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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 Title:CL 68 Adria Peck Scrapbook CollectionCreator:Booth Library
Processed By:Rachel Dworkin
Date Completed:July 2010
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by the Estate of Adria Peck in 2010. 
Terms:Elmira (N.Y.); Music - Societies, etc.; Scrapbooks

Adria Matthews Snyder Peck - Adria Mattews was the daughter of Chemung County Judge John A. Mattews and Anna VanDyke Mattews.  Mrs. Matthews was an active member of the Thursday Morning Musicales and the first chair of the Elmira Community Concert Association.  Adria was involved in both the Adelphia Society and the Junior League.  She married Claude R. Synder Jr. of Snyder Brothers Printing Co. in 1938.  She later married Clarence Peck.  Adria Peck died November 13, 2009.

Scope:The Adria Peck Scrapbook Collection contains scrapbooks compiled by Adria Peck concerning the Thursday Morning Musicales and Elmira Community Concert Association, 1934-1949; and the Elmira social scene, 1930s-1940s. 
Extent:1 linear foot
Date Span:1930-1980
Abstract:This collection contains scrapbooks about the Thursday Morning Musicales and the Elmira social scene compiled by Adria Peck. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Thursday Morning Musicales scrapbook, 1934-1936. Includes newspaper clippings about club members, concerts and events. Scrapbook010001
Thursday Morning Musicales scrapbook, 1936-1938. Includes newspaper clippings about club members, concerts and events; concert programs; miscellaneous Christmas cards. Scrapbook010002
Thursday Morning Musicales/Elmira Community Concert Association scrapbook, 1938-1943. Includes concert programs and newspaper clippings about club members, concerts and events.Scrapbook020001
Thursday Morning Musicales/Elmira Community Concert Association scrapbook, 1946-1949. Includes concert programs, photographs and newspaper clippings about and events, as well as clippings regarding Judge John A. Matthews and his wife, Anna, 1947-1980. Scrapbook020002
Photographs - National Symphony Orchestra, ca. 1940; J. Abresch portrait, ca. 1940. Photographs020101
Christmas card from Bob and Idell Ferguson, December 1944. Greeting Card020102
Thursday Morning Musicales programs: Musical Tea at the Elmira Country Club, March 30, 1941; Elmira Little Symphony, December 7, 1942; Egon Petri, March 4, 1943. Programs020103
Elmira Community Concert Association programs, 1938-1943: National Symphony Orchestra; Joh Charles Thomas; La Boheme; Richard Crooks. Programs020104
Community Concert Association clippings, 1938 & 1955. Newspaper Clippings020105
Elmira social scene scrapbook, 1938-1945. Includes engagement and wedding announcements, local church events and the doings of the Junior League. Scrapbook030001
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