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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 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
Picture card of Henry N. Hansen, Secretary of the YMCA, January 30, 1905.Photographic PrintC0707
Central Young Men's Christian Association Banquet Invitation, a generic invite to a banquet hosted by the YMCA, signed by the Board of Directors, May 27, 1912.InvitationC0708
Booklet - "An Interesting Story of a Great Civic Movement," a description of the annual activities of the Central YMCA of Elmira, April 30, 1931.BookletC0709
Ticket - Address by Chaplain W. G. Cassard of the U.S. Battleship "Indiana," a 41st anniversary event held by the YMCA at Park Church, May 22, 1944. TicketC0710
Hand-written information copied from an article in The Daily Advertiser, stating that the semi-monthly meeting of the YMCA will be held in the Session Room at the Presbyterian Church, January 24, 1954.DocumentsC0711
Newsletter - "The Elmira YMCA News" printed by the YMCA: November 1962.NewsletterC0712
Application Card for membership in the Young Men's Christian Association of Elmira, 1940-1970.Registration ApplicationC0713
Program - Y.M.C.A. Benefit, a violin and vocal concert, September 28, 1891.ProgramC0801
Program - Young Men's Christian Association Day, sponsored by the Central Assocciation, D., L. & W. Department, and the Railway Y.M.C.A., November 5, 1893.ProgramC0802
Program - Third Concert of the Trinity Church Choir, sponsored by the Railway Y.M.C.A. at the Elmira Lyceum, January 23, 1896.ProgramC0803
Program - "Our Boys," held at the Y.M.C.A. Auditorium by the Thespian Club under the auspices of the Youths' Department of the Y.M.C.A., October 22, 23 & 24, 1896.ProgramC0804
Program - Grand Jubilee Concert, under the auspices and for the benefit of the Colored Y.M.C.A. at the Y.M.C.A. auditorium, December 15, 1896.ProgramC0805
Program - Will S. Rising, America's Actor-Singer, in "Sweet Leaves of Shamrock," held at the Y.M.C.A. Auditorium, January 7, 8 & 9, 1897.ProgramC0806
Program - Soloist Programme held at the Y.M.C.A. Auditorium, April 1, 1897.ProgramC0807
Program - "Uncle Dick's Darling" held at the Y.M.C.A. Auditorium for the benefit of the Christian Endeavor Society, April 19 & 20, 1897.ProgramC0808
Handbill - Lunch and Supper served by the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Y.M.C.A. at Bundys' Hall, September 10, 1897.HandbillC0809
Program - "The Spy of Gettysburg," held at the YMCA Auditorium under the auspices of Liberty Lodge No. 242, November 23, 1897.ProgramC0810
Program - Gather By and By, song written by Fannie J. Crosby for the Christian Workers' Band of the Y.M.C.A., January 1, 1898. ProgramC0811
Program - "Recital of Mr. Newcomb's Pupils" held at the YMCA Auditorium, February 3, 1898.ProgramC0812
Program - "Recital Program," held at the YMCA Auditorium, featuring soprano, mandolin, violin, string, and baritone solos, February 3, 1898.ProgramC0813
Program - "Temple Quartette Concert Company," sponsored by the YMCA Star Course, January 22, 1901.ProgramC0814
Program - Opening Entertainment of YMCA Course "Potter - VanAlstin," sponsored by the YMCA Course, 1901-1905.ProgramC0815
Program - The Y.M.C.A. Auditorium Opening Week "Proven True," sponsored by the YMCA Course, 1901-1905.ProgramC0816
Program - "The Schoolmistress," held at the Y.M.C.A. Auditorium, June 19 & 20, 1903.ProgramC0817
Letter from the YMCA Star Course Committee announcing the Y.M.C.A. Star Course Season 1903 and '04, August 1903.LetterC0818
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