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Collection TitleCL 92 Agnes Pastirik PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed BySue Rogan
Date Completed:March 2009
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by James Plate in 2002.
Terms:Agriculture; Horseheads (N.Y.); Political participation; Political parties--Republicans
Historical:

Pastirik Family- The Pastirik brothers, Henry and Joseph, and their wives Jean and Agnes, were residents of Horseheads, New York from the 1950s to the 1980s.  Henry and Joseph were both employed by the Eclipse Machine Division of Bendix Aviation Corps.  Jean and Agnes were involved in small-scale agriculture including strawberry farming.  During the 1960s, the Pastiriks, especially Jean, became heavily involved in Republican Party politics at both the state and local level.  Joseph died in 1962, Agnes passed away during the 1970s and Henry and Jean died in the early 1980s.

Scope:The Agnes Pastirik Papers contain materials collected by the Pastirik family including booklets, catalogs and brochures on home improvement and farming; Republican Party promotional literature and internal memos; and miscellaneous materials.
Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1941-1970
AbstractThe Agnes Pastirik Papers contain materials collected by the Pastirik family of Horseheads, NY. 


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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Booklet - 1970 Agricultural Conservation Program Chemung County, 1970.BookletA0101
Bulletin from Cooperative Extension New York State titled " A Case Foe The Complete Soil Test", 1970.BulletinA0102
Letter from the USDA to farmers regarding the 1970 Agricultural Conservation Program, January 20, 1970.LetterA0103
Catalog - Cayuga Lumber Company Building Materials, 1950.CatalogA0201
Catalog - The Standard Guide for Home Builders, from Cotton-Hanlon, 1941.CatalogA0202
Catalog - Whipples' Builders Catalog, 1944.CatalogA0203
Catalog - Sears, Roebuck & Co. Cross Country Planting Guide, 1943.CatalogA0204
Catalog - Sherwin-Williams Paints Home Decorator, 1950.CatalogA0205
A 1957 color calendar provided by Chemung Coal Co.of Elmira & Elmira Heights.CalendarA0301
A 1951 "Farm Record Calendar" provided by Spirawk Appliance Sales of Elmira Heights; has several pages of information regarding livestock and crops.CalendarA0302
Two old floral birthday postcards and one printed "Horseheads" postcard with a watercolor by Talitha Botsford.PostcardsA0401
Booklet - Strawberry Culture: Eastern United States, Farmers' Bulletin No. 1028, 1947.BookletA0501
Booklet - Rights and Responsibilities of those who Receive Social Security Retirement or Survivor Benefits, December 1965.BookletA0601
Newspaper clippings regarding Russia and China, March 7, 1963.Newspaper ClippingsA07
Flyers - John F. O'Mara for District Attorney, 1967. (3 copies)FlyersA0801
Letter from John O'Mara to dated from John O'Mara to Henry & Jean Pasterik thanking them for their support of his District Attorney candidacy, June 2, 1967. Letter A0802
Flyer - Charles B. Swartwood for Supreme Court Justice, ca. 1960s.FlyerA0803
Booklet - 1966 Republican Yearbook Chemung County New York.BookletA0804
Booklets - Chemung Couny, Official Transcript of he Enrollment Books of the Horseheads Fifth District, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966.BookletsA0805
Bank statements from Marine Midland Trust for the Republican Organiation for the Village of Horseheads, March 10,1958 to March 6,1963 inclusive.DocumentsA0901
Bank statements from Marine Midland Trust for Republican Organization for the Village of Horseheads, January 4, 1965 to January 3, 1967.DocumentsA0902
Notebook - Republican Voter Canvass, Horseheads District 5, 1963. Voters are listed with first & last names, street address and phone number.NotebookA0903
Pamphlet - It's Your Community: Vote, 1961. Proposal for a a new Horseheads Village Hall.PamphletA0904
Pamphlet - What Does Horseheads Mean to You and Your Family?PamphletA0905
Pamphlet - Horseheads Beacon of Progress, 1964. Republican party promotional literature. PamphletA0906
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