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Collection TitleMC 22 CelebrationsCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKimberly Richards, Owen Dean, Rachel Dworkin
Date Completed:Winter 2006-2007

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals.

Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1845-2010

The Celebration Collection contains handbills, programs, invitations, tickets, booklets, correspondence, and administrative paperwork relating to various fairs, festivals and parties in Chemung County including the Elmira Historical Pageant, the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition Sesquicentennial, and the Chemung County Bicentennial.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Dance Card & Tickets to the First Annual Ball of the Elmira City Band at Covell & Fay's Hall, November 28, 1876. DocumentsA0915
Invitation to the Shein Fein Masquerade Hop at the Military Hall, January 31, 1877. InvitationA0916
Invitation to the L.G.S.C. private surprise party at 118 Sullivan Street, November 17, 1882.InvitationA0917
Invitation to a dance sponsored by Millard R. Brown, March 7, 1883. InvitationA0918
Invitation to the surprise party in honor of Katie Haupt at the home of Joseph Meyer, Jr., 756 E. Water, March 18, 1885. InvitationA0919
Invitation to a surprise party in honor of Harry Carran at the home of Fred Weldner, 258 W. Partridge, June 1, 1886. InvitationA0920
Invitation to the reception given by the Whay Theres at Bundy Hall, February 15, 1889. InvitationA0922
Dance card for the informal hop at Bundy Hall, September 27, 1889. Dance CardA0925
Invitation to a social party at Harding's Hall, Breesport, November 12, 1889. InvitationA0926
Dance card for the "Our Boys" Dance at Bundy Hall, April 2, 1890. Dance CardA0927
Dance card for the L'Amoureux's Assembly dance, December 10, 1890. Dance CardA0928
Invitation to a Social Hop at the Bulkhead Hotel, Southport, January 15, 1892.InvitationA0929
Invitation to a dinner party at the home of H. Kingsbury, March 4, 1896. InvitationA0930
Invitation to a Calico Hop at the Arnot Opera House, November 20, 1905. InvitationA0931
Ticket to an Old Fashioned Dance at Saengerbund Hall, February 14, 1912. TicketA0932
Invitation to luncheon and a reading by Mrs. Benson at the home of Mrs. J. Sloat Fassett, Strathmont, Elmira, April 4, 1922. InvitationA0933
Invitation to a Bat Mitzvah dance at the Mark Twain Hotel hosted by Mara Goldsmith, Judith Hample & Barbara Rubin, June 1, 1963. InvitationA0934
Handbill - Community Arts of Elmira Masquerade Ball, October 31, 2009.HandbillA0935
Invitation to Betty Ball's 95th Birthday Bash at the Starlite Room, April 15, 2012. InvitationA0936
Brochure - Chemung County Sesquicentennial Festival '86, Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, 1986.BrochureB0413
Ticket - Chemung County Sesquicentennial Air Show, Elmira/Corning Regional Airport, September 7, 1986.TicketB0413
Brochure - Chemung County Sesquicentennial Events Program, 1986.BrochureB0414
Program - Founder's Day Banquet, Elmira College Campus Center, March 29, 1986. (multiple copies)ProgramB0704
Ticket - Founder's Day Banquet, Elmira College Campus Center, March 29, 1986. (multiple copies)TicketB0705
Program - Chemung County Bicentennial Parade, June 19, 1976. ProgramC0002
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