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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.

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Collection TitleCL 106 S. Roberts Rose CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKatie Button
Date Completed:May 2010
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Nancy Rose in 2003.
Terms:City planning; Corning (N.Y.); Elmira (N.Y.); Urban renewal

Urban Renewal-Following the devastation caused by the 1972 flood, the City of Elmira worked with the New York State Urban Development Corporation and various community groups to re-develop the downtown area.  S. Roberts Rose was involved in the process through his connections to the Elmira Association of Commerce.

Scope:The S. Roberts Rose Collection contains various publications, reports and studies associated with regional re-development and urban renewal projects, 1972-1992. 
Extent1 Linear Foot
Date Span1859-1992
AbstractThis collection contains papers relating to Elmira's urban renewal and redevelopment after the 1972 flood.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Map - Elmira Major Traffic Proposals, October 5, 1972.Map011502
Pamphlet - Why A North-South Arterial For The Chemung County Area, August 20, 1973.Pamphlet011601
Booklet - Department of Transportation Final Environmental Statement for Elmira North-South Arterial, October 25, 1974.Booklet011602
Booklet - Department of Transportation Project Location Report: Elmira North-South Arterial, December 1974.Booklet011603
Booklet - Annual Report of the New York State Urban Development Corporation 1972.Booklet011701
Booklet - Status Report of UDC (Urban Development Corporation) Activities in Chemung Valley, March 15, 1973.Booklet011702
Booklet - Elmira Downtown Survey and Report by Cove Hoover.Booklet011801
Elmira Alive! Inc. records, 1982-1983: committee lists, meeting minutes, correspondence. Papers011901
Booklet - Elmira Success Inspired: Southern Tier Economic Growth Progress Report, 1992.Booklet012001
Booklet - Imagine Our Downtown, plans for downtown Elmira, ca. 1985.Booklet012101
Elmira Down Town Development, Inc. records, February 1990: board of directors, mission, committee lists.Document012102
Booklet - Project 76 Re-Creating A Community, Corning re-development, April 1, 1973.Booklet012201
Booklet - Downtown Restoration, Corning, N.Y.: Building Sign Guidelines.Booklet012202
Booklet - Downtown Restoration Corning, N.Y.: Building Restoration Guidelines.Booklet012203
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