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Collection TitleCL 128 Robert & Beulah Jani PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKatie Button
Date Completed:May 2010
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Linda Covell in 2000 & 2004.
Terms:Diaries; Elmira (N.Y.); Flood damage--Chemung County (N.Y.); Hurricane Agnes, 1972

Beulah Charles Jani-Beulah Charles, daughter of John and Margaret Charles, was born January 4, 1904.  She was born in Elmira Heights but grew up in Lockport.  She began teaching elementary school in Elmira in 1925.  She taught at School Nos. 9 and 11 and retired in 1970.  She married Robert Jani in 1948.  

Robert Jani-Robert Jani was born July 19, 1909 in Hartford, CT, to Joseph and Marie Jani.  He graduated from Case University in 1931.  During World War II, he worked as a civilian consultant for the Navy Department as a naval material inspector stationed in Elmira.  In 1946 he took a job at Corning Glass Works where he worked in Product Development Services until he retired in 1972. Both he and his wife died in 1990 and are buried in Woodlawn.    

Scope:The Robert & Beulah Jani Papers include Beulah Jani's diaries from 1927 and 1948-1985; Robert Jani's work-related correspondence, 1945; assorted photographs, 1946-1975. 
Extent1 Linear Foot
Date Span1927-1985
AbstractThis collection contains Beulah Jani's diaries, 1927-1985, as well as Robret Jani's correspondence and Jani family photographs.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
(18) Photographs - Ivy Dance at Sanford's 2nd Street Apartment, 1947. Featuring Robert & Beulah Jani and friends. Photographs011101
(7) Photographs of Robert Jani, 1932-1955. Also Lee Adams & Father Gurney.Photographs011201
(18) Photographs - Robert W. Jani retirement party from Corning Glass Works, 1972.Photographs011301
(22) Photographs - Flood damage to the Jani Home, 1972. Photographs011401
(15) Photographs - Fitch's Bridge repairs, August 22, 1972.Photographs011501
(4) Photographs - Bailey bridge at Fitch's Bridge, October 2, 1975.Photographs011601
(30) Photographs - Bicentennial Parade, June 19, 1976.Photographs011801
(11) Photographs - The Commandery, March 21, 1973. Featuring Beulah Jani and friend, Doris. Photo041701
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