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Collection TitleCL 138 Chemung County Grange CollectionCreatorChemung County Historical Society
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:June 2013
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by J. Arthur Kieffer in 2011. 
Terms: Agriculture; Big Flats (N.Y.); Friendly societies; Horseheads (N.Y.); Rural development; Rural families; Veteran (N.Y.)
Historical: The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry - The Grange was founded in 1867 as fraternal order for both men and women in rural communities.  In addition to offering members social opportunities, the Grange is a political advocacy group working in support of agricultural issues.  There have been Granges in Chemung County since the 1880s. 
Scope:The Chemung County Grange Collection includes Grange song books; National and New York State Grange publications; and the records of Chemung County Granges. 
Notes:Collection shares a box with CL 137
Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1907-2001
AbstractThis collection contains documents related to the Granges of Chemung County. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Constitution and By-laws of the Chemung County Pomona Grange, revised March 1992. DocumentA0904
Resolutions by the Chemung County Pomona Grange regarding the following topics, 1956-1958: tuberculosis hospital; nomination of delegates; child labor laws; crossings on Rt. 17 in Big Flats; preservation of National Grange headquarters.DocumentsA0905
Booklet - By-laws of Big Flats Grange No. 1106 as organized March 26, 1907. BookletA1001
Veteran Grange No. 1108 administrative notebook, 1984-1994, featuring press clippings, meeting minutes & committee reports. NotebookA1101
Handbill - Veteran Grange Annual Chicken Pie Supper and Dance at the Veteran Grange Hall, November 6, 1941.HandbillA1201
Minutes of the meeting of the Veteran Grange, January 2, 1958. DocumentA1202
Certificate of award issued to the Veteran Junior Grange by the National Grange, September 22, 1966. CertificateA1203
Booklet - By-Laws of Veteran Grange No. 1108, 1973. BookletA1204
Community Citizen Award presented to the Ridge Road Garden Club by Veteran Grange No. 1108, September 8, 1978. AwardA1205
Lease agreement between George Mulford, Jennie Mulford & Frank Bentley and Horseheads Grange No. 1118 for the Ryandt House Block, Horseheads, October 29, 1924. ContractA1301
Agreement between Horseheads Grange No. 118 and Richard E. Bentley Post No. 442 of the American Legion regarding use of shared hall, February 17, 1925. ContractA1302
Letter from Ray S. Cooper, attorney, to Ed Mitchell, Master of Horseheads Grange No. 1118 regarding land purchases, January 2, 1934. LetterA1303
Letter from Sheldon F. Roe, attorney, to Ed Mitchell, Master of Horseheads Grange No. 1118 regarding land purchases, April 23, 1935.LetterA1304
Resolution of Horseheads Grange No. 1118 regarding the creation of committee to construct a new headquarters, June 5, 1937. DocumentA1305
List of donors to the Horseheads Grange Building Fund, 1938. DocumentA1306
Program - Horseheads Grange Fair at the new Horseheads Grange, April 19-21, 1939.ProgramA1307
Letter from Samuel Manning to the Horseheads Grange regarding the McCanns, no date. LetterA1308
Horseheads Grange No. 1118 notebook with membership rosters, 1907-1967. NotebookA1309
Horseheads Grange No. 1118 notebook with committee lists, 1907-1972.NotebookA1310
This folder contains the following images from Chemung County Granges: Veteran Grange building; Veteran Juvenile Grange members, 1940; Color guard for Grange drill team David VanDusen, Sherry VanDusen, Kathy Doty & Evan Dolley Jr.; Grange Lecturer William Brake & wife; Chemung Grange No. 1104 parade float; New York State Grange Youth Drill Team; Dairy Queen Linda Personius & Dairy Princess Echo Robinson, ca. 1970s. PhotographsA1401
Newspaper clippings regarding the various Chemung County Granges, 1930s-1990s. Newspaper ClippingsA1501
Chemung County Grange scrapbook containing clippings, photographs, correspondence and program relating to the Vietnam War Memorial dedicated May 1966. ScrapbookB0101
Certificate of membership in the Mail Users Council issued to Arthur F. Linsner, 1960s. CertificateC0102
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