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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 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
Brochure - The Cantata Singers, Elmira, New York. BrochureB0902
A Choral Celebration of Life by the Cantata Singers at Grace Episcopal Church, May 17, 2015.HandbillB0903
Program - Concert for the benefit of Mrs. Willie J. Rennie by the Apollo Club at the Academy of Music, May 9, 1879.ProgramB1001
Program - Piano recital by the pupils of Sara S. Bailey at the Platt House, Horseheads, June 29, 1888. ProgramB1002
Handbill - Harvest Concert at the Van Etten Village Hall, October 23, 1891. HandbillB1003
Catalogue of an unknown art show, ca. 1890s. CatalogueB1004
Program - Recital to benefit the Industrial School at the home of Mr. & Mrs. John Diven, April 13, 1899. ProgramB1005
Ticket - Concert of the Elmira Colored Orchestra, March 31, 1908. TicketB1006
Program - Recital by Miss Robert's pupils, February 4, 1899. ProgramB1007
Program - Union Glee, Banjo and Mandolin Club 1910-11 Season. ProgramB1008
Program - Piano recital by pupils of Miss Florence Whittier, June 7, 1912. ProgramB1009
Program - Recital at the home of Mrs. Daniel P. Murphy, December 30, 1913. ProgramB1010
Program - Schubert Recital at the residence of Mrs. William Nafe, September 14th. ProgramB1011
Program - Violin recital by Miss Gladys Mason, February 9, 1915. ProgramB1012
Program - Recital by students of Miss Minnie C. Smith, ca. 1910s.ProgramB1013
Handbill - Friday Evening Dance Class Thanksgiving Party, ca. 1930s. HandbillB1014
Catalog of paintings by Dorothy Lewis Grant, ca. 1980s. CatalogB1015
Program - Piano recital by students of Linda S. Peter at the Arnot Mall, June 26, 2010. ProgramB1016
Handbill - Celtic Thunder Christmas Concert at the First Arena, December 4, 2012. HandbillB1017
Handbill - Elmira Keyboard Ensemble 2017-2018 concert season. HandbillB1018
Handbill - Learn to Play the Piano-Accordion from J.E. Momo, Elmira, ca. 1920s. HandbillD1201
This folder contains the following songs by Charles X. O'Brien: Edypta (1909); There's Lots of Trouble in a Pair of Eyes (1909); The Growler (1909); If You Were a Big Red Rose (1909); Take Me Up to Rorick's (1909); Floating or In a Canoe (1910); Rosaleen (1910); Like a Pure White Rose (1911); Japi-Rag (1911); David Warfield Waltzes (1911); Strolling (1912); A Summer Night (1912); Forward Pass (1914); Bonnie Highland Jonnie (1915); Ev'ry Eve at Twilight (1915).Sheet MusicE0101
Sheet Music - The Festival Polka, composed by WM. Lighton, published by Eliason, Greener and Company. There are two copies; one is the original and one is a copy.Sheet MusicE0201
Sheet Music - To St. Omer's Commandery, No. 19, Elmira, New York. St. Omer's Commandery March for piano by F.T. Estabrook, author of "Welcome Spring Waltz". Sheet MusicE0203
Sheet Music - Rejoice, For The Coming Of The Pilgrims, by Florence Cleveland Sturdevant, Copyright 1920, published by MayFair Music Co., two copies.Sheet MusicE0204
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