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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
Letter - from Pvt. Merritt E. Mayhood, to Mrs. William Guzok, asking for news on the family and thinking her for letters, England, 1944.LetterF0701
Postcard - to Mr. James Denerio, from Harry G. Horowitz, saying to call the draft board office if her desires to enter the service this month, Elmira, NY, 1940.PostcardF0702
Letter - to Mrs. James W. Perry of Elmira NY, from Cpl. G.W. Frey, letter to his siter thanking her for the Christmas package and asking about his nephew, 1945.LetterF0703
Telegram - to Mrs. Alice M. Hughes of Elmira, NY, informing her that her son, Pvt. John L. Hughes was wounded in action in Italy, 1944.TelegramF0704
Telegram - to Mrs. Alice M. Hughes of Elmira NY, "the secretary of war asks that I assure you of his deep symapthy in the loss of your son Pvt. John L. Hughes," who died as a result of wounds recieved in Italy, Washington DC, 1945.TelegramF0705
Letter - from Paul G. Stethers to his father in Elmira, NY, telling that he had won a Silver Star Medal for his bravery in battle, Germany, 1945.LetterF0706
Postcard - half of a postcard addressed to the last name Sprague, saying he was travelling often & not to worry if he cannot write often, Philippines, 1945.PostcardF0707
Letter - to Mr. Buchanan from Dorothy Beatty, thanking him on behalf of her husband, who is in the Royal Navy, for his gift to the Dockland Settlements, England, 1941.LetterF0708
Letter - to Richard Weiss of Elmira NY, from Clair A. Lawlor, American Red Cross, containing the reply to an inquiry about the lives of Willy & Frieda Rentsch in Deutschland, 1943.LetterF0709
Letter - to 1st Lt. F.F. Loomis, from Mrs. Fred T. Loomis of Elmira NY, giving news on everyone at home & wishing him well, 1943.LetterF0710
Records - Proposed Revisions in War Dept. Shipping Document, Transportation Division, Elmira Holding & Reconsignment Point, Horseheads, NY, 1943.RecordsF0801
Records - Historical Records, Transportation Corps, Elmira Holding and Reconsignment Point, Horseheads, NY, 1943.RecordsF0802
Records - Tabulated Statistics of Operations for Calendar Year 1943, Elmira Holding & Reconsignment Point, Transportation Corps, Horseheads NY, 1943.RecordsF0803
Records - Forms Design and Standardization Section, War Department, Elmira Holding and Reconsignment Point, Horseheads NY, 1944.RecordsF0804
Records - Monthly Depot Space and Operating Statemen, Elmira Holding and Reconsignment Point, Transportation Corps, Horseheads, NY, c. 1943.RecordsF0805
Records - Supplementing "Procedure for Shipment of War Department Lend-Lease Material for Warerborne Export," Elmira Holding & Reconsignment Point, Horseheads NY, 1942.RecordsF0806
Records - Control Records, Elmira Holding & Reconsignment Point, Horseheads, NY, c. 1942-1945.RecordsF0807
Records - Historical Record, Elmira Holding & Reconsignment Point, Transportation Corps, Horseheads NY, 1942.RecordsF0808
Records - Point Quartermaster Reports, Elmira Holding & Reconsignment Point, Transportation Corps, Horseheads NY, c. 1942-1945.RecordsF0808
Records - Fiscal Division Reports, Elmira Holding & Reconsignment Point, Transportation Corps, Horseheads NY, c. 1942-1945.RecordsF0810
Records - Ryan Construction Co., Job Narrative, Elmira Holding & Reconsignment Point, Horseheads NY.RecordsF0811
Records - Excavation, Fill & Rough Grading, Elmira Holding & Reconsignment Point, Horseheads, NY, 1942.RecordsF0812
Records - Elmhusrt - Vachris Job Narrative, Elmira Holding and Reconsignment Point, Horseheads, NY, c. 1942.RecordsF0813
Records - Storm and Flood Report, Elmira Holding and Reconsignment Point, Horseheads, NY, 1942.RecordsF0814
Records - Administration Building, Job Report, Elmira Holding & Reconsignment Point, Horseheads NY, 1942.RecordsF0815
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