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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 TitleMC 89 National Soaring Museum CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:September 2014

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals.

Terms:Aeronautical museums; Aviation; Elmira (N.Y); Gliding and soaring; Museums
Historical:National Soaring Museum - The museum was founded in 1969 to document, preserve, and share the history of motorless flight.  It was officially chartered by the New York State in 1972 and began occupying a former residence on Harris Hill in the Town of Elmira, New York.  In 1979, the museum moved to a new, specially constructed building.  Several additions have been made to the building over the years including those in 1989 and 1993.  In addition to its collections, displays, and educational programs, the museum publishes NSM, a quarterly journal about the history of soaring. 
Scope:The National Soaring Museum Collection contains administrative documents, 1974-1976; issues of the NSM quarterly journal, 175-2xxx; and miscellaneous documents associated with the museum, 1975-2xxx. 
Extent.5 Linear Feet
Date Span1974-2XXX
AbstractThis collection includes administrative documents, publications, and programs associated with the National Soaring Museum. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
This folder contains administrative records of the National Soaring Museum, 1974-1976, including board meeting agenda/minutes, budget figures, admissions figures, and internal correspondence. RecordsA0101
Booklet - National Soaring Museum Film Library: List of Films Available for Showing, 1975. BookletA0201
Booklet - A century of Gliding and Soaring History: Support the National Soaring Museum's New Building, ca. 1979. BookletA0202
Booklet - National Soaring Museum: Support the Construction of a New Museum Building, ca. 1979. BookletA0203
Handbill - National Soaring Museum, Harris Hill, ca. 1980. HandbillA0204
Handbill - Explore the Heritage of Motorless Flight at the National Soaring Museum, ca. 1980s. HandbillA0205
Booklet - The National Soaring Museum Expansion Plan, ca. 1989.BookletA0206
Handbill - Membership in the National Soaring Museum, ca. 1989.HandbillA0207
Commemorative envelope for the dedication of the new National Soaring Museum, July 2, 1978. EnvelopeA0301
Program - United States Soaring Hall of Fame Weekend at the National Soaring Museum, September 8-10, 1978. ProgramA0302
Invitation to the Dedication Ceremony of the new National Soaring Museum facility, September 9, 1978. InvitationA0303
Invitation to & program from the Annual Community Soaring Luncheon at the National Soaring Museum, December 4, 1998.DocumentsA0304
Invitation to the Annual Community Soaring Luncheon at the National Soaring Museum, May 6, 2011. InvitationA0305
Newsletter - NSM News, National Soaring Museum: Summer 1993; Fall 2011; Summer 2012; Spring 2013. NewsletterA0306
Magazine - NSM, National Soaring Museum Quarterly Journal: Fall 1975; Spring & Summer 1976; Spring & Winter 1977; Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter 1978; Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter 1979. MagazineA0401
Magazine - NSM, National Soaring Museum Quarterly Journal: Winter 1980; Fall 1981; Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter 1982; Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter 1983; Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter 1985; Spring, Summer & Fall 1986; Fall & Winter 1989.MagazineA0501
Magazine - NSM, National Soaring Museum Quarterly Journal: Spring, Summer 1990; Spring, Summer, Fall 1991; Spring, Summer & Fall 1992; Spring 1993; Summer 1994; Summer 1996; Summer 1998; Spring 2000; Spring 2001; Spring 2012. MagazineA0601
Book - National Soaring Museum Feasibility Study prepared by the New York State Urban Development Corp., 1974.BookA0701

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