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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 TitleOSMC Oversized Manuscript CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKim Richards
Date Completed:August 21, 2007
Extent6 linear feet
AbstractThe OSMC Collection is oversized documents, scrapbooks and other archival materials that are too large to be stored in the MC Collection.

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AARP Elmira Chapter 276 certificate of incorporation, May 16, 1967. Certificate430401
Baseball scrapbook, 1937-1941. Features newspaper clippings related to the Elmira Pioneers, New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Scrapbook440002
Elmira Pioneers scrapbook, 1968. Features newspaper clippings, images and memorabilia from the 1968 baseball season. Scrapbook4401
Scrapbook of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), 1897-1931. Includes newspaper clippings on club events & members, club programs and photographs. Scrapbook4501
Ledger - John Huey's general store, Big Flats, August 1813-October 1814. Includes information on customers' purchase and item pricing. Ledger510001
Westlake Family photograph album, 1850-1870, with cartes-de-viste of Westlake family members as well as members of the Weed, Gedney, Coleman and Purdy families. Photograph Album510002
Vaughn family photograph album, 1850s-70s, featuring cartes-de-viste and tintypes of the Vaughn and Fell families. Photograph Album510003
Unidentified photograph album, ca. 1850s-70s, featuring cartes-de-viste of the following: Henry Chapman; Emma Chubbuck; Mattie Sampson; Charles Langdon; T.M. Grant; Mollie Thurston; Hattie Brooks; Emma Ely; Bentley Banuell; R. Morse Jr.; Frank Rice; J. Scott Baldwin; Silas Pickering; Kitty Crosby; W.G. Loomis; Hattie Brooks; Flora Wood; Charles Hart; Ross Cole; John Hobbie; Amy Ayers; G.H. Gridley; E.M. Bonham; Susie Markham; June Bingham; Phil Grandin; Charley Davidson; G.W. Hubbard. Photograph Album510004
Ledger - Re-Union Roster of the 161st Regiment of the New York State Volunteer Infantry, 1882-1914. Ledger520100
Scrapbook of get-well greeting cards compiled by Margery Little following her surgery, 1942. Scrapbook5202
Scrapbook featuring photographs of Betty Schneck and newspaper clippings related to Elmira Star-Gazette, 1946-1970. Scrapbook530101
Scrapbook compiled by Bernece Huddle containing newspaper clippings about Elmira servicemen during World War II (WW II), local marriage announcements and miscellaneous ephemera, ca. 1940s. Scrapbook530201
Scrapbook on the New York State Convention of the Catholic Daughters of America held at the Mark Twain Hotel, May 13-18, 1956, featuring newspaper clippings, event documents and ephemera. Scrapbook530301
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings on the Remington Rand strike of 1969. Scrapbook530401
Scrapbook given to Ann Brink upon her retirement from S.F. Iszard Co., October 15, 1977, featuring joke collages, employee photos and pictures of retirement party. Scrapbook530501
(3) Political cartoons from Judge magazine about David B. Hill, 1891-1904.Cartoon530601
Monday Mothers Club scrapbook featuring clippings, event programs and photographs of members, 1940-1972.Scrapbook5401
Charles McHose World War I (WW I) scrapbook, 1917-1919. Features newspaper clippings about war, Company L and servicemen from Steuben and Chemung County; trade cards; and McHose family photographs. Scrapbook550101
Elmira Police Department photograph album, 1953-1959, with portraits of 85 officers & patrolmen. Photograph Album550201
Pennsylvania Railroad scrapbook, 1915-1926. Features newspaper clippings about the Elmira Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad and photographs of division employees & their families. Scrapbook560101
Photographs removed from the Pennsylvania Railroad Elmira Division scrapbook, 1915-1926: J.P. Cunningham & W.G. Norman; J. MacNeal, Alton Carpenter, Frank Morrow, A. Demelia & George C. Wilkes; Charles Lundy; Charles Martel; Mr. & Mrs. W.R. Pike; Harrison Tubbs; Albert Schelslier; H.K. Ball; unidentified people. Photographs560102
Items removed from the Pennsylvania Railroad Elmira Division scrapbook, 1915-1926: roster of telegraph operators, 1909; Lehigh Valley Railroad train order form, ca. 1900s; booklet of Christmas carols; programs from the Pennsylvania Railroad Veteran Employees' Association Annual Banquets, 1925 & 1928; posters from the Pennsylvania Railroad Veteran Employees' Association Annual Banquets, 1929 & 1931; misc. newspaper clippings.Documents560103
Hoffman Street School (No. 11) Parent Teacher Association scrapbook, 1959-1963. Features newspaper clippings and, handbills, programs & photographs for PTA events.Scrapbook560201
Marion Francis Mullin's high school scrapbook, 1929-1934, featuring newspaper clippings about Elmira Free Academy, wedding announcements, and parties; photographs; dance cards; and bridge tallies. Scrapbook570101
Gosper scrapbook, 1910s. Features poetry, and newspaper clippings about Gosper-Kelly shoe store, Gosper family, and Elmira news.Scrapbook5801
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