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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
Newsletter - "The Scout Knot," the Elmira Council, Boy Scouts of America, 1921.NewsletterB0208
Envelope - Boys' Life: The Boy Scouts of America envelope, containing two accessioned membership cards for the Boy Scouts of America, 1930-1939.EnvelopeB0208
Booklet - Camp Seneca, Boy Scouts of America, Elmira Area Council, 1931. BookletB0209
Boy Scouts Merit Badge Councellors Elmira Board of Review packet. Includes merit badge program guidelines and list of counselors, May 15, 1937.DocumentsB0210
History recorded in a little booklet which must have been presented at a scout banquet with a summary of troop activity, 1939.DocumentsB0211
Boy Scouts of America certificate for Mrs. Clinton Janes as Den Mother for Pack #6, Elmira, May 31, 1944.CertificateB0212
Documents - Various Sponsors fo Troop 6 and Fox Patrol members, 1943-1946.DocumentsB0213
Letters relating to Clint Janes Night held by Boy Scouts Elmira Troop #6, February 7, 1957, from Oscar A. Reynolds, Walter Lindel, Don Lynn, G.S. Gregory, Roland O. Hudson, R.N. Dutton and George W. Brooks.CorrespondenceB0214
Announcement - Troop 6 Boy Scouts of America 50th Anniversary, February 11, 1957.AnnouncementB0222
Letter of thanks to Daniel Damon from the Boy Scouts Sullivan Trail Council representative Joseph Bumbalo, June 14, 1972.LetterB0223
Drawing of the oldest building in Seneca County by Mrs. John N. Knight. Attached letter is addressed to the Sullivan Trail Council of the Boy Scouts, March 7, 1975. DrawingB0224
Memo to Howard Pierce from the office of Ruth Rigdon of the Sullivan Trail Council of the Boy Scouts, March 5, 1975.MemorandumB0224
Memo addressed to Mr. Pierce from the office of Ruth Rigdon of the Sullivan Trail Council of the Boy Scouts, March 12, 1975.MemorandumB0225
Program - General Sullivan's Winter Expedition Schedule of Events, held at the Newtown Battlefield Reservation, January 17-18, 1976. (2 copies)ProgramB0227
General Sullivan's Winter Expedition Headquarters Instructions, January 17-18, 1976.DocumentsB0228
General Sullivan's Winter Expedition General's Staff Mess Arrangements, January 17-18, 1976.DocumentsB0229
General Sullivan's Winter Expedition Colonel's Instructions, January 17-18, 1976.DocumentsB0230
Letter of thanks from Michael R. Sull of the Sullivan Trail Council to Historical Society Director Alfred G. Hilbert, January 23, 1976.LetterB0231
Newsletter - "Seneca Messenger," Seneca Chapter of TKaen DoD Lodge #30, Boy Scouts of America, Special Eidtion, September 15, 1995.NewsletterB0232
Booklet - What Will We Have to Eat? Reconstruction Recipes compiled by the Girl Scouts of Elmira. Copyrighted by Jessie E. Barr, 1919.BookletB0301
Letter from Girl Scouts Cincinnati and Hamilton County Council Office Secretary Louise Heisel to Miss Isabelle Jennings of Elmira, April 29, 1932.LetterB0302
Letter from Mrs. Harriet B. Rose to Isabelle Jennings regarding Girl Scouts, 1932.LetterB0303
American National Red Cross membership card. Isabelle Jennings received Senior member status at the test held at the Elmira Girl Scout Camp, September 7, 1931.Membership CardB0304
American National Red Cross and Elmira Communtiy Chest card. Isabelle Jennings received a membership of the Elmira Community Chest as part of her Girl Scout training, 1932.Membership CardB0305
Newsletter - "Hendrik Hudson Log," Regional Committee of the New York Girl Scouts, June 1932.NewsletterB0306
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