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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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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
Program - Third Annual Charity Ball to Benefit the Women's Federation of Elmira at the Armory, February 21, 1908.ProgramP0801
Program - The Cycle of the Seasons: Pageant given by Elmira Federation for Social Service, May 30, 1916.ProgramP0802
Invitation and ticket to the Annual Federation Ball at the Armory, December 29, 1925.InvitationP0803
Tag - Oriental Tag Day for the Federation Farm 1920.TagP0901
Tag - I.O.O.F Chemung County Tag Day For Federation FarmTagP0902
Handbill - Anti Tuberculosis Committee of the Women's Federation for Social Services, ca. 1920s. HandbillP0903
Manuscript - Haunting Memories of the Federation Farm by Margaret Buchholtz.ManuscriptP0904
Program - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Salvation Army Thrift Shop, 306 William Street, June 5, 1975.ProgramP1001
Booklet - The Salvation Army Celebration Proclamation: 100 years in the USA, 1979.BookletP1002
Newsletter - The Salvation Army, 1989.NewsletterP1003
Letter to Miss Evangeline Booth regarding Campaign with the Salvation Army from President Woodrow Wilson, 1910s. LetterP1004
Salvation Army Advisory Board membership certificate for Jason Harmon, 2008. CertificateP1005
Letter from the Salvation Army regarding Men's Social Center, 1975.LetterP1006
Pamphlet - With the Salvation Army Over There (World War I), ca. 1918. PamphletP1007
Salvation Army correspondence regarding war work during World War I, 1918-1919.CorrespondenceP1008
Pamphlet - Home Bureau, 1929. The HomeMakers College it tells what the Home Bureau's service does for the home life of the state and the scope of the Home Bureau's Programs. It also gives the Home Bureau Creed.PamphletQ0101
Ledgers - Home Bureau, from 1954 - 1989; a black & white composition notebook & an orange notebook. They list minutes of meetings, payouts, receipts, and dues collected.LedgersQ0102
Ledger - The Home Bureau 1947 - 1957; payments made and dues paid, also minutes of meetings.LedgerQ0201
Newsletters - Retired Senior Volunteer Program; June - July, 1989, December - January, 1989 - 1990, February - March, 1990 and April - May, 1990.NewslettersQ0301
Newsletters - Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). October, 1990 - November, 1991; February, 1992 - July, 1992; December,1992 - January, 1993; and June, July, 1993.NewslettersQ0302
Program - RSVP, Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, May 1, 1979 at the Horseheads Elks Club.ProgramQ0401
Program - RSVP, Volunteer Recognition Program, May 1, 1980, at the Horseheads Elks Club.ProgramQ0402
Program - RSVP, Sixteenth Annual Recognition Luncheon, May 22, 1989, at the Horseheads Elks Club.ProgramQ0403
Program - RSVP, Seventeenth Annual Recognition Luncheon, May, 1990, Horseheads Elks Club.ProgramQ0404
Program - RSVP, 19th Annual Volunteer Luncheon, 1992. ProgramQ0405
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