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The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

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Collection TitleCL 99 James Hillman CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:2/27/2008
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by James Hillman in 2002.
Terms:Chemung County (N.Y.); Elementary school teachers; Genealogy -- Hillman family; Genealogy -- Jenkins family; Photographs; Runners (Sports)
Historical:

The Hillman family has resided in Chemung County, NY since the early 1800's.  Individual Hillmans prominently featured in this collection include Dr. Augustus Hillman and Idalene Hillman Jenkins.

Dr. Augustus Hillman - Augustus Hillman was born on April 14, 1903 and grew up on his family's farm in Wellsburg, NY.  He graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1920 and went on to graduate from Hobart College in 1925.  During his college years, he ran cross-country, breaking course records at several colleges and winning the 1923 Niagara District AAU championship. In 1929, he graduated from the University of Rochester Medical College and, in 1931, he opened his medical practice in Elmira where he worked until his retirement in 1976.  Dr. Hillman was inducted into the Elmira Sports Hall of Fame in 1983 and into the Hobart Hall of Fame in 1986.  He died, at age 89, on February 1, 1993. 

Idalene Hillman Jenkins- Idalene Jenkins, nee Hillman, was the wife of Tom Jenkins, a local WWI veteran.  Mrs. Jenkins taught third grade in the Elmira City School District #8 beginning in 1913 until 1927, when she began teaching second grade at George M. Diven Elementary School.  In 1941, she remarried, changing her name to Shaner.  She retired from teaching in 1961.

Scope:The James Hillman Collection includes photographs, newspaper clippings and assorted manuscripts, all relating to the Hillman family.  The photographs, which form the bulk of the collection, range in date from approximately 1905 to the 1940's.  The newspaper clippings date predominantly from the 1980's and focus on Dr. Augustus Hillman's running career. 
Notes:CL 99 shares a box with CL 100.
Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1888-1986
AbstractThe James Hillman Collection contains Hillman and Jenkins family photographs, articles and manuscripts found in the Hillman home.


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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Fragment of 1932 Christmas card featuring a photo of Leslie and Richard Benedict.Greeting Card1101
Photograph of Rosa Hillman Sayre Daniels upon her graduation from the Arnot Ogden Nurses Program, 1905Photograph1201
Arnot Ogden Nurses Program graduatesPhotograph1202
Photograph of the members of the Eastern Star.Photograph1301
Newspaper clipping relating to Augustus Hillman's running career.Newspaper Clippings1401
Newspaper clipping relating to Augustus Hillman's running career.Newspaper clippings1402
Newspaper clipping relating to Augustus Hillman's running career.Newspaper clippings1403
Newspaper clipping relating to Augustus Hillman's running career.Newspaper clippings1404
Newspaper clipping relating to Augustus Hillman's running career.Newspaper clipping1405
Newspaper clipping relating to Augustus Hillman's running career.Newspaper clippings1406
Newspaper clipping relating to Augustus Hillman's running career.Newspaper clippings1407
Certificate of Augustus Hillman's induction to the Elmira Sports Hall of Fame, 1983.Certificate1408
Certificate of Augustus Hillman's induction into the Hobart College Athletic Hall of Fame, 1986.Certificate1409
Certificate of Augustus Hillman's induction into the Hobart College Athletic Hall of Fame, 1986.Certificate1410
Photograph of James Hillman and three other students at the Chemung District #4 one-room schoolhouse.Photograph1501
Photograph of Bonus Army at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., 1932.Photograph1601
Photograph of Tom Jenkins and fellow soldiers during WWI. Photograph1602
Photograph of a group of teachers from Diven Elementary School.Photograph1603
Photograph of a group of teachers from Diven Elementary School including Idalene Jenkins.Photograph1604
Photograph of Idalene Jenkins' 2nd/3rd grade class at Diven Elementary School. Photograph1605
Photograph of Tom and Idalene Jenkins, circa WWI.Photograph1606
Photograph of Idalene Jenkins and three other teachers. Photograph1607
Photograph of Idalene Jenkins, Edna Quinn and three others.Photograph1608
Photograph of Idalene Jenkins and Hazel Fudge.Photograph1609
Photograph of Tom Jenkins, pre-1918.Photograph1610
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