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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.

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Collection TitleCL 58 Mothers of Marines CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed BySue Rogan, Rachel Dworkin
Date Completed:September 2010
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Bolger in 1998. 
Terms:Chemung County (N.Y.); Women-Societies and clubs; World War, 1939-1945
Historical:The Mothers of Marines - The Mothers of Marines Club, better known as the M.O.M.s, was founded during World War II as a support group for Twin Tiers Marines and their families.  The club's officers included Mrs. Carolyn Bolger as president and Mrs. H.J. Friendly as corresponding secretary.  The group sent care packages to Marines over the holidays and gift baskets on birthdays or during hospital stays.  They also published a newsletter and corresponded regularly with various servicemen and women and their families.   
Scope:The Mothers of Marines Collection includes correspondence between the M.O.M's and various Marines, 1943-1946; newspaper clippings about various Chemung County servicemen, 1943-1945 and miscellaneous material related to World War II. 
Notes:Shares a box with CL 69 & CL 73. 
Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1942-1946
AbstractThis collection contains materials related to the M.O.M's, Mothers of Marines, during World War II. 

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Newsletter - The Jac O'Lantern: Flashes on Chemung County Servicemen: August 9 & 30, 1944; May 16 & 30, June 13 & 27, July 11, October 26, 1945.Newsletter010701
Booklet - How to Respect and Display Our Flag by the U.S. Marine Corps, 1942.Booklet010702
Booklets - Amoco Song Book, compliments of X-Cel Oil Corporation, ca. 1940s.Booklet010703
Map - European War Map by Rand McNally, 1944. Map010704
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