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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 03 War CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKimberly Richards
Date Completed:11/2006
Provenance:The War Collection is a collection was donated to the Booth Library by a number of donors and purchases made by the Chemung County Historical Society
Extent2 linear feet
Date Span1779-Present
AbstractThe War Collection contains, letters, field manuals, and other documents relating to the American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam to the present-day.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Records - Monthly Reports, Women's Ambulance and Defense Corps of America, Los Angeles, CA, 1944.RecordsE0916
Scrapbook - Elmira Unit of Women's Ambulance and Defense Corps of America, Elmira, NY, 1945.ScrapbookE1001
Armband - Drivers' Corps., Office of Civilian Defense, Washington DC, c. 1942-1945.ArmbandE1101
Booklet - A Handbook for Drivers' Corps Members, Office of Civilian Defense, Washington DC, c. 1942-1945.BookletE1102
Booklet - Handbook of First Aid, Office of Civilian Defense, Washington, DC, 1941.BookletE1103
Booklet - A Handbook for Messengers, Office of Civilian Defense, Washington DC, 1941.BookletE1104
Identification Card - for Maude Kies, City of Elmira & Chemung County Defense Council, Elmira, NY, 1942.Identification CardE1105
Instructional Card - Insta-Aid: First Aid at a Glance, Davis Emergency Equipment Co., Newark, NJ, c.1942-1945.Instructional CardE1107
Identification Card - Billfold of identification cards belonging to Maude Kies of Elmira, NY, 1942-1943.Identification CardE1108
Postcard - blank postcard from WWII Era, c. 1942-1945.PostcardF0101
Booklet - A Letter From U.S. Naval Training Station, Sampson, NY, 1943.BookletF0102
Booklet - Information For Soldiers Going Back to Civilian Life, War Department, Washington DC, 1944.BookletF0103
Booklet - Make the Most of Your Vegetable Garden, Ferry-Morse Seed Co., Detroit, MI, c. 1941-1945.BookletF0104
Novelty - advertising the Third War Loan, United States Treasury, c. 1942-1945.NoveltyF0105
Booklet - Victory Gardening, Arthur J. Pratt, W.E. Blauvelt, A.W. Dimock, Cornell Extension Bulletin, Ithaca NY, 1944.BookletF0106
Booklet - Your War Garden for 1944, Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., Farm and Garded Service Bureau, Akron, OH, 1944.BookletF0107
Program - U.S.O. Benefit Ball, Elmira, NY, 1942.ProgramF0108
Booklet - Instructional bookelt for U.S. soldiers on different insignia, U.S. Military, c. 1941-1945.BookletF0109
Booklet - Army Hit Kit, U.S. Army, Special Forces Division, New York, NY, 1944.BookletF0110
Letter - To Elmira Knitting Mills, from Colonel G.L. Gloeckner, U.S. Marine Corps, thanking them for their cooperation during the war, Philadelphia, PA, 1945.LetterF0111
Letter - to the Chemung County Victory Garden Steering Committee, from Miss Wilhemina Gerard, Chairman, calling a meeting, Elmira, NY, 1945.LetterF0112
Letterhead - Headquarters United States Forces in Austria, United States Army, Office of the Chief Signal Officer, c. 1942-1945.LetterheadF0113
Certificate- of military prmotion in rank for John Lovell Fiester to Captain, Infantry in the New York Guard, 1940.CertificateF0114
Application - Chemung County War Council, Enrollment Card, c. 1942-1945.ApplicationF0115
Booklet - Young America Wants to Help: School Aid to British Children, ca. 1940s. BookletF0116
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