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Collection TitleCL 165 Southside High School CollectionCreatorChemung County Historical Society
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Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Elmira High School in 2016.
Historical:

Southside High School (1924-2014), located at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and South Main Street, opened in January 1924. The school had been opened to alleviate overcrowding at Elmira Free Academy, the Elmira City School Districts original high school. The district was divided so students living on the north side of the river attended Elmira Free Academy, with students living on the south side as well as the, as well as the towns of Southport, Ashland, and Chemung attending Southside High School.

 

From 1924 to 1945, the two high schools had one combined athletic program. From 1946 on, they had their own sports teams, the Hornets. Their school colors were green and gold. Since 1935, the school yearbook has been known as The Edsonian, in honor of the school’s first principal, Frank M. Edson. The school newspaper is called the El-So-Hi.

 

In 1979, Southside High School moved to a new building at 777 South Main Street, the site of the old Remington Rand plant. The new building was larger with more amenities including a swimming pool. In 2014, Southside High School merged with the Elmira Free Academy to form the Elmira High School, located at 777 South Main.

Scope:The Southside High School Collection contains scrapbooks, 1972-1999; yearbooks, ; school newspaper, ; and photographs, .
Extent6 linear feet
Abstract

This collection contains scrapbooks, yearbooks, school newspapers, and photographs from Southside High School.



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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Southside High School, 1975 YearbookYearbook050002
Southside High School 2000 Yearbook.Yearbook050003
Southside High School 1998 YearbookYearbook050004
Southside High School 2007 YearbookYearbook050005
Southside High School 2002 Yearbook.Yearbook050006
Southside High School 1971 Yearbook.Yearbook050007
Southside High School 1995 Yearbook.Yearbook050008
Southside High School 1997 YearbookYearbook050009
Southside High School 1958 Yearbook.Yearbook050010
Southside High School 1966 Yearbook.Yearbook050011
Southside High School 1986 Yearbook.Yearbook050012
Southside High School 1988 Yearbook.Yearbook050013
Southside High School 1951 Yearbook.Yearbook050014
Southside High School 1974 Yearbook.Yearbook050015
Southside High School 1999 YearbookYearbook050016
Southside High School 2004 Yearbook.Yearbook050017
Parley Coburn Junior High School 1966 Yearbook.Yearbook050018
Broadway Junior High School 1982 Yearbook.Yearbook050019
Notre Dame High School 1981 YearbookYearbook0601
Notre Dame High School 1968 YearbookYearbook0602
Elmira Free Academy 1990 Yearbook.Yearbook0603
This folder contains Southside High School Commencement Programs, 1925-1959.Programs060101
Southside High School book of PTA minutes from 1957-1975.Southside High School PTA minutes.06013
Copy of Forum,4/30/1969; a literary magazine of SHS students. Two letters, 5/29/1978 and 6/27/1983 and a copy of All-Together, March, 1973.Assorted material from Southside High School.06014
Pictures of Southside High School 1972 Flood damage in various rooms.Southside High School photos06015
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