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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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(21) Handbills by the Empire State Suffrage Campaign Committee in support of the ammendment to grant women the vote in New York State, 1915. HandbillsA0507
Letter from the New York State Woman Suffrage Association to Mrs. Wrigley of Elmira regarding the sale of fund raising merchandise, August 21, 1915. LetterA0508
Letter from the New York State Woman Suffrage Party to Mildred Sheehy of Elmira regarding local party officers, June 20, 1918. LetterA0509
Declaration of Rights adopted at the State convention at Utica by the Equal Rights Party, September 15, 1836. ManuscriptA0601
Open letter from Whig Party presidential candidate Winfield Scott to the voters regarding the Compromise of 1850, 1852. LetterA0602
Booklet - Speeches Delivered in the Assembly of the State of New York in Exposition of the Oaths, Obligations and Rituals of the Know-Nothings, February 1-6, 1855. BookletA0603
Booklet - Address by Theodore Roosevelt Before the Convention of the National Progressive Party in Chicago, August 1912. BookletA0604
Verna May Baxter's membership certificate in the Roosevelt Memorial Association, ca. 1920s.CertificateA0605
Letter from Arthur L. Hoffman of the Bi-Partizan Repeal Committee of Chemung County to C.L. Kahn regarding finances, June 1, 1933. LetterA0606
Letterhead - Non-Partisan Political League of Chemung County, ca. 1930s. LetterheadA0607
Handbill - Vote "Yes" for lower taxes, Taxpayers' Committee of Van Etten Township, 1945. HandbillA0608
Handbill - Vote for the Googoolain Simplicity Party, ca. 1960s. HandbillA0609
Handbills for the following Independent candidates for the 2013 elections: Otto Campanella (Elmira City Court Judge); Art Laurey (Chemung County Sheriff)HandbillsA0610
Handbill in support of the New York State Constitutional Amendment to legalize casino gambling, 2013. HandbillA0611
Certificates of Voter Registration for Ben & Sarah English in the 2nd Election District, Town of Elmira, July 5, 1940. CertificateA0701
Book - Official Transcript of the Enrollment Books of the Twelfth Ward, Second District of Chemung County, 1959. BookA0702
Book - Official Transcript of the Enrollment Books of the Twelfth Ward, First District of Chemung County, 1959. BookA0703
Certificate of Voter Registration for Douglas Gross in the 4nd Legislative District, Town of Horseheads, October 6, 1980. CertificateA0704
Notice from the Chemung County Board of Elections regarding the up-coming elections, Fall 2010. NoticeA0705
Booklet - How to Vote With Dominion ImageCast Voting Machine, Chemung County Board of Elections, Fall 2010. BookletA0706
Membership rolls for the Elmira Association to Prevent Corrupt Practices at Elections, 1910. RecordsA0901
Newsletter - The Insider: A Personal Message for Assemblyman L. Richard Marchall, April 1974. NewsletterA1001
Newsletter - Dear Constituent: News from State Senator George Winner: Winter 2009; Spring, Summer 2010. NewsletterA1002
Newsletter - Dear Constituent: Legislative Session in Review from NY State Senator Thomas O'Mara: December 2011; July 2012. NewsletterA1003
Newsletter - Assemblyman Chris Friend Community Outreach: 2011.NewsletterA1004
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