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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 04 Organizaton and ClubsCreatorBooth Library
Processed BySarah E. Burr
Date Completed:7/20/07
Extent4.5 linear feet
Date Span1829-2000

The Organizations and Clubs Collection includes a variety of documents, such as record books, constitutions and by-laws, and event invitations, for many of Elmira's historical organizations and clubs, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Masonic Union Lodge.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Program - Winter Wonderland Dance presented by Alpha Zeta Fraternity with Dick Hamlin's Orchestra at the Mark Twain Hotel, December 25, 1952. ProgramB0805
Invitation - Fourth Annual Dance of the Kappa Epsilon Club held at the Masonic Hall in Elmira, April 2, 1918.InvitationB0901
Program - Annual Thanksgiving Dance of the Adelphia Society, held at the Mark Twain Hotel, November 23, 1950.ProgramB0902
Program - The Mardi Gras sponsored by Theta Sigma Chi, held at the Mark Twain Hotel, February 3, 1951.ProgramB0903
Program - Thanksgiving Formal sponsored by Theta Sigma, held at the Mark Twain Hotel, November 27, 1952.ProgramB0904
Program - Club Carnation sponsored by the Adelphia Society, held at Hotel Langwell, March 14, 1953.ProgramB0905
Program - Annual Thanksgiving Dance sponsored by the Adelphia Sorority, held at the Mark Twain Hotel, November 26, 1953.ProgramB0906
EFA Adelphia Sorority stationary, ca. 1930s. LetterheadB0907
Program - Second Annual Benefit of the Amateur Athletic Club held at the First Baptist Church, February 4, 1896.ProgramC0101
Booklet - Constitution and By-Laws of the Amateur Athletic Club, adopted April 10, 1896.BookletC0102
Program - Crawford vs. Doyle, a boxing match sponsored by the Queen City Athletic Club of Elmira, July 2, 1897.ProgramC0103
Program - Official Program: Dual Athletic Meet Cornell vs. Princeton, under the auspices of the Elmira Athletic Club, May 30, 1899.ProgramC0104
Letter to all members of the Giant Athletic Club notifying them of an upcoming meeting at the Y.M.C.A. gymnasium, November, 26, 1902.LetterC0105
Booklet - Y.M.C.A. Giants' Athletic Club Bowling Tournament regulations, 1905-1906.BookletC0106
Booklet - Polathec Club Constitution and By-Laws, first edition, December 1925.BookletC0201
Book - Record Book for the Polathec Club. Many of the entries are written in a foreign language (possibly Polish), but the beginning entries are in English, 1914-1930.BookC0202
Program - Elmira's New Y.M.C.A. Building, a dedicatory program for the new headquarters, July 14, 1925.ProgramC0301
Handbill - Elmira YMCA Summer Fun Club overnight hike, June 27 to August 19, 1960.HandbillC0302
Letter to the mothers of the members of the YMCA boys' club asking them to reserve a spot at the YMCA Mother-Son Picnic, October 10, 1960.LetterC0303
Letter inviting new "Y" members to a dinner, sent from Carl Alford, the General Secretary of the YMCA, March 7, 1961.LetterC0304
Roster - Division Standing for Membership Enrollment, stating the YMCA members and their division leaders, February 19, 1962.RosterC0305
YMCA News stating the club has 261 "Y" Members with a list of division leaders and the number of members within their divisions. It also announces a Victory Dinner, February 26, 1962. DocumentsC0306
Letterhead states "Now 323 'Y' Members," a list of members and addresses, with the goal of making it to 400 members. It also announces a Victory Dinner, February 26, 1962.DocumentsC0307
Newsletter - The Elmira YMCA News, announcing the membership increase to 440 members, signed by Bill Tryon the Chairman of the Membership Campaign, 1962.NewsletterC0308
Newsletter - Chronicling the 1963 YMCA Membership Blast-Off campaign for higher enrollment for the YMCA, with division leaders and their member totals on attached sheet, 1963.NewsletterC0309
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