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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
Program - 175th Anniversary Birthday Ball and Entertainment, United States Marine Corps, Elmira, NY, 1950.ProgramF0901
Program - Veterans' Day Memorial Service, Chemung County Veterans Council, Elmira NY, 1986. ProgramF0902
Program - Veterans' Day Memorial Service, The Chemung County Veterans Council, Elmira NY, 1987.ProgramF0903
Program - Korean/Vietnam Memorial Dedication, American Legion, Elmira NY, 1987.ProgramF0904
Booklet - A Memorial to those who gave their all, Central Trades and Labor Assembly, The War Memorial, Inc., Elmira NY, 1946.BookletF0905
Contract - from Pearl Harbor Survivora Association, Inc., Howard I. Sephton Chapter #2, New York State, loaning an item to the Chemung County Historical Society for a display honoring local men who died, c. 1990s.ContractF1001
Letter - to Frank Pesesky, from Sidney Manwaring, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, discussing the Pearl Harbor Commemorative Medal, Horseheads, NY, 1991.LetterF1002
Letter - Open letter from Sidney Manwaring, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, describing the uniform and medals he is donating, Horseheads NY, c. 1990s.LetterF1003
Records - Howard I. Sephton Chapter #2, N.Y. State, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, list of members, 1990s.RecordsF1004
Manuscript - Memoirs of Robert Jones, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.ManuscriptF1005
Poster - Remember Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Horseheads NY, 1990s. PosterF1006
Telegraph - to Mrs. Novilla Matthews, Elmira NY, from C.B. Cates, General USMC Commandant of the Marine Corps, informing her that her son Sgt. Robert Matthews was wounded in action in Korea, 1951.TelegraphF1101
Booklet - Fallout Protection: What to Know and Do about Nuclear Attack, Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense, Washington, DC, 1961.BookletF1201
Booklet - You and Civil Defense, Civil Defense Commission, State of New York, c. 1955-1961.BookletF1202
Booklet - Food for Fallout Shelters, New York State Civil DEfense Commission, Albany NY, c. 1950-1960.BookletF1203
Booklet - Fire Fighting For Householders, Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense, Washington DC, 1963.BookletF1204
Booklet - First Aid, Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense, Washington DC, 1962.BookletF1205
Booklet - Home Protection Exercises, Office of Civil and Defense MObilization, Washington DC, 1959.BookletF1206
Booklet - How to Earn Your Home Preparedness Award, Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization, Washington DC, 1959.BookletF1208
Booklet - Facts about Fallout Protection, Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization, Washington DC, 1958.BookletF1209
Booklet - Survival in a Nuclear Attack, The New York State Civil Defense Commission, Albany NY, 1960.BookletF1210
Booklet - The Family Fallout Shelter, Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense, Washington DC, 1961.BookletF1211
Booklet - Family Shelter Designs, Department of Defense, Office of Civil Defense, Washington DC, 1962.BookletF1212
Booklet - Home Fallout Shelter Counseling Service, NYS Civil Defense Commission, Albany NY, c. 1960.BookletF1213
Document - Letter, Certificate & Envelope for Korean War Service Medal issued by the Republic of Korea, Department of the Army, Alexandria, VA, 2000.DocumentF1301
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