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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.

The Manuscript Index is arranged alphabetically by collection name.  To access a finding aid, please click on its name.

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Collection TitleMC 37 Arts/ Music/ HumanitiesCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKimberly Richards, Lee Kiesling
Date Completed:May 17, 2007
Extent2 linear feet
Date Span1865-present

The Arts/ Music/ Humanities collection contains a wide range of material, such as documents, booklets and sheet music (which can be found in boxes D through F).  Institutions of mention in this collection are: Arnot Art Museum, Strathmont Museum, Steele Memorial Library, Tanglewood, the Browning Club, the Elmira Community Concert Association and the Thursday Morning Musicales.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Brochure - Arnot Art Gallery, Elmira, New York. Brochure giving information regarding the Gallery such as Performing Arts, Lectures, Art and Gift Shop, Guided Tours, Days and Times of Gallery Hours, etc.BrochureA0125
Report - Arnot Art Gallery, Elmira, New York. A "Report on the Arnot Art Gallery". A study made under the Technical Assistance Program of the New York State Council on the Arts; written by Richard McLanathan, January, 1965.ReportA0126
Program - Arnot Art Gallery, Elmira, New York. 1965 Regional Artists Awards Exhibition, April 6 - May 2, 1965, at the Arnot Art Gallery. Lists Artist, Title, Medium, and Price. ProgramA0127
Program - Arnot Art Gallery, Elmira, New York. Armand Wargny Retrospective, December 5 - 31, 1965, Arnot Art Gallery. Includes a description of his life, and a catalogue of his paintings, drawings, etchings, and miscellaneous.ProgramA0128
Program - Arnot Art Gallery, Elmira, New York. Annual Regional Artist's Award Exhibition, April 13 - May 8, 1966, at the Arnot Art Gallery, 235 Lake St, Elmira, New York. ProgramA0129
Booklet - Arnot Art Gallery, Elmira, New York. A booklet on William H. Bartlett, October 23, 1966 - December 4, 1966. Listing and describing different paintings and discussing Bartlett's Life.BookletA0130
Program - Arnot Art Gallery, Elmira, New York. A program for the 1967 Regional Artist's Awards Exhibition, April 2-30, 1967. Includes the names of the painters, the title, and price of the paintings.ProgramA0131
Program - Arnot Art Gallery, Elmira, New York. A program for "Elmira Collects", February 22 - March 23, 1969. A Loan Exhibition Organized by The Arnot Art Gallery Association.ProgramA0132
Document - Arnot Art Gallery, Elmira, New York. It gives information about the gallery such as membership, history, collections, exhibitions, education program, library, and gallery hours, in the year 1969.DocumentA0133
Invitation - Arnot Art Gallery, Elmira, New York. It's an Association Membership Application for support to continue the program of exhibitions, lectures, and social events.InvitationA0134
Brochure - Arnot Art Gallery, Elmira, New York. Describes information about the Gallery Collection, Performing Arts, Lectures and Films, Exhibitions, Members' Lounge, Art and Gift Shop, Rental Library of Paintings, Art Classes, Library, Guided Tours, Special Event Bulletins, and Clubs and Organizations.BrochureA0135
Brochure - Arnot Art Gallery, Elmira, New York. A brochure for events being held at the gallery for October 5 - November 22 (year unknown). Includes gallery notes, different speakers, and other gallery information.BrochureA0201
Invitation - Arnot Art Gallery, Elmira, New York. An invitation to an Exhibition for Cobert C. Collins and Merv Slotnick on Saturday, June 19, 1976, 8 - 10 P.M.InvitationA0202
Booklet - Arnot Art Gallery, Elmira, New York. A Retrospective of Drawings, Paintings, and Prints by Lars Hoftrup and Armand Wargny on April 14 - May 31, 1978, at the Arnot Art Museum.BookletA0203
Postcard - Arnot Art Gallery, Elmira, New York. A postcard of "Lake in the White Mountains", by George W. Waters. Attached by perferations is a Birthday Party invitation for Arnot Art Museum's 65th Birthday Party on April 28, 1979, at 5:30 to 9:30 P.M.; also, a response stub to be returned to the Museum.PostcardA0204
Invitation - Arnot Art Gallery, Elmira, New York. The Board of Trustees of the Arnot Art Museum request the pleasure of your company at the Preview of the restored Matthias H. Arnot 1880's Picture Gallery at 5 o'clock p.m., May 14, 1981.InvitationA0205
Brochure - Arnot Art Gallery, Elmira, New York. Building for the 21st Century. Discusses the Museum Today, the Project Plan, Campaign Goal, and the Board of Trustees.BrochureA0206
Brochure - Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York. Gives the History, Building for the 21st Century and Friends of the Facade; it requests donations for the contribution of the restoration of the facade.BrochureA0207
Brochure - Arnot Art Museum membership application & invitation to dedication of renovations, October 5, 1985.BrochureA0208
Brochure - JoAnn Smith exhibit Catalog, Arnot Art Museum, December 7-31, 1985.BrochureA0209
Brochure - "Prominent 19th Century Residents of Chemung County" exhibit catalog, Arnot Art Museum, March 1-April 27, 1986.BrochureA0210
Brochure - Arnot Art Museum, 1988. Includes floor plan, hours of operation, admission cost, tours, membership, etc.BrochureA0211
Booklet - Arnot Art Museum and Education Center Handbook, 1988. BookletA0212
Booklet - Arnot Art Museum and Education Center Handbook, 1989.BookletA0213
Booklet - George W. Waters exhibit catalog, Arnot Art Museum, January-March, 1989. BookletA0214
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