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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 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
Booklet - Elmira Masonic Temple Fund 1976-1978.BookletF0702
Booklet - Elmira Masonic Temple Fund; 1976-1978.BookletF0703
Program - Masonic Temple Dedication; Elmira, NY; October 8, 1978.ProgramF0704
Program - Mortgage Burning Ceremony for the Masonic Temple of Elmira, NY; November 29, 1980.ProgramF0705
Letter - From the Office Masonic Board of Trustees; January 18, 1898.LetterF0802
Card - The National League of Masonic Clubs certificate of membership; December 1, 1919.CardF0901
Booklet - Freemasonry and the Drums of 'Seventy-five by Sidney Morse; Commissioned by the Masonic Education Masonic Temple, 1927.BookletF1001
Booklet - Address on Freemasonry and the Constitution of the United States of America; printed by The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of NY, September 1937.BookletF1002
Booklet - Affiliated Clubs: The National League of Masonic ClubsBookletF1202
Lloyd R. Wheeler's membership card in the Masonic Club of Elmira, December 31, 1919. Membership CardF1202
Booklet - Masonic Directory of Elmira, New York 1884-1888, 1890.BookletF1301
Letter from the Big Flats Lodge No. 378 of Free & Accepted Masons of Big Flats, regarding their history, November 5, 1927.LetterF1501
Letter from the Hall of Southern Light Lodge No. 725, Free & Accepted Masons, of Breesport regarding their history, October 12, 1927.LetterF1502
Booklet - 20th Anniversary Mt. Nebo Lodge No. 82 Annual Awards Banquet Dinner and Dance; August 28, 1965.Booklet F1505
Booklet - Prince Hall Sentinel Vol. 18, No.4, 1965.Booklet F1506
Program - Chemung Ambuscade Obervance and Monument Dedication under the Chemung Valley Lodge No. 350 on August 27, 1929. (multiple copies)ProgramF1601
Letter - Chemung Valley Lodge No. 350; Office of the Secretary, October 5, 1927.LetterF1602
Booklet - Directory for Chemung Valley Lodge No. 350 Masonic Hall; 1925, 1941, 1943-1945.BookletF1603
Roster - Century-Masonic Clubs Domino Tournament 1926.RosterF1701
Roster - Century and Masonic Clubs Domino Tournament 1931.RosterF1702
Booklet - Roster and By-Laws of Elmira Chapter No. 42 1922.BookletF1801
Booklet - Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Constitution of Elmira Chapter No. 42 Royal Arch Masons, October 29, 1966.bookletF1802
Program - Elmira Chapter No. 42 Royal Arch Masons Dedication 1816-1978.Program F1803
Booklet - Dedication New Tabernacle- Elmira Chapter No. 42 of Royal Arch Masons 1813-1978.BookletF1804
Certificate - Holiness of the Lord: Royal Arch Masons.CertificateF1805
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