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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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Copy of "4 - H Booster", ten loose pages, poor condition," a paper of achievers by achievers for achievers", no date readable.DocumentA0926
Typed three page document, titled "The Rambling Klub and Rufus Stanley"., described the last meeting at which Mr. Stanley died.DocumentA0928
Letter dated January 11, 1924 from Halsey Sayles to William Arnold of Elmira with names and current addresses of old members of the Rambling Club.LetterA0929
Speech given by Rufus Stanley to the PTA(Elmira?) dated March 1917.SpeechA0930
Atyped four page speech about the Omega Club and its workings. No author or date.SpeechA0931
Program: Banquet to honor Rufus Stanley by the "Foto Rambling Club" at Quarry Farm, 1887.ProgramA0932
A mimeographed document of six pages titled "Chemung County 4-H Clubs".no author or date given.DocumentA1001
Typed document with likeness of the silver coffee pot(or urn,engraved with members' names) from the ", has list of club members.Night Walkers Club" to Rufus Stanley on his retirement from the YMCADocumentA1101
Hand made booklet, titled: Thirty Eight Club Years, 1886-1924, Rufus Stanley". Nine typed pages with the "history" of the clubs founded by Mr. Stanlet.BookletA1201
A printed page dated September 16, 1918, titled "The Rights of Others" , a letter which "should be read by every teacher to her class"..about helping yourself to crops on country farms,homes,etc.DocumentA1202
One page typed speech given by Rufus Stanley at the June Conference in Syracuse, 1924.DocumentA1203
Booklet: minutes of meetings, The Omega Club, 1909-1010,tucked inside, a handwritten speech/article titled "Who is Responsible?" by Rufus Stanley.(Six small pages).BookletA1204
Hand written speech/article dated December 21, 1925,on the trsin.Atlantic Coast Line. Six pages, last one torn.By R. Stanley, no title.DocumentA1205
Four hand written pages titled "Demonstration Talks", probably by R. Stanley, no date.DocumentA1206
Six plus typed pages, titled "The Achievement Idea" , no date or author, but probably by Mr. Stanley.DocumentA1207
A six page typed paper(and like copy) titled "Outline of Omega Club for Working Boys" Elmira, N.Y. Organized in 1901. Rufus Staley.DocumentsA1208
A 16 page hand written paper titled "Summer Work" and dated "Cleveland, June 1912".DocumentA1209
Seven page, hand written paper titled "Phila", no date or author.DocumentA1210
Paper, 10 pages, hand written, titled "Keeping the Boys on the Farm", seems to be a story about farm life,not completed.DocumentA1211
Document dated June 9, 1959 from William Cooper to the Dept. of Agriculture with a "rush" request for a rep to be present at the Stanley Memorial Unveiling, attached bio material.DocumentA1212
An invitation dated September 19, 1953, to an Open House at Stanley Woods for all former members of the clubs. Purpose: to decide upon a sitable memorial in honor of Mr. Stanley, from Mrs. Mabel C. Wood.DocumentA1213
Letter dated July 19, 1926, notifying the reader of Mr. Stanley's death and requesting whether or not he/she would be interested in contributing to the purchase of Mr. Stanley's farm to be preserved for the boys and girls use as "they are now using it in connection with his Achievement Club".LetterA1214
Original hand written copy of The Chemung County Achievement Club 's "Trip of Champions" to Washington, D.C., April 10-14, 1925, by Herbert Duff Williamson when he was 17.DocumentA1215
One page ,typed, and titled Chemung County, "Constitution of The 4-H Klan", transcribed from a original copy owned by Mrs. John Rowan of Washington, D.C.DocumentA1216
Two booklets which appear to be Hand Books for" The Omega Club for Working Boys", Elmira, N.Y.BookletsA1217
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