Join Our Mailing List

Please enter your email address below.

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

Collection TitleMC 24 Elmira CollegeCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:October 2009

The items in the Elmira College Collection were donated the Booth Library by various individuals. 

Terms:Education; Elmira College; Elmira (N.Y.); Women's colleges
Historical:Elmira College - Elmira College, located in the City of Elmira, was chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York on October 23, 1853 and opened in October of 1855.  The College was origianally known as Elmira Female College during its early years.  It was the first college in the nation designed to offer women a four-year degree.  Elmira College became co-educational in 1969.  College presidents have included Dr. Augustus Cowels (1856-1889); Dr. Wilson Phraner (1889); Dr. Charles Van Norden (1889-1893); Dr. Rufus S. Green (1893-1896): Dr. Alexander MacKenzie (1896-1915); Dr. John Balcom Shaw (1916-1918); Dr. Frederick Lent (1918-1935); Dr. William S.A. Pott (1935-1949); Dr. Lewis Eldred (1949-1954); Dr. John Murray (1950s).
Scope:The Elmira College Collection consists of material relating to the college, its students and alumnae including programs, newsletters, promotional publications, financial reports, course catalogs, booklets and student publications ranging in date from 1838 to the present.
Extent2 linear feet
Date Span1838-2009
AbstractThe Elmira College Collection contains newsletters, certificates, programs, booklets, directories and other documents relating to the institution and its former students.

Filter by:
TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Pamphlet - Reasons for Helping Elmira College Just Now.PamphletD0102
Pamphlet - $100,000 in Ten Days for Elmira College.PamphletD0103
Letter from Elmira College soliciting donations for the Rockefeller Gift.LetterD0104
Booklet - Committee on the Cowles Chair Fund, 1905. BookletD0105
Booklet - Elmira College: Mother of Colleges for Women, 1855-1914 = Its past history, its present work, its promise for the future, 1914. BookletD0106
Booklet - A College With A Triple Distinction, Elmira College fundraising, ca. 1916. (2 copies)BookletD0107
Pamphlet - $100,000 in Ten Days for Elmira College from the Greater Elmira District, ca. 1916.PamphletD0108
Pamphlet - An Astonishing Quest: How Will It Affect Our American Future? ca. 1916.PamphletD0109
Pamphlet - Elmira College Appeals to Her Daughters, ca. 1920s. PamphletD0110
Untittled fundraising pamphlet from the Elmira College Alumnae Committee, ca. 1920s.PamphletD0111
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Christian Education, essay by Roger W. Babson, May 1921.NewsletterD0112
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Apples of Gold in Baskets of Silver, Elmira College Annuity Bonds, October 1922.NewsletterD0113
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: Two Hundred Ideas for Raising Elmira's Million, January 1923.NewsletterD0114
Pamphlet - Elmira College: Elmira's Most Distinguished Asset, 1923. (2 copies)PamphletD0115
Newsletter - Elmira College Bulletin: The New Library and the Building Program of Elmira College, March 1925. NewsletterD0116
Booklet - Elmira: Mother of Colleges, fundraising brochure, August 1929. (2 copies)BookletD0117
Booklet - I Would Build a College, 1947.BookletD0201
Booklet - No Ivied Viewpoint, May 1947.BookletD0202
Booklet - Better Teaching for a Better World, October 1947.BookletD0203
Pamphlet - Elmira College Centennial-1955: Goal 2 Million Dollars, January 31, 1947.PamphletD0204
Pamphlet - Elmira College Centennial-1955: Goal 2 Million Dollars, April 30, 1947.PamphletD0205
Booklet - Elmira College Centennial-1955: Alumnae Contributions to Centennial Fund, April 30, 1947.BookletD0206
Booklet - Elmira College Centennial Fund Report for 1946-47, June 30, 1947.BookletD0207
Booklet - Freedom With Responsibility and the Elmira College Centennial Fund Report through April 30, 1949. BookletD0208
Booklet - Elmira College Centennial Development Program, 1954.BookletD0209
<<First  <<Previous  Next>>  Last>>

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Gallery Hours

Monday - Saturday 10a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays

Research Room:

Monday - Friday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Research Fee: $5.00 per day for non-members
Free to members of the Society and students

The Museum Shop:

Open during regular gallery hours.


Chemung County Historical Society
415 E. Water Street
Elmira, NY 14901

Contact Us:

Phone: (607) 734-4167
Email us:

Connect With Us:

Facebook Our Blog Tumblr History Pin


$5.00 - Adults
$3.00 - Senior Citizens (over 55)
$1.00 - Students (6-18)
FREE - Children Under 5
FREE - Members of the CCHS

Group Tours Call For An Appointment

We are wheelchair accessible
©2018 Chemung County Historical Society. All Rights Reserved. Website Design by inCommand Technologies