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Collection TitleCL 149 AARP CollectionCreatorChemung County Historical Society
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:December 2014
Provenance:Items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by AARP Chapter No. 276 in 2014. 
Terms:Aged; Aged-societies and clubs; Elmira (N.Y.)
Historical:AARP Chapter 276 - The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) was founded by Dr. Ethel P. Andrus in 1958 as a way to promote healthy and productive aging.  The Elmira Chapter 276 was established in March 1964.  The local chapter provides area senior citizens with volunteer and social opportunities as well as various social services. 
Scope:The AARP Collection includes scrapbooks and photo albums, 1964-2004, as well as assorted papers, 1998-2014. 
Extent1.5 linear feet
Date Span1964-2014
AbstractThis collection contains records, scrapbooks and photograph albums from the Elmira AARP chapter No. 276. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
AARP Chapter No. 276 scrapbook, 1964-1968. Includes official records, newspaper clippings and photographs. ScrapbookA0101
AARP Chapter No. 276 scrapbook, 1969-1974. Includes official records, newspaper clippings and photographs.ScrapbookA0201
AARP Chapter No. 276 scrapbook, 1975-1977. Includes official records, newspaper clippings and photographs.ScrapbookA0301
AARP Chapter No. 276 scrapbook, 1977-1979. Includes official records, newspaper clippings and photographs.ScrapbookA0401
AARP Chapter No. 276 scrapbook, 1979-1981. Includes official records, newspaper clippings and photographs.ScrapbookA0501
AARP Chapter No. 276 scrapbook, 1981-1983. Includes official records, newspaper clippings and photographs.ScrapbookA0601
Scrapbook on the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), 1977-1983, featuring newspaper clippings about their activities. ScrapbookA0701
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings and programs related AARP volunteers at the Clemens Center, 1977-1982. ScrapbookA0801
Scrapbook about local AARP members, 1965-1982. ScrapbookA0901
Photograph album and scrapbook featuring images of AARP events and members, 1969-1970, and clippings about member activities, 1974-1977. Photo AlbumA1001
Photograph album and scrapbook featuring images of AARP events and members, clippings about members, event programs, newsletters and meeting minutes, 1998-2002. Photo AlbumA1101
Newspaper clipping about osteogenisis imperfect (brittle bone disease), Spring 1999. Newspaper ClippingA1201
(3) Photographs of AARP events including an event at the Chemung County Office for the Aging as part of the International Year of Older Persons (1999); an event at someone's home; and a membership luncheon. PhotographA1202
Proclamation from Chemung County declaring April 21, 2004 to be AARP Chapter 276 40th Anniversary Day. DocumentA1203
Letter from AARP Chapter 276 Vice-president Kenneth C. Larsen to Earl Barfoot about Senior Notebook's 200th episode, April 11, 2005. LetterA1204
Blank certificate of appreciation for sponsorship of the 2005 Chemung County Senior Games. CertificateA1205
Program - AARP New York Volunteer Celebration at Owego Treadway Inn & Conference Center, November 2, 2006. ProgramA1206
Certificate of Recognition awarded to the Elmira Area AARP Chapter 276 for 45 years of service, April 15, 2009. CertificateA1207
Program - AARP Elmira Chapter 276 45th Anniversary Dinner at the Holiday Inn, April 15, 2009. ProgramA1208
Program - AARP Elmira Chapter 276 5oth Anniversary Luncheon at the Elmira Holiday Inn, April 16, 2014. ProgramA1209
Program - 2014 Senior Citizen of the Year and Mildred Parfitt Award Nominations at the Big Flats Community Center, May 5, 2014. ProgramA1210
Newsletter - AARP Chapter 276 Spotlight: May-June 2014. NewsletterA1211
AARP Elmira Chapter 276 35th Anniversary album, 1999. Includes event program, photographs, certificate, and proclamation. AlbumA1301
Photograph album of the AARP Elmira Chapter 276 40th Anniversary Luncheon at the Elmira Holiday Inn, April 21, 2004. AlbumA1401

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