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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

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Collection TitleMC 04 Organizaton and ClubsCreatorBooth Library
Processed BySarah E. Burr
Date Completed:7/20/07
Extent4.5 linear feet
Date Span1829-2000

The Organizations and Clubs Collection includes a variety of documents, such as record books, constitutions and by-laws, and event invitations, for many of Elmira's historical organizations and clubs, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Masonic Union Lodge.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Roster - Roster for the Elmira Lodge No. 62, B.P.O.E. Copy 2 of 2, 1907-1908.RosterA0904
Membership Certificate - Certificate of Paid Dues, Elmira, N.Y., Lodge No. 62, B.P.O. Elks, copy 1 of 3, 1910-1911.Membership CertificateA0905
Membership Certificate - Certificate of Paid Dues, Elmira, N.Y., Lodge No. 62, B.P.O. Elks, copy 2 of 3, 1910-1911.Membership CertificateA0906
Membership Certificate - Certificate of Paid Dues, Elmira, N.Y., Lodge No. 62, B.P.O. Elks, copy 3 of 3, 1910-1911.Membership CertificateA0907
Placecard - Placecard for Mr. Samuel L. Meddaugh. Under the name, "Past Exalted Ruler Auburn 474 B.P.O.E." is written. This was Mr. Meddaugh's position prior to joining the Elmira Lodge, 1900-1930.PlacecardA0908
Membership Card - Membership card of Mr. J.S. Marshall. The symbol of the B.P.O. is stamped into the paper. Also, the number 62 is written in the corner, signifying that Mr. Marshall was an Elmira Lodge No. 62 member, 1900-1930.Membership CardA0909
Documents - Checklist of the Elmira Lodge Secretary. Charles Snyder, the lodge secretary, compiled a checklist of matters involving the B.P.O.E., May 18, 1910.DocumentsA0910
Scrapbook - Clint Janes Night Scrapbook, detailing the history of Boy Scout Troop 6, Elmira, and Clinton Janes' involvement. Includes troop history, testimonials and photos, February 7, 1957.ScrapbookB0001
Magazine - Boy's Life: The Boy Scouts' Magazine, Vol. VI No. XI., March 1917.MagazineB0101
Program - Boy Scouts of America Elmira Area Council Third Annual Circus at the Armory, February 12, 1938.ProgramB0102
Program - 1944 Scout-o-Rama held at the New York State Armory in Elmira for the Elmira Area Boy Scouts, April 15, 1944.ProgramB0103
Booklet - Frank Tripp Boy Scout Training & Administration Center booklet detailing the personnel and membership of the Sullivan Trail Council No. 375, Boy Scouts of America, September 28, 1956.BookletB0104
Program - Troop 6 Boy Scouts of America 50th Anniversary, February 11, 1967.ProgramB0105
Program - Annual Recognition Dinner honoring the outstanding scouters of the Sullivan Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America, at the Mark Twain Hotel, December 10, 1967.ProgramB0106
Program - Fifty Years of Scouting, Boy Scouts Elmira Troop 18, at the Park Church in Elmira, November 1970.ProgramB0107
Program - 1975 Scouters Recognition Dinner, Boy Scouts of America, Elmira Troop 11, at the Booth School, January 25, 1976ProgramB0108
Booklet - Elmira Historic Trail Guide by the Boy Scouts of America, Sullivan Trail Council, ca. 1980s.BookletB0109
Invitation - Five Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America 2009 Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner honoring George L. Howell, June 22, 2009.InvitationB0110
Program - Five Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America 2009 Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner honoring George L. Howell held at the the Elmira College Campus Center Dining Hall, June 22, 2009.ProgramB0111
Boy Scouts of America membership certificate, September 22, 1911.Membership CertificateB0201
Boy Scouts of America Camp Gehada Certificate of Discharge, given to those who attended Camp Gehada, stating the awards and points they earned to go towards their Scout badges, 1921.CertificateB0202
Certificate of Registration, Troop Concession Offer, Boy Scouts' additional enrollment form with Boys' Life subscription, 1930-1935. CertificateB0203
Elmira Troop 6 Charter; Boys Scouts of American annual charter, May 31, 1933.CertificateB0204
Kenneth Viacie's Boy Scouts of America membership card, October 31, 1932.Membership CardB0205
Kenneth Veazie's Boy Scouts of America membership card, October 31, 1934.Membership CardB0206
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