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Manuscript Library

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
Coupon - Ration Coupon for Five Pounds Sugar, Office of Price Administration, 1944.CouponE0621
Ration Book - Mileage Ration Book Holder, Nash-Kelvinator Corporation, Detroit MI, c. 1943-1945.Ration BookE0622
Records - Mileage Ration Identification Folder, Office of Price Administration, Clyde W. Dickinson of Elmira, NY, 1945.RecordsE0623
Ration Book - a.) Basic Mileage Ration book for Curtis J. Beard of Elmira NY, b.) five ration stamps, c.) three red ration tokens worth one point, Office of Price Administration, c. 1943-1945.Ration BookE0623
Tax Stamp - Federal Use Tax on Motor Vehicles, $5.00 Stamp, United States Internal Revenue, 1944.Tax StampE0625
Tax Stamp - Federal Use Tax on Motor Vehicles, $5.00 Stamp, United States Internal Revenue, 1945.Tax StampE0626
Tax Stamp - Federal Use Tax on Motor Vehicles, $5.00 Stamp, United States Internal Revenue, 1946.Tax StampE0627
Tax Stamp - Federal Use Tax on Motor Vehicles, $2.09 stamp, United States Internal Revenue, 1942.Tax StampE0628
Tax Stamp - Federal Use Tax on Motor Vehicle, $5.00 Stamp, United States Internal Revenue, 1943.Tax StampE0629
Coupon - Food Coupon, Value 50 cents, U.S. Department of Agriculture, c. 1940s.CouponE0630
Stamps - How Can You Help? Buy War Stamps - Keep on Buying, United States Treasury, c. 1942-1945.StampsE0631
Coupons - Motion Picture Service, United States Army, booklet of coupons, six pieces, c. 1942-1945.CouponsE0631
Ration Book - Tire Inspection Record and Gas Ration Book Holder, Goodyear Service Store, Elmira NY, c. 1943-1945.Ration BookE0633
Wallet - two leather wallets to hold ration cards & stamps, c. 1942-1945.WalletE0634
Mileage ration identification folder and ration coupons issued to John Nolan, Wellsburg, New York, 1945.Ration BookE0635
Ration Books - War Ration Book One, Office of Price Administration, books for William Elmer, Doris, William Russell, & Joanna Palmer, 1943.Ration BookE0701
Ration Books - War Ration Book Two, Offcie of Price Administration, books belongining to the Palmer family of Elmira, NY - William Elmer, Doris, Joanna & William Russell, 1943.Ration BooksE0702
Ration Books - War Ration Book No. 3, Office of Price Administration, belonging to the Palmer family of Elmira, NY - William Elmer, Doris, Joanna, & William Russell, 1943.Ration BooksE0703
Ration Books - War Ration Book Four, Office of Price Administration, books belonging to the Palmer family of Elmira, NY - William E., Doris, Joanna, William R., 1943.Ration BooksE0704
Ration Book - War Ration Book No. 3 Identification Stub, Office of Price Administration, 1943.Ration BookE0705
Application - Application for War Ration Book No. 3, Office of Price Administration, for Wiliam E. Palmer of Elmira, NY, 1943.ApplicationE0706
Tokens - Red Tokens, Office of Price Administration, circa 1942-1945.TokensE0707
Ration Book - Top half of a ration book belonging to William E. Palmer of Elmira, NY, Office of Price Administration, circa 1943-1945.Ration BookE0708
Ration Book - Basic Gasoline Ration books belonging to William E. Palmer and Henrietta Palmer of Elmira, NY, Office of Price Administration, 1942.Ration BookE0708
Records - Mileage Rationing Records, for William E. Palmer of Elmira, NY, Office of Price Administration, 1945.RecordsE0709
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