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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 142 Collins-Carr Family CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:June 2014
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by John Radens in 2014. 
Notes:Shares a box with CL 141 & CL 143.
Extent.25 Linear Feet
AbstractThis collection contains photographs and papers from the Collins and Carr families of Elmira.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
James L. Collins' employee identification card with the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, ca. 1930s. Identification Card010101
James L. Collins' membership card for the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, 1949. Membership Card010102
James L. Collins' memorial book, compliments of James D. Barrett Funeral Home, May 26, 1962. Book010103
Postcard of Palms Memorial Mortuary, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1962. Postcard010104
Letters of condolence sent to Eileen Collins Webb following the death of her father, James L. Collins, May 1962. Letters010105
(2) Memorial cards for James L. Collins, May 21, 1962. Memorial Cards010106
Booklet - The Catholic Burial Service, compliments of St. Patrick's Church, ca. 1960. Booklet010107
Photograph of James L. Collins' funeral, May 26, 1962. Photograph010108
James L. Collins' obituary, May 1962. Newspaper Clippings010109
Fannie Collins' memorial book, compliments of Stephen L. Wilson, mortician, March 21, 1934. Book010201
Program - Funeral of Ray E. Carr, James D. Barrett Funeral Home, September 2, 1954.Program010202
Obituaries for the following: Eugene Manning; Ethel Carr Manning (1961); Ray Carr (1954); George Carr Sr. (1967). Newspaper clippings010203
Collins-Carr family photographs of the following: Eileen Collins Webb; Fannie Carr Collins; James Collins; Bill Collins; S.W. Bartlett; Fannie Collins; George Carr & family; Ray Carr & wife, Ona; Eugene Robert Ryan; Mabel Brink; Harriet White; Beverly White; Katheryn Collins; Ethel Carr Manning; Elsie Mannng Randal; Lillian Carr; Eugene Manning; Mary Campbell Miller; Mary Daily; George V. Carr; Anna Marie Ryan Collins; 1923 Chevrolet Superior Sedan; 1939 Mercury 8 sedan; 1932 Dodge 8 sedan; family vacation at Keuka Lake, 1929; deer hunting, 1925; camping at Racquette Lake, 1925; Eileen Collins in WWII nursing uniform; Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad employees at work; Worlds Fair in New York City, 1939; Carr family plot, Woodlawn Cemetery; silk mill employees, 1910s; 923 Lake Street, Elmira; 636 W. Gray St., Elmira; 357 E. Warren Street, Elmira, interior views; unidentified wedding; unidentified nursing students, ca. 1900. Photographs010301

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