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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

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.

The Manuscript Index is arranged alphabetically by collection name.  To access a finding aid, please click on its name.

To search the Manuscript Index for a specific research topic, please enter the term into the Search Library Box below. 


Please keep in mind that many collections have not been inventoried while others are currently in progress.  If you have any questions regarding the Finding Aids or the Index, please contact the archivist at archivist@chemungvalleymuseum.org

Collection TitlePC Photograph CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByPat Wainwright, Kim Richards, Sue Rogan
Extent
AbstractInventory in Progress


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Folder contains the following images of parties and dances: 2-1910 picnic at Clark's Glen at Point and includes L.R. Lazell, Aunt Anna, Cora Howe, Bably Alice, Frank, Bob; Black masked figures; Old Barn Dance Hall on Grand Central; Dance Hal on Narrows Road, ca. 1930s; 1900 Camping on Jim Beckwith Farm at Coldbrook and includes Clarence & Albert Beam, Mrs. Albert Beam, Florence Beam, Elmer Geer, Mrs. Geer and Margaret & Lester Geer; A. G. Cromer Home Party and includes Mable Cromer; Coldbrook Club; children's party at the Underwood's, ca. 1910; Bill Schwenke's memorial dinner, 1946; December 1936 Junior League Ball and include Hunter, City Manager, Nora Hunt, Les & Katherine Rice and Mrs. Hunter.Photographs05AB
Folder contains the following theatrical images: December 5, 1957 Party at Mark Twain Hotel following Opera and includes Ruth McDonals, Mayor Eddie Mooers, Peg Hamm, Walter Cassel, Anna Mathews, Mr. C. accompaniest, Phyllis Houghton; Bicentennial Sports Dinner and includes Bill Donals, Mr. & Mrs Al Mallett, J. Arthur & Sophie Kieffer, Winnie & Ed. Widman, Dr. Morris Blostine, and Jerry Peterson.Photographs05AB
Folder contains the following theatrical images: August 12, 1921 Hank Sheely's Corn Eating Contest and includes Henry Sheely, Frank Tripp, Herschel Gardner, J. Max Hamilton, Levi Herrick, Rube Woddell or Jess Smith, George Walster, Clinton (Casey) Jones, John Duhl, George Crandall, Calvin Shappee, Roe M. Dennis, Thomas M. Losie, Louis C. Andrews, and possibly George R. Hemanway, Harry I Tong, Fred Dawdy; about 1885 Roller Skating rink; Kanaweola Club, E. Market St., Masquarade Party; Walter Whitley's Charity Ball.Photographs05AB
Folder contains the following theatrical images: Hal Roach and includes Latern Slides - Ads for Laurel & Hardy, Should Married Men Go Home?, Our Gang, Charley Chase in Thin Twins, and Our Gang in Fast Freight.Photographs05AC
Folder contains the following theatrical images: 1930 Regent Theatre; 1921 & 1922 Star Theatre as a clothing store and includes Lynn Dickinson & Dorothy Baldwin; Interior of Lyceum Theatre; Lyceum Theatre (Opera House) and includes the Elks Lodge and J.S. Fassett offices; Lyceum Theatre April 29th for Lillian Russell and an ad for Billie Burke May 4, 1910; The Strand, 1967; Keeney Theatre Fire Escape; Mozart Theatre & Elks Home 1912; Pritchard Hall, Horseheads april 14, 1904; Start Theatre 1922-1930.Photographs05BA
Folder contains the following theatrical images: Pritchard Hall, Hibbard Building; Movie House Auction, 2-Great Ziegfeld Posters, 2 of Auctioneer; movie goers, Jan 29, 1977 last picture show at the Elmira Theatre; 5-Construction of the Samuel Clemens Center; Opening of the Clemens Center; 4-Colonel Theatre; 4-Elmira College Murray Domes; Keeney Theatre; Opera House; and the Lyceum Theatre.Photographs05BB
Folder contains the following theatrical images of Movie Art: "Bombshell"; "A Night At The Opera"; "One Hour With You"; "The Merry Widow"; "Sherlock Holmes"; "Stowaway"; "The Oman Cursed"; "The County Chairman"; "Little Colonel"; "Roman Scandals"; "It Happened One Night"; "Tarzan & His Mate"; "Top of the Town"; "Gold Digger"; "Scandals"; and 2 Lobby Posters.Photographs05BC
Folder contains images of the following Musical Groups: Knapp Mandoline & Guitar Orchestra - May 2, 1904 - Fred Waddell, Henry G Pohlman, William Moshier, Samuel Turner, Bruce Dickinson, Mrs. Bruce Dickinson, Anna Parsons, Fred Knapp, Mary Harrison, Alice P. Pohlman.Photograph06AA
Folder contains images of the following Musical Groups: Harry B. Bentley Post 443, American Legion Band.Photograph06AA
Folder contains images of the following Musical Groups: Cashmere Grott No. 11 Band.Photograph06AA
Folder contains images of the following Musical Groups: Polish Band - Local 314 A. F. & M.Photograph06AA
