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Collection TitleMC 22 CelebrationsCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKimberly Richards, Owen Dean, Rachel Dworkin
Date Completed:Winter 2006-2007

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals.

Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1845-2010

The Celebration Collection contains handbills, programs, invitations, tickets, booklets, correspondence, and administrative paperwork relating to various fairs, festivals and parties in Chemung County including the Elmira Historical Pageant, the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition Sesquicentennial, and the Chemung County Bicentennial.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Ticket to the S. T. Sanitary Fair, circa 1860s.TicketA0511
Ticket to the United States International Exhibition, Philadelphia, May 10-November 10, 1876.TicketA0512
Tickets to the World's Columbian Exhibition, Chicago, May 1-October 30, 1893. (6 copies.)TicketsA0513
Ticket to the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, May 1-November 1, 1901.TicketA0514
Ticket to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, September 15, 1904.TicketA0515
Letter from George S. Crandall concerning a meeting of the Pageant Committee, August 31, 1922.LetterA0601
Letter from Mrs. George M. Diven concerning the Historical Pageant, June 9, 1923.LetterA0602
Booklet - Elmira Historical Pageant, by the Pageant Committees, 1923. (2 copies.)BookletA0603
Handbill - Elmira Historical Pageant, July 4-5, 1923.HandbillA0604
Program - Elmira Historical Pageant, July 4-5, 1923.ProgramA0605
Script - Elmira Historical Pageant, 1923.ScriptA0606
Centennial-themed New Years card, 1876. Greeting CardA0701
Invitation to the Grand Centennial Calico Party at the Parlors of Hose One, May 25, 1876. InvitationA0702
Program - One Hundreth Anniversary of the Birth of Abraham Lincoln at the Armory, February 12, 1909. ProgramA0703
Program - Dedication of a Marker Commemorating the Treaty of Painted Post, Chemung County Court House, July 4, 1927.ProgramA0704
Program - Exercises Commemorating the 100th Birthday of Elmira, N.Y. at Elmira Free Academy and Southside High School, May 22, 1928. ProgramA0705
Program - Elmira's Diamond Jubilee Historical Pageant at Dunn Municipal Stadium, June 29, 1939. (2 copies)ProgramA0706
Program - George Washington Birthday Celebration, sponsored by teh Sons of the American Revolution at the Hotel Langwell, February 22, 1945. ProgramA0707
Handbill - Chemung County 125th Anniversary Celebration fundraising brochure, 1961. HandbillA0708
Program - Chemung County 125th Anniversary Celebration, September 9-16, 1961.ProgramA0709
Handbill - N.Y. State Thurway Tourist Information Center News: Advertisment for the Chemung County 125th Anniversary Celebration, September 9-16, 1961. HandbillA0710
Program - Elmira Centennial Ball, November 25, 1964. ProgramA0711
Booklet - Elmira Centennial, 1864-1964. BookletA0712
Program - Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus combined shows for the season of 1927 in Elmira, Olean and Warren, PA, June 30-July 2, 1927. ProgramA0801
Program - Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1952 season.ProgramA0802
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