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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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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 - White Shrine Patrol, Drill and Dance at Grotto Park, November 14, 1924.Program R1302
Membership list - University Women's Club, Elmira Branch, 1935.Membership listR1303
Booklet - Golden Jubilee of the New York State Federation of Women's Clubs, 1894 - 1944.BookletR1304
Program - ABWA presents Boss Night, April 5, 1962.ProgramR1401
Program - Nineteenth Annual Convention of the Empire State Order of AHEPA (American Hellenic Education Progressive Association), Mark Twain Hotel, Elmira, June 26-29, 1955. ProgramR1402
Invitation - Third Annual Reception & Dance of the Assembly Club, Bundy Hall, Elmira, April 8, 1897.InvitationR1403
Invitation - First Grand Reception and Ball of the Caladonia Club at Covell & Fay's Dancing Palace, Elmira, New York, on December 16, 1875.InvitationR1404
Dance Card - Second Annual Bal Masque, Elmira La Crosse Club, Covell & Fay's Hall, November 4, 1879.Dance CardR1405
Invitation - Fourth Annual Reception & Ball of the C.B. Elmira Division, No. 9, Rathbun House, Elmira, December 15, 1876.InvitationR1405
Invitation - Third Annual Dress Ball of C.B. Elmira Division No. 9, Covell & Fay's Hall, Elmira, December 23, 1879.InvitationR1406
Program - Ye First Annual Banquet of ye Chemung County Society of Greater New York, March 29, 1906. ProgramR1407
Stationery envelope of the Dukes and Duchesses of Edom, 1907. (partial) EnvelopeR1408
Invitation - Elmira Historical Association presents a Histrionic Ball at Pattinson Hall, November 19, 1852.InvitationR1409
Form letter from Excelsior B.B.C. Club sent to new members, ca. 1860s.LetterR1410
Booklet - Constitution and By-Laws of the Millport Orphic Union Organized July, 1879. BookletR1501
Invitation - L. L. C. Club Reception at the Farmers' Club Hall, Elmira, New York on Friday Evening, July 30th, 1886.InvitationR1502
Invitations - I. S. Club Reception at Lowman's Hall in Wellsburg, New York. Three invitations; 1) Friday evening, September 3, 1886, 2) Friday evening, December 10, 1886, 3) Friday evening, February 11, 1887. InvitationsR1503
Booklet - The Queen City Homestead Association, Elmira, New York, 1891. Includes Articles of Association, Ammendments and By-Laws.BookletR1504
Certificate - L. T. L., Certificate of Merit for L. T. L. Course for Leaders to Mrs. H. M. Patterson signed by L. Wiggins.CertificateR1505
Invitation - Mutual Vigilance Society 99th Annual Dinner, at the Big Flats Fire Hall, on October 24, 1985. Cost - $5.75.InvitationR1506
Newsletter - N. A. R. F. E. meeting, held June 14, 1988 at the V.F.W. home in Elmira Heights, New York.NewsletterR1507
Newsletter - Southport Business Association: October 1999. NewsletterR1508
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