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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 TitleMC 04 Organizaton and ClubsCreatorBooth Library
Processed BySarah E. Burr
Date Completed:7/20/07
Extent4.5 linear feet
Date Span1829-2000

The Organizations and Clubs Collection includes a variety of documents, such as record books, constitutions and by-laws, and event invitations, for many of Elmira's historical organizations and clubs, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Masonic Union Lodge.

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Program - Interpretive Recitals featuring Margaret Barry, held at the YMCA Auditorium under the auspices of the Alpha Club, September 15, 1903.ProgramC0819
Program - "Bostelmann String Quartet," held at the Y.M.C.A. Auditorium, January 21, 1904.ProgramC0820
Program - "The Musical Extravaganza: Crystal Slipper," under the auspices of the Young Men's Christian Association at the Elmira College Campus Center, July 26 & 27, 1906.ProgramC0821
Program - Civic Thanksgiving Program, held at the Keeney Theatre with an invocation by Howard Shinn, Secretary of the Y.M.C.A., November 26, 1942.ProgramC0822
"Court of the Queen's Bench" script and booklet, presented for the benefit of the Young Men's Christian Association at the Elmira Opera House, October 13, 1948.BookletC0823
Program - 2nd Century Dinner of the Elmira YMCA, held at the YMCA Gymnasium, January 21, 1959.ProgramC0824
Young Men's Association Lectures for the Winter of 1853-54, with handbills for these lectures are glued on the front and inside cover. The lectures and the attendees are listed inside the booklet ledger, 1853-1854.BookletC0901
Handbill - Y.M.C.A. Lecture Course, with the dates of the upcoming lectures at the Elmira Opera House, 1875-1876.HandbillC0902
Handbill - 21st Anniversary Address by H.O. Williams, Railroad Secretary of the International Committee, held at the First Presbyterian Church, May 7, 1876.HandbillC0903
Y.M.C.A. Library Quarterly Ticket, issued April 1, 1877.TicketC0904
Program - Railway Y.M.C.A. Home Lectures by Frank Hall, held at Room No. 411 Railroad Avenue, January 7, 1879.ProgramC0905
Handbill - Boys' Department of the Young Men's Christian Association, listing possible memberships for boys, as well as meeting dates, 1887.HandbillC0906
Achievement Certificate - Y.M.C.A. Automobile School Certificate of completion for a course in automobile construction and operation sponsored by the YMCA. Signed by the Director of Construction and Operation of Motor Cars, the General Secretary and Educational Director, and the YMCA President, 1912-1913.Achievement CertificateC0907
Program - Central New York Older Boys' Conference, under the auspices of the State Executive Committee, YMCA, and Local Associations of Central New York, November 27-29, 1925.ProgramC0908
Program - Central New York Older Boys' Conference Official Program, held at Elmira's new Y.M.C.A. Building Conference Headquarters, November 27-29, 1925.Program C0909
Invitation - Dedication of the Young Men's Christian Association Building, the new YMCA building on East Market Street, November 28, 1902.InvitationC1001
Program - The Laying of the Corner Stone of the Central Young Men's Christian Association, sponsored by the Central Elmira YMCA, September 14, 1924.ProgramC1002
Invitation - Elmira's New Y.M.C.A. Building Dedication, hosted by the Board of Directors of the YMCA at the corner of State and Church Streets, July 7, 1925.InvitationC1003
Invitation - Reception tendered to the Wheelmen of Elmira, sponsored by the Young Men's Christian Association, May 11, 1897.InvitationC1101
Program - Banquet of the Young Men's Christian Association, celebrating the completion of 43 years of work. The event was held at the Rathbun, April 29, 1901.ProgramC1102
Program - First Annual Banquet of the Central YMCA Debating Club, May 14, 1901.ProgramC1103
Pictorially Presented: Annual Report of the Central Young Men's Christian Association, a collection of reports and rosters from each club organized by the YMCA, May 1, 1902.BookletC1104
Program - Annual Banquet Elmira YMCA Boys' Department, hosted by the YMCA Banquet Committee, May 22, 1916.ProgramC1105
Booklet promoting "Y" Hut building and donations, a program to raise money to help with the war, partnered with the United War Work Campaign, November 11-18, 1918.BookletC1106
Receipt from the Y.M.C.A. Building Fund, stating a $12.50 donation was made from W.H. Arnold, July 14, 1925.ReceiptC1107
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