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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 TitleCWP Clark Wilcox’s FilesCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByMolly Winston
Date Completed:July 2007
Extent1 linear foot

The Clark Wilcox Files are located in the County Historians office and is a collection of research used in publications and research requests.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
This folder contains multiple copies of the script for "Roricks Glen," produced by the Chemung County Historical Society.Script0213
This folder contains multiple copies of the script for "The Story of Eldridge Lake" by Helen Kinsman.Script0214
This folder contains multiple copies of the script for "The Last Race of the American Girl" based on newspaper accounts of the event from 1875.Script0215
This folder contains multiple copies of the script for "The Saga of Ross Marvin" produced by the Chemung County Historical Society.Script0216
This folder contains multiple copies of the script for "John Jones-Underground Railroad" produced by the Chemung County Historical Society.Script0217
This folder contains multiple copies of the script for "How the Chemung Received its Name" by Frances Bennett Myers and produced by the Chemung County Historical Society. Script0218
This folder contains correspondence to and from the Chemung County Historical Society and is titled the "Chemung Conversationalist."Correspondence0219
This folder contains a book with "records of daily occurrences in the Historian's Office" while Clark Wilcox was the Historian.Book0220
This folder contains journal entries from Clark Wilcox in his role as County Historian from 1947-1955.Journal0221
This folder contains correspondence from the University of California, Berkley, about the Mark Twain Scrapbook the Chemung County Historical Society sent to them in 1983 for the Mark Twain Project.Correspondence0222
This folder contains correspondence from 1982-1986 to and from the Archivist of Chemung County (Margaret Clute at the time).Correspondence0223
This folder contains newspaper clippings pasted onto paper from 1981-1982 about city politics, community development and involvement, Robert Densberger, Stanley Benjamin, and businesses in Elmira.Newspaper0224
This folder contains correspondence between Margaret Clute and Donn Neal, a history professor at Elmira College.Correspondence0225
This folder contains a variety of essays, articles, and papers about the history of Chemung County from the Dan Damon file, including the last trolley car ride, opening of Woodlawn Cemetery (Hendy reburied), last trip of "Phoebe Snow," founding of the Wellsburg Baptist Church, the "Telegram" fire of 1913, passenger service in railroads, Beacher Doll Club, Underground RR and John W. Jones, Railroad celebration, Hungerfords Rockets, Battle of Newtown, steamboats, Baden-Baden, Victory Arch, Labor Day, Elmira Prison Camp, The Rathbun Hotel, St. Joseph's Hospital, the history of Erin, Thomas K. Beecher, founding of Elmira Heights, First glider flight, John Hendy, the Elmira Water Cure, groundbreaking of the Chemung Canal, and more.Essay0226
This folder contains correspondence from 1977-1981 to and from Mrs. Margaret W. Clute, Archivist at the time for the Chemung County Historical Society.Correspondence0227
This folder contains multiple speeches by Jno. L. Sexton Jr. and Henry M. Kieffer, titled "Wyoming Massacre," "The Old Sullivan Road," "Elmira," "The Story of Elmira," "How Elmira Received its Name," "Historical Notes," and "A Brief Sketch of Elmira."Speech0228
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