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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 149 AARP CollectionCreator:Chemung County Historical Society
Processed By:Rachel 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. 
Extent:1.5 linear feet
Date Span:1964-2014
Abstract:This 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
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