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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.

The Manuscript Index is arranged alphabetically by collection name.  To access a finding aid, please click on its name.

To search the Manuscript Index for a specific research topic, please enter the term into the Search Library Box below. 

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Collection TitleMC 74 PeopleCreator
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Historical:Albert Brancato - Al Brancato (1919-2012) was a third baseman and shortstop with the Philadelphia Athletics from 1939 to 1941 and in 1945.  In 1953, he served as manager for the Elmira Pioneers Baseball Club, then a farm team of the Brooklyn Dodgers. 

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Al Brancato Collection: Letter from Elmira Pioneers general manager to Al Brancato regarding scouting reports, August 28, 1953. Letter012816
Al Brancato Collection: Brooklyn Dodgers farm teams memo #56 regarding players draft status including a complete listing of players, September 1, 1953. Memorandum012817
Al Brancato Collection: Professional profiles for the following Elmira Pioneers players, 1953 - Joe Bielemeir, Tom Bigham, Al Brancato, Bob Dolan, Cal Felix, Fred Folkes, Henry Franklin, Doug Gostlin, Harold Grote, Don Hunter, Joe Kwiatkowski, Joe May, Clyde McNeal, Ernie Nichols, Herb Olson, Art Raynor, Karl Spooner, Bob Wegner, John Williams, Ken Worley & Ed Yainski. Documents012901
Al Brancato Collection: Eastern League official batting order forms for the following teams, 1953: Wilkes-Barre (August 8); Binghamton (August 10, 13); Albany (August 17); Reading (August 23); Scranton (August 31); Elmira (unknown). Documents012902
Al Brancato Collection: Brancato's notes on his players' performance, 1953. Documents012903
Al Brancato Collection: Instructions to Managers and Umpires of the Eastern League of Professional Baseball Clubs, 1953. Document012904
Al Brancato Collection: List of winter addresses of Elmira Pioneers personnel, 1953.Document012905
Al Brancato Collection: Brooklyn Organization reports on the following baseball clubs, September 1953: Albany, Elmira, Reading, Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Williamsport, Binghamton & Schnectady. Documents012906
Al Brancato Collection: Reports on players' weaknesses for the following players, 1953: Morley, Nichols, Ceccarelli, Yasinski, Mil Work, Doug Gostlin, Dolan, McNeal, Kwiatkowski, Storch, Gobler, Lou Landini, Art Cecchanelli, William Gabler. Documents012907
Al Brancato Collection: Reports on baseball playersJim Williams & Fred Storck, 1953.Documents012908
Al Brancato Collection: Official Easter League of Professional Baseball Clubs schedule, 1953. Document012909
Al Brancato Collection: Brooklyn Organization standings as of May 4, 1953. Document012910
Al Brancato Collection: Eastern League of Professional Baseball Clubs batting statistics, 1953. Document012911
Al Brancato Collection: (16) Scouting reports for Eastern League baseball teams, 1953. Documents012912
Al Brancato Collection: Official team rosters for the Wastern League, 1953. Document012913
Al Brancato Collection: Dodgertown training camp schedule, April 19, 1953. Document012914
Al Brancato Collection: Trade card for Lagonegro's Cigar Shop with Elmira Pioneers' schedule, 1953. Trade Card013001
Al Brancato Collection: Bill & receipt for Al Brancato's stay at St. Joseph's Hospital, July 1953. Documents013002
Al Brancato Collection: The Summary, newspaper of the Elmira Reformatory, July 24 & 31, 1953. Newspaper013003
Al Brancato Collection: (5) Photographs of Al Brancato and members of the 1953 Elmira Pioneers baseball team including Rudy Rufer, Art Caccarelli & Fred Folkes. Photographs013101
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