Folder contains images of the following Musical Groups: 1936 - Harry B. Bentley Post 443, American Legion Band - Joe Berry, Alva Gilbert, "Dusty" Rhoder, John Mallette, Leon Ross, Edward Scala, John Long, Wallace Barry, M. Dale Wisley, Clair H. Horton, Malcolm Egan, W. Warren Fenton, William Saleman, Chauncy Lawrence, Frank Freeman, H. Lee Conklin, Vincent Novack, Harry Chamberlain, Harry Chapple, John Green, Charles Lloyd, Ray Swartout, Oscar Gearhart, William Ryan, Harry Rice, ? Carpenter or Mahlkon, Thorpe, Dorn Dilmore, John Mortimer, George Kozmicki, Harold Zimmerman, C. J. (Red) Arnold, Harold Bacon, Archie Parmeter.Photograph06AA
Folder contains images of the following Musical Groups: Arnold Hager's Band in front of the Armory (also in Folder B).Photograph06AA
Folder contains images of the following Musical Groups: Hager's Band: Frank Scala, Moses Kimball, Berry ?, Arnold Hager, James Malern, John Koply, Parlitt, Claude Bayless, Lyman Parks, "Toppy" McCarthy, Edward Wills, Oscar Ericson, Charles Laporal (?), Jack Sheahan, Willard Olson, Henry Sherman, Harold Erickson.Photograph06AA
Folder contains images of the following Musical Groups: Marine Band.Photograph06AA
Folder contains images of the following Musical Groups: Little German Band, including Albert Pautz.Photograph06AA
Folder contains images of the following Musical Groups: Little Symphony - organized in 1942 - Martin Wenzel (Conductor), Mrs. Ida Kaubisch, Mrs. Ruth Welsh, Donald Stewart, Blanche Crandall, Mrs. Ransom Pratt, Mary Spuffard, Grace Pettengill, Estelle Osborne, Elmo Lamb, Skhart Jacobson, Gladys Howard, Edward Unevin, Oscar Wagner, Ransom Pratt, Edward Pettengill, Capitola Band (Raitt), Lawrence Draper, Emily Hamilton, Dransfield Hamilton, Ruth Cameron, Harold Carpenter, Eldon Brown, Charles Cuthbert, Alice Reed, Eugene Diamond, Norman Unevin, Helen Davidson, Joseph Berry, Catherine Elliott.Photograph06AA
Folder contains images of the following Musical Groups: Duca D'Abruzzi's Band, Elmira, NY.Photograph06AA
Folder contains images of the following Musical Groups: Elmira Symphony Orchestra 1912 or 1913 - Mr. Falck, Ruth Christian Welch, Oscar Bieber, Fred Orcutt, ? Frost, M. Ethel Nichols, Director Frederick Chelsewright, Moses Kimball, Gaylord Riggs, Ralph Stowell, Marsden Gerity, Abe Freridenheim, Neva Hamsnond Osborn, Blanche Crandall, Marjorie Clark Hager, LeRoy Shepard.Photograph06AA
Folder contains images of the following Musical Groups: 1934 - Drummi Wiley, Jim Ferris, Floyd Peck, Fred Loomis, Jim Peck, Bob Miller, Dick Leisenring, Gordon Jensen, Ralph Dutenholfer, Laddy Booce/ Boore, Gordon Mosher, Bill McDowell, Ed Timbrel, Roy McDonald, Bert Osborne, Ed Denton, John Wronkoski, Harry Baldwin, Walter Mills, Sma Smith, Bud Winner, Bob Fritchley, Jack Livens, Fred Loomis, Barney Harlan, George Starkey, Davis Long, Gerry Fields, Bob Culver, John Statts, Hal Mathews, Glenn Thomas, Bob Fish, Don Perry, Dick Howland, Link Whittaker, Zeke Thomas, Bob Live, Austin Keith, George Hetrick, Oliver Libby, John Hamilton, Bob Thomse, Ed Ayres, Ed Cook.Photograph06AB
Folder contains the following musical groups: Strand Theatre Orchestra, 1921 - Joe Berry, Paul Casetta, Jack Sheahan, Frank Scala, Abe Frudenheim (Leader), Andrew W. Fellows, Carl Fay.Photograph06AB
Folder contains the following musical groups: Hager's Band 1897 in front of the Armory on Church St - William Corcoran, Edward Borest, Joe Bernard, Bruce Harland, Arnold Hager, Harry Davis, Lynn Park, Frank Hauver, Zimmerman, Dr. Gilman, William Davis, "Tappy" McCarthy, William Wade, Lyman Fitch, Steve Benedict, Everett "Bones" Campbell, Andrew Fellows, Jacob Roseman, George Sheehan, William Digby, Fred Benedict, Claude Bayless, George Mitchell, Clyde Allen, Robert Morrison, Peter O'Brien.Photograph06AB
Folder contains the following musical groups: Dunn Memorial Hall 1937 - Collegiates Band - Ralph Dutenholfer, Goble, Herb Parry, Curt Bennett, Otis Arntz, Oliver Libby, Lincoln Whitaker, D. E. Field, Charles Breever, Barney Harlan, Gerald Field, Jim Lawrence, Richard Shaw.Photograph06AB
Folder contains the following musical groups: Little German Band, c. 1900.Photograph06AB
Folder contains the following musical groups: Elmira Symphony Orchestra 1912 or 1913 - 1. Mr. Falk, 2. Ruth Christian Welch, 3. Oscar Bieben, 4. Fred Orcutt, 5. ? Frost, 6. M. Ethel Nicholas, 7. Director Frederick Cheesewright, 8. Moses Kimball, 9. Gaylord Riggs, 10. Ralph Stowell, 11. Marsden Gerity, 13. Abe Freudenheim, 14. Neva Hoverhane, 15. Leva Hammond Lisbon, 16. Blanche Crandall, 17. Marjorie Clark Hager, 18. LeRoy Shephard, 19. ? .Photograph06AB
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