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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.

The Manuscript Index is arranged alphabetically by collection name.  To access a finding aid, please click on its name.

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Collection TitleMC 03 War CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKimberly Richards
Date Completed:11/2006
Provenance:The War Collection is a collection was donated to the Booth Library by a number of donors and purchases made by the Chemung County Historical Society
Extent2 linear feet
Date Span1779-Present
AbstractThe War Collection contains, letters, field manuals, and other documents relating to the American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam to the present-day.

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Handbill - Information on the YMCA's role in soldiers' lives, United War Work Campaign, 1918.HandbillC0403
Handbill - Victory Boys, United War Work Campaign, 1918.HandbillC0404
Booklet - What Your Money is Doing for Your Boys, United War Work Campaign, 1918.BookletC0405
Booklet - Keep 'em Smiling!, United War Work Campaign, Washington DC, 1918.BookletC0406
Booklet - Service Under Fire!, United War Work Campaign, Washington DC, 1918.BookletC0407
Booklet - The Influenza and the United War Work Campaign, United War Work Campaign, New York NY, 1918.BookletC0408
Program - Outline for Speakers' Conference, United War Work Campaign, 1918.ProgramC0409
Booklet - Why We Need Much More Than $170,500,000, United War Work Campaign, New York NY, 1918.BookletC0409
Handbill - Back up the Boys, United War Work Campaign (2 copies).HandbillC0410
Newsletter - The United War Work Campaign and Its Advantages, YMCA Association Men, 1918.NewsletterC0412
Letter - from John R. Mott, United War Work Campaign Director, to Jacob Billikopf thanking the Jewish community for contributing to the United War Work Campaign, 1918.LetterC0413
Letter - to Benjamin F. Levy from Raymond F. Brown, United War Work Campaign, in regards to how donated funds would be distributed, New York NY, 1918.LetterC0414
Booklet - Address of Chester Jacob Teller, Executive Director Jewish Welfare Board, New York NY, 1918.BookletC0501
Booklet - Jewish Welfare Board, U.S. Army and Navy: Its Work, Purpose, and Scope, Jewish Welfare Board, New York NY.BookletC0502
Booklet - Not a Fable, George Ade, Jewish Welfare Board, New York NY, 1918.Booklet C0503
Booklet - The Answer to the Call, The Jewish Welfare Board, New York NY, 1918.BookletC0504
Records - Articles of incorporation of the Jewish Welfare Board.RecordsC0505
Letter - to Benjamin F. Levy from Jacob Billikopf, Jewish Welfare Board, in regards to the United War Work Campaign, New York NY, 1918.LetterC0506
Letter - to Mr. Benjamin Levy from Jacob Billikopf, Jewish Welfare Board, regarding the United War Work Campaign, New York NY, 1918.LetterC0507
Records - Treasurer's Report, Jewish War Relief and Welfare Fund, New York NY, 1918.RecordsC0508
Magazine - The Sentinel, Jewish Welfare Board (Monthly): January, February, April & May 1919.MagazineC0509
Booklet - The Story of Paris (with Guide), American Y.M.C.A., Paris, France, 1917-1918.BookletC0601
Tag - Y.W.C.A., War Work, circa 1917-1920.TagC0602
Booklet - This is the Hut the "Y" Built, Y.M.C.A., 1918.BookletC0603
Booklet - Where Leaders are Made, Y.M.C.A., Springfield, Mass., 1919.BookletC0604
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