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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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Handbills for the following Republican candidates for the 2010 elections: Steven W. Forrest (Elmira city court); Jack Dunlavey (Chemung County Legislature); Chris Friend (State Assembly); Tom O'Mara (State Assmebly); Paul Sartori (city judge).HandbillsA0224
Handbill - Congressmen Tom Reed invites you to a Saturday of town meetings, October 8, 2011. HandbillA0225
Handbills for the following Republican candidates for the 2013 elections: Peter Finnerty (Elmira City Court Judge); Chris Baker(Chemung County Court Judge); Chris Miss (County Sheriff).HandbillsA0226
Newsletter - New York State Anti-Slavery Society: January 25, 1844; November 13, 1845. NewsletterA0301
Handbill - Grand Entertainment sponsored by the Temperance League, March 24, 1870. HandbillA0401
Handbill - Rum and Ruin Railroad! Anti-Alcohol parody, ca. 1870s. (2 copies)HandbillA0402
Notice of a meeting of the Chemung County Prohibatory Committee, October 2, 1875. LetterA0403
Pamphlet - Platform of the Prohibition Party as adopted in Pittsburg, July 24, 1884. PamphletA0404
Newspaper - The Union Signal: Official Paper of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union: June 7, 1888. NewspaperA0405
Program - Sixty-Ninth Session of Chemung County No. 34 of the Independent Order of Good Templars with Union Lodge of Millport, November 9, 1888. ProgramA0406
Southern Tier Council No. 235 of the Royal Templars of Temperance membership card, ca. 1890s. Membership CardA0407
Cold water blotter presented by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Elmira, ca. 1900. BlotterA0408
Program - Thirty-First Annual Convention of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Chemung County at the Southside Baptist Church, September 7-8, 1916. ProgramA0409
Handbill - New York State Woman's Christian Temperance Union Department of Moral Education and Rescue Work For Girls: Plan of Work for County Superintendent, 1921. HandbillA0410
Program - Beecher Central Woman's Christian Temperance Union 1929-30 season. ProgramA0411
Program - Woman's Christian Temperance Union 63rd Annual State Convention, October 15-20, 1936. ProgramA0412
Woman's Christian Temperance Union certificates of achievement and appreciation issued to Mrs. F.M. Patterson, 1931-1937. CertificatesA0413
Manuscript - South Elmira Youths Temperance Council Installation Service, 1939. ManuscriptA0414
Women's Christian Temperance Union of Breesport press department scrapbook, 1932-1933, featuring newspaper clippings about their activities. ScrapbookA0415
Vote tally for mock local election held by suffragist women, ca. 1880s. DocumentA0501
Lecture on the nature of American liberty given before the Sorophian Lyceum anniversary session, 1867. (Pro-women's suffrage group)ManuscriptA0502
Booklet - The Importance of the Vote by Mrs. Pankhurst, ca. 1900. BookletA0503
Booklet - Votes and Wages: How Women's Suffrage will improve the Economic Position of Women by A. Maude Royden, 1911. BookletA0504
Magazine - The Woman Voter: The Organ of the Woman Suffrage Party, December 1911. MagazineA0505
Booklet - Woman Suffrage by Armine N. Gosling, a paper read at the Ladies Reading Room of St. John's, N.F., January 15, 1912. BookletA0506
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