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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 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 - Regal Arnot Mall 10 Cinemas Script Notes Film Synopsis for the week of March 30, 2012. HandbillC0608
New York State hunting, fishing, trapping and big game licenses for the following years: 1935, 1979-80, 1981-82.LicenseC0801
Application for a sporting license from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for the 1982-3 season. ApplicationC0802
New York State big game and hunting license tags for the following years: 1982-3, 1983-4, 1984-5 and 1985-6. TagC0803
Booklet - Descriptive Catalogue of the Eldridge Park Conservatories created by Florist Grove P. Rawson, 1876.BookletC 0901
Booklet - The Mecca for Excursions: Seven Railroads Entering Elmira, 1897.BookletC0903
Images of Eldridge Park, ca. 1890s. PicturesC0904
Eldridge Park "Special Picnic" Ticket, 1910-1930s.Ticket C0905
Ticket to Eldridge Park Kiddie Land Ride, 1946.TicketC0906
Package of tickets for the Skee Roll game at Eldridge Park, 1940-1970.TicketC0907
Tickets to Tobin's First Prize Dealers Day, Eldridge Park, Elmira, August 8, 1962.TicketsC0908
Magazine - The Carousel News & Trader, May 1993. Featuring an article on the Eldridge Park Carousel. MagazineC0909
Newsletter - Eldridge Park Carousel Preservation Society, Inc. Update: March 2005.NewsletterC0910
Magazine - Eldridge Park Carousel, Star-Gazette, Spring 2006.MagazineC0911
Booklet - The Legend of Owenah and Newamee by Robert G. Lyon, published by the Eldridge Park Carousel Preservation Society, 2009. BookletC0912
Pamphlet - Eldridge Park: Your 2011 Summer Destination, 2011. PamphletC0913
Autograph Album - Autograph Book of Willie L. Gilsow of Elmira, New York, 1880-1883.Autograph AlbumD0101
Autograph Album - Autograph Book of Edward Gaviland, resident of Elmira, New York, March 14, 1880.Autograph AlbumD0102
Autograph Album - Autograph Book belonging to Miss Sarah Rochwell of Elmira, New York, 1891-1892.Autograph AlbumD0103
Autograph Album - Autograph Booklet belonging to Johnnie A. Gilsow of Elmira, New York, 1887-1890.Autograph AlbumD0104
Autograph Album - Autograph Album belonged to Miss Jennie Palmer of Elmira, New York, 1877-1878.Autograph AlbumD0105
Autograph Album - Autograph Album given to Miss Ida Spaulding by Mr. and Mrs. William Maxwell of Elmira, New York, 1877-1880.Autograph AlbumD0106
Booklet - Notepad belonging to Sam Cotton of Elmira, New York, 1879-1883.BookletD0107
Booklet - Booklet belonging to Edwin J. Park of the Boston Globe. The booklet contains an accessioned obituary and a letter located in the booklet, 1910-1911.BookletD0108
Autograph Album - Autograph Album belonging to Carrie E. Bailey of Elmira, New York, 1883-1884.Autograph AlbumD0109
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