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Collection TitleCL 110 Arthur Fleming PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:3/5/08
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Anne-Marie Goff in 2003. 

Chemung County (N.Y.); Elmira (N.Y.); Flood damage--Chemung County (N.Y.); Hurricane Agnes, 1972; Natural disasters; Photographs; Scrapbooks


Arthur Fleming-Arthur Fleming graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1932.  During WWII, he served as a Master Sergeant with the 2nd Engineer Brigade in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines.  After the war, Fleming worked as a senior rate analyst at Corning Inc.  He resided at 403 Grove Street in Elmira and died during the early 1980's.

Scope:This collection contains scrapbooks, programs, newsletters, documents and photographs.  The programs are for various events and theatrical productions in the Elmira area and range in date from 1929 to 1979.  The documents and photographs deal with the recovery effort in Chemung County after the flooding caused by Hurricane Agnes in 1972.   
Extent.5 Linear feet
Date Span1930-1982
AbstractThe Arthur Fleming Papers includes scrapbooks, photographs, documents and theater and event programs. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Photograph of flooded home, 1972.PhotographA0405
Photograph of lamp-post in flood water, 1972.PhotographA0406
Photograph of a lamp-post with a sign "Dressmaker" standing in flood water, 1972.PhotographA0407
Photograph of people walking down a flooded street in Elmira, 1972.PhotographA0408
Photograph of damaged home after the flood waters receded, 1972.PhotographA0409
Photograph of mud-filled street after flood waters receded, 1972.PhotographA0410
April 25, 1945 edition of the Jac O' Lantern, Flashes on Chemung County Servicemen.NewsletterA05
Program and class list for the 50th reunion of Elmira Free Academy class of 1932.ProgramA06
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