglas Theater


Houston, 1921-1927

Ideal Theater


Houston, 1927

New Ideal Theater


Houston, 1921-1930 , undated

Pastime Theater


Houston, 1921-1930 , undated

St. Elmo Theater


Houston, 1921-1930 , undated

Washington Theater


Houston, 1921-1929 , undated

Zoe Theater


Itasca, 1921-1923 , undated

Kelly Theater


Jacksonville, 1921

Airdome Theater


Mart, 1922-1923

Mann Theater


Orange, 1924-1925

Liberty Theater


Orange, 1925-1933 , undated

Live Oak Theater


Paris, 1921-1931 , undated

Alhambra Theater


Port Arthur, 1924-1933

Dreamland Theater


Port Arthur, 1921- 1924

Victor Theater


San Antonio, 1921-1924

Bellinger Theater


San Antonio, 1921

New Dreamland Theater


Sherman, 1921-1928 , undated

Andrews Theater


Sherman, 1921 , undated

Jones Theater


Taylor, 1922-1926 , undated

Star Theater


Temple, 1924

Rink Theater


Tyler, 1921-1924 , undated

Rapeed Theater


Tyler, 1925 , undated

Star Theater


Waco, 1921-1927 , undated

Gaiety Theater


Waco, 1921 , undated

Majestic Theater


Waxahachie, 1921-1924 , undated

Freedman Theater


Waxahachie, 1921-1930 , undated

Lincoln Theater


Wichita Falls, 1924-1927

Texas Theater


Wichita Falls, 1921

Victory Theater


Virginia

Box 5 Alexandria, 1925-1928 , undated

Lincoln Theater


Berkley, 1920-1926 , undated

Liberty Theater


Danville, 1920-1929 , undated

Hippodrome Theater


Hampton, 1922-1931 , undated

Lyric Theater


Hopewell, 1928 , undated

Lincoln Theater


Lynchburg, 1922-1924

Empire Theater


Martinsville, 1924-1930 , undated

Baldwin Theater


Newport News, 1921-1930 , undated

Dixie Theater


Newport News, 1920

Lincoln Theater


Newport News, 1924-1931 , undated

Lincoln Park and Beach Theater


Norfolk, 1928-1930 , undated

Manhattan Theater


Norfolk, 1920-1927 , undated

Palace Theater


Petersburg, 1924-1929 , undated

Idle Hour Theater


Petersburg, 1920-1924

Rialto Theater


Portsmouth, 1924-1929 , undated

Capitol Theater


Portsmouth, 1920

Lincoln Theater


Richmond, 1920-1930 , undated

Hippodrome Theater


Roanoke, 1922 , undated

Hampton Theater


Roanoke, 1922-1929

Strand Theater


Suffolk, 1924

Broadway Theater


Washington D.C.

