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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 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 - Yank Talk: A Review of A.E.F. Humor- Trench and Billet, Paris, France, circa 1919.BookletD0601
Booklet - Roster, Company "D", 25th Regiment Engineers, First Army, American Expeditionary Forces, France, 1918-1919.BookletD0602
Booklet - Official Commendations of the 27th American Division, Belgium and Frnace, 1918.BookletD0603
Booklet - Home Again!: The 27th Division, John H. Eggers, New York, 1919.BookletD0604
Booklet - contains photographs of WWI soldiers overseas, circa 1918-1919.BookletD0605
Booklet - The Gas Attack, The 27th American Division, the New York Division, France, 1918.BookletD0606
Booklet - More Fragments from France, Vol. II, Capt. Bruce Bairnsfather, circa 1918-1920.BookletD0607
Book - "Lest We Forget," The Record of Chemung County's Own, Harry B. Bently Post No. 443, American Legion, Elmira NY, 1921.BookD0701
Book - Elmira's Part in the World War, 1918 (2 copies).BookD0801
Receipt - for Carrell Briuthaupt fo a $2 donation to the Chemung County War Chest, Elmira NY, 1945.ReceiptE0101
Certificate - for Aurelia G. Bowens, acknowledges that she purchased War Bonds, United States Treasury, War Finance Committee for New York State, 1943.CertificateE0102
Booklet - Second War Loan, Sales Manual for Volunteer Workers, United States Treasury, War Finance Committee, 1943.BookletE0103
Booklet - Instruction and Information, Second War Loan, United States Treasury War Finance Committee, 1943.BookletE0104
Handbill - "Buy Liberty Bonds, Buy All You Can, Buy Now," Liberty Loan Committee, 1943.HandbillE0105
Envelope - Office of Price Administration, circa 1942-1945.EnvelopeE0201
Records - Increase in Industrial User Allotments Based upon Population Changes, Sugar Rationing Guide, Office of Price Administration, Washington DC, 1942.RecordsE0202
Records - Provisional Allowances, Sugar Rationing Guide, Office of Price Administration, Washington DC, 1942.RecordsE0203
Records - Definition of "Meal"" in Rationing Guide No. 12, Sugar Rationing Guide, Office of Price Administration, Washington DC, 1942.RecordsE0203
Records - Alphabetical File of OPA Form No. R-301 Application for War Ration Book, Sugar Rationing Guide, Office of Price Administration, Washington DC, 1942.RecordsE0205
Records - Loaning of Excess Sugar, Office of Price Administration, Washington DC, 1942.RecordsE0206
Records - Filing of Sugar Purchase Certificates, OPA Form No. R-306, Office of Price Administration, Washington DC, 1942 (2 Copies).RecordsE0207
Records - Correction of Supplement No. 2 to Sugar Rationing Guide No. 16, Local Board Food Rationing Letter, Office of Price Administration, Washington DC, 1942.RecordsE0208
Records - Provisional Allowances for Bee Feeding, Sugar Rationing Guide, Office of Price Administation, Washington DC, 1942.RecordsE0209
Records - Consumers Eating Regularly at Same Establishment, Local Board Food Rationing Letter, Office of Price Administration, Washington DC, 1942.RecordsE0210
Records - Correction in Rationing Guide No. 16, Sugar Rationing Guide, Office of Price Administration, Washington DC, 1942.RecordsE0211
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