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Collection TitleCL 100 Paul Prunier PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed BySue Rogan
Date Completed:January 2009
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Paul Prunier in 2002.
Terms:Elmira (N.Y.); Gliding and soaring; Postcard; Postage-stamps
Historical:Paul Prunier-Paul Prunier worked as a history teacher at Broadway Middle School in Elmira from 1962 to 1992.  He also served as historian for the Bicentennial Committee in 1976.  In addition to his interest in local history, Prunier was also an avid stamp collector.

The Paul Prunier Papers contain material collected by Paul Prunier for use as teaching aids in his classes including postcards and slides of local area views; United States postage stamps; WWII ration books; articles and images relating to soaring; and miscellaneous historical documents.

Notes:Shares a box with CL 99.
Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1909-1989
AbstractThis collection contains materials relating to Chemung County history collected by Paul Prunier for use in his classes.

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Large color decal:" Sesquicentennial Chemung County New York 1836-1986".DecalA1801
Small advertising blotter of the "Eagle Fire Company of New York",McDowell and Fitch,Agents,listing their current assets for the year 1897.DocumentA1901
Two envelopes with a drawing of the Chemung County Court House on each. One is postmarked "Arts in the Park Station 1986" Sesquicentennial 1836-1986.EnvelopesA2001
Two envelopes with a map on each of the original Chemung Canal opened in 1833. One is postmarked "Parade Station June 14, 1986"in honor of the Sesquicentennial.EnvelopesA2101
Commemorative envelope celebrating Chemung County Historical Society's purchase of the Chemung Canal Bank Building, issued by the Elmira Stamp Club, October 24, 1981. EnvelopeA2201
(3) Commemorative envelopes for the Sullivan Expedition 200th anniversary, issued August 25, 1979.EnvelopesA2201
(2) Commemorative envelopes for the Sullivan Expedition 225th anniversary, issued August 29, 2004.EnvelopesA2202
(2) first day issue cancellation envelopes for the Tom Sawyer stamp, mailed from Hannibal, MO, October 13, 1972.EnvelopesA2301
Four postmarked and stamped Mark Twain commemorative envelopes: all with photos: 2 of the 115th anniversary of his marriage to Olivia Langdon,Feb. 2. 1879,one of the 75th anniversary of his death,April 21,1985, and one of the 150th anniversary of the American edition of "Huckleberry Finn".Also included : a foldable airmail letter form celebrating Mark Twain & Halley's Comet, 1835 to 1985,stamped & postmarked Dec. 4. 1985. EnvelopesA2401
A stamped and postmarked envelope commemorating the 100th anniversary of the U.S. publishing of "Huckleberry Finn". In the envelope are an article by Edward Ziegler "Huck Finn at 100" and a pamphlet titled "You're Invited to Mark Twain's Party"(150th) dated 1985.DocumentA2402
A postmarked(Nov 30,1985) and stamped commemorative envelope,with photos, of the 150th anniversary of Mark Twain's birth;inside is a pamphlet with photos and diagrams,titled "Mark Twain's Elmira".DocumentA 2403
A stamped and postmarked(April 24,1985) envelope commemorating the 75th anniversary of Mark Twain's burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Inside is a printed copy of a letter Mark Twain wrote to Harper's Weekly on November 15,1902,titled "Amended Obituaries".DocumentA2404
(3) Commemorative envelopes celebrating the 150th anniversary of American LaFrance, July 31, 1982.EnvelopesA2501
An envelope with a pre-printed 13 cent "Golf" stamp with 4 clubs and a golf ball.EnvelopeA2701
Two envelopes,stamped and postmarked "County Fair Station July 29,1986 with printed "1890's Fair Broadsides"," ESC celebrates Chemung County's Sesquicentennial at the Fair".EnvelopesA2801
Stamped and postmarked envelope: Elmira,NY July 10,1982 and printed(with drawing of a sailplane)"National Landmark of Soaring" Series No.2 Chemung Valleey,N.Y." Inside is a card explaining what The "National Landmark of Soaring" is.EnvelopeA2901
Stamped envelope postmarked Elmira, NY March 23, 1986,Chemung County NY 150th Anniversary 1836-1986 with a printed map of Chemung County c. 1836 showing its division into towns.EnvelopeA3001
Two stamped envelopes postmarked Feb.19th & April 13th,both 1932,Elmira,NY, addressed to Frederick Hill, V.P. of Elmira Water Light and RR Co.EnvelopesA3101
Stamped envelope postmarked Elmira,NY Feb,10, 1937 to the N.Y.State Elec & Gas Corp, return address is "Gleason Health Resort Elmira,New York".EnvelopeA3102
Large manila envelope, stamped and postmarked April 14,1932,Registered,addressed to Cressy A. Mowrey on Morningside Drive in Elmira, from Cassatt & Co. Wall St, NYC.EnvelopeA3103
Three envelopes, all stamped: two are postmarked Elmira,1934 & 1935,sketches:"First Flight of U.S. Air Mail" and "Mark Twain's Final Resting Place,Woodlawn Cemetery,Elmira,NY", the third is postmarked Hannibal,Mo. Feb.13,1940 with 4 10 cent Samuel L. Clemens portrait stamps,"First Day of Issue".EnvelopesA3201
Several 150th anniversary(1779 to 1929) postage stamps of the Sullivan Expedition,most cancelled a few mint. Several Samuel Clemens 10 cent stamps,one Pilgrim Tercentenary, StampsA3301
Copy of airmail nvelope stamped and postmarked Elmira,NY July 30,1985, a memento of Mark Twain's Halley's Comet, 1835 to 1910 (Twain's passing) to 1985.DocumentA3401
A sheet(50 stamps) of unused Tom Sawyer 8 cent stamps.StampsA3402
A sheet of U.S. Commemoratives (stamps):"Famous Americans" 1940: five authors and five poets.StampsA3403
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