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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 TitleMC 03 War CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKimberly Richards
Date Completed:11/2006
Provenance:The War Collection is a collection was donated to the Booth Library by a number of donors and purchases made by the Chemung County Historical Society
Extent2 linear feet
Date Span1779-Present
AbstractThe War Collection contains, letters, field manuals, and other documents relating to the American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam to the present-day.


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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Document - Ration Baking, ration coupons glued to paper for reference, January 1944.DocumentE0410
Ration Book - War Ration Book Number One, Office of Price Administration, 1943, have books for Birdsy Badger, Carrie Frey, Carol Cusick, William Glenn Sweet, & Nettie Sweet.Ration BookE0501
Ration Book - War Ration Book Two, Office of Price Administration, Washington DC, 1943, have books belonging to Nettie Sweet, William Sweet, Milton Burt, Marjorie Perry, Anna Donahoe & James Donahoe.Ration BookE0502
Ration Book - War Ration Book Four, Office of Price Administration, Washington DC, c. 1944, have books from Marion Stocker, Jane Brayton, Charles Brayton, Frances Brayton, Reuben Westervelt, Leona Thomas, James Perry, Marjorie Perry, Charlotte Kolb.Ration BookE0503
Ration Book - War Ration Book No. 3, Office of Price Administration, Washington DC, c. 1943, have books belonging to Nettie Sweet, Aileen Wood, William Collins, Mabel Collins, Carrie Frey, Matthew Perry, James Perry, Marjorie Perry.Ration BookE0503
Ration Books - a.) folder containing the following items, b.)War Ration Book No. 3, c.) War Ration Book Four, d.) Mileage Ration stamps, all belonging to Anna Laura Hill of Elmira NY, c. 1943-1944.Ration BooksE0505
Ration Books - a.) wallet containing the following items: b.)War ration Book Two, c.) Application for War Ration Book No. 3, d.) War Ration Book No. 3, e.) War Ration Book Four, all belonging to Luella Rogers of Horseheads, NY.Ration BooksE0506
Ration coupon for 5 pounds of sugar, 1944. CouponE0507
Ration Cards - Gasoline Ration Cards belonging to Alfred George Hilbert & Harold P. Connelly of Elmira NY, Office of Price Administration, 1942.Ration CardE0601
Application - Application for War Ration Book No. 3, Office of Price Administration, for Ely Personius of Elmira NY, 1943.ApplicationE0602
Envelope - Office of Price Administration, Official Business, OPA Mail Center, New York NY, c. 1942-1945.EnvelopeE0604
Booklet - Postal Savings Plan for the Purchase of United States Defence Savings Bonds, belongs to Glenna Lokken of Burdett NY, c. 1942-1945.BookletE0605
Handbill - Newspapers' Metal Scrap Drive, Sept. 28 - Oct. 17, "Uncle Sam has all our Scrap", c. 1942-1944.HandbillE0606
Ration Stamp - Mileage Ration Stamp, Office of Price Administration, c. 1942-1945.Ration StampE0607
Ration Book - Supplemental Gasoline Ration, Office of Price Administration, 1943, have books belonging to Charles Friedman of Elmira, NY & Aurelia Bowen of Pine City, NY.Ration BookE0608
Ration Book - Mileage Ration Identification Folder, Office of Price Administration, 1944-1945, have 2 books belonging to Esther Coke or Elmira, NY.Ration BookE0609
Ration Book - Transport Mileage Ration, Office of Price Administration, belongs to Berner Friedman of Elmira, NY, 1943.Ration BookE0610
Ration Book - Supplemental Mileage Ration, Office of Price Administration, belonging to Aurelia G. Bowen of Pine City, NY, 1943.Ration BookE0611
Ration Token - Office of Price Administration, c. 1942-1945, 2 red & 2 blue tokens, each worth 1 point.Ration TokenE0612
Ration Stamps - Permits Delivery of One S Unit, Office of Price Administration, Fuel Rationing Branch, c. 1942-1945.Ration StampE0613
Records - Mileage Ration - Identification Folder, Office of Price Administration, for Clyde Dickinson of Elmira, NY, 1945.RecordsE0614
Handbill - How To Use Your War Ration Book, Office of Price Administration, 1943.HandbillE0615
Ration Stamps - Nonhighway mileage ration stamps, Office of Price Administration, c. 1942-1945.Ration StampsE0616
Ration Book - Basic Mileage Ration, Office of Price Administration, have books belonging to Alfred G. Hilbert and Clyde W. Dickinson of Elmira, NY, c. 1943-1945.Ration BookE0617
Ration Stamp - Gasoline Ration, Office of Price Administration, c. 1942-1945.Ration StampE0618
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