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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

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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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Memo from the desk of Vincent D. Burdulis, dated December 10, 1975 regarding Oral Ethnic Project.MemoC0303
Memo from the desk of Vincent D. Burdulis with a form for Cooperating Agency's Evaluation of Student Performance for Field Experience Program, Elmira College.DocumentsC0304
Letters from Andrew Molloy Director of Career Services at Elmira College to Vincent Burdulis dated June 29 and May 21, 1976.LetterC0305
Letter from Bonnie A. Foltman, City of Rye to Vincent Burdulis dated June 10, 1976.LetterC0306
Letter from Vincent D. Burdulis to Bonnie Foltman dated June 8, 1976.LetterC0307
Letters from Andrew Molloy Director of Career Services at Elmira College to Vincent Burdulis regarding Bonnie Foltman dated April 6, 1976.LetterC0308
Handwritten notes regarding Oral Ethnic Group.NotesC0309
Letter to the Human Relations Committee from Mrs. Ann Fleming dated April 29, 1975.LetterC0310
Letter and information from the Catholic Daughters of America dated March 6, 1975.DocumentsC0311
Folder contains notes and biographies from some of the Oral Ethnic Interviews from the Oral Ethnic Committee.DocumentsC04
Letter from Frances A. Brayton and the Chemung County Historical Society to Frank Givens and J. Arthur Kieffer (Co-Chairmen, Ethnic Committee), Vincent Burdulis (Bicentennial Coordinator) and Leonard Hammer (Director of Steele Memorial Library) dated January 6, 1976.LetterC0501
Letter from Ernest E. Hemmingway (Executive Director of the Chemung County Commission on Human Relations) to Dr. Blostein (County Executive) dated April 10, 1975.LetterC0502
Letter from Vincent D. Burdulis to J. Arthur Kieffer regarding Oral Ethnic History. Included are notes from a meeting at Southside High School, dated May 12, 1975.LetterC0503
Note from Stanley J. Rodzai to Vincent D. Burdulis with names attached dated May 20, 1976.MemoC0504
Report for the Oral Ethnic History Project dated May 21, 1976.ReportC0505
Report for the Oral Ethnic History Project no date.ReportC0506
Project Report on the Oral Ethnic History Project, no date.ReportC0507
Memo to the Oral Ethnic History Group Chairman from Project Coordinator Linda Norris, no date.MemoC0508
Letter from Leonard Hammer to Frances Brayton dated January 8, 1976. Attached is a letter she mailed January 6, 1976.LetterC0509
Memo from Vincent D. Burdulis to Lena Nader, Nils Bjorck, Liz Horigan and John Waschezyn dated December 10, 1975.MemoC0510
Memo of Meeting with Dave Mathis at Southside High School dated May 5, 1975.MemoC0511
Memo on the Organization of Interviews for the Oral Ethnic Study.MemoC0512
Letter from Frank Givens (Chairman - Ethnic History Committee) to All Group Chairman dated May 5, 1975.LetterC0513
Letter from Vincent D. Burdulis to Clement Granoff (Thatcher Glass Mfg. Co.) dated April 29, 1975.LetterC0514
Letter from Herbert A. Wisbey (Professor of History at Elmira College) to Frank Givens dated April 25, 1975.LetterC0515
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