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Collection TitleCL 161 Donald Conkwrite Papers CreatorChemung County Historical Society
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:May 2017
Date Updated:August 2017
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Kaye Cecce in 2016.

Class reunions; Elmira (N.Y.)

Historical:Donald Cronkwrite (1920-1999) was the son of Fred F. (1894-1977) and Helen Walden Cronkwrite (1895-1949). He was born and raised in Elmira, graduating from Southside High School in 1939. He served in the U.S. military during World War II. He worked as a carpenter after the war. He and his wife, Betty Randall Cronkwrite (1921-2012) had two children, James and Kaye.

The Donald Cronkwrite Papers is broken down into two series:

Series I : Donald Cronkwrite Papers contain his personal papers, 1922-2000, including material from the Southside High School Class of 1939

Series II: Marshall Cecce Papers containing the personal papers of his son-in-law, 1962-1982.

Notes:Shares a box with CL 162 & CL 163
Extent.25 Linear Feet
Date Span1922-2000
AbstractThis collection contains Donald Cronkwrite's personal papers.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Yearbook - Pennsylvania Avenue School Annual, 1960-61.Yearbook010311
Placematt - The Elms, ca. 1960sPlacematt010312
Book - Friendship Birthday Book: A Birthday Record for Every Day of the Year, 1929.Book010313
Program - St. Anthony's School graduation, 1962Program010401
Diploma from St. Anthony's School issued to Marshall Cecce, 1962. Diploma010402
Yearbook - St. Anthony's School, 1962.Yearbook010403
Certificate of Accomplishment awarded to Marshall Cecce by the American LaFrance Apparatus Service School, 1979.Cerfificate010404
American LaFrance 150th Anniversary commemorative envelope, 1982.Envelope010405
Program - Good Neighbor Festival: American LaFrance and the Town of Southport, July 30-August 1, 1982. Program010406
Booklet - American LaFrance open house packet, ca. 1982.Booklet010407
Invitation to a retirement party for Warren Henning of American LaFrance, 1990.Invitation010408
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