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The Bill Lynch Shows fonds
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Acts

Series contains materials documenting the acts, predominantly high wire performers, hired by the Bill Lynch Shows and related materials. Written material includes lists of possible performers and their salaries from the Al Martin Agency. Related m...

Administration

Series contains various administrative documents used to run the Bill Lynch Shows. Materials include letterhead, Greater Exposition Shows contract forms (blank), railway passes, commercial scripts, blueprints, and photographs.

Business correspondence

File contains four business letters written to and from the Bill Lynch Shows from August 19, 1942 to July 16, 1947. The first is from the Bill Lynch Shows regarding a wallet lost on August 18, 1942 by Elmer Rogers and subsequently found, and is da...

Commercial scripts

File contains thirty-six unique commercial scripts for the Bill Lynch Shows, as well as one longer press release. All of the scripts are for CHSJ Radio, and advertise for shows in Fredericton, Saint John, and Yarmouth. The press release addresses ...

Correspondence

Series contains correspondence in the form of both business letters and personal letters, as well as notes from conversations had regarding the Show by donor Barry Edwards after Bill Lynch’s death.

Daily cash statement forms

File contains daily cash statement forms for the Bill Lynch Shows. The areas to fill out include a statement of cash on hand per last report, a list of possible cash additions including shows, rides, and concessions, a list of possible payments in...

Daily reports from shows and rides

File contains daily reports from the Bill Lynch Shows shows and rides from June to August 1949. The reports are from Halifax and New Glasgow. Areas that are filled out include name of attraction, starting number, finish number, tickets, price, gro...

Daily reports from shows and rides

File contains daily reports from the Bill Lynch Shows shows and rides from June to September 1951. The reports are from Halifax, Saint John, Amherst, Chatham, New Glasgow, Saint Stephen, Woodstock, Campbellton, Fredericton, Bridgewater, Charlottet...

Financial records

Series contains documents related to the Bill Lynch Shows’ finances and the monetary purchases. Materials include daily reports from shows, daily cash statement forms (blank), invoices, receipts and receipt books, and cash books.

Flyoplane blueprints

File contains five blueprints for the assembly of the Flyoplane, a ride held by the Bill Lynch Shows. Assembly includes: edgemont clutch and countershaft, car and lighting, gear drive, sweep, and center section and cage. All include parts lists.

High wire acts

File contains one folder from the Al Martin Agency, five photographs of high wire acts including the Saxons and Frank Cook, and seventeen pages of textual documents. These include letters from the Al Martin Agency with acts and prices dated in May...

Instructions for use and set up of the Little Dipper

File contains four pages of instructions for use and setting up of the Little Dipper, a ride held by the Bill Lynch Shows, as well as three letter-sized blueprints. The blueprints are for the decorative lighting, sign direction, and station canopy.

Invoices

File contains invoices from the Bill Lynch Show, including for an iron roof, a wrench set, bolts, hinges and screws, mirrors, gears and engines for rides, music rolls for a Caliola organ, performers from the Al Martin Agency, a car (1951 Pontiac),...

Johnny Brown catalogue

File contains an envelope from Johnny Brown Dance Shoes and Supplies to the Lynch Shows, a list of practice records for tap dancing, a measurement chart for show clothing, and a catalogue for carnival or show materials to be purchased. Examples in...

Letter from Ethel to Bill Lynch and other material

File contains an envelope address to the Bill Lynch Shows from Ethel (no last name specified) dated in Amherst November 18, 1942, and Halifax November 20-30, a blank labor service card with notes on the back, a card requesting name and address on ...

Little Dipper blueprints

File contains five blueprints for the assembly of the Little Dipper, a ride held by the Bill Lynch Shows. Assembly includes: brake and loading platform, track, drive, drive and pullup chain, and space arrangement.

Lynch Greater Exposition Shows contract forms

File contains five copies of Lynch Greater Exposition Shows contract forms. The stipulations include supplying a show suitable for ladies and children, the right to cancel the contract in the occurrence of unforeseen circumstances such as cyclones...

Photograph of The Three Maldos

File contains one photograph of The Three Maldos, an act with the Bill Lynch Shows, and a corresponding cardboard photographic imprint. The photograph depicts three women in matching costumes posing together.

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