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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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Certificate - The American Red Cross to Miss M.G. Brundage, Wyoming Valley PA, circa 1918-1921.CertificateC0206
Certificate - The American Red Cross to Nellie R. Johnson in recognition of 949 hours of service, Elmira NY, circa 1919-1921.CertificateC0207
Booklet - Annual Report of the Elmira Chapter if the American Red Cross Society, Elmira NY, 1918.BookletC0208
Records - Minutes of the War Council, American Red Cross adopted at meeting, October 26, 1918.RecordsC0209
Records - Itemized Account of Expenses for the Red Cross Canteen, Elmira, NY, July 1918.RecordsC0210
Records - Itemized Account of Expenses for the American Red Cross Canteen, Elmira NY, July-August 1918.RecordsC0211
Records - Itemized Account of Expenses for the American Red Cross Canteen, Elmira NY, August-September, 1918.RecordsC0212
Letter - To Mr. Benjamin F. Levy, Chemung County War Chest Association Secretary, from G.E. Scott, American Red Cross, in regards to fundraising and the United War Work Campaign, 1918.LetterC0213
Records - Third Red Cross Roll Call, American Red Cross, Elmira NY, 1919.RecordsC0214
Records - Solicitation of Funds for the American Red Cross, Council of National Defense, Washington DC, 1918.RecordsC0215
Records - Chemung County War Chest Association meeting minutes, Benjamin F. Levy, Elmira NY, 1918-1922.RecordsC0301
Letter - Second page of a letter in regards to a contribution made by the War Chest, signed by W.L. Howald, First page of letter is missing, November 4, 1918.LetterC0302
Booklet - War Chest for Elmira and Chemung County, Elmira NY, 1918.BookletC0303
Letter - to Mr. M.Y. Smith, Chairman Chemung County War Chest Board, from Evelyn L. Nivison, American Sales Book Company, in regards to the support of a war orphan, Elmira NY, 1919.LetterC0304
Letter - Two letters from the Chemung County War Chest Association requesting information and funds from other organizations, Elmira NY, 1918.LetterC0305
Document - Pledge from Harold J. Bray to contribute $200 to the Chemung County War Chest Association, Elmira NY, 1919.DocumentC0306
Handbill - Record of appropriations made by the Chemung County War Chest, Elmira NY, 1919.HandbillC0307
Receipt - From Chemung County War Chest Association for a donation of $5 by Chas N. Fuller, Elmira NY, 1918.ReceiptC0308
Receipt - book of receipts from the Chemung County War Chest Association for donations, Elmira NY, 1918.ReceiptC0309
Booklet - War Chest for Elmira and Chemung County, Chemung County War Chest Association, Elmira NY, 1918.BookletC0310
Records - Card for reporting people who do not contribute, Chemung County War Chest Association, Elmira NY.RecordsC0311
Records - Pledge card, Chemung County War Chest Association, Elmira NY, 1918.RecordsC0311
Receipt for a donation from LeGrand Carr to the Chemung County War Chest Association, December 11, 1918. ReceiptC0312
Booklet - Victory Boys, United War Work Campaign, November 11-18, 1918.BookletC0401
Rercords - Pledge card, United War Work Campaign, 1918.RecordsC0402
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