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Collection TitleCL 11 John Huonker/ Hi-Bar Tavern CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:3/27/2008
Provenance:

 The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by John Huonker in 1992. 

Terms:Art museums; Chemung County (N.Y.)-History; Elmira (N.Y.); Hotels, taverns, etc.; Hurricane Agnes, 1972; Photographs; Theater programs
Historical:John F. Huonker-John Huonker was a life-long resident of Elmira, N.Y.  Beginning in 1937, he worked in the wine cellar of the Mark Twain Hotel, first as a clerk and later as a steward.  In 1943, he married his wife Jean, a nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital.  During WWII, he served in the United States Army Air Corps.  In 1959, he left the Mark Twain Hotel and opened the Hi-Bar Tavern at 600 South Main Street with his partner Frederick O'Herron.  In 1981, he retired as president of Hi-Bar Tavern, Inc., although his wife remained the secretary of the company.  In his spare time, Huonker was an amateur historian who collected items relating to Chemung County and surrounding areas.   
Scope:The John Huonker/Hi-Bar Tavern Collection contains items collected by Mr. Huonker which pertain to Elmira and Chemung County History.  It includes programs from local area theaters and art galleries ranging in date from 1894 to 1963 and various booklets, magazines, documents and brochures about local history and events. It also includes photographs of John Huonker, his friends and his business, primarily from the 1970's.  The collection also contains a large number of bills and receipts related to the Carr family dating from 1885 to 1920. 
Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1885-1978
Abstract

This collection contains items which were collected by John Huonker.  It includes programs from various events, booklets and other documents pertaining to Elmira and Chemung County history, bills and receipts from various local businesses, photographs of John Huonker and his business, and yearbooks from Southside High School.   



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Program for the Arnot Art Gallery exhibition of the works of Douglas Arthur Teed, November 1-15, 1913. Booklet10101
Program for the Arnot Art Gallery exhibition of modern American artists, November 21-December 5, 1913. (2 copies)Booklet10102
Program for the Arnot Art Gallery exhibition of oil paintings by George W. Waters, January 23-February 17, 1914. Booklet10103
Program for the Arnot Art Gallery exhibition of modern American painters, October 1-25, 1914. (2 copies)Booklet10104
Program for the Arnot Art Gallery exhibition of paintings by Truman Edmund Fassett, December 22, 1914-January 25, 1915. Booklet10105
Program for the Arnot Art Gallery exhibition mezzotint engravings of great English portrait painters, March 1915. Booklet10106
Program for the Arnot Art Gallery exhibition of selected water colors by American artists, May 1915. Booklet10107
Program for the Arnot Art Gallery exhibition of oil paintings by Anna Milo Upjohn, September 14-October 10, 1915. Booklet10108
Program for the Arnot Art Gallery exhibition of modern American artists, December 1915. Booklet10109
Program for the Arnot Art Gallery exhibition of oil paintings by Thomas R. Congdon, September 1916. Booklet10110
Program for the Arnot Art Gallery exhibition of oil paintings by Lars Hoftrup, January 2-31, 1937. Booklet10111
Program for the Arnot Art Gallery exhibition of flower paintings, March 31-April 25, 1937. Booklet10112
Arnot Art Gallery Notes, September 1959. Newsletter10113
Arnot Art Gallery Association mailing, Fall 1959.Letter10114
Arnot Art Gallery Association Calendar of Events, 1958-59.Booklet10115
Program for the Arnot Art Gallery exhibition of water colors, oil paintings and sculptures by Chemung County artists, April 5-24, 1960. Booklet10116
Program for the Arnot Art Gallery exhibition of water colors, oil paintings and sculptures by Chemung County artists, April 9-May 9, 1963. Booklet10117
History of the Arnot Art Gallery by Alexander D. Falck, Jr. Booklet10118
Program for the Elmira College Art Gallery exhibition of water colors by J. Lars Hoftrup, no date. Booklet10119
Program for Howe's New Art Gallery's artist's exhibition, no date. Booklet10120
Program for the Annual Meeting of the New York State Historical Association, September 25-28, 1929. Booklet10201
Buy in Elmira: The Logical Distributing and Wholesale Centre of Southern New York. Booklet10202
Elmira, New York: Manufacturing and Railroad Center (The Logical Distributing Point). Booklet10203
Post card showing the Elmira Prison Camp, 1864. Postcard10204
I Remember Elmira, by N.M.T. Manuscript10205
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