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Collection TitleMC 22 CelebrationsCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKimberly Richards, Owen Dean, Rachel Dworkin
Date Completed:Winter 2006-2007

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals.

Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1845-2010

The Celebration Collection contains handbills, programs, invitations, tickets, booklets, correspondence, and administrative paperwork relating to various fairs, festivals and parties in Chemung County including the Elmira Historical Pageant, the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition Sesquicentennial, and the Chemung County Bicentennial.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Program - Founder's Day Celebration at Lowman, New York, August 29, 1954.ProgramA0804
Booklet - Elmira Heights Historical Journal, published in connection with Elmira Heights Old Home Days, June 20-July 1, 1961.BookletA0806
Program - 1st Night Elmira, December 31, 1990-January 1, 1991. ProgramA0807
Handbill - The Great American Picnic, Downtown Elmira, July 21-23, 1994. HandbillA0808
List of items collected for a time capsule, 1995. DocumentA0809
Program - Closing of the Elmira City Hall Corner Stone, August 21, 1998. ProgramA0810
Handbill - Elmira Kidney Walk at Eldridge Park, June 6, 2009. HandbillA0811
Handbill - Cornell Cooperative Extension presents Farm City Day, Wisner Park, October 3, 2009. HandbillA0812
Program - Chemung County Area Make a Difference Volunteer Fair, Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, November 14, 2009. ProgramA0813
Handbill - Chemung County Area Make a Difference Volunteer Fair, Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, November 14, 2009. HandbillA0814
Third Annual Downtown Elmira Street Painting Festival sign-up form and cover letter, 2010. DocumentA0815
Ticket to the Wednesday Evening Sociables of Mr. Fred L'Amoreaux's Dancing School, no date. TicketA0901
Invitation to the Hook & Ladder Ball at the Eagle Saloon, November 12, 1845.InvitationA0902
Invitation to the Cotillion Party at G.W. Buck's Palo Alto Hall, Chemung, June 28, 1848. InvitationA0903
Invitation to the Cotillion Party at the Saloon of Anson Holmes, Southport, December 27, 1848. InvitationA0904
Invitation to the Cotillion Party at the state line house of Elijah Stowel, Southport, November 5, 1850. InvitationA0905
Invitation to Washington's Birthday at the American Hotel, Addison, NY, February 22, 1864. InvitationA0906
Invitation to the Opening Party at the State Line Hotel, Southport, June 22, 1866. InvitationA0907
Invitation to the Social Party at the State Line Hotel, Southport, October 26, 1866. InvitationA0908
Invitation to the Opening Party at the State Line Hotel, Southport, June 24, 1867. InvitationA0909
Invitation to a social hop at the Southport Hotel, January 19, 1866. InvitationA0910
Invitations to the Fourth of July Party at the Pine Woods Hotel, Southport; the Southport Hotel, Southport; the Wellsburg Exchange, Wellsburg, July 4, 1867. InvitationsA0911
Invitation to the Sociables sponsored by Mr. O. Bryant & Pupils at Holden Hall, Novmeber 26, 1869.InvitationA0912
Ticket to the Masquerade Ball at Holden's Hall, December 29, 1869. (2 copies)TicketA0913
Invitation to the social hop at the State Line Hotel, Southport, December 30, 1869. InvitationA0914
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