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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.

The Manuscript Index is arranged alphabetically by collection name.  To access a finding aid, please click on its name.

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Collection TitleMC 37 Arts/ Music/ HumanitiesCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKimberly Richards, Lee Kiesling
Date Completed:May 17, 2007
Extent2 linear feet
Date Span1865-present

The Arts/ Music/ Humanities collection contains a wide range of material, such as documents, booklets and sheet music (which can be found in boxes D through F).  Institutions of mention in this collection are: Arnot Art Museum, Strathmont Museum, Steele Memorial Library, Tanglewood, the Browning Club, the Elmira Community Concert Association and the Thursday Morning Musicales.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Sheet Music - Love Songs from 1903 - 1918: "Moonlight and Roses" by Edwin H. Lemare, Ben Black, and Neil Moret; "The Sweetest Girl In Dixie", words by James O'Dea, music by R.J. Adams; "Maid Of Heatherbloom" by Fred J. Hamill and Percy Wenrich; "I'd Love To Call You My Sweetheart" by Paul Ash, Joe Goodwin, and Larry Shay; "To-night You Belong To Me", words by Billy Rose, music by Lee David.Sheet MusicF0506
Sheet Music - Love Songs, 1909 - 1957: "When You Were Sweet Sixteen", words and music by James Thornton; "I'm Confessin' (That I Love You", lyric by Al J. Neiburg, music by Doc Daugherty and Ellis Reynolds; "Serenade Of The Bells", words and music by Kay Twomey, Al Goodhart and Al Urbano; "Your Eyes Have Told Me So", lyric by Gustave Kahn and Egbert Van Alstyne, music by Walter Blaufuss; "I'd Give A Million Tomorrows (For Just One Yesterday)", lyric by Milton Berle, music by Jerry Livingston.Sheet MusicF0507
Sheet Music - Love Songs, 1909 - 1950: "Hiawatha's Melody of Love", lyric by Alfred Bryan and Artie Mehlinger, music by George W. Meyer; "Because Of You", words and music by Arthur Hammerstein and Dudley Wilkinson, recorded by Tony Bennett; "Tonight We Love", based on the Piano Concerto in B flat Minor by Peter I. Tschaikowsky; "My Isle Of Golden Dreams", lyric by Gus Kahn, music by Walter Blaufuss; "You Tell Me Your Dream, I'll Tell You Mine", words by Seymour Rice and Albert H. Brown, music by Chas. N. Daniels. Sheet MusicF0509
Sheet Music- Love Songs, 1908 - 1956: "The Old Spinning Wheel", by Billy Hill; "Melody of Love", by H. Engelmann; "The Old Lamp-Lighter", words by Charles Tobias, music by Nat Simon; "Tennessee Waltz", by Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King; "O'Sole Mio!", by Eduardo Di Capua. Sheet MusicF0510
Sheet Music - Love Songs, 1944 - 1948: "My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time", lyrics by Mann Curtis, music by Vic Mizzy; "Cruising Down The River (On A Sunday Afternoon)", by Eily Beadell and Nell Tollerton; "Everybody Loves Somebody", lyric by Irving Taylor, music by Ken Lane, recorded by Dean Martin; "Forever and Ever", lyric by Malia Rosa, music by Franz Winkler, recorded by Perry Como; "Till The End Of Time", based on Chopin's Polonaise, by Buddy Kaye and Ted Mossman.Sheet MusicF0511
Sheet Music - Love Songs, 1944 - 1957: "You Always Hurt The One You Love", words and music by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher, sung by The Mills Brothers; "Beg Your Pardon", words and music by Francis Craig and Beasley Smith, featured by Snooky Lanson; "You Can't Be True, Dear", original lyrics by Gerhard Ebeler, English lyrics by Hal Cotton, music by Hans Otten and Ken Griffin; "Now Is The Hour" (Maori Farewell Song), words and music by Maewa Kaihan, Clement Scott, and Dorothy Stewart; "Serenade Of The Bells", words and music by Kay Twomey, Al Goodhart, and Al Urbano.Sheet MusicF0512
Sheet Music - Love Songs, 1900 - 1940: "All By Myself", words and music by Irving Berlin; "The Garden of Dreams", by Clare Kummer; "You Were Meant For Me", lyric by Arthur Freed, melody by Nacio Herb Brown; "Whisper True Heart", words by George Cooper, music by Ilma Pratt.Sheet MusicF0513
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