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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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Handbills for the following Democratic candidates for the 2012 elections: Nate Shinagawa (23rd Congressional District).HandbillA0126
Handbills for the following Democratic candidates for the 2013 elections: Paul Barton (Elmira City Court Judge); Richard Rich (Chemung County Court Judge).HandbillA0127
Pamphlet - Constitution and Officers of the Young Rail Splitters of Elmira, August 27, 1860. (Young Republicans)PamphletA0201
Political card in support of the Union/ Republican platform, 1864. CardA0202
Handbill - Southern Tier Soldiers' & Sailors' Mass Convention in Support of the Republican Cause at Elmira, October 25, 1866. HandbillA0203
Handbill - Garfield & Arthur: Republican Ticket, 1880. HandbillA0204
Handbill - Portraits of Republican Representatives for 1893: George S. McCann (Assembly), Baxter T. Smelzer (State Senate) and Arthur S. Fitch (County Clerk). HandbillA0205
Handbill - The Republican Candidates in Chemung County 1894: William J. Lormore (sheriff), Manfred H. Daivs (coroner), Archie E. Baxter (assembly), John M. Diven (treasurer) and Merritt D. Bogart (justice). HandbillA0206
(4) Notices from the First Presidential Voters' Republican Club of Elmira regarding meetings and rallies, September 24-November 2, 1900. PostcardsA0207
Handbill - Vote J. Sloat Fassett for Congress, 33rd District, ca. 1910.HandbillA0208
Handbill - Richard Marlowe, Republican & Prohibition candidate for Recorder of the City of Elmira, 1921.HandbillA0209
Handbill - William E. Howell, Candidate for Nomination for Sheriff on Republican Ticket in the primary vote, ca. 1920s.HandbillA0210
Handbill - Anti-New Deal Republican ad, 1936. HandbillA0211
Program - Second Bi-Annual Fund Raising Dinner of the Republican Party at the Mark Twain Hotel, Ocotber 25, 1954. ProgramA0212
Program - Chemung County Young Republican Club Testimonial Dinner in honor of Representative W. Sterling Cole at the Mark Twain Hotel, June 21, 1955. ProgramA0213
Handbill - Nominate Harold A. Jerry Jr. as Republican Candidate for State Senate 49th District, ca. 1960. HandbillA0214
Program - Chemung County Republican Committee Fund Raising Dinner at the Mark Twain Hotel, October 23, 1962. ProgramA0215
Program - Chemung County Republican Committee Fund Raising Dinner at the Mark Twain Hotel, September 22, 1964.ProgramA0216
Handbill - Vote for Jack Calkins for Congress, 1976. HandbillA0217
Handbill - Bill Smith Works For You: Vote William T. Smith II for State Senate, 1984. HandbillA0218
Pamphlet - The Experienced Leadership We Need: Tom Tranter for County Executive, ca. 1990s. PamphletA0219
Sign - Re-elect Rodney J. Strange to the Elmira School Board, 1997. SignA0220
Invitation to the Chemung County Republican Annual Dinner honoring Gov. George E. Pataki at the Elmira College Campus Center, June 15, 1998. InvicationA0221
Bumper Sticker - George Winner for New York State Assembly, 1978-2002. Bumper StickerA0222
New York State Board of Elections certificate confirming that George H. Winner, Jr. is the duly elected State Senator for the 53rd District, December 2004. CertificateA0223
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