Broadway Theater, 1924-1929 , undated

Dunbar Theater, 1926-1931 , undated

Favorite Theater, undated

Florida Theater, 1920-1925 , undated

Foraker and Hiwather Theaters, 1920

Gem Theater, 1921-1930 , undated

Jewel Theater, 1924-1930

Lincoln Theater, 1928

Republic Theater, 1924-1925

Rosalia Theater, 1924-1929 , undated

Strand Theater, 1920-1929 , undated

West Virginia

Charleston, 1921-1922

Alhambra Theater


Charleston, 1921

Ferguson Theater


Huntington, 1925

Lincoln Theater


Subseries: Non-Theatrical Distribution

Box 6 Alabama

Andalusia, 1939-1940 , undated

Brundidge, 1940 , undated

Elba, 1939

Enterprise, 1939

Evergreen, 1939

Florala, 1939-1940

Lockhart, 1939-1940

Opp, 1939-1940

Ozark, 1939

Florida

Apalachiola, 1933

Azucar, 1932-1940 , undated

Blountstown, 1933

Boynton, 1932-1940 , undated

Chipley, 1939

Citra, 1940 , undated

Crescent City, 1940

DeFuniak Springs, 1933-1940

Dunedin, 1936-1940 , undated

Dunnellon, 1940

Eustis, 1940

Fellsmere, 1929-1940

Fernandina, 1922-1939 , undated

Fort Pierce, 1927-1939 , undated

Gifford, 1932-1940 , undated

Goulds, 1932-1939 , undated

Gulf Hammock, 1936-1939 , undated

High Springs, 1934-1939 , undated

Lake City, 1932

Liberty City, 1932

Miscellaneous, 1939-1940 , undated

Monticello, 1933-1940 , undated

Moore Haven, 1939-1940 , undated

Mulberry, 1931-1938

Newberry, 1934-1938

Oakland, 1940

Panama City, 1938 , undated

Pierce, 1940 , undated

Reddick, 1940

River Junction, 1933

South Miami, 1939-1940

Tallahassee, 1929-1930 , undated

Tarpon Springs, 1936-1940 , undated

Tavares, 1940 , undated

Wabasso, 1932-1940 , undated

Webster, 1939

Wensdale, 1940

Yaloha, 1940

Georgia

Box 7 Adel, 1932

Albany, 1932

Atlanta, 1922

Bainbridge, 1932-1939

Brunswick, 1939

Camilla, 1932

Cordele, 1932

Fort Benning, 1929

Fort Valley, 1932

Madison, 1932

McRae, 1932

Milledgeville, 1932

Quitman, 1939

Sylvester, 1932

Thomasville, 1932 , undated

Tifton, 1932

Valdosta, 1932

Vidalia, 1932

Waycross, 1932 , undated

Winder, 1932

Louisiana

Crowley, 1933

Franklin, 1933

Jeanerette, 1933

Jennings, 1933

Lafayette, 1933

Lake Charles, 1933

Morgan City, 1933

New Iberia, 1933

North Carolina

Albermarle, 1932 , undated

Belmont, 1932

Farmville, 1932

Greenville, 1932

Hickory, 1932

Kannapolis, 1932

Lincolnton, 1932

Miscellaneous, 1932

Salisbury, 1932

Statesville, 1932

Texas

Dallas, 1921

Subseries: Non-Norman Distribution

Alabama

Box 8 Abbeville, 1939-1940 , undated

Brewton, 1939

Dortham, 1938-1940

Enfaula, 1939

Florala, 1940

Greenville, 1929-1940

Troy, 1939-1940

Florida

Apalachicola, 1939-1940

Blountstown, 1939-1940 , undated

Brewster, 1940

Carabelle, 1939-1940

Clayton, 1939

Clement, 1940

DelRay Beach, 1931-1939

Groveland, 1939-1940 , undated

Miscellaneous, 1939-1941

Tallahasee, 1932-1941 , undated

Tampa, 1923-1939

Winter Park, March 1950  (?)

Winter Park, November 1950   (?)

Winter Park, January 1951

Winter Park, February 1951

Winter Park, April 1951

Winter Park, May 1951

Winter Park, June 1951

Winter Park, May 1952  (?)

Miscellaneous, 1939-1941

North Carolina

Bessemer City, 1932 , undated

Chapel Hill, 1932

Kinsley, 1932

Series: Photographic Materials

Box 9 Glass Negatives

37 items

4 x 3.25


Box 10 Lithograph

Regeneration

11.5 x 10


Box 11 Miscellaneous

Negatives

Black Gold

5 x 4


Negatives

Flying Ace

5 x 4


Negatives

Richard E. Norman portrait

5 x 4


Norman Studios Property, undated

Personal Photos, 1984

Personal Photos, 1985

Reception at Lilly Library


Personal Photos, 1997

Negative and receipt for Norman Portrait


Production Stills for Pure Oil Company

8 x 10


Series: Publicity

Subseries: Box 12 Lobby Cards

14 x 11


Black Gold

Crimson Skull

Box 13 Flying Ace

Green Eyed Monster

Box 14 Regeneration

Box 15 Non-Norman Titles

The Bronze Venus

Frontiers of 49

Her Unborn Child

The Virginia Judge

Subseries: Photographs

Black Gold

Green Eyed Monster

Love Bug

Pair O Dice

Regeneration

The Wrecker

Non-Norman Titles

Girl From Chicago

Going Glory Come to Jesus

Miscellaneous Movie Photos

Modern Minstrels

Movie Collages

Subseries: Posters

Norman Films

All framed in the BFC/A or in the map drawer


Black Gold

Bull Dogger

Crimson Skull

Flying Ace

Green Eyed Monster

3 posters


Regeneration

Sleepy Sam The Sleuth

Non-Norman Films

Debtor to the Law

In map drawer


Box 17 The Exile

14 x 22


Girl From Chicago

14 x 22


Her Unborn Child

14 x 22


Joe Louis Fights

14 x 22


The Monster Walks

14 x 22


Western Front

In map drawer


Subseries: Box 18 Press Sheets

Black Gold

14 x 22


Crimson Skull

14 x 18.5


The Flying Ace

14 x 22


Multiple Film Press Sheets

9.5 x 12

Bull-Dogger, Love Bug, Crimson Skull, & Green Eyed Monster


Regeneration

14 x 22


Zircon

18.25 x 11.75


Am I Guilty?

11.25 x 18

Non-Norman film


Bargain Bullets

12 x 18

Non-Norman film


The Bronze Venus

11 x 17.5

Non-Norman Film


A Debtor To The Law

11.5 x 19

Non-Norman Film


Fruits of Passion

12.25 x 17.75

Non-Norman Film


The Water Lily

12.25 x 17.5

Non-Norman Film


Who Shall Take My Life?

