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Collection TitleMC 08 Hobbies/ Sports/ RecreationCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByMolly Winston; Sarah Burr
Date Completed:July 2007
Date Updated:June 2010
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various donors. 
Terms:Baseball; Chemung County (N.Y.); Elmira (N.Y.); Sports
Historical:Sports covered by this collection include auto racing, baseball, basketball, bicycling, boxing, football, golf, hockey, and track & field. 

MC 08 - Hobbies/ Sports/ Recreation includes miscellaneous programs, fliers, scorecards and tickets from various sporting events; souvenir material from Eldridge Park; Elmira Stamp Club material; autograph albums and miscellaneous material about various hobbies. 

Extent1 linear foot

This collection contains materials related to Chemung County sports, parks, movies and other recreational activities. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Handbill - Newtown Battlefield Reservation Facts of Interest, ca. 1912. HandbillC0110
Handbill - Welcome to Newtown Battlefield Reservation, 1967.HandbillC0111
Handbill - Schedule for the Battle of Newtown Commemoration Event at the Newtown Battlefield Reservation, August 25, 2012. HandbillC0112
Tickets to Skee Roll at Harris Hill Park, ca. 1950s.TicketsC0113
Letter from the Mayor's Office inviting J. Kolb to attend a fishing competition at Lake Eldridge, October 5, 1891.LetterC0201
Poster - Small flyer advertising a two mile race between Young Baker of Carbondale and George Ells of Elmira, December 7, 1900.PosterC0201
Ticket - Majestic Ballroom, 167 Baldwin Street, 1910. TicketC0202
Poster - Poster advertising the grand opening of the Star Roller Skating Rink, 1900-1950. PosterC0203
Handbill - Hero-Bot-Con Pop Culture and Comic Convention at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, September 21, 2013. HandbillC0204
Program - Will Rogers Corral Inc. All Western Competitive Horse Shoe, July 29, 1945. (2 copies)ProgramC0301
Decal - Member of the Finger Lakes Association, 1991.DecalC0302
Book - Warne's Picture Puzzle Toy Book: Coloured Illustrations. Childrens book published in the mid-1800s filled beautiful illustraions, 1850-1870.BookC0401
Magazine - "Home Art" published by the Home Art Publishing Co. in Chicago. The magazine features needlework and anecdotes sent in by members all over the Northeast, January 1901.MagazineC0402
Booklet - "A Lot of 'Phoolstuph'" issued by the Chemung County Rod & Gun Club, 1928-1950.BookletC0403
Ticket - Raffle ticket for a 12" Mohair Teddy Bear handcrafted by Juliana Calderone or a Teddy Bear Wallhanging made by Pam Loomis, February 25, 1995.TicketC0404
Commemorative envelopes for the following events: Airmail week (1938); Ninth Annual National Soaring Contest (1939); Launching of the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Princeton (1945); National Soaring Meets 50th Anniversary (1980); Glen Curtiss stamp first day of issue (1980); launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis with Eileen Collins (1997).EnvelopeC0501
Commemorative envelopes issued by the Elmira Stamp Club for the following events: Sullivan-Clinton Expedition 200th Anniversary (1979); National Stamp Collecting Month & Dinosaur series first day of issue (1989); Hal E. Roach (1991).EnvelopeC0502
Booklet - The Elmira Stamp Club APS Chapter No. 237, 2010.BookletC0503
Handbill - Southern Tier-Elmira Philatelic Exhibition sponsored by the Elmira Stamp Club at the American Legion Post in Big Flats, October 21 & 22, 2011. HandbillC0504
Handbill - The Kintetoscope: Marvelous Living Pictures, on display at 311 East Water St., September 20, 1894. (2 copies)HandbillC0601
Program - Elmira Drive-In Theatre program for the week of July 10, 1955. Films include "Hit the Deck" and "Magnificent Obsession." ProgramC0603
Elmira 1-2-3 Theater movie passes, 1977 (2 copies)DocumentC0604
Handbill - Blind Faith Films announces the grand reopening of the former Colonial Theatre, Elmira, August 3-6, 2009. Films include "Gone with the Wind," "The Maze," and "The Wizard of Oz."HandbillC0605
Handbill - Split Estate, a film about hydro fracking, showing at the Heights Theater, September 29 & October 3, 2009. HandbillC0606
Ticket to the Hunger Games at Arnot Mall Regal Cinemas, April 3, 2012.TicketC0607
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