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Collection TitleMC 22 CelebrationsCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKimberly Richards, Owen Dean, Rachel Dworkin
Date Completed:Winter 2006-2007

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals.

Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1845-2010

The Celebration Collection contains handbills, programs, invitations, tickets, booklets, correspondence, and administrative paperwork relating to various fairs, festivals and parties in Chemung County including the Elmira Historical Pageant, the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition Sesquicentennial, and the Chemung County Bicentennial.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Student's ticket to the New York State Fair, Syracuse, 1960.TicketA0302
Ledger of the Chemung County Agricultural Society's business, 1867.LedgerA0401
Certificate of George M. Hoffman's status as a life member of the Chemung County Agricultural Society, December 3, 1872.CertificateA0402
Ticket to the Chemung County Agricultural Society Fair at Elmira, 1873.TicketA0403
Booklet - Premium List of the Chemung County Agricultural Society Annual Fair at Elmira, October 2-4, 1873.BookletA0404
Booklet - Prize-List and Regulations for the Annual Exhibition of the Chemung County Agricultural Society at Elmira on the State Fair Grounds, October 5-7, 1876. BookletA0405
Booklet - Floral and Horticultural Exhibition of the Chemung County Agricultural Society, To Be Held Under a Tent at Wisner Park, June 23-24, 1881. BookletA0406
Entry blanks for exhibitors at the Chemung County Agricultural Society: 1931, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972.FormsA0407
Season complementary ticket for the 1935 Chemung County Agricultural Society Annual Fair.TicketA0408
Season complementary tickets for the 1936 Chemung County Agricultural Society Annual Fair. (2 copies.)TicketsA0409
Invitation to a meeting of the Chemung County Agricultural Society, 1889.InvitationA0410
Booklet - The Chemung County Agricultural Society Holstein Show, 1990.BookletA0411
Minutes of the Chemung County Agricultural Society Board of Managers, January 5, 1893.RecordA0412
Minutes of the Chemung County Agricultural Society's 125th Anniversary Banquet, May 18, 1967.RecordA0413
Chemung County Agricultural Society stationery envelope, 1898. EnvelopeA0414
Handbill - First Fair of the Susquehanna & Chemung Valley Horticultural Society, June 28, 1854.HandbillA0501
Booklet - New York State Agricultural Society: Directory For the Use of Citizens and Strangers during the Annual Fair at Elmira, October 2-5, 1855.BookletA0502
Booklet - New York State Agricultural Society: List of the Premiums and Regulations for the Twentieth Annual Fair, October 2-5, 1860.BookletA0503
Handbill - Premium List of the Chemung County Agricultural Association For Their Annual Fair to Be Held at Elmira, October 7-9, 1868.HandbillA0504
Booklet - Memorial of the International Exhibition at Philadelphia 1876: 48 Views, 1876. BookletA0505
Newspaper - Fair Journal, November 1, 1884, distributed during the Elmira Fair Week.NewspaperA0506
Letter from Cora Derby to Louise Thurston with an account of the fair, September 24, 1889.LetterA0507
Handbill - Thirteenth Annual Mansfield Fair, September 22-25, 1891.HandbillA0508
Smythe Park Association Mansfield Fair stationery envelope, September 24-27, 1901.EnvelopeA0509
Menu - Dining Hall at the Fair Grounds.MenuA0510
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