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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.

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About a dozen letters to and from parties interested in the Stanley Memorial, plus correspondence with Mrs. Berlin(Mr. Stanley's granddaughter)from Clarl Wilcox, County Historian.Also mentions celebrating the centennial of Stanley's birth.LettersA0816
One typed page, "The Omega and Achievement Club".DocumentA0901
Five paged typed document about the Achievement Club , with a "statistical statement" of both thr Omega and Achievement Club, appears to be for the year 1920.DocumentA0902
Document: typed one page release for the Horseheads Year Book about the Achievement Club, no date.DocumentA0903
Letter: dated October 7, 1920 from Herman Halsted of NYC to Harry Boltz of the Elmira Sunday Telegram, with fond recollrctions and praise of Mr. Stanley, and his clubs.LetterA0904
Two newspaper clippings dated April 1926, about the Achievement Club Champion's trip to Albany.Newspaper ClippingsA0905
Two hand written pages, press releases written by Gwendolyn Courlis,Secretary about Achievement Club get togethers dated 1919 and 1920.DocumentsA0907
Booklet titled "Chemung County Achievement Club, Elmira, New York, Circular of Information, Home Project Work 1917".BookletA0908
Large card with "My Achievement Creed: dated 1917, words to be sung to "America".DocumentA0909
Three type written pages with several hand written notations by Mr. Stanley with his chilhood memoies that segued into facts about the clubs, dated January 1919.DocumentA0910
Document: one page, typed, "The Achievement Club", no date.DocumentA0911
Three copies of the "Rally Song" Chemung County Achievement Club, dated February 1919, sung to "The Battle Hymn of the Republic".DocumentA0912
Two advertising postcards: "Omega Club Crates and Flats", prices and adddress, no date.AdvertisingA0914
"Omega", for the Omega Club, dated August 19, 1913, words by Robert Blandford, sung to "John Brown's Body".Song LyricsA0915
Two printed copies of the Omega Club's activities for Winter and Summer periods and other activities that the club pursues, no date.DocumentA0916
Blank form: Omega Club, Individual Records - Class of 19__.DocumentA0917
Two pages, typed: "Constitution and By-Laws of the Omega Club", no date.DocumentA0918
A printed page from Cooperative Extension: "Boys' and Girls' Club Work: Instructions to Local Leaders of Boys' and Girls' Home Garden and Canning Clubs". a photograph and printing on both sides, photo of "Omega Club, Class of 1914"DocumentA0919
One page, typed,both sides, "Four H Booster" Vol. 1, no date. Apaper of achievements for achievers by achievers".DocumentA0920
A printed page(both sides) from N.Y.S. 4-H Clubs, titled "A Brief History of the 4-H Clubs" dated approximately 1948.DocumentA0921
One typed page titled "Four - H Secrets", a four verse poem : heart, head, hands and health, written at the bottom, "R. S. June '26"DocumentA0922
Three typed pages of verse, titled: "Rambi-mega-cheva Rhyme" about the three clubs, no date.DocumentA0923
Printed page(both sides), one article "Athletics in Elmira"(complete), and "The Rambling Club"(A Unique and Successful Organization), no date.DocumentA0923
List of Names(two copies): "Names of those in the coach 1537, April 10th, 1925 . Rufus Stanley was among the passengers on the Twentieth Annual" Trip of Champion" to Washington, D.C.ListA0924
Detailed story of the Twentieth Annual "Trip of Champions", Mambers and Workers of the Chemung Co. Achievement Club to Washington,D.C. April 10 - 14, 1925.Writen by Herbert Duff Williamson when he was 17).Two copies of eight pages each."Detailed Story"A0925
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