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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.

The Manuscript Index is arranged alphabetically by collection name.  To access a finding aid, please click on its name.

To search the Manuscript Index for a specific research topic, please enter the term into the Search Library Box below. 

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Collection Title:CL 107 Arctic League CollectionCreator:Booth Library
Processed By:Rachel Dworkin
Date Completed:August 2010
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Jim Sleeth in 2003 & 2010. 
Terms:Charities; Elmira (N.Y.)
Historical:Arctic League-The Arctic League began in 1912 as a group of baseball fans who met regularly at Harry J. Lagonegro's cigar store at 157 Lake Street.  On Christmas Day 1912, the group found an orphan known as "Friday" and treated him to Christmas.  Since then, the Arctic League has raised funds to distribute toys to needy children every Christmas.  Funds are raised annually through county-wide giving appeals and, since 1932, a yearly radio and television broadcasts. 
Scope:The Arctic League Collection includes administrative and financial records, 1919-2010; photographs 1950s-2000s; and assorted promotional material. 


Extent:1 Linear Foot
Date Span:1917-2010
Abstract:This collection contains administrative documents, photographs and promotional material from the Arctic League. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Arctic League financial ledger, 1952-1957. Ledger010101
Sworn statement from William M. Lande, secretary of Arctic League, Inc., regarding decisions made by the Board, November 20, 1947. Document010201
Sworn statement by Howard A. Haskell, secretary of Arctic League, Inc., regarding decisions made by the Board, October 6, 1949. Document010202
Letter from the Arctic League to Harry Lagonegro regarding the search for a permanent headquarters, November 27, 1950. Letter010203
Letter from the Arctic League to Edward Lagonegro regarding his appointment as treasurer, September 19, 1952. Letter010204
Correspondence regarding the filing of the Arctic League's Certificate of Existence, January 1953. Correspondence010205
Chart of Arctic League annaul expenses, 1946-1953.Document010206
Letter from Perry & Maxcy Insurance regarding a policy for the Arctic League, January 18, 1954. Letter010207
Condensed description of Arctic League, Inc. prepared for Joint Legislative Committee Hearing, February 19, 1954. Document010208
Letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to Arctic League, Inc. regarding their tax excempt status, September 30, 1954.Letter010209
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