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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.

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Collection TitleMC 32 Penal System/ PrisonsCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByLaura Zanda
Date Completed:Winter 2006-2007
Date Updated:August 2007
Provenance:This collection is a series of donations made by various donors.
Extent1 linear foot
AbstractThe Penal System/ Prisons Collection contains booklets and reports relating to the New York State Elmira Reformatory.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Note from Daniel E. Damon to Asaph B. Hall. September 11, 1967.LetterB0215
Letter from Robert D. Stone to Asaph B. Hall. October 13, 1967.LetterB0216
Letters from Daniel E. Damon to Asaph B. Hall and from Alton G. Marshall to Daniel E. Damon. 1967.LetterB0217
Letter from Alton G. Marshall, Secretary to the Governor, to Asaph B. Hall attached with a brochure on laws dated January 1, 1966. October 25, 1967.LetterB0218
Letter from Daniel E. Damon to Asaph B. Hall. September 16, 1967.LetterB0219
Letter from John P. Lomenzo, Secretary of State, to Asaph B. Hall. January 24, 1968.LetterB0220
Various letters addressed to Mr. Asaph B. Hall. 1968,1970.LetterB0221
Brochure of laws. Chapter 1012 Laws of 1965. Dated January 1, 1966.brochureB0222
Elmira Reformatory information card. No date.DocumentsB0223
"Minstrel Frolic" staged for Mutual Benefit Association under the personal direction of Walter J. Dowdle, assisted by R. E. Roach and W. J. Kirwin at the New York State Reformatory. January 2, 4, and 5, 1928.BookletB0224
Letter from Z. R. Brockway, General Superintendent of Elmira Reformatory, to the Honorable V. K. Kellogg. November 9th, 1898.LetterB0225
Letter from Brockway to Kellogg. November 17, 1898.LetterB0226
Letter from Z. R. Brockway to E. B. Billings. July 5, 1894.LetterB0227
Letter from Z. R. Brockway to E. B. Billings, Esq. July 5th, 1894.LetterB0227
Payment from Z. R. Brockway of the New York State Reformatory for $3.75. February 14, 1882.RecieptsB0228
Payment confirmation for $3.75. February 14, 1882.RecieptsB0228
Account of money debt to McCane? April 21, 1876.DocumentsB0229
Letter to Kellogg from Frank D. Cole. June 13, 1911.LetterB0230
Confirmation of parole for S. Hertz addressed to Virgil K. Kellogg. March 27, 1893.LetterB0231
Offer form and terms of sale for one casson mounted, cast bronze cannon from the Elmira correctional Facility. April 2, 1975.RecieptsB0301
The Story of the Chapel of the Good Shepard, an essay by Rev. Clifford A. Scrimshaw. No date.DocumentsB0302
Brochure for The Chapel of the Good Shepherd. No date.BrochureB0303
Letter from Gerald T. Houlihan, Director of Public Information, to Mr. Weiss of the Chemung County Hisotrical Society. March 6, 1975.LetterB0304
Letter to Richard Weiss, Associate Director of Chemung County Historical Society, from Edward Elwin, Deputy Commissioner of the State of New York Department of Correctiional Services. February 22, 1973.LetterB0305
Torn article, "Chemung Cannon Safe, To Be Restored." December, 1975.ArticleB0306
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