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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.

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Collection TitleCL 61 Gold Card Association CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin, Casey Lewis
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library in 2007 by Pam Hawthorne. 
Terms:Aged--Services for; Aged--Societies and clubs; Elmira (N.Y.); Newsletters
Historical:

Gold Card Association of Chemung County-The Gold Card Association was conceived by the Elmira Board of Education as a program to promote services for people over 60 in the city.  It was officially founded in March of 1968 with William Cieri, Administrator of Community Education for the Elmira School District, as the organization's first president.  The stated purpose of the Association was to develop activities for seniors, publish a newsletter for seniors, and encourage community involvement.  All members were entitled to a free ID card provided by the Chemung Canal Trust Company, a monthly newsletter and a directory of discounts and services for seniors offered by local businesses. 

The Gold Card Association became a non-for-profit corporation in 1970.  The new corporation was governed by 15 voting directors and 5 ad hoc members.  In 1998, the Gold Card Association expanded its services to the Elmira Heights, Horseheads, Odessa-Montour, Spencer-Van Etten, Watkins Glen and Waverly school districts.  In order to better serve those communities, the program dissolved the corporation and became part of the Schuyler-Chemung-Tioga BOCES.  In July of 2006, the Elmira City School District voted to cut funding for the Gold Card Association in the city.  In 2007, the other six school districts followed suit and the program came to an end in July of that year.   

Scope:The Gold Card Association Collection consists of materials relating to the Gold Card Association including newsletters, administrative records, photographs, scrapbooks and video recordings.  The collection includes a nearly complete run of the Association's newsletter from 1968 to 2007, as well as minutes and agendas for Board of Directors meetings from 1981 to 2007. 
Notes:Membership ID cards are restricted from public access until 2050. 
Extent3 linear feet
Date Span1968-2007
AbstractThis collection contains materials relating to the Gold Card Association.  Inventory in progress.


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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Gold Card Association Board of Directors Agenda, March 1986Document030603
Gold Card Association Board of Directors Agenda, May 1986030604
Gold Card Board Meeting minutes, May 1986Document030605
Gold Card Association Board of Directors Agenda, June 1986Document030606
Gold Card Association Board of Directors Agenda, August 1986Document030607
Gold Card Board minutes, August 1986Document030608
Gold Card Association Board of Directors Agenda, September 1986Document030609
Gold Card Board of Directors Agenda, November 1986Document030610
Gold Card Board Meeting minutes, November 1986Document030611
Treasurer's Report Gold Card Association, November 1986Document030612
Gold Card Association Board of Directors Agenda, December 1986Document030613
Gold Card Board Meeting minutes, December 1986Document030614
Letter from Charles Russell to William Cieri regarding the use of school district facilities, December 1986Letter030615
Invitation to the Gold Card Open House (6 copies), June 1986Invitation030616
Gold Card Association Board of Directors Agenda, January 1987Document030701
Treasurer's Report Gold Card Association, January 1987Document030702
Gold Card Board Meeting minutes, March 1987Document030703
ConstitutionDocument030704
Gold Card Association Board Meeting Agenda, April 1987Document030705
Gold Card Association Board Meeting Agenda for May 1987 and Gold Card Board Meeting minutes for April 1987Document030706
Gold Card Association Board Meeting Agenda, June 1987 and Gold Card Board Meeting minutes for May 1987Document030707
Gold Card Association Board Meeting minutes, June 1987Document030708
Gold Card Association Board Meeting minutes, June 1988Document030801
Gold Card Association Board Meeting Agenda, SEptember 1988Document030802
Treasurer's Report Gold Card Association, March-May 1998Document030901
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