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Collection TitleCL 161 Donald Conkwrite Papers CreatorChemung County Historical Society
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:May 2017
Date Updated:August 2017
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Kaye Cecce in 2016.

Class reunions; Elmira (N.Y.)

Historical:Donald Cronkwrite (1920-1999) was the son of Fred F. (1894-1977) and Helen Walden Cronkwrite (1895-1949). He was born and raised in Elmira, graduating from Southside High School in 1939. He served in the U.S. military during World War II. He worked as a carpenter after the war. He and his wife, Betty Randall Cronkwrite (1921-2012) had two children, James and Kaye.

The Donald Cronkwrite Papers is broken down into two series:

Series I : Donald Cronkwrite Papers contain his personal papers, 1922-2000, including material from the Southside High School Class of 1939

Series II: Marshall Cecce Papers containing the personal papers of his son-in-law, 1962-1982.

Notes:Shares a box with CL 162 & CL 163
Extent.25 Linear Feet
Date Span1922-2000
AbstractThis collection contains Donald Cronkwrite's personal papers.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Book - The Sectional New Testament, presented to Donald Cronkwrite by the Pennsylvania Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church Sunday School, 1929. Book010101
Book - The Shield and New Testament, given to Donald Cronkwrite by his wife before shipping out in World War II. Book010102
Photograph of Donald Cronkwrite, age 2, 1922. Photograph010103
Ledger - Dues Book of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America owned by Donald Cronkwrite, 1987-1992.Ledger010104
Donald Cronkwrite Boy Scout membership certificate with envelope, 1940.Certificate010105
Donald Cronkwrite Eagle Scout certificate from the Boy Scouts of America, 1951. Certificate010106
Newsletter - Western New York Regional Council of Carpenters & Joiners of America: January 2000.Newsletter010107
Calendar - Western New York Regional Council of Carpenters & Joiners of America, 2000.Calendar010108
Program - Southside Senior Banquet at the Mark Twain Hotel, June 8, 1939. Program010201
Program - Fifteenth Annual Commencement of Southside High School, June 27, 1939. (with invitation and name tag)Program010202
Program - Southside High School Class of 1939 25th Reunion, November 28, 1964.Program010203
Program - Southside High School Class of 1939 30th Reunion, November 29, 1969.Program010204
Program - Southside High School Class of 1939 35th reunion, November 30, 1974 (with name tags and invitation)Program010205
Program - Southside High School Class of 1939 50th reunion, September 22-23, 1989 (with name tags, class list, and group photo)Program010206
Program - Southside High School Class of 1939 55th reunion, September 17-18, 1994 (with invitation)Program010207
Newspaper clippings featuring members of the Conkwrite family.Newspaper Clippings010301
Program - Seventeen, Southside High School, December 9-10, 1938.Program010302
Program - Elmira College Eighty-fourth Commencement, June 12, 1939. Program010303
Book - Pennsylvania Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church Cookbook, ca. 1950sBook010304
Booklet - Favorite Quotations of the Pennsylvania Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church.Booklet010305
Postcard of the Centenary Methodist Church.Postcard010306
Booklet - Things My Mother Never Told Me by Jaunita Turner. Booklet010307
Handbill - Elmira Civil War Prison Camp Monument, ca. 1980s.Handbill010308
Drawing of the New York State Reformatory by Hardwood Taylor, compliments of Elmira Savings Bank, 1975.Drawing010309
Envelope for The Great Flood of '72 Souvenir Booklet by the Elmira Star-Gazette, 1972.Envelope010310
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