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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 04 Organizaton and ClubsCreatorBooth Library
Processed BySarah E. Burr
Date Completed:7/20/07
Extent4.5 linear feet
Date Span1829-2000

The Organizations and Clubs Collection includes a variety of documents, such as record books, constitutions and by-laws, and event invitations, for many of Elmira's historical organizations and clubs, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Masonic Union Lodge.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Program - Lion's Club Minstrels Concert to Benefit Sight Preservation and Blind Work Fund, Southside High School Auditorium, February 18 & 19, 1941.ProgramA0707
Letter to Mr. Dane Edwards, Secretary of the Lions Club from Daniel E. Damon, Jr., director of the Chemung County Historical Society, September 19, 1973.LetterA0708
Elmira Lions Club listing of community service projects, purchases, and donations for the 1973-1974 calendar year. DocumentsA0709
Letter to Mr. William R. Cieri, the Lions Club President, from Daniel E. Damon, Jr., the director of the Chemung County Historical Society, April 18, 1974.LetterA0710
Invitation to the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Elmira Lions Club held at the Elmira College Campus Center, October 26, 1974.InvitationA0711
Letter to the friends of the Elmira Lions Club written by Ronald P. Hamlin, a member of the committee hosting the 50th Anniversary of the Elmira Lions Club, October 1974.LetterA0712
Program - Elmira Lions Club Fiftieth Anniversary held at the Elmira College Campus Center, October 26, 1974.ProgramA0713
Booklet - Be a Sight Restorer, encouraging the donation of eyes after death, sponsored by the Elmira Lions Club, 1970-1985.BookletA0714
Booklet - Lioness Club of Elmira roster, 1974-1975.BookletA0715
Program - The Elks First Annual Benefit held at the Elmira Opera House, April 2, 1888.ProgramA0801
Program - The Second Annual Visit Elmira Elks to North Hector held at Seneca Lake at the invitation of Bros. Thomas A. Richardson and George D. Moore. Program starts at dawn and chronicles the whole day, July 18, 1888.ProgramA0802
Program - Lodge of Sorrow held at the Elmira Opera House in memory of Past Exalted Ruler Jacob Schwartz, Charles S. Cruikshank, and William F. Gaffney, December 20, 1891.ProgramA0803
Program - Annual Memorial Service for the Elmira Elks Lodge No. 62 held at the Elmira Opera House, December 3, 1893.ProgramA0804
Program - Annual Benefit, Elmira Lodge, No. 62 held at the Lyceum Theatre, March 1 & 2, 1897.ProgramA0805
Program - "The Sorrows of Satan" held at the Lyceum Theatre as the 12th annual benefit for the Elmira Lodge, No. 62, January 11, 1900.ProgramA0806
Postcard - Volunteers for the Elks' Drill Team, a postcard calling for brothers to participate at the state convention. The postcard invites those interested in the drill team to meet at the Banquet Hall in the Club House, December 9, 1923.PostcardA0808
Postcard - The 37th Annual Banquet postcard inviting Elmira Elks Lodge, No. 62 members to purchase tickets for the banquet, February 19, 1924.PostcardA0809
Program - Memorial Services Elmira Lodge, Number 62 held at the Lodge Room, December 3, 1939.ProgramA0810
Newsletter - B.P.O.E. 62 Elmira "Tidings," the newsletter of the Elmira Lodge, No. 62., October 1948.NewsletterA0811
Invitation to the Annual Memorial Service of Elmira Lodge No. 62, Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, December 1, 1963. InvitationA0812
Booklet - "What it Means to be an Elk," a booklet given to new members to know about the history and qualities of an Elk. Date of publication unknown, 1980-1999.BookletA0813
Program - 100th Anniversary Elmira Lodge No. 62, B.P.O.E. held at the Notre Dame High School with President New York State Elks Association Robert Sprague as the guest speaker, May 9, 1987.ProgramA0814
Booklet - By-Laws and Rules of Order for Elmira Lodge No. 62, 1903.BookletA0901
Booklet - Constitution and Statutes of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, 1909.BookletA0902
Roster - Roster for the Elmira Lodge No. 62, B.P.O.E. Copy 1 of 2, 1907-1908.RosterA0903
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