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Collection TitleCL 128 Robert & Beulah Jani PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKatie Button
Date Completed:May 2010
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Linda Covell in 2000 & 2004.
Terms:Diaries; Elmira (N.Y.); Flood damage--Chemung County (N.Y.); Hurricane Agnes, 1972

Beulah Charles Jani-Beulah Charles, daughter of John and Margaret Charles, was born January 4, 1904.  She was born in Elmira Heights but grew up in Lockport.  She began teaching elementary school in Elmira in 1925.  She taught at School Nos. 9 and 11 and retired in 1970.  She married Robert Jani in 1948.  

Robert Jani-Robert Jani was born July 19, 1909 in Hartford, CT, to Joseph and Marie Jani.  He graduated from Case University in 1931.  During World War II, he worked as a civilian consultant for the Navy Department as a naval material inspector stationed in Elmira.  In 1946 he took a job at Corning Glass Works where he worked in Product Development Services until he retired in 1972. Both he and his wife died in 1990 and are buried in Woodlawn.    

Scope:The Robert & Beulah Jani Papers include Beulah Jani's diaries from 1927 and 1948-1985; Robert Jani's work-related correspondence, 1945; assorted photographs, 1946-1975. 
Extent1 Linear Foot
Date Span1927-1985
AbstractThis collection contains Beulah Jani's diaries, 1927-1985, as well as Robret Jani's correspondence and Jani family photographs.

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Letter from the Navy Department regarding the Federal Employee Pay Act, July 4, 1945.Letter010606
Robert Jani resume with cover letter sent to the Corning Glass Works, Electronic Sales Department, July 5, 1945.Letter010607
Letter to the Navy Department from Robert Jani concerning his desire to quit, July 7, 1945.Letter010608
Letter to Robert Jani from the Navy Department regarding his sick and annual leave, July 13, 1945. (2 versions)Letter010609
Letter from the Navy Department regarding the Federal Employees Pay Act of 1945, July 16, 1945.Letter010610
Letter from the Navy Department regarding the Federal Employees Compensation Act of 1945, July 20, 1945.Letter010611
Note to Resident Inspector of Naval Material from Robert Jani about his return to the office, August 3, 1945.Letter010612
Letter to the Inspector of Naval Material from Robert Jani regarding leave, August 20, 1945.Letter010613
Navy Department internal memo regarding Robert Jani, September 19, 1945.Letter010614
Letter to Robert Jani from the State of New York Education Department regarding his application to the State Industrial Teacher Training Program, October 5, 1945.Letter010615
Navy Civilian Personnel Instructions memo regarding a workforce reduction, October 24, 1945.Letter010616
Letter to Robert Jani from the Yonkers Board of Education regarding a trade school teaching position, October 25, 1945.Letter010617
Letter from the Navy Department regarding the transfer of E.K. Straus, November 14, 1945.Letter010618
Letter to Robert Jani from the New York Education Department regarding his application to the State Industrial Teacher Training Program, November 27, 1945.Letter010619
Letter to Robert Jani from the Director of the New York State Agricultural and Technical Institute asking him to teach a course, December 1, 1945.Letter010620
Navy Department internal memo to instectors of Naval Material regarding operations policies, December 12, 1945.Letter010621
Letter from the Director of the Navy Department to Resident Inspector of Naval Material, Elmira, December 14, 1945.Letter010622
Robert Jani's letter of resignation from the Navy Department, December 21, 1945.Letter010623
Telegram regarding regarding Naval Material Inspections, December 21, 1945.Telegram010624
Navy Department telegram regarding naval material inspections, December 28, 1945.Telegram010625
Robert W. Jani resume, 1945.Document010701
Correspondence between Robert Jani and Corning Glass Works concerning his application for employment, July-December 1945. Correspondence010702
(12) Photographs - Flood damage, May 28, 1946. (with negatives)Photographs010801
(20) Photographs of Beulah and Robert Jani and their Clinton Street home, 1947. (with negatives)Photographs010901
(16) Photographs - Ivy Dance at the Sanford's 2nd Street Apartment, 1946. Featuring Robert & Beulah Jani, the Sanfords, Morgans and Hemenways. Photographs011001
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