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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 37 Arts/ Music/ HumanitiesCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKimberly Richards, Lee Kiesling
Date Completed:May 17, 2007
Extent2 linear feet
Date Span1865-present

The Arts/ Music/ Humanities collection contains a wide range of material, such as documents, booklets and sheet music (which can be found in boxes D through F).  Institutions of mention in this collection are: Arnot Art Museum, Strathmont Museum, Steele Memorial Library, Tanglewood, the Browning Club, the Elmira Community Concert Association and the Thursday Morning Musicales.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Postcards - Browning Club of Elmira, addressed to Miss Louise Godfrey, 452 East Church Street, Elmira, New York, for the following program dates: 1) January 22, 1901 2) February 19, 1901 3) February 12, 1901 4) March 5, 1901 5) April 2, 1901 6) April 16, 1901 7) October 15, 1901 8) October 29, 1901 9) April 3, 1902 10) October 21, 1902 11)A postcard requesting Miss Godfrey to come to the Browning Club.PostcardsB0403
Poems - Written by E. E. Schmick. 1) A group of poems, compliments of Practical Bible Training School, Drawer A, Bible School Park, NY 13737. 2) A group of poems, compliments of Emmanuel School of Religion. 3) Poems entitled, "The Worst Thing", "I'm Tired", "Mr. Preacher", "I Wish", "Where Are You Going", "Sunset", "God's Gracious Love", "Goodbye Dear Wife". 4) Poems, Compliments of Pacific Christian College, 2500 East Nutwood Avenue, Fullerton, California, 92631. 5) "The Miracle Poem". 6) "Poems of love and hope and assurance".PoemsB0501
Document - Elmira Civic Chorus Association, Budget Report for 1949 - 1950, Anticipated Income and Anticipated Expense, by Edwin W. Burne.DocumentB0601
Program - Eight Annual Christmas Concert of the Elmira Civic Chorus assisted by the Grace Church Boys Choir, First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, December 13, 1953. ProgramB0602
Program - The Elmira Symphony and Choral Society Program for the 1969-1970 Season. ProgramB0603
Signs - Lark ascending, "Music for great occasions" by Ken Fung. (2 versions)SignsB0604
Newsletters - The Libretto, a publication of the Elmira Symphony & Choral Society, Elmira, New York; 1) Volume 1, No. 5, March, 1976. 2) Volume II, No. 5, May, 1977.NewslettersB0605
Program - Elmira Symphony & Choral Society, INC., Elmira, New York. In Memoriam of Capitola Bond Raitt. Also lists the orchestra. ProgramB0606
Programs - Elmira Symphony & Choral Society, Elmira, New York. Programs for 1977 - 1978, 1978 - 1979, 1979 - 1980, 1980 - 1981, 1985 - 1986, 1991 - 1992, 1992 - 1993.ProgramsB0607
Brochure - Elmira Symphony and Choral Society. A brochure about a SSOS Auction, benefit party to be held October 14, 1980. Shows a list of some of the items to be auctioned off.BrochureB0608
Letter - Elmira Symphony & Choral Society, August 16, 1993, signed by Anita G. Kimball, President, enclosing 1993 - 1994 program. Along with the letter is the 90th Season, 1993 - 1994 season ticket subscription order form and season program along with a supporting membership card with a self addressed envelope to the Society.LetterB0609
Brochures - The Elmira Symphony and Choral Society, supporting membership[ pledge cards for 1991 - 1992, 1993 - 1994, 1994 - 1995. BrochuresB0610
Program - Elmira Symphony & Choral Society, Elmira, New York. "Celebrating Our 90th Season", 1993 - 1994. Gives the Historical Perspective for 1903 - 1993, a listing of the events for 1993 - 94, a list of the Orchestra, and a list of Contributors.ProgramB0611
Program - The Elmira Symphony and Choral Society, Elmira, New York. A program giving a list of events for October 23, 1994 - April 29, 1995.ProgramB0612
Handbill - Elmira Symphony and Choral Society, Elmira, New York. A Handbill requesting merchants, businesses, and groups who wish to keep the Society as a vital part of the community to sign their name, address, and telephone number so they can be included in the 1994 - 1995 Season.HandbillB0613
Schedule - Arts In The Park, Elmira, New York, 1994. A Schedule of workers and performers for Arts In The Park, for May 21 and May 22, given to Janet Hanratly.ScheduleB0614
Document - Elmira Symphony and Choral Society, Elmira, New York. Listing the Symphony, the coming season, the contributing artists, financial help, ideas, and the next appearance, 1994.DocumentB0615
Program - 18th Annual Arts In The Park Festival at the Arnot Art Museum, 1994, in Elmira, New York. Gives a list of Exhibitors, Food Vendors, Awards, Education Center Fun For Kids, and Entertainment Schedule.ProgramB0616
Handbill - Presenting THE RAINBOW DANCE ARTS COMPANY, under the direction of Rafael Grigorian, of the USSR, and their production of "THE RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER" at holiday time, late 1994.HandbillB0617
This folder contains the following programs of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes: Concert at the Corning Museum of Glass, October 5, 2008; Musicians' Choice, November 15, 2008; Musicians' Choice, November 21, 2009; Concert at the Clemens Center, December 13, 2009; Mark Twain's Holiday Festival, December 12, 2010; Holiday Concert, December 11, 2011; Musicians' Choice, April 27, 2012; Concert at CMoG, May 12, 2012; Holiday Concert, December 9, 2012; Spring Concert, March 3, 2013; Baroque Holiday Spectacular, December 13, 2013. ProgramsB0701
Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes season programs: 2011-12; 2013-14.ProgramsB0702
Handbill - Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes Holiday Concert at the Clemens Center, December13, 2009. HandbillB0703
Handbill - Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes Musicians' Choice: Augusto & Pablo present an Evening of Latin Music at the Chemung Valley History Museum, April 27, 2012. HandbillB0704
This folder contains the following programs of the Common Time Choral Group: The Joy of Singing, June 4, 2011; Swing into Spring, March 31, 2012; Sweet Sound of Potpourri, June 2, 2012.ProgramsB0801
Programs - The Cantata Singers: April 17, 1987 at the Grace Episcopal Church; Festival BACH 1989, May 20-21, 1989, at the Grace Episcopal Church.; concert, December 8, 1991; 27th Annual Festival Bach, May 21-23, 1993; Cantata Singers, Festival Bach 2005, February 26-27, 2005 at the Grace Episcopal Church; "Gloria! The Advent Of The King", December 5, 2010; B B B (& Barber), at the North Presbyterian Church, May 22, 2011, with the singers of the North Presbyterian Church Choir; Choral Celebration of Life at Grace Episcopal Church, May 17, 2015; Christmas Lights at North Presbyterian Church, December 5, 2015; Mozart's Messiah on Glass at New Beginnings United Methodist Church, December 3, 2016. ProgramsB0901
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