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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 TitleCL 107 Arctic League CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:August 2010
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Jim Sleeth in 2003 & 2010. 
Terms:Charities; Elmira (N.Y.)
Historical:Arctic League-The Arctic League began in 1912 as a group of baseball fans who met regularly at Harry J. Lagonegro's cigar store at 157 Lake Street.  On Christmas Day 1912, the group found an orphan known as "Friday" and treated him to Christmas.  Since then, the Arctic League has raised funds to distribute toys to needy children every Christmas.  Funds are raised annually through county-wide giving appeals and, since 1932, a yearly radio and television broadcasts. 
Scope:The Arctic League Collection includes administrative and financial records, 1919-2010; photographs 1950s-2000s; and assorted promotional material. 


Extent1 Linear Foot
Date Span1917-2010
AbstractThis collection contains administrative documents, photographs and promotional material from the Arctic League. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Essay - My Thoughts on the Arctic League by Edward Lagonegro, 1970. Manuscript011106
Essay - The Story of Nellie: A Very Special Doll by Mary-Jo Kline, 1979. Arctic League promotional material. Manuscript011107
The Courier Magazine: November-December 1956. Includes article about the Arctic League. Magazine011108
Poster - Arctic League Election: Vote Henry L. Deister for President, October 15, 1917. Poster011109
Ticket - 63rd Annual Arctic League Show, live from the Clemens Center, December 11, 1994. (2 copies)Ticket011110
Program - Arctic League 100th Anniversary Program: Helping Santa for 100 Years!, 2011. Program011111
DVD - Arctic League oral histories, 2011. DVD011112
Manuscript - Historical record of the operations of Dunn Field Corporation, 1967. Manuscript011201
Elmira Pioneers baseball team financial spreadsheet, July 1971. Document011202
Dunn Field Corporation financial legder, December 1950-July 1973.Ledger011203
Arctic League financial and donations ledger, 1919-1940. Legder020001
Arctic League financial and administrative ledger, 1920-1952. Ledger020002
Scrapbook of the annual reports of the Arctic League, 1922-1954. Scrapbook020003
Arctic League treasurer's reports, 1952-1971. Notebook020004
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