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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 17 Theater CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByLee Kiesling
AbstractInventory still in process.

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Booklet - Opening Night Program featuring performances by Ella Fitzgerald, the Elmira Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and David Peckham, organist, Samuel L. Clemens Center for the Performing Arts, October 22, 1977. Multi-page booklet.BookletI0302
Booklet - Typed Student Guide to the Samuel L. Clemens Performing Arts Center. It contains history of Center and details of its construction and operation, 1977. Multi-page typed booklet. BookletI0303
Booklet - Entitled the "Theater Organ at the Clemens Center". Gives a history of the organs at the Center from 1925 to 1979, including damages from the floods of 1946 and 1972. Clemens Center, 1979BookletI0304
Program - A Benefit for the Mighty Marr and Colton Theatre Organ, featuring David Peckham at the organ, Ed Clute at the piano, a Laurel and Hardy silent film, and a sing-along. Clemens Center, November 19, 1977. Single folded sheet.ProgramI0305
Handbill - Request for money for "Final Phase" of Clemens Center Construction. Provides listing of accomplishments and performers, Samuel Clemens Performing Arts Center, 1979. Fourfold handbill.HandbillI0401
Booklet - Lists history of the Samuel L. Clemens Performing Arts and Community Center, gives site and first floor plan and fund raising information. 1975-1976. BookletI0402
Handbill - Handbill entitled "Clemens Center Blossoms with the Arts",containing history, a listing of scheduled performances for 1977-1978,membership levels and an application for membership, Clemens Center, 1977-1978.HandbillI0403
Program - A celebration for the dedication of the Samuel L. Clemens Performing Arts and Community Center, produced by the Chemung County Performing Arts, Inc., October 1, 1977. Single sheet folded.ProgramI0404
Invitation - Invitation to the gala opening benefit of the Samuel L. Clemens Performing Arts and Community Center from the Chemung County Performing Arts, Inc., with performance by Ella Fitzgerald, October 22, 1977. Ticket order form inserted.InvitationI0405
Three tickets to the opening night benefit performance at the Samuel L. Clemens Performing Arts Center, Ella Fitzgerald performing. October 22, 1977.TicketI0406
Ticket - Two ticket stubs for Gala Second Year Celebration with the New York Philharmonic, Christoph Eschenbach, conducting, Clemens Center, June 19, 1980.TicketI0408
Program - Gala Opening Night Ball with speeches and dancing, held at the Armory, October 22, 1977. 2 copies.ProgramI0409
Handbill - Handbill titled "Welcome to your Clemens Center" with information on features, amenities, membership and history of the Clemens Center, 1977HandbillI0410
Invitation - Mailed invitation from the Board of Directors of Chemung County Performing Arts, Inc., to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred G. Hilbert to attend the celebration to dedicate the Clemens Center, October 1, 1977. Ticket stub inserted. InvitationI0411
Greeting Cards - Four Clemens Center themed greeting cards.Card, GreetingI0412
Paper napkin with Clemens Center logo in brownNapkinI0413
Ticket - Two tickets to the opening night benefit performance, Samuel L. Clemens Performing Arts Center, with vocalist Ella Fitzgerald, October 22, 1977. Tickets attached to yellow board.TicketI-0407
Program - First Anniversary Gala Celebration, featuring Beverly Sills, singer, presented by the Chemung County Performing Arts, Inc., Clemens Center, October 17, 1978. Booklet, 2 copies.ProgramI0501
Program - Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra with James Field on piano, conducted by Arthur Fiedler, presented by the Elmira Symphony and Choral Society, Clemens Center, February 17, 1978. Insert with 1977-78 Elmira Symphony and Choral Society Concerts.ProgramI0601
Program - Coppelia, presented by the Elmira-Corning Ballet Company, Clemens Center, April 30, 1978 (Corning Glass Center, May 3, 1978). Booklet.ProgramI0602
Program - A Turn of the Century Fashion Show and the Ragtime Years with Max Morath, presented by the Arnot-Ogden, Chemung County Medical Society, and the St. Joseph's Auxiliaries, Clemens Center, March 5, 1978. Booklet.ProgramI0603
Program - An Evening of Gershwin, by the Syracuse Symphony Pops Orchestra, conducted by Calvin Custer with Lorene Forsyth on the piano, presented by the Clemens Center, August 13, 1977. Booklet.ProgramI0604
Program - The Syracuse Symphony All Pops Concert, conducted by Eric Knight, Lisa Spector, pianist, presented by the Clemens Center, January 7, 1979. Booklet.ProgramI0605
Program - The Vienna Choir Boys Concert, presented by the Clemens Center, January 18, 1979. Booklet.ProgramI0606
Program - H.M.S. Pinafore with the Manhattan Savoyards, presented by the Clemens Center, May 5, 1979. Booklet.ProgramI0607
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