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Manuscript Library

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 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 - Ladies' Auxiliary Ancient Order of Hibernians, Sunday, June 3, 1984; includes breakfast menu, officers in 1984, and Charter Members.ProgramR1001
Document - Ancient Order of Hibernians. Includes a cancelled check for $ 11.95, a bank statement from Chemung Canal Trust Company, and an envelope from said bank.DocumentR1002
Certificate - Elmira Amateur Radio Association, issued to Roy Dahlhaus.CertificateR1101
Ledger - Elmira Camera Club, 1902. Includes officers and committee members.LedgerR1102
Program - Empire Technical Club. Official Souvenir Program & Score-card, Eighth Annual Banquet, June 14, 1913 at the Cold Brook Club, Elmira, New York.ProgramR1103
Tag - Voiture 349, 10th Anniversary Outing at the Cold Brook Club, August 7, 1932.TagR1104
Document - RAP SHAW Club, 1932, a poem about getting away from work and everyday life.DocumentR1105
Statement - Elmira Mechanics' Society, 323 Carroll Street, 1923. Statement of Financial condition; Resources & Liabilities.StatementR1106
Booklet - Rap-Shaw Fishing and Hunting Club By-Laws, 1939.BookletR1107
Certificate - Southern Tier Amateur Radio Repeater Society, Inc. issued to Romanta Woodford for membership, December 17, 1974.CertificateR1108
Card - Car Club, to Goldie Adams Phillips (Christmas Card). CardR1109
Postcard - Elmira Camera Club. December 12, 1989 will show photo essay of the flood of 1946 and 1972. January 9, 1990 annual after "holiday-blah" dinner. Also will prepare for contest on the February meeting.PostcardR1111
Ticket - Annual Winter Hamfest of the Amateur Radio Association of the Southern Tier, September 28, 2013. TicketR1112
Application - Southern Tier Bachelors. An application of an unmarried person for membership, 1800's.ApplicationR1201
Program - Elmira Business Men's Association; a banquet being held on Tuesday evening, February 13, 1912, at the Masonic Temple. Includes menu and songs.ProgramR1202
Program - Newtown Lodge social and dance of the I. O. O. F., February 22, 1882. (Dance Programme).ProgramR1203
Receipt - Chemung Council No. 208 Royal Arcanum. Dated July 10, 1899 from L. Carr for dues, signed for by J.C. Brown.ReceiptR1204
Program - Father Mathew Society, 1902. Grand Production, Father Mathew Minstrels, February 5th and 6th, 1902.ProgramR1205
Receipt - Empire State Implements Men's Club, February 22, 1907 from F.D. Pratt, dues to February 22,1908 in the amount of $1.00.ReceiptR1206
Document - The Lulu Club, 1923. Constitution and By-Laws, Officers and Directors and a list of members.DocumentR1207
Membership Card - Hoo! Hoo!, The Owl Man, around 1920 - 1934; issued to S. H. Landon.Membership CardR1208
Sign - Business Men's Association, 1925 - 1935; Certifing Malcolm J. Wilson is a member in good standing.SignR1209
Letter - Fraternal Order of Eagles; Notice of Election to Membership to Florence Farr, November 1, 1958. LetterR1210
Program - Hal Roach, Sons of the Desert at the Clemens Center, 1994.ProgramR1211
Membership Card - The Tuesday Club, 1900 - 1901, issued to Mrs. John M. Connelly.Membership CardR1301
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