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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 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
Roster - 25th Engineers, 1932.RosterC1510
Photographs - Pvt Hobart Wheat's World War I photographs, 4 photographs.PhotographsC1511
Document - for Pvt. Harold Van Tyle, 77th Co., I hereby acknowledge receipt of the MM badge awarded me for the target year 1917, Washington DC.DocumentC1601
Membership Card - Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, for Harold Van Tyle, 1919.Membership CardC1602
Military Orders - 6th Machine Gun Battalion, U.S. Marines, under command of Major L.W.E. Waller, describing the good work of the soldiers, 1919.Military OrdersC1603
Records - record of payment made to Harold Van Tyle upon his discharge from U.S. Marines, 1919.RecordsC1604
Records - United States Marine Corps, Paymaster's Department, informing Pvt. Harold Van Tyle that $6.50 was taken out of his final settlement for insurance payment, Quantico VA, 1919.RecordsC1605
Discharge Certificate - for Pvt. Harold Van Tyle from the U.S. Marine Corps, Quantico VA, 1919.Discharge CertificateC1606
Military Orders - Harold Van Tyle record of service and citations awarded, U.S. Marine Corps., Washington DC, 1919-1920.Military OrdersC1607
Handbill - Instructions for Sending Christmas Boxes to Our Soldiers Overseas, American Red Cross, circa 1917-1918.HandbillC1701
Military Orders - Order of Induction into Military Service of the United States, for Walter R. Hayter, Jersey City NJ, 1918.Military OrdersC1702
Military Orders - Notice of Call and to Appear for Physical Examination, for Walter R. Hayter, U.S. Military, Jersey City NJ, 1917.Military OrdersC1703
Postcard - to Walter R. Hayter, Notice to Appear for Physical Examination, Local Board for Division 9, Jersey City, NJ, 1917.PostcardC1704
Postcard - Local Board for Division 9, Certifies that Walter R. Hayter has been finally classified and recorded in Class 1, 1918.PostcardC1705
Military Orders - notice from local draft board to Walter R. Hayter, Jersey City NJ, 1918Military OrdersC1706
Records - Individual Pay Record Book, Walter R. Hayter, Co. M., circa 1918.RecordsC1707
Pass - allowing Corp. Walter R. Hayter to proceed from Arbanats to Bordeaux, Co. M, 309th Infantry, 1919.PassC1708
Military Orders - American Expeditionary Forces, letter to soldiers being discharged, thanking them for their service to the army, France, 1919.Military OrdersC1709
Registration Certificate - for Walter R. Hayter, Jersey City NJ, 1917.Registration CertificateC1710
Military Orders - from J.H. McRae, Major General, Commanding, thanking the soldiers for their service and wishing them luck in the future, Headquarters 78th Division, 1919.Military OrdersC1711
Newsletter - The Flash, published by the Association of the 78th Division, Vol.1 No. 1, March 1920.NewsletterC1712
Newsletter - The Flash, published by the Association of the 78th Division, Vol. 1 No. 2, New York NY, May 1920.NewsletterC1713
Envelope - addressed to Priv. Omar Crandall, Co. G, 346 Inf., 87 Division, AEF, By New York in France.EnvelopeC1801
Postcards - souvenir postcards of fighting in France, Camp Diz, NJ, circa 1917-1918.PostcardsC1802
Postcard - From Omar Crandall, to Mrs. F.H. Crandall, giving his location and stating he is in good health, France, 1919.PostcardC1803
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