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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 03 War CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKimberly Richards
Date Completed:11/2006
Provenance:The War Collection is a collection was donated to the Booth Library by a number of donors and purchases made by the Chemung County Historical Society
Extent2 linear feet
Date Span1779-Present
AbstractThe War Collection contains, letters, field manuals, and other documents relating to the American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam to the present-day.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Program - Happy New Year to All, Company L 4th Infantry, Elmira NY, 1920.ProgramB0512
Program - Sixth Annual Company L Games, Company L 4th Infantry of NY Guard, at the Armory, January 20, 1920.ProgramB0513
Program - Testimonial Banquet honoring Lt. Colonel James Riffe upon his retirement hosted by Company L, 108th Infantry, at the Mark Twain Hotel, May 4, 1935.ProgramB0514
Newsletter - TAPS, Comapny L Veterans Association, Elmira NY, 1970 (2 copies).NewsletterB0515
Newsletter - Scribe, Company L Veterans Association, Summer 1976.NewsletterB0516
Booklet - Battery, 20th Brigade, 7th Division, N.G.S.N.Y., By-Laws, Elmira NY, 1876.BookletB0601
Certificate - of discharge from military duties for Corporal William Friday, Battery "G", 6th Division of the National Guard, ELmira NY, 1882.CertificateB0602
Certificate - Discharge from military duties for Private William J. Davis of Battery "G", 6th Division of National Guard, Elmira NY, 1882.CertificateB0603
Letter - to Giles, from Paulet P. Ieucker (?), saying he had been ill but is feeling better, Philippines, 1900.LetterB0701
Official War Ballots for the general election issued to William J. Ryan & Thaddeous McInerney during the Spanish-American War, November 8, 1898. BallotB0702
Envelope - Liberty Loan Bonds, Purchased through Chemung Canal Trust Co., Elmira NY, circa 1917-1919. EnvelopeC0101
Booklet - The Cartoon Book, Dedicated to the Success of the Third Liberty Loan by American Artists, War Loan Organization, 1918.BookletC0102
Handbill - Library War Service of theAmerican Library Association, United War Work Campaign, 1918.HandbillC0103
Handbill - 5th War Loan, circa 1917-1919.HandbillC0104
Handbill - Sixth War Loan, circa 1917-1919 (2 copies).HandbillC0105
Program - Liberty Loan Mass Meeting, Elmira NY, 1917.ProgramC0106
Handbill - Liberty Anthem, Liberty Loan Committee, Second Federal Reserve District, 1918.HandbillC0107
Sheet Music - Liberty Anthem, words by Charles W. Gordon, music by Katherine Gordon French, Liberty Loan Committee, New York NY, 1918.Sheet MusicC0108
Handbill - War Finance Corporation Series "A" 5% Gold Bonds, Bond & Goodwin Note Brokers, New York NY, 1919.HandbillC0109
Handbill - War Finance Corporation 5% Bonds, Lee, Higgins & Co., New York NY, 1919.HandbillC0110
Identification Card - Leah Sittenfield, American Red Cross, Elmira NY, 1918.Identification CardC0201
Letter - to Leah Sittenfield from Harry B. Bentley, Post No. 443, American Legion, regarding Red Cross Canteen Service Pins, Elmira NY, 1920.LetterC0202
Identification Card - American Red Cross Identification Card for Mrs. William Collins, Elmira NY, 1919.Identification CardC0203
Permit - The American Red Cross Uniform Permit for Mrs. William Collins, Elmira NY, 1919.PermitC0204
Handbill - What Is theRed Cross Doing Now?, American Red Cross, Elmira NY, 1921.HandbillC0205
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