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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 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
Certificate - Honors the memory of Earl A. Thomas, signed by Lyndon B. Johnson, recognition for his service, c. 1925-1945.CertificateF1401
Certificate of retirement for Lt. Commander Norma R. Coyle from the U.S. Naval Reserves, November 1, 1974. CertificateF1402
(9) Maurice Hager's letters to his daughter Ethel Jane Hager, August 1, 1944-June 29, 1945. Hager served in the Philippines with the 111th Construction Battalion, US Navy.CorrespondenceF1501
Map showing Navy limited leave areas around Boston, ca. 1944. MapF1502
Newsletter - Hear Now, 111th Construction Battalion, August 14, 1945. Japanese surrender edition.NewsletterF1503
Letter from Corporal Grover Barr to his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Barr of Chemung, regarding family news, December 22, 1944.LetterF1601
Letter from Corporal Grover Barr to his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Barr of Chemung, regarding fighting near Bitche, France, April 17, 1945.LetterF1602
Newspaper clipping about Chemung County soldiers in fighting in North Africa including Grover Barr, ca. 1944.Newspaper ClippingF1603
Book - FM 21-100 Soldier's Handbook Basic Field Manual, 1940. BookF1701
(2) Photographs of Sargent Merton Seymour, 12th Armored Division, ca. 1940s. PhotographF1702
(3) postcards of Camp Polk, Louisiana, ca. 1940s. PostcardF1702
Sargent Merton Seymour's personal papers from World War II including: (5) military passes; newspaper clipping about the draft; and certificate in his memory. DocumentsF1703
Book - My Military Missal, edited by Rev. Joseph F.Stedman, Confraternity of the Precious Blood, Brooklyn, NY, 1942.BookG0101
Book - New Testament: Roman Catholic Version, Army of the United States, Baltimore, MD, 1943.BookG0102
Book - U.S. Infantry Tactics, for the Instruction, exercise and Maneuversof the United States Infantry, including Infantry of the Line, Light Infantry, and Riflemen, 1861.BookG0103
Book - U.S. Infantry Tactics, for the Instruction, Exercise & Maneuvers of the United States Infantry including Infantry of the Line, Light Infantry, and Riflemen, 1861.Book G0104
Book - Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1894.BookG0105
Book - Infantry Tactics for the Instruction, Exercise and Maneuvers of the Soldiers, a company, line of skirmishes, battalian, brigade, corps d'armee, by Brig. Gen. Silas Casey, Vol. 2, 1862.BookG0106
Book - Infantry Tactics, for the instruction, exercise, and maneuvers of the soldiers, a company, line of skirmishes, battalion, brigade, or corps d'armee, Vol. I, by Brig. Gen. Silas Casey, 1863.BookG0107
Book - Manual of Guard Duty, United States Army, New York, 1903.BookG0108
Book - A Prayer Book for Soldiers and Sailors, Bishop White Prayer Book Society, Philadelphia, PA, 1917.BookG0109
Book - The Bluejacket's Manual: Fifth Edition, United States Navy, Annapolis, MD, 1918.BookG0110
Book - Basic Field Manual & Soldier's Handbook, War Department, Washington, DC, 1942.Book G0111
Book - Rifle and Infantry Tactics Vol 1, Revised and Improved by Col. W.J. Hardee, Confederate Army, 1861. BookG0112
Records - Chemung County War Chest Association 1918.RecordsJ2510
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