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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
Flash Cards - Army Air Forces Ground Observer Corps Flashcards, set of 45, gives various views of aircrafts with model name one back, c. 1940-1945.Flash CardsF0201
Flash Card Game - Army Air Services Ground Observer Corps Flashcard Game, with various views of planes and model name & instructions on back, c. 1940-1945.Flash Card GameF0202
Certificate - Army Air Forces Ground Observer Corps certifies that Clinton James is qualified as a recognition observer, 1943.Certificate F0203
Certificate - Army Air Forces Aircraft Warning Services certifies that Clinton James Sr. served them honorably, 1944.CertificateF0204
Booklet - A Handbook for Drivers' Corps Members, United States Office of Civilian Defense, Washington DC, c. 1942-1944.BookletF0301
Booklet - A Handbook for Air Raid Wardens, United States Office of Civilian Defense, Washington DC, 1943.BookletF0302
Records - Truck and Bus Inventory For National Defense, Highway Traffic Advisory Committee to the War Department, c. 1942-1945.RecordsF0303
Records - Instructions from Control Center to Air Raid Wardens, Office of Civilian Defense, Washington, DC, c. 1942-1945.RecordsF0304
Sign - Air Raid Warden, ca. 1940s. SignF0305
Records - Service Record of Harwood S. Taylor, Army Air Forces, Rochester, NY, 1942.RecordsF0401
Letter - from Cpl. Warren Snyder, to Pauline Leahy of Elmira NY, thanking her for a package and sending his love, 1945. LetterF0501
Letter - from Cpl Warren Snyder, to Miss Pauline Leahy of Elmira, NY, wishing her a happy birthday and thanking her for her letters, 1945.LetterF0502
Letter - from Cpl Warren Snyder, to Miss Pauline Leahy of Elmira, NY, hoping the war will end soon, 1945.LetterF0503
Letter - from Cpl Warren Snyder, to Miss Pauline Leahy of Elmira, NY, hoping the war will end so he can see her soon & sending his love, 1945.LetterF0504
Letter - from CPL Warrne Snyder, to Miss Pauline Leahy of Elmira, NY, discussing their future and asking for news on her nephew, 1945.LetterF0505
Letter - from Cpl Warren Snyder, to Miss Pauline Leahy of Elmira, NY, discussing marriage and hoping he will be home soon, 1945.LetterF0506
Greeting Card - from Cpl Warren Snyder, to Miss Pauline Leahy of Elmira, NY, wishing her a Merry Christmas and hoping to be home soon, 1945.Greeting CardF0507
Letter - from Cpl Warren Snyder, to MIss Pauline Leahy of Elmira, NY, sending his love and telling her about his weekend trip to New Orleans, Camp Van Dorn, Miss., 1944.LetterF0508
Book - Here Is Your War, Ernie Pyle, Pocket Books, Inc., NEw York, NY, 1944.BookF0601
Booklet - Novena Devotions In Honor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, St. Alphonsus Chursh, Baltimore, MD, 1942.BookletF0602
Booklet - Keesler Field Song Book, Morale Singing Program, Biloxi, Mississippi, 1944.BookletF0603
Greeting Card - Merry Christmas from 1st Armored Division, to Paul Sweeney from Dick, c. 1942-1945.Greeting CardF0604
Letterhead - United States Army Air Forces, c. 1942-1945.LetterheadF0605
Report Card - for Paul J. Sweeney, 25th Alt. Training Unit, completed flight type #I & #II, 1944.Report CardF0606
Instructional Bookelt - Possible Enemy Chemical Warfare Agents, War Department, Washington, DC, 1944.Instructional BookletF0607
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