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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 138 Chemung County Grange CollectionCreatorChemung County Historical Society
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:June 2013
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by J. Arthur Kieffer in 2011. 
Terms: Agriculture; Big Flats (N.Y.); Friendly societies; Horseheads (N.Y.); Rural development; Rural families; Veteran (N.Y.)
Historical: The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry - The Grange was founded in 1867 as fraternal order for both men and women in rural communities.  In addition to offering members social opportunities, the Grange is a political advocacy group working in support of agricultural issues.  There have been Granges in Chemung County since the 1880s. 
Scope:The Chemung County Grange Collection includes Grange song books; National and New York State Grange publications; and the records of Chemung County Granges. 
Notes:Collection shares a box with CL 137
Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1907-2001
AbstractThis collection contains documents related to the Granges of Chemung County. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Book - Grange Melodies published by the National Grange of Patrons of Husbandry, 1922. BookA0101
Book - Junior Grange Song Book published by the National Grange of Patrons of Husbandry, 1960. BookA0102
Book - The Patron: The Official Song-Book of the Grange, 1933. BookA0201
Book - The Patron: The Official Song-Book of the Grange, 1964.BookA0202
Booklet - Manual of Juvenile Granges of the Patrons of Husbandry adopted and issued by the National Grange, 1956. BookletA0302
Book - First Century of Service and Evolution: The Grange, 1867-1967. BookA0303
Booklet - Ah...What the heck! A Subordinate Grange Manual Study Guide by the National Grange Youth Director, 1978. BookletA0304
Booklet - Grange Deputy Handbook prepared by the National Grange, ca. 1970s. BookletA0305
Grange bumper sticker, ca. 1970s. Bumper StickerA0306
Book - Lecturers' Handbook, property of Veteran Grange No. 1108 for the years 1921-1934. BookA0401
Booklet - New York State Grange Lecturers' Handbook: 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967 & 1985. BookletA0402
Booklet - Journal of Proceedings of the New York State Grange 91st Annual Session, Elmira, NY, October 29-November 1, 1963. BookletA0501
Booklet - Journal of Proceedings of the New York State Grange 129th Annual Session, Watertown, NY, October 19-23, 2001. BookletA0502
Census of members of the Chemung County Granges, 1936. DocumentA0601
Program - New York State Juvenile Grangers in Action, Elmira, October 28, 1959. ProgramA0602
Newspaper - The Empire State Granger, monthly publication of the New York State Grange, January 1964. NewspaperA0603
Magazine - Grange: National Magazine of Rural America, November 1967. MagazineA0604
Booklet - Grange Aids for Booth, Exhibits & Displays, ca. 1980s. BookletA0605
Booklet - New York State Grange Legislative Handbook, 1992. BookletA0606
Chemung County Pomona Grange administrative notebook with official memos from the State & National Granges, contest reports, and handbooks, 1978-1986. NotebookA0701
Chemung County Pomona Grange administrative notebook featuring committee reports & meeting minutes, 1981-1986. NotebookA0801
(3) Booklets - New York State Grange Handbook: 1984, 1985 & 1986.BookletsA0802
Program - Centennial Celebration of Chemung County Pomona Grange at the Chemung County Fairgrounds, July 26-28, 1974.ProgramA0901
Donor receipt from the New York Grange Headquarters Building Fund for Chemung County Pomona Grange, April 16, 1981. ReceiptA0902
Program - Chemung County Pomona Grange Native American Awareness Sunday at the Erin, Hicks & Sullivanville Methodist Churches, April 26, 1998. ProgramA0903
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