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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.

To search the Manuscript Index for a specific research topic, please enter the term into the Search Library Box below. 

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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
Registration Application - 31st Annual Boys Learn to Swim Campaign sponsored by the YMCA. Specific year unknown, but the dates are April 23 to April 28, 1970-1975.Registration ApplicationC0310
Registration Application - Elmira YMCA Summer Fun Club Registration for summer camps sponsored by the YMCA boys' club, July and August 1973.Registration ApplicationC0311
A holiday themed announcement about giving a YMCA membership as a gift, 1950-1951.AnnouncementC0401
"You're No Ghost" YMCA pamphlet urging new members to participate in YMCA events and meetings, December 3, 1951. BookletC0402
"Y Sure!" YMCA pamphlet urging new members to participate in YMCA events and meetings, December 3, 1951.BookletC0403
Program - YMCA Boys Program schedule of events for the year, including swim classes, social hours, and archery, 1960-1961. ProgramC0404
Program - Elmira YMCA Swim Program Pre-Fall schedule effective Tuesday, September 6, 1966. Copy 1 of 2.ProgramC0405
Program - Elmira YMCA Swim Program Pre-Fall schedule, copy 2 of 2, September 6, 1966.ProgramC0406
Program - Youth Division Central YMCA featuring club events and activities for the youth division, 1960.ProgramC0407
Camp Iroquois pamphlet, a summer camp run by the YMCA for member families, 1963.BookletC0408
Camp Iroquois registration card for reserving lodging at the YMCA summer camp, 1963.Registration ApplicationC0409
Program - Elmira YMCA Swim Program Men's Swim Schedule, 1960-1970.ProgramC0410
Chemung County YMCA Newsletter Vol. I, Number I, Fall 1989.NewsletterC0411
Your YMCA Marking America's Tomorrow pamphlet describing membership activites, 1989-1995.BookletC0412
"Y's Words" pamphlet describing programs and activites of the YMCA, 1972.BookletC0413
"Why the Y?" pamphlet describing programs and activites of the Chemung County YMCA to encourage membership, 1998-2000.BookletC0414
"Chemung County YMCA 1999-2000 After School Program" fold out pamphlet featuring after school programs for ages 5 - 12, 1999-2000.BookletC0415
Magazine - The Young Mens Journal, published by the Elmira YMCA: March, June 1888; November 1891; April, September, October, November 1894; May, September 1895; June, December 1896; February, March, December 1897; January 1898.MagazineC0501
Magazine - The Association Bulletin, published by the Elmira YMCA: April 15, May 15, October 1, 1900.MagazineC0601
Y.M.C.A. Notice of Quarterly Meeting newsletter listing the annual meetings and officers, 1875.NewsletterC0701
Constitution of the Y.M.C.A. Boys Club along with a membership, 1875-1920.DocumentsC0702
Willie Arnold's membership card to the Boys' Department of the Young Men's Christian Association, 1885.Membership CardC0703
"On the Midway" Directory and Guide to Midway Plaisance, for the benefit of the Young Men's Christian Association, held at Stancliff Hall, April 30 to May 5, 1894.BookletC0704
"On the Midway" Directory and Guide Midway Plaisance, for the benefit of the Young Men's Christian Association, held at Stancliff Hall, Copy 2 of 2, April 30 to May 5, 1894.BookletC0705
"An Earnest Plea for the YMCA" written by Reb. S.E. Eastman, 1890-1900.BookletC0706
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