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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 107 Arctic League CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:August 2010
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Jim Sleeth in 2003 & 2010. 
Terms:Charities; Elmira (N.Y.)
Historical:Arctic League-The Arctic League began in 1912 as a group of baseball fans who met regularly at Harry J. Lagonegro's cigar store at 157 Lake Street.  On Christmas Day 1912, the group found an orphan known as "Friday" and treated him to Christmas.  Since then, the Arctic League has raised funds to distribute toys to needy children every Christmas.  Funds are raised annually through county-wide giving appeals and, since 1932, a yearly radio and television broadcasts. 
Scope:The Arctic League Collection includes administrative and financial records, 1919-2010; photographs 1950s-2000s; and assorted promotional material. 


Extent1 Linear Foot
Date Span1917-2010
AbstractThis collection contains administrative documents, photographs and promotional material from the Arctic League. 

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Correspondence with Geraldine Moshier regarding her donation to the Arctic League, October 23, 1961. Correspondence010310
Information packet on the Owego Christmas League, October 1961.Document010311
Notes for a meeting the Arctic League at the Mark Twain Hotel, November 13, 1961.Document010312
Letter from Mrs. Leon Brown thanking the Arctic League for the presents, December 29, 1961.Letter010313
Invoice from Eldon Instustries Inc. to S.F. Iszard Co., April 9, 1962. Invoice010314
Invoice from the Elmira Fire Department to Arctic League, Inc. for fire extinquishers, June 1, 1962.Invoice010315
Correspondence between Arctic League, Inc., and Marine Midland Trust Company regarding the annual report, July 1962. Correspondence010316
Arctic League, Inc. workmen's compensation insurance form from Perry & Maxcy Insurance, July 1, 1962. Document010317
Article about Frank Tripp from the Gannetteer, December 1962. Article010318
Letter from Edward Lagonegro to Frank Tripp regarding the annual report, February 20, 1963. Letter010319
Letter from Arctic League, Inc. to D.P. Morgan regarding annual audit, April 17, 1963.Letter010320
Letter from Arctic League Inc. to Commercial Press of Elmira, Inc. regarding the printing of the annual report, June 10, 1963.Letter010321
Invoice from Thompson's Motor Express, Inc. to Arctic League Inc. for shipping, October 1963. Invoice010322
Spreadsheet with Arctic League Inc. incomes and expenses for 1963. Document010323
Arctic League memo from Paul Smith to Edward Lagonegro regarding shares in Southern Tier Theatres Corporation, February 4, 1964. Memorandum010401
Statement of securities held by Arctic League Inc. with Marine Midland Trust Company of Southern New York, February 7, 1964. Document010402
Letter from Arctic League Inc. to D.P. Morgan thanking him for auditing their books, March 31, 1964. Letter010403
Letter from Arctic League Inc. thanking the Star-Gazette & Advertiser for their donation, May 13, 1964.Letter010404
Correspondence relating to donations to the Mrs. George W. Wyckoff Memorial Fund by William Flemming, Mrs. Lawrence McKay & Albert Roberts, April 1964. Correspondence010405
Letter from Perry & Swartwood Insurance to Edward Lagonegro regarding the Arctic League public liabilty policy, July 29, 1964. Letter010406
Letter from Arctic League Inc. to Commercial Press regarding the printing of the annual report, July 29, 1964. Letter010407
Invoices for the Arctic League from Cleveland Truck Lines Inc., Associated Transport Inc., Sutters Neon Service, Canny Trucking Company, Hall's Motor Transit Co., LeValley McLeod Inc., and United States Bronze Sign Co., October-December 1964. Invoices010408
Donations to the Arctic League during the radio broadcast, December 13, 1964. Document010409
Actic League tax excemption certificate, November 8, 1965.Document010410
Legal documents and correspondence relating to bequests left to Arctic League Inc. from the following estates: George R. Baltz (1957); John H. Brown (1954); Michael DeRenzo (1963); Belle B. Reynolds (1959); Louis H. Rubin (1964); Cora M. Woodhouse (1959).Documents010501
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