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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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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Ticket for the Sullivan-Clinton Pageant in Mark Twain Park September 28, 1929.TicketB0804
Booklet: Suggestions for the Observance in 1929 of the Sesquicentennial of the Sullivan Campaign in 1779.BookletB0805
Booklet: One Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary of the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign, Historical Program and Dedication of Markers Along Route of March.BookletB0806
Official Instructions to Participants: Pageant of Decision, Why the Republic Westward Grew, Sullivan-Clinton Sesqui-Centennial Celebration September 28, 1929.BrochureB0807
Letter to A. W. Booth from M. D. C(?) regarding the upcoming Sullivan-Clinton celebration dated Aug. 8, 1928.LetterB0808
Sesquicentennial Celebration of the Sullivan Campaign to be Held in Elmira, Sept. 28, 1929, listing of Committee members, speakers and guests.DocumentsB0809
Poem by A. A. Walter entitled: Memorial to Sullivan's Sesquicentennial.DocumentsB0810
Program for the New York State Historical Association Thirtieth Annual Meeting, Elmira, NY September 25-28, 1929.DocumentsB0811
General Committee for the Sesqui-Centennial of the Sullivan Expedition.DocumentsB0812
General Committee for the Sesqui-Centennial of the Sullivan Expedition.DocumentsB0813
William H. Arnold's Chemung County Historian Report submitted to the Board of Supervisors December 31, 1929.ReportB0814
Letter to Boyd McDowell, President of the Chemung County Historical Society from A. C. Flick, Division of Archives and History from the University of the State of New York in Albany dated November 28, 1927. Included with the letter a memo for a meeting for the Sullivan Expedition Sesquicentennial Committee and the budget for the celebration.DocumentsB0815
Listing of the Sesquicentennial Celebration Committee.DocumentsB0816
Photograph - Left to Right: Anna Martyniak, Edward Subkis and Frederick Robinson.PhotographC0201
Press Release from the Chemung County Commission on Human Relations regarding the Chemung County Bi-Centennial Commission trying to develop historical data.DocumentsC0202
Inventory of Tapes to Date with transcriptions.DocumentsC0203
Inventory of Tapes to Date without transcriptions.DocumentsC0204
Permission form for the Oral Ethnic History Commission to use someone's history for motion pictures, television or photographs.DocumentsC0205
Attendance list for the Oral Ethnic History Meetings.DocumentsC0206
List of the Oral Ethnic Group Chairmen.DocumentsC0207
Sign in sheets for the Oral Ethnic Meetings.DocumentsC0208
List of people on the Bi-Centennial Ethnic History Committee.DocumentsC0209
Notes and addresses of people to be interviewed.DocumentsC0210
Memo from the desk of Vincent D. Burdulis, dated June 1, 1976 regarding the Oral Ethnic Project.MemoC0301
Memo from the desk of Vincent D. Burdulis, dated June 1, 1976 regarding the Oral Ethnic Project.MemoC0302
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