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Collection TitleCL 166 E.F.A. Class of 1952 CollectionCreatorChemung County Historical Society
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated by Delores Fitzgerald and the Class of 1952 reunion committee in 2009, 2013, and 2016.
Terms:Elmira (N.Y.); High Schools - Alumni; Public schools

The Elmira Free Academy of class of 1952 consisted of 224 students, drawn from across the Elmira School District, who graduated from high school in June 1952. The began holding reunions at the Italian-American Veteran's Club in 1972 and have continued to hold them regularly. Delores Mallette Fitzgerald is the head of the reunion committee and the writer of the class newsletter.

Scope:The E.F.A. Class of 1952 Collection contains class reunion programs, newsletters, and assorted papers.
Extent.5 Linear Feet
Date Span1951-2012
AbstractThis collection contains documents related to the Elmira Free Academy class of 1952.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Newsletter - The Vindex: Elmira Free Academy Class of 1952, Publications Nos. 1 - 13, November 1998 - January 2011.Newsletter010101
Programs - Elmira Free Academy Class of 1952 Reunions: 1972, 1977, 1982, 1977, 2002, 2007, 2012.Programs010201
Booklets - Elmira Free Academy Class of 1952 Reunion Review: 1997, 2002.Booklets010202
Notes and newspaper clippings related to former Elmira Free Academy teachers from the 1950s including: Mary & Louise Harrigan; Margaret O'Connor, John Byrd; Victor Impeciato; Louse Jackson; Grace Miller; Catherin Kabatt; Helen Booth Sprecher; and Celia Hutchinson.Papers010301
Correspondence with several former Elmira Free Academy teachers regarding class of the 1952 reunions, 1977.Correspondence010302
Notes on which members of the Elmira Free Academy Class of 1952 attended which elementary schools. Document010401
Photograph of the Carrs Corners School Class of 1948.Photograph010402
Newspaper clippings related to the Elmira Free Academy Class of 1952.Newspaper Clippings010501
Photographs of unidentified members of the Elmira Free Academy Class of 1952.Photograph010502
Invoice from Foley Enterprises, Inc., 2008.Invoice010503
Minutes of the Elmira Free Academy Class of 1952 reunion committee, February 22, 2012.Document010504
Booklets - Elmira Free Academy Class of 1950 reunions: 2002, 2005.Booklet010601
Booklet - Elmira Free Academy Class of 1951 reunions: 1996, 2011.Booklet010602
Booklet - Elmira Free Academy Class of 1953 reunion, 2003.Booklet010603
Material from the Southside High School Class of 1951 50th reunion including program, retrospective book, list of deceased classmates, and photographs. Document010701
Program - Opening of Foundry Building No. 3, Elmira Foundry Company, June 26, 1920.Program010801
Photographs of Momo's accordion band, 1936-1938.Photographs010802

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