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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 TitleCL 106 S. Roberts Rose CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKatie Button
Date Completed:May 2010
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Nancy Rose in 2003.
Terms:City planning; Corning (N.Y.); Elmira (N.Y.); Urban renewal

Urban Renewal-Following the devastation caused by the 1972 flood, the City of Elmira worked with the New York State Urban Development Corporation and various community groups to re-develop the downtown area.  S. Roberts Rose was involved in the process through his connections to the Elmira Association of Commerce.

Scope:The S. Roberts Rose Collection contains various publications, reports and studies associated with regional re-development and urban renewal projects, 1972-1992. 
Extent1 Linear Foot
Date Span1859-1992
AbstractThis collection contains papers relating to Elmira's urban renewal and redevelopment after the 1972 flood.

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Book - Plans, Profiles and Maps, of the State Engineer and Surveyor on the Canals, 1859.Book 010101
Book - A Master Plan of Elmira New York, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University, 1942-1943.Book010201
Book - Goverments of the County of Chemung and the City of Elmira: Part I-County of Chemung, August 3, 1955.Book010301
Book - Goverments of the County of Chemung and of the City of Elmira: Part II - City of Elmira, August 3, 1955. Book010401
Book - Goverments of the County of Chemung and of the City of Elmira: Part III - A Finanical Plan, August 3, 1955. Book010402
Booklet - Considerations for Revising the City Charter, April 30, 1962.Booklet010501
Booklet - Proposed Charter for the City of Elmira, November 6, 1962.Booklet010502
Book - Elmira: Research/Programming of the Central Business District City of Elmira, prepared for New York State Urban Developement Corporation, October 1, 1972.Book010601
Booklet - Feasibility Study For A Motor Hotel Elmira, New York, October 19, 1973. Booklet010701
Book - Better Living-Better Tourism in the Three Counties, Schuyler, Steuben and Chemung, January 1974.Book010801
Urban Development Corporation memo regarding February 26, 1974 meeting on tourism, February 28, 1974.Document010901
Regional Tourism Advisory committee list, June 13, 1973.Document010902
Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board minutes, June 13, 1973.Document010903
Agreement between Rose, Kimball and Baxter and the New York State Urban Development Corporation, February 14, 1974. Document010904
Booklet - Synopsis of a Feasibility Study on a sports arena, theatre and tourist information center in the Southern Tier Central Region by the New York State Urban Development Corporation, April 1974.Booklet010905
Book - National Soaring Museum Feasibility Study by the New York State Urban Development Corporation, February 1, 1974.Book011001
Newspaper - "A look at Tomorrow's Elmira Today," Star Gazette, October 13, 1972.Newspaper011102
Newspaper Clipping - "Lo, the Poor Indian" by Frank Tripp on the City Fathers.Newspaper Clipping011103
Essay - Definition Of A City Father. Document011104
Booklet - Elmira Urban Renewal Agency, architectural concept drawings of proposed buildings, December 4, 1972.Booklet011105
Newspaper Clipping - "UDC Unveils A New Look For Elmira," Star Gazette, October 13, 1972. Newspaper Clipping011110
Elmira Urban Renewal Agency, New Elmira Project, application for loan and grant, March 15, 1974. Booklet011201
Booklet - New Elmira Flood Plan Recovery Program, July 2, 1974. Booklet011301
Booklet - New Elmira Project: Transportation Center Feasibility Study, March 12, 1974.Booklet011401
Booklet - New Elmira Project: Traffic Plan, January 29, 1974.Booklet011501
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