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Collection TitleMC 22 CelebrationsCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKimberly Richards, Owen Dean, Rachel Dworkin
Date Completed:Winter 2006-2007

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals.

Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1845-2010

The Celebration Collection contains handbills, programs, invitations, tickets, booklets, correspondence, and administrative paperwork relating to various fairs, festivals and parties in Chemung County including the Elmira Historical Pageant, the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition Sesquicentennial, and the Chemung County Bicentennial.

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Letter to Margaret Burger, CCHS from Finley Steele dated February 14, 1986 regarding the Time Capsule.LetterB0219
Letter to Constance Barone, CCHS from Finley Steele dated February 4, 1986 regarding the Time Capsule.LetterB0220
Letter to Constance Barone, CCHS from Finley Steele dated November 4, 1985 regarding the Time Capsule.LetterB0221
Listing of Birth and Death Statistics for Chemung County - New York for January Through September 30, 1986. Copy placed in the Sesquicentennial Time Capsule.DocumentsB03
Resume and Poem written by Janet Elizabeth Rowe.DocumentsB0401
Invitation to the Sesquicentennial Commission Farewell Dinner Party, January 23, 1987.InvitationB0402
Agenda for the Sesquicentennial Press Conference, March 5, 1986.DocumentsB0403
Letter from Finley M. Steele to Louis Coccagnia, Georgia Rucker, Margaret Burger, Daniel Agan and Carol Kennedy dated February 20, 1986 regarding the Sesquicentennial Press Conference.LetterB0404
Letter from Finley M. Steele to William F. Nelson, Jr. dated February 19, 1986 regarding the Sesquicentennial Events to be Photographed in March-April 1986.LetterB0405
Official Parade Program for the Chemung County Sesquicentennial Parade, June 14, 1986.ProgramB0406
Program: Elmira Little Theatre presents American Kaleidoscope written and directed by Edna Klungle, June 20, 21, 1986 at the Clemens Performing Arts Center.ProgramB0407
Copy of the Play American Kaleidoscope written and directed by Edna Klungle.DocumentsB0408
Program: Celebration of Sport, November 22, 1986 at the Elmira College Campus Center.ProgramB0409
Blank copy of the Excellence in Athletics certificate.CertificateB0410
Certificate of Distinguished Achievement issued to Constance Barone for participating in the Chemung County Sesquicentennial Celebrations.CertificateB0411
Booklet: Chemung County New York Sesquicentennial, 1836-1986 150th Anniversary Program.BookletB0412
New York State Resolution passed January 21, 1986 acknowledging Chemung County's Sesquicentennial.DocumentsB05
The Sesquicentennial Founder's List that includes: Ancestors Living in Chemung County in 1836, Descendants Presently Living in Chemung County in 1986, and Descendants Presently Living Outside Chemung County in 1986.DocumentsB06
Commemorative Stamp for Chemung County's Sesquicentennial.Postage StampB0701
Commemorative Stamp for Chemung County's Sesquicentennial.Postage StampB0702
Letter, Ticket and Invitation to attend the Founder's Day Banquet March 29, 1986.DocumentsB0703
Form letter from Robert G. Densberger, Chemung County Executive, dated March 5, 1986 inviting people to attend the Founder's Day Banquet, March 29, 1986.LetterB0706
Official Instructions to Participants: Pageant of Decision, Why the Republic Westward Grew, Sullivan-Clinton Sesqui-Centennial Celebration September 28, 1929.BrochureB0801
Official Program" Pennsylvania Sesquicentennial Celebration of the Sullivan-Clinton-Brodhead Expeditions against the Iroquois Indians, 1779-1929.BookletB0802
Booklet: The 150th Anniversary of the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign of 1779 by the States of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts and New Hampshire with a Map of the Routes of the Armies.BookletB0803
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