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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 150 Rev. Donald Roe CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKristen Goble
Date Completed:September 2015
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Leslie Roe in 2009.
Terms:Big Flats (N.Y); Erin (N.Y.); Sullivanville (N.Y.); Churches, Methodist; Missions, Latin America
Historical:Rev. Donald Roe was born in 1925 in Elmira, New York.  He was a graduate of Horseheads High School and continued his education at Elmira College, Mansfield University, and Colgate School of Divinity.  He was a pastor for the United Methodist Conference of Churches.  His relevant local appointments included Newtown Creek Methodist Church, Big Flats Methodist Church, and Erin and Sullivanville Methodist Church.  He held other appointments throughout New York State and was a member on many different committees throughout his career.  Rev. Roe was heavily involved in the community and expressed his views and concerns often in letters to the editors of local newspapers.  He passed away in March of 2009.

The Rev. Donald Roe Collection consists of folders and notebooks containing materials regarding his career in the church as well as personal documents.  The records pertaining to his career include  letters, church bulletins, directories, meeting minutes, audio recordings, and other administrative records.  The personal records include letters, calendars, notes, magazine and newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Extent6 Linear Feet
Date Span1934-1997
AbstractThis collection contains personal and work materials relevant to Reverend Donald Roe and the churches he was affiliated with including church bulletins, newsletters, administrative records, personal letters, letters to the Editor, audio recordings, etc.  Also included in the collection are records belonging to Charles Whipple including diaries, photographs, and other personal records.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Manuscript - Are You a Nonconformist by Donald Roe, August 1955.ManuscriptA0101
Newspaper Clipping - Grange Organized 90 Years Ago, Elmira Star-Gazette, April 16, 1958.Newspaper ClippingA 0102
Newspaper Clipping - Grange 90 Years Old Today, Newspaper unknown, April 11, 1958.Newspaper ClippingA0103
Magazine - Grange, November 1967.MagazineA0104
Bulletins - This folder contains church bulletins from The Newtown Creek Methodist Church and Sullivanville Methodist Church, 1951-1954.BulletinsA0201
Manuscripts - This folder contains sermons written by Rev. Donald Roe, 1953-1979.ManuscriptsA0301
Meeting Agenda - Horseheads Central School District, November 5, 1969.Meeting AgendaA0401
Program - Farm and Home Week presented by Cornell University, February 10-15, 1941.ProgramA0404
Manuscript - Soil Conservation in the Northeast by Donald Roe, undated.ManuscriptA0405
Textbook - Introductory Mechanical Drawing by Carlos E. Harrington, M.E.,M.S., 1934. TextbookA042
Manuscripts - This folder contains papers written by Donald Roe, January 1962.ManuscriptsA0501
Magazine Clippings - Everybody is Going to Church, October 1955; The Spirit and the Church, November 1956.Magazine ClippingsA0502
Program - Mansfield State Teacher's College Homecoming Day, October 12, 1957.Program A0503
Manuscript - The Special Nature of the Town and Rural Pastorate by Donald Roe, January 1962.ManuscriptA0601
Manuscript - Revelation by Donald Roe, undated.ManuscriptA0701
Manuscript - The Church, the Ministry, the Sacraments by Donald Roe, 1961.ManuscriptA0801
Manuscripts - This folder contains children's sermons written by Rev. Donald Roe, 1968.ManuscriptsA0901
Newspaper Clippings - This folder contains newspaper clippings regarding South America, 1970.Newspaper ClippingsA1001
Letters - This folder contains letters to and from Rev. Donald Roe regarding a church sponsored trip to South America, 1970.LettersA1101
Letters - This folder contains letters to and from Rev. Donald Roe regarding a church sponsored trip to South America, 1970-1971.LettersA1201
Letters - This folder contains letters written by Rev. Donald Roe regarding a church sponsored trip to South America, 1970.LettersA1301
Letters - This folder contains letters to and from Rev. Donald Roe with miscellaneous administrative records regarding a church sponsored trip to South America, 1970LettersA1401
Newsletters - This folder contains newsletters from various organizations and missionaries in South America, 1970-1974.NewslettersA1515
Letters - This folder contains letters written to and from Rev. Donald Roe regarding speaking engagements related to his trips to South America, 1970-1971.LettersA1601
Administrative records - This folder contains various administrative records associated with Rev. Donald Roe's trip to South America, including financial reports, letters, travel records, and address lists, 1970-1971.Administrative RecordsA1701
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