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Collection TitleCL 101 Chemung County Motorcycle Club CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKatie Button
Date Completed:March 2009
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Jean Colegrove and Edna Trautman. 
Terms:Chemung County (N.Y.); Clubs; Motorcycles-Societies, etc
Historical:Chemung County Motorcycle Club-The Chemung Valley Motorcycle Club was organized by local motorcycle enthusiasts on January 1, 1930.  Membership was open to both men and women.  The club organized motorcycle trips and rallies and participated in races and competitions across the Northeast.  In March of 1945 they joined American Motorcycle Association. 
Scope:The Chemung County Motorcycle Club Collection contains club scrapbooks, 1945-1956; club organizational and financial records, 1930-1960; club photographs, 1945-1960; and newspaper clippings. 
Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1930-1960

This collection contains Chemung County Motorcycle Club records, scrapbooks and photographs.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Chemung County Motorcycle Club Newsletter, May 1, 1950.Newsletter012201
7 Newspaper clippings concerning motorcycle races, events and accidents. Newspaper Clipping012301
Chemung County Motorcycle Club 25th Anniversary photo album, November 1954.Photo Album012401
Chemung County Motorcycle Club Revised Constitution and By-Laws, November 1945.Booklet012501
Christmas Card from Boston Valley Riders Motorcycle Club.Greeting Card012601
Photographs - Jean and Bob Colegrove motorcycle photos.Photographs012701
Newspaper clippings about the Chemung County Motorcycle Club, ca. 1940s.Newspaper Clippings012801
American Motorcycle Association membership renewal form, 1956.Document012901
Chemung County Motorcycle Club membership application form. Document012902
American Motorcycle Association membership application form.Document012903
Chemung County Motorcycle Club Constitution and By-Laws, Adopted January 1, 1930, Amended November 1945. Booklet013001
Chemung County Motorcycle Club membership card.Membership Card013101
Chemung County Motorcycle Club checking account books from the Elmira Bank and Trust Company 1950-1954, 1956-1960. Ledgers013201
Chemung County Motorcycle Club Financial Records, 1953-1960.Ledger013301
Chemung County Motorcycle Club Minutes, 1952-1957.Minutes013401
Chemung County Motorcycle Club Training Log, May 1959-January 1960 with recipies for pie.Notebook013501
Chemung County Motorcycle Club Scrapbook, 1945-1946.Scrapbook020000
Chemung County Motorcycle Club Scrapbook, 1947-1953.Scrapbook030000
Chemung County Motorcycle Club Scrapbook, 1954-1956.Scrapbook040000
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