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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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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Program - Third Anniversary Dinner of the YMCA Men's Club, January 27, 1927.ProgramC1108
List of articles about the 1st Railway YMCA built in Elmira, one being in the Star Gazette article on page 25 of the issue, May 29, 1928.MemorandumC1109
Letter from YMCA General Secretary Howard Shinn to William Cooper of the American LaFrance & Foamite Corporation, introducing the attached results of a study done on men in the armed forces, September 16, 1943.LetterC1110
Results of a study done on the military personel that use the Central YMCA, given to William Cooper of American LaFrance & Foamite Corporation from General Secretary Howard Shinn, September 16, 1943.LetterC1111
"We're in the War Too," a large YMCA sponsored booklet describing all the activites that "Y" members are partaking in to help with the war effort, September 1943.BookletC1112
Card with they lyrics to "My Country 'Tis of Thee" compliments of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), ca. 1920s. CardC1113
Magazine - The Y.W.C.A. Crescent, Young Women's Christian Association of Elmira: April & July 1891; January, May, July & September 1892.MagazineC1201
Magazine - "The Earnest Worker" published by the Young Women's Christian Association of Elmira: January, July 1893.MagazineC1202
Newsletter - "Live Y-er" published by the Elmira YWCA: January 1926.NewsletterC1203
Newsletter - "YWCA Chemung County" published by the Elmira YWCA: Spring 1987; Winter 1989; June, August 1990; Summer 1991.NewsletterC1301
Program - Fourth International Convention of Young Women's Christian Associations held in Toledo Ohio, April 27-30, 1893.ProgramC1401
Menu - "Margaret Louisa Home of the Young Women's Christian Association" menu and price listing for a YWCA-run restaurant, with Saturday's specials on the back, August 16, 1924.MenuC1402
Program - Fifth Annual Concert Y.W.C.A. Glee Club, featuring the Colored Glee Club of the Y.W.C.A., held at the Y.W.C.A. Gymnasium, April 8, 1930.ProgramC1403
Program - 35th Annual Membership Meeting, with each committee and club of the YWCA represented, February 13, 1950.ProgramC1404
Program - International Folk Festival, sponsored by the Elmira YWCA World Fellowship Committee, held at the Elmira College Gymnasium, November 2, 1950.ProgramC1405
Invitation - Elmira Christian Women's Club April Luncheon, held at the downtown Elmira Holiday Inn, April 27, 1981.InvitationC1406
Invitation - YWCA Reception: Black Women of the Year, held at the YWCA on Lake Street, February 20, 1990.InvitationC1407
Pamphlet - The New Home of the Blue Triangle: Elmira YWCA Annual Report for 1919. PamphletC1501
Pamphlet - Amid War - Y.W.C.A., ca. 1939. Details efforts of YWCA in run-up to World War II. PamphletC1502
Letter to the members of the Elmira Y.W.C.A. from membership chair Mrs. Bulah Janes, 1949. LetterC1503
Pamphlet - 3,000 Elmira Girls Need Your Help! Y.W.C.A. fundraising brochure, 1949. PamphletC1504
Program - Elmira Y.W.C.A. Business Girls club, September 13-December 27, 1949. ProgramC1505
Pamphlet - Elmira Y.W.C.A. Activities, 1949-1950. PamphletC1506
Cookbook - Cook's World Tour Around Elmira: A Collection of Choice Recipes From Many Lands, International Club of the Elmira Y.W.C.A., 1950. BookletC1507
Pamphlet - "Iama Y-Teen" -- Are You? Y.W.C.A. promotional material, ca. 1950s. PamphletC1508
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