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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. 

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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
(2) Receipts for membership dues in the Union Lodge No. 95, Free & Accepted Masons, by Alden Derby, 1899 & 1901. ReceiptE0508
Contract with the Union Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Elmira to establish a financial trust for Sarah Ingals and Haamah Jones of Pine City, October 17, 1908. DocumentE0509
Letter from John H. Deister to members of the Union Lodge No. 95, Free & Accepted Masons, of Elmira to the members regarding an up-coming meeting, June 14, 1927. LetterE0510
Ledger - Secretary's Book 1879-1900.LedgerE0601
Ledger - Secretary's Book: Union Lodge No. 112; 1879-1900.LedgerE0602
Magazine - The New York Masonic Outlook; September 1927.MagazineF0101
Magazine - Masonic News June, September-December 1930; January- March, May 1931.MagazineF0201
Magazine - Masonic News: May-June, September-December 1928; January- April 1929. MagazineF0201
Magazine - Masonic News May-June, September-December 1929; January-April 1930.MagazineF0201
Postcards - Southern Tier Masonic Relief Association: November, December 1876; September 1877; October 1883.PostcardF0301
Booklet - Fourteenth Annual Report of the Southern Tier Masonic Relief Association of Elmira, NY; January 1, 1882.Booklet F0302
Pamphlet - The Southern Tier Masonic Relief Association of Elmira, New York; 1868.PamphletF0303
Magazine - The Empire State Mason; October 1980.MagazineF0401
Magazine - The Empire State Maso: The Grand Lodge Bicentennial Issue; April 1981.MagazineF0402
Program - The First Baptist Church of Elmira, NY; Masonic Communion Service, October 25, 1959.ProgramF0501
Program - Lake Street Presbyterian Church, Elmira, NY; Masonic Communion Service, October 28, 1962.ProgramF0502
Program - Lake Street Presbyterian Church of Elmira, NY; Masonic Communion Service, October 25, 1964.ProgramF0503
Program - Lake Street Presbyterian Church of Elmira, NY; Masonic Communion Service, October 31, 1965.ProgramF0504
Program - Lake Street Presbyterian Church of Elmira, NY; Masonic Communion Service, October 29,1967.ProgramF0505
Program - L.N.O.C Neck-Tie and Apron Party at the Masonic Temple; November 16, 1981.ProgramF0601
Invitation - Grand Select Party held by the L.N.D Club at the Masonic Temple on April 21, 1882.InvitationF0602
Program - Calico Reception held in the Masonic Temple; April 5, 1883.ProgramF0603
Program - L'Amoureux's Calico Reception given by Masonic Temple; April 5, 1883.ProgramF0604
Invitation - Masonic Club Washington's Birthday Party; February 22, 1930.InvitationF0605
Program - Corner Stone Laying Ceremony, Elmira Area and Masonic Temple; October 9, 1977.ProgramF0701
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