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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 - Directory of the Loyal Chapter No. 265 of the Eastern Star, 1973. (fragments) DocumentG0612
Program - Order of Eastern Star old Oak Chapter No. 506 1973.ProgramG0613
Booklet - Loyal Chapter No. 265 of the Eastern Star 1983.BookletG0614
Invitation - Dedication to the Frank B. Hower Scottish Rite Cathedral 1921.InvitationG0701
Booklet - Reunions for fall and spring for Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite 1923, 1930, 1942-1946.BookletG0702
Invitation - Ladies Night "Elmira Scottish Rite Association" January 31, 1942.InvitationG0801
Roster - Corning Consistory of Corning by Frank B. Hower of the Scottish Rite Cathedral 1866.RosterG0802
Program - Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Free Masonry 1945.Program G0803
Sticker - Declaration of Independence Bicentennial Supreme Court 1776-1976.StickerG0804
Program - First Annual HCP Young Mens' Social Club at Old Odd Yellows' Hall' April 26, 1882.Program G0901
Program - Odd Fellows' Grand Supper May 24Program G0902
Handbill - An Evening with Odd Fellows for Music and Vocal Selections, July 22, 1891.HandbillG0903
Program - 26th Anniversary of Southern Tier Lodge No. 344 Independent Order of Odd Fellows, January 31, 1899.ProgramG0904
Program - Annual Benefit Entertainment for Newtown Lodge No. 89 Independent Order of Odd Fellows, May 14, 1900.ProgramG0905
Membership certificate for Elmer E. Hull in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Chemung Encampment No. 18, October 7, 1910. CertificateG0906
Letter from the Manchester Encampment of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows to the Chemung Encampment regarding a recent visit to Elmira, December 1, 1915. LetterG0907
Records - Meeting Minutes for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. RecordsG0908
By-Laws for the Past District Deputy Grand Masters Association of Chemung District, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, ca. 1920s. DocumentG0909
Meeting minutes for the Deputy Grand Masters Association of the Chemung District, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, October 5, 1925. RecordsG0910
Ticket - Independent Order of Odd Fellows Queen City Banquet, June 20, 1924.TicketG0911
Record of dues paid to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.Record G0912
Thank-you note from St. Anthony's Church contributions made by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows to the Rebuilding Fund Campaign, March 1947. NoteG0913
Tag - Independent Order of Odd Fellows Tag Day for the children's Federation Farm, ca. 1920s. TagG0914
Booklet - New York State Council Knights of Columbus; Sixteenth Annual Meeting 1896-1911.BookletG1001
Program - Elmira Council No. 229 of the Knights of Columbus First Annual Minstrels & Follies, May 2-4, 1921. ProgramG1002
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