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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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Collection TitleCL 79 Gilbert Johnson CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:5/21/2008
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Sharon Mashanic in 2008. 
Terms:Postcards; United States.  Navy; World War, 1939-1945
Historical:Gilbert Johnson-Gilbert Norman Johnson was born in Morris Run, PA on August 24, 1919.  He moved to Elmira as a child and graduated from Southside High School.  After graduation, he began work as a tool and die maker for Remington Rand Inc and married his wife Edith.  In 1942, he moved briefly to Ilean, NY to work in a munitions plant before moving back to Elmira and enlisting in the Navy in 1944.  From 1944 until his discharge in April 1946, Johnson served as a Machinist Mate 3rd Class at various naval yards including Boston, Philadelphia and San Diego.  After the war, he returned to Elmira, his family and his job at Remington Rand. 
Scope:The Gilbert Johnson Collection dates primarily from the 1940's and contains photographs, postcards, assorted pamphlets and papers, and Gilbert Johnson's diary from 1944. 
Notes:The Gilbert Johnson Collection shares a box with CL 74.
Extent.25 Linear feet
Date Span1944-1946
AbstractThis collection contains material related to Gilbert Johnson's service in the Navy during WWII. 

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