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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 TitleCL 150 Rev. Donald Roe CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKristen Goble
Date Completed:September 2015
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Leslie Roe in 2009.
Terms:Big Flats (N.Y); Erin (N.Y.); Sullivanville (N.Y.); Churches, Methodist; Missions, Latin America
Historical:Rev. Donald Roe was born in 1925 in Elmira, New York.  He was a graduate of Horseheads High School and continued his education at Elmira College, Mansfield University, and Colgate School of Divinity.  He was a pastor for the United Methodist Conference of Churches.  His relevant local appointments included Newtown Creek Methodist Church, Big Flats Methodist Church, and Erin and Sullivanville Methodist Church.  He held other appointments throughout New York State and was a member on many different committees throughout his career.  Rev. Roe was heavily involved in the community and expressed his views and concerns often in letters to the editors of local newspapers.  He passed away in March of 2009.

The Rev. Donald Roe Collection consists of folders and notebooks containing materials regarding his career in the church as well as personal documents.  The records pertaining to his career include  letters, church bulletins, directories, meeting minutes, audio recordings, and other administrative records.  The personal records include letters, calendars, notes, magazine and newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Extent6 Linear Feet
Date Span1934-1997
AbstractThis collection contains personal and work materials relevant to Reverend Donald Roe and the churches he was affiliated with including church bulletins, newsletters, administrative records, personal letters, letters to the Editor, audio recordings, etc.  Also included in the collection are records belonging to Charles Whipple including diaries, photographs, and other personal records.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Miscellaneous - This folder contains miscellaneous materials including a calendar, newspaper clippings, and letters.MiscellaneousC2101
Notebook - Notebook belonging to Rev. Donald Roe containing notes from high school F.F.A. class.NotebookD0000
Notebook - Notebook containing notes, letters, and other materials regarding Rev. Donald Roe's trip to South America.NotebookD0000
Notebook - Notebook containing notes, letters, and other materials regarding Rev. Donald Roe's trip to South America.NotebookD0000
Slides - This box contains photographic slides of Rev. Donald Roe's trip to South America and Camp Casowasco.SlidesD0000
Journal - Prayer journal belonging to Rev. Donald Roe; 1996.JournalD0000
Journal - Prayer journal belonging to Rev. Donald Roe; 1997.JournalD0000
Slides - Photograph slides belonging to Charles Whipple.SlidesE0000
Diary - Diaries belonging to Charles Whipple; 1952, 1967-1977, 1979-1981, 1989.DiaryE0000
Cassettes - Cassettes belonging to Charles Whipple. Box is titled Elmira School Film.CassettesE0000
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