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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 TitleCL 107 Arctic League CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:August 2010
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Jim Sleeth in 2003 & 2010. 
Terms:Charities; Elmira (N.Y.)
Historical:Arctic League-The Arctic League began in 1912 as a group of baseball fans who met regularly at Harry J. Lagonegro's cigar store at 157 Lake Street.  On Christmas Day 1912, the group found an orphan known as "Friday" and treated him to Christmas.  Since then, the Arctic League has raised funds to distribute toys to needy children every Christmas.  Funds are raised annually through county-wide giving appeals and, since 1932, a yearly radio and television broadcasts. 
Scope:The Arctic League Collection includes administrative and financial records, 1919-2010; photographs 1950s-2000s; and assorted promotional material. 


Extent1 Linear Foot
Date Span1917-2010
AbstractThis collection contains administrative documents, photographs and promotional material from the Arctic League. 

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Record of savings bonds in the Frank E. Tripp Fund, December 24, 1953. Document010601
Letter from Frank Tripp to Edward Lagonegro regarding the Frank E. Tripp Fund, December 30, 1955. Letter010602
Correspondence between Edward Lagonegro to Frank Tripp regarding the Frank E. Tripp Fund, January-December 1959. Correspondence010603
Correspondence between Edward Lagonegro and Fanny Tripp regarding the Frank E. Tripp Memorial Fund, April-June 1964. Correspondence010604
List of donors to the Frank E. Tripp Memorial Fund, May 1964.Document010605
Letters of donation to the Frank E. Tripp Memorial Fund, April-May 1964, from the following: American Newspaper Publishers Association Bureau of Advertising; Don U. Bridge; Clarence M. Brobst; Elwin Brown; Buffalo Evening News; Warren W. Clute, Jr.; The Commercial-News; George H. Coxe; Mr. & Mrs. Robert DeLaney; Ethel Helmkamp bridge club; John E. Heselden; The Ithaca Journal; Ward LaFrance; William C. Otter; Elizabeth R. Plant; S. Robert Rose; Rose, Kimball & Baxter, Inc.; Mrs. Wilbur Simmons; H.W. Taylor; Warwick W. Wellor; Bernice & Cy Williams; Mrs. William Winner. Letters010606
Arctic League statistics, December 2001. Document010701
Arctic League financial statements, December 31, 2001.Document010702
Arctic League statistics, Christmas 2002.Document010703
Arctic League financial statements, 2002. Document010704
Job postings for clerical positions with the Arctic League, 2002. Documents010705
Arctic League financial statement and cover letter, 2003. Document010706
Arctic League statement of condition, November 30, 2009. Document010707
Minutes of the meetings of the Arctic League Board of Directors: November 23 & 30 and December 28, 2009; January 4 and March 15, 2010. Documents010708
List of Arctic League meetings and events, 2010-2011.Document010709
Arctic League annual reports: 1952, 1959, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008.Document010801
(28) Photographs of Arctic League personnel and events, ca. 1950s-2007. Photographs010901
Booklet - The Arctic League Story Book: A Cartoon History of Chemung County's Arctic Leage by Cliff Rogerson & W. Charles Barber.Booklet011001
Article - Arctic League Story: How a Waif Has Brought Christmas to Thousands of Children for Many Years by Frank Tripp.Document011002
Arctic League cartoon by Eugene Zimmerman. Cartoon011003
Letter from Ryan Walton to the Arctic League volunteering to be a bell ringer, October 20, 2001. Letter 011101
Questions about the Arctic League, ca. 2000. Document011102
Arctic League child registration form, ca. 2000. Document011103
Arctic League membership drive material and pledge form, November 2003. Document 011104
Speech - Our Community's Good Neighbors, address on the Arctic League given by Edward Lagonegro for the Notre Dame High School PTA, May 12, 1964. Manuscript011105
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