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Collection TitleCL 92 Agnes Pastirik PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed BySue Rogan
Date Completed:March 2009
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by James Plate in 2002.
Terms:Agriculture; Horseheads (N.Y.); Political participation; Political parties--Republicans

Pastirik Family- The Pastirik brothers, Henry and Joseph, and their wives Jean and Agnes, were residents of Horseheads, New York from the 1950s to the 1980s.  Henry and Joseph were both employed by the Eclipse Machine Division of Bendix Aviation Corps.  Jean and Agnes were involved in small-scale agriculture including strawberry farming.  During the 1960s, the Pastiriks, especially Jean, became heavily involved in Republican Party politics at both the state and local level.  Joseph died in 1962, Agnes passed away during the 1970s and Henry and Jean died in the early 1980s.

Scope:The Agnes Pastirik Papers contain materials collected by the Pastirik family including booklets, catalogs and brochures on home improvement and farming; Republican Party promotional literature and internal memos; and miscellaneous materials.
Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1941-1970
AbstractThe Agnes Pastirik Papers contain materials collected by the Pastirik family of Horseheads, NY. 

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Invoice from Whitehall Mail Service,Inc. Elmira, dated March 16, 1962 to the Republican Party for printing and mailing re-election campaign brochures.InvoiceA0907
Letter from J.D.Thompson, The Republican Organization of the Village of Horseheads to John Mavor with an attached two page list of party workers from the Village.LetterA0908
Flyer - Vote Republican for Myers, Crupi and Dunbar, 1960.FlyerA0909
Three cancelled checks drawn on the Republican Organization for the Village of Horseheads, October 1962.ChecksA0910
Promotional Blotters - Vote Republican, Town of Horseheads Election Day, November 5, 1963.BlotterA0911
Postcard - Re-Elect Senator Ken Keating, 1965.PostcardA1001
Booklet - Official PHILCO Guide to the National Political Conventions and Presidential Election over NBC Radio and TV Networks, 1952.BookletA1101
IRK, I Resent Kennedy bumpersticker, 1960.Bumper StickerA1102
Nixon-Lodge bumper sticker, 1960. (2 copies) Bumper StickerA1103
Flyer - Vote for Barry Goldwater for President, Vote Republican, 1964.FlyerA1104
Goldwater-Miller bumper sticker, 1964.Bumper StickerA1105
Pamphlet - This Time, Vote Like Your Whole World Depended on It, Vote Nixon-Agnew, 1968. (2 copies)PamphetA1106
Booklet - The Rising Cost of Living: United Citizens for Nixon-Agnew, 1968.BookletA1107
Nixon-Agnew bumper sticker, 1968.Bumper StickerA1108
Newsletter - Robison Reports, official newsletter of Represenaive Howard W. Robson 33rd Congressional District, September 1968.NewsletterA1201
Flyer -Representative Robison Represents You!, April 25, 1968.FlyerA1202
Congressman Howard Robison bumper sticker, 1968.Bumper StickerA1203
Letter from from Howard Robison to Lillian Pastirik thanking her for her political support, April 1964. (with envelope)LetterA1204
Newsletter - Howard Robinson Newsletter, December 1963. Includes remarks about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. NewsletterA1205
Letter to from Garth Shoemaker to Henry Pastirik asking for support of his candidacy as a delegate to the 1967 NYS Constitutional Convention, March 22, 1966.LetterA1207
Pin-on ID Badge for Census Enumerator, expires April 30, 1965.BadgeA1301
Flyer - Charles T. Lanigan for State Comptroller, 1966.FlyerA1401
Booklet - The Way to Win: Campaign Manual for Republican Party Workers in New York State, 1956.BookletA1501
Booklet - New York Pioneers Again: 2 years of Republican Leadership, 1960.BookletA1502
Letter from Pat & Bob Quigley, Area Campaign Co-Directors, to Jean Pastirik regarding the New York State Constitutional Convention with attached newspaper clipping, September 2, 1966.LetterA1601
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