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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. 

Please keep in mind that many collections have not been inventoried while others are currently in progress.  If you have any questions regarding the Finding Aids or the Index, please contact the archivist at

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
Dance card - "On With The Dance" hosted by Queen City Club ; First Private Reception- Christas Night 1890. Dance cardG0201
Ticket - Musicale at the Masonic Hall TicketG0202
Booklet - The Victory Minstrels sponsored by Elmira Chapter of Senior Hadassah; January 10, 1943.BookletG0203
Photo - Masonic Glee Club of Elmira PhotoG0204
Pamphlet - District of Chemung- Tioga: Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons 1943-1944.PamphletG0302
Booklet - Directory of Dauntless Lodge No. 81; 1895.BookletG0401
Booklet - Directory for Old Oak Lodge No. 253 1852-1897.BookletG0402
Booklet - New York Masonic Directory 1916.BookletG0403
Booklet - Directory of Southern Tier Council No. 16 1913.BookletG0501
Program - A Service for 126th Grand Conclave of Grand Commandery of Knights Templar 1939.ProgramG0502
Roster - Southern Tier Council #16 Royal and Select Masters 1940-1941.RosterG0503
Directory - Chapter Directory for Royal Arch Masons in Central New York DirectoryG0505
Booklet - Knights Templar Volume XXIV August 1978.Booklet G0506
Booklet - Knights Templar Volume XXV Jaunuary 1979.BookletG0507
Directory - Loyal Chapter No. 265 of the Eastern Star 1916.DirectoryG0601
Booklet - By-Laws of Harmony Chapter No. 657: Order of the Eastern Star 1921.BookletG0602
Booklet - Loyal Chapter No. 265 Order of the Eastern Star 1923.BookletG0603
Menu - Twenty- Fifth Anniversary of the Order of the Eastern Star; 1927.MenuG0604
Program - Excelsior Chapter No. 323 of the Eastern Star Reception and Banquet, March 1, 1949.Program G0605
Program - Alert Chapter 648 of the Eastern Star Reception and Banquet, April 5, 1949.ProgramG0606
Program - Harmony Chapter No. 657 of the Eastern Star Reception and Banquet, April 16, 1949.ProgramG0607
Program - Loyal Chapter No. 265 of the Eastern Star Reception and Banquet, April 10, 1954. ProgramG0608
Minutes of the Loyal Chapter No. 265 of the Eastern Star, January-October 1954. DocumentG0609
Booklet - Loyal Chapter No. 265 Order of the Eastern Star 1961.BookletG0610
Pamphlet - The Broadcaster Loyal Chapter No. 265 Order of the Eastern Star 1969.PamphletG0611
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