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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 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
Document - instructional card, To Post A Relief, United States Army, 1914.DocumentD0204
Certificate of Appreciation - War Department, for Myrtle Norwood, for acting as Member of the Committee on Education and Special Training, War Plans Division, General Staff, Washington D.C., 1919.CertificateD0204
Pass - Transient Organizations, Pass to be absent from Camp Merritt, NJ, circa 1917-1919. (3 copies).PassD0205
Document - Instructions for Troops, gives bunk, compartment & deck #, as well as instructions about rules on board ship, circa 1914-1919.DocumentD0206
Ticket - Train ticket, in French, Bordeaux-Bastide A Bassens, 3mi Classe Militaire, circa 1918-1919.TicketD0207
Tag - Reads: "Welcome Home, I have Bought W.S.S.," circa 1918-1919.TagD0208
Records - Meeting Minutes for A.S. Driver Relief Corps, Elmira NY, January-February 1922.RecordsD0209
Order Form - for sugar rations, United States Food Administration, 1918.Order FormD0210
Certificate of Appreciation - from the Govenor of the State of New York, for Charles Friedman with appreciation for his co-operation in the taking and compilation of the 1917 Census and Inventory of the Military Resources of the State, 1917.CertificateD0211
Handbill - Contains lyrics to the patriotic song "His Flag," Dorothy De Jagers, 1918HandbillD0215
Order Form - Etching of The "World's War Masterpiece," "The Glorious 27th New York's Own, Piercing the Hindenburg Line," Van Dyck Gravure Co., New York City, 1919.Order FormD0216
Booklet - War Camp Community Service: Keep on Singing, 1919. BookletD0217
Records - Draft Registration, Local Board for the City of Elmira, Elmira NY, 1917.RecordsD0301
Records - List of men inducted into service by the local draft board of the City of Elmira, March 1-July 1, 1918. RecordsD0303
Menu - Honorary Dinner for Corporal J.J. Hoefer, Jr., Company L 108th Infantry, at Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, South Carolina, December 4, 1917. MenuD0401
Menu - Christmas Dinner, Co. H 310th Infantry, Camp Dix, Wrightstown NJ, December 25, 1917.MenuD0402
Program - Military Banquet and Reception to all Service Men from Elmira and Chemung County at the Armory, April 8, 1919. (multiple copies)ProgramD0403
Program - Thanksgiving Meeting on the occasion of the Surrender of the German Empire, First Baptist Church of Elmira, November 12, 1918.ProgramD0404
Letter - to Mrs. Morrow, from Charles Talbot, thanking her for the hospitality of the Elmira Red Cross Canteen, Camp Mills, 1918.LetterD0501
Letter - to Mr. Edward G. Blanchard, from Nate Blanchard, making arrangements to meet for a vistit, Camp Dix, Trenton NJ, 1918.LetterD0502
Letter - to Sergt. Maj. John L. Fiester, from L. W. Card, complaining about paperwork, homesickness and exchanging news on mutual friends, Villeneuve, France, 1918.LetterD0503
Letter - to Benjamin Levy, Cheming County War Chest, from C.C. Pierce, Bureau of the Public Health Service, regarding a program on the subject of venereal diseases, 1918.LetterD0504
Letter - to Officers and Members of A.S. Diver Relief Corps, from Jane A. Morris, giving her resignation from presidency of the group because of disrespect & insults from several group members, Elmira NY, 1922 (2 drafts).LetterD0505
Letter - to Lillian, from L.A. McMahon, thanking her for writing letters, talking about returning to USA and giving news on mutual friends, Eschalot, France, 1918.LetterD0506
Letter - to "Doc", from "Margaret", giving news of mutual friends in Company L, and asking about others, 1918.LetterD0507
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