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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.

To search the Manuscript Index for a specific research topic, please enter the term into the Search Library Box below. 

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Collection TitleMC 03 War CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKimberly Richards
Date Completed:11/2006
Provenance:The War Collection is a collection was donated to the Booth Library by a number of donors and purchases made by the Chemung County Historical Society
Extent2 linear feet
Date Span1779-Present
AbstractThe War Collection contains, letters, field manuals, and other documents relating to the American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam to the present-day.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Booklet - Little Bees, The Commission for Relief in Belgium, New York NY, 1918.BookletC1306
Booklet - Brussels Office Special Emergency Aid Fund, The Commission for Relief in Belgium, New York NY, 1918.BookletC1307
Booklet - Clothing Workshops, The Commission for Relief in Belgium, New York NY, 1918.BookletC1308
Booklet - Cardinal Mercier Fund, The Commission for Relief in Belgium, New York NY, 1918.BookletC1309
Booklet - Antwerp Convalescent Hospital, The Commission for Relief in Belgium, New York NY, 1918.BookletC1310
Pledge Card - The Commission for Relief in Belgium, New York NY, circa 1918-1919 (2 copies).Pledge CardC1311
Newsletter - The Commission for Relief in Belgium, Herbert Hoover, Chairman of the Commission, New York NY, 1918.NewsletterC1312
Letter - to Elmira War Chest from the Commission for Relief in Belgium, regarding fund raising efforts, New York NY, 1918.LetterC1313
Booklet - War Gardening and Home Storage of Vegetables, Victory Edition 1919, National War Garden Commission, Washington D.C., 1919.BookletC1401
Letter - to Benjamin F. Levy, Chemung County War Chest, from Elizabeth Scarborough, American Committee for Devastated France, New York NY, 1918.LetterC1402
Letterhead - American Committee for Devastated France, Inc., New York NY, circa 1918-1919.LetterheadC1402
Press Release - Devastated France, A leading editorial from The New York Evening Sun, The American Committee For Devastated France, New York NY, 1918.Press ReleaseC1404
Letter - the Friends of the League of Nations, from Herbert Houston, League to Enforce Peace, regarding the League of Nations, New York NY, 1919.LetterC1405
Membership certificate in the American Defense Society issued to H.J. Petrie, April 22, 1918. CertificateC1406
Handbill - Jewish Welfare Board, Jacob Billikopf, New York NY, circa 1918-1919.HandbillC1406
Newsletter - American Relief Administration Bulletin, March 1, 1921 edition, contains various essays, New York NY, 1921.NewsletterC1407
Diary - Pvt. Hobart Wheat, WWI soldier, 1917-1919.DiaryC1501
Postcard - to Mrs. C.D. Wheat, Elmira NY, from Pvt. Hobart Wheat, Brest France, giving the location of his new station at Camp Pontanezen, 1919.PostcardC1502
Menu - Thanksgiving Day Meal. 25th regiment Engineers, Vraincourt, France, 1918.MenuC1503
Identification Card - registration certificate, Hobart Carleton Wheat, Elmira NY, 1917.Identification CardC1504
Pass - Class One Pass, Pvt Hobart Wheat, 25th Engineers, is authorized to be absent from his company or detachment when not on duty, 1918.PassC1505
Place Card - Our Thanksgiving Proclamation, Pvt. Hobart Wheat, 25th Engineers, Vraincourt, France, 1918.Place CardC1506
Membership Card - Local Board for the City of Elmira, State of New York, certifies that Hobart C. Wheat has been recorded in Class I, 1918.Membership CardC1507
Membership Card - for Hobart Wheat to the American Legion, Post No. 443, Elmira NY, 1953.Membership CardC1508
Pass - Pvt. Hobart Wheat has permission to leave and enter camp between 7am and 9:30pm while on duty, 25th Engineers, 1918.PassC1508
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