16.5 x 22

Non-Norman Film


Subseries: Box 19 Promotional Materials

Handbills

The Flying Ace

4.5 x 7


Regeneration

4.5 x 7


Heralds

Green Eyed Monster

9 x 6


The Chapmion

9.25 x 12

Non-Norman film


A Debtor To The Law

6 x 9

Non-Norman film


Goin To Town

9.5 x 11

Non-Norman film


Henry Armstrong

9 x 12

Non-Norman film


Her Unborn Child

6 x 12

Non-Norman film


Miscellaneous

6.5 x 9.5; 5.5 x 10; 8 x 11

Non-Norman film


Nobody's Children

3.5 x 7

Non-Norman film


Roar of the Crowd

6 x 12; 8 x 10.5; 12 x 9.25

Non-Norman film


Home Talent Movie Picture Programs

Sleepy Sam, The Sleuth, Chillicothe, OH

6 x 14


Sleepy Sam, The Sleuth, unknown

6 x 9


The Wrecker, Alton, IL

sizes for all The Wrecker programs are 6 x 9, 6.25 x 11, or 9 x 12

3 theaters


The Wrecker, Aurora, IL

The Wrecker, Belleville, IL

The Wrecker, Blue Island, IL

The Wrecker, Brunswick, GA

The Wrecker, Carbondale, IL

The Wrecker, Columbia

The Wrecker, Columbus, OH

The Wrecker, Decateur, IL

The Wrecker, Gainesville, FL

The Wrecker, La Salle, IL

The Wrecker, Little ROck, AK

The Wrecker, Lorain, OH

The Wrecker, Manistee, MI

The Wrecker, Marinette and Menominee, WI

The Wrecker, Mobile, AL

The Wrecker, Montgomery, AL

The Wrecker, Murphysboro, IL

The Wrecker, North Little Rock, AK

The Wrecker, Ottawa

The Wrecker, Peoria, IL

2 theaters


The Wrecker, Quincy, IL

The Wrecker, St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, MI

The Wrecker, Streator, IL

The Wrecker, Traverse City, MI

The Wrecker, Trenton, NJ

The Wrecker, Tulsa, OK

2 theaters


The Wrecker, West Tulsa, OK

The Wrecker, unknown

Box 20 The Bull-Dogger

9 x 24


The Wrecker

Oversized: in box 13


Non-Norman Film: Explorers of the World

5 x 21.5


Non-Norman Films: Miscellaneous

10.5 x 22


Non-Norman Film: Roar of the Crowd

6 x 12.5; 8 x 17.25


Subseries: Title Cards

14 x 9


Box 21 Black Gold

Crimson Skull

The Flying Ace

Green Eyed Monster

Miscellaneous

Regeneration

Non-Norman Film: Her Unborn Child

Series: Subject Files

Box 22 1931 Film Information

Box 26 Advertising Calendar for Famous Theater, Winter Park, Floria, 1950-1951

Subseries: African American Newspapers

The Afro American, June 27, 1931

The Carolina Times, May 30, 1931

The Chicago Defender (partial), May 26, 1923

The Chicago Defender, June 27, 1931

The Dallas Express, July 4, 1931

The Northwest Enterprise, Octover 22, 1931

The Pittsburgh Courier, June 27, 1931 

The Richmond Planet, Feburary 28, 1931

The Shreveport Sun, March 28, 1931

Blank Forms, undated

Catalogs and Brochures, 1923-1958

Catalogs and Brochures, undated

Catalogs and Brochures - Imperial Enterprise, 1951-1954 , undated

Subseries: Censorship Materials

Illinois, 1924-1927 , undated

Kansas, 1921-1922

Maryland, 1921-1928 , undated

Missouri, 1921-1922

New York, 1922-1928 , undated

Ohio, 1921-1927

Oversized items in Box 26


Pennsylvania, 1916-1930 , undated

Virginia, 1923-1927 , undated

City and Theater Lists, undated

4 folders


Film Equipment - Camera Photo, undated

Film Equipment Catalogue, undated

Fiscal Information, 1928

Fiscal Information, 1929

Fiscal Information by State, undated

Flying Ace Props, undated

Stored in vault. Framed.


George W. Smith Advertising Posters, 1929

Oversized: in box 13


Legal Papers, 1920-1945

Miscellaneous, 1916-1956 , undated

Includes oversized items in box 13


Miscellaneous Advertisements, undated

oversized items in box 26


Box 23 Miscellaneous Magazines, 1925-1931

Motion Picture Magazines, 1916-1934

Norman Film Mfg. Co. Brochures, undated

Norman Laboratories Business Cards, undated

Norman Laboratories Stationary, undated

Notes, 1923-1933 , undated

Subseries: Orders and Receipts

1916-1920

1921

January-May 1922

June-December 1922

1923

1924

1925

January-July 1926

August-December 1926

January-August 1927

September-December 1927

1928-1929

1930-1932

1933

Box 24 1934-1940

January-August 1948

September 1948

October 1948

November 1948-1949

1950-April 16, 1951

April 16-December 1951

1952-1953

undated

Subseries: Pasi-Kola

Ads, undated

Correspondence, 1912-1920  undated

Miscellaneous, 1956

Notes, undated

Printing Instructions, undated

Recipe, undated

Slogan, undated

Trademark, undated

Personal, 1923-1975

Saturday Evening Post, 1919-1920

Scrapbook, 1913-1916 , undated

Script, undated

Green Eyed Monster


Box 25 Ticket Sheets, undated

Theater Contact Information by State, undated

3 small boxes


Subseries: Zircon

Correspondence, 1923

Miscellaneous, 1923 , undated