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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.

The Manuscript Index is arranged alphabetically by collection name.  To access a finding aid, please click on its name.

To search the Manuscript Index for a specific research topic, please enter the term into the Search Library Box below. 

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Collection TitleMC 08 Hobbies/ Sports/ RecreationCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByMolly Winston; Sarah Burr
Date Completed:July 2007
Date Updated:June 2010
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various donors. 
Terms:Baseball; Chemung County (N.Y.); Elmira (N.Y.); Sports
Historical:Sports covered by this collection include auto racing, baseball, basketball, bicycling, boxing, football, golf, hockey, and track & field. 

MC 08 - Hobbies/ Sports/ Recreation includes miscellaneous programs, fliers, scorecards and tickets from various sporting events; souvenir material from Eldridge Park; Elmira Stamp Club material; autograph albums and miscellaneous material about various hobbies. 

Extent1 linear foot

This collection contains materials related to Chemung County sports, parks, movies and other recreational activities. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Program - Thirteenth Annual Benefit featuring Miss Gertrude Coghlan impersonating Becky Sharp in "Vanity Fair." The show was held at the Lyceum Theatre, March 18, 1901.Program010807
Magazine - SPORT, November 1960. Features an article about Ernie Davis. MagazineA0101
Program - Elmira Salutes Ernie Davis Dinner, 1961. ProgramA0102
Program - The Ernie Davis Hall of Fame Dinner, October 19, 1979.ProgramA0103
Pamphlet - Ernie Davis Memorial Committee, Community Foundation of the Chemung County Area, 1988.PamphletA0104
Program - Ernie Davis Memorical Dedication Ceremony sponsored by Community Foundation of the Chemung County Area, Ernie Davis Junior High, June 19, 1988.ProgramA0105
Pamphlet - Ernie Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund, Community Foundation of the Chemung County Area, 1989.PamphletA0106
Magazine - Sports Illustrated: College Football Preview '89, September 4, 1989. Article about Ernie Davis.MagazineA0107
Booklet - Ernie Davis Community Center, 1991-1992.BookletA0108
Program - Ernie Davis Community Center, Inc, 6 year anniversary, Corning Glass Center Auditorium, June 6, 1995.ProgramA0108
Program - 1999 Ernie Davis Heisman Memorial Dinner, Economic Opportunity Program of Chemung County, Inc., June 8, 1999.ProgramA0109
Ernie Davis rookie football card, 1962.Sports CardA0110
Invitation - Announcement of the Elmira Tennis Club Season, 1892.InvitationA0201
Ticket - N.Y. Football Giants vs New York Bulldogs, November 6, 1949.TicketA0202
Invitation - The Terminus Committee of the All Woman Transcontinental Air Race, July 18, 1973.InvitationA0203
Ticket - Raffle ticket sponsored by the 13 Club, 1996.TicketA0204
Poster - Announcement of the Elmira Sports & Entertainment Center, 2000.PosterA0205
Handbill - New York Sport & Fitness Membership Sale, October 30-November 14, 2010. HandbillA0206
Handbill - The Battle for Elmira Mixed Marshall Arts (MMA) Tournament at the First Arena in Elmira, October 19, 2013. HandbillA0207
Program - NASCAR Night in the Heights presented by The Elmira Heights Merhcants Association and the Village of ELmira Heights, June 26, 1997.ProgramA0301
Booklet - Spaulding's Official Basketball Guide, 1900-1901.BookletA0401
Program - Elmira Small Fry Basketball match between the Syracuse University Warriors and the Elmira Free Academy Blue Devils, 1958. (featuring Ernie Davis)ProgramA0402
Program - Harlem Globetrotters sponsored by Abe Saperstein Productions, Inc., 1969.ProgramA0403
(2)Season tickets to the Industrial Basketball League: 1949-50; 1950-51.TicketA0404
Program - 12th Annual Banquet presented by the Old Time Boxer's Association, May 26, 1973.ProgramA0501
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