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Collection TitleMC 22 CelebrationsCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKimberly Richards, Owen Dean, Rachel Dworkin
Date Completed:Winter 2006-2007

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

Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1845-2010

The Celebration Collection contains handbills, programs, invitations, tickets, booklets, correspondence, and administrative paperwork relating to various fairs, festivals and parties in Chemung County including the Elmira Historical Pageant, the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition Sesquicentennial, and the Chemung County Bicentennial.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Chemung County Clerk's Abstract of Title for Lot 2, Block 5 of the Chemung County Fair Grounds, March 22, 1904. DocumentA0101
Tickets to the Chemung County Fair: 1894, 1902, 1918, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979.TicketsA0102
Handbill - Chemung County Fair, October 4-7, 1892. HandbillA0103
Handbill - Chemung County Fair, August 31-September 4, 1896.HandbillA0104
Chemung County Fair, second premium, 1897.CertificateA0105
Entry blank for exhibitors at the Chemung County Fair of 1908.DocumentA0106
Booklet - Rules and Regulations of the Seventy-First Chemung County Fair, 1931.BookletA0107
Cetlin & Wilson Shows, Inc. roster of rides and attractions at the Chemung County Fair, August 26-31, 1940. DocumentsA0108
Concession plot of the Chemung County Fair Grounds, 1944. (1" = 40' scale.)DrawingA0109
A Salute to the Churches by Robert Turner, an invitation to a reverend for the Chemung County Fair, circa 1945.HandbillA0110
Booklet - 106th Annual Chemung County Fair, Premium List Rules and Regulations, 1948.BookletA0111
Map of the 1948 Chemung County Fair, by R. J. Pearse.DrawingA0112
Handbill - Gospel Singing at the Chemung County Fair, circa 1975.HandbillA0113
Brochure - Pro-National Truck and Tractor Pull, at the 1988 Chemung County Fair.BrochureA0114
Booklets - Exhibitors' Guide to the Chemung County Fair, 1998.BookletA0115
Handbill - 170th Annual Chemung County Fair schedule of events, 2012. HandbillA0116
Trade Card for the 171st Annual Chemung County Fair, July 30-August 4, 2013.Trade CardA0117
Handbill - 175th Annual Chemung County Fair, August 1-6, 2017.HandbillA0118
Ticket to the upper grand stand at the Great Inter-State Fair, ca. 1880s.TicketA0201
(2) Passes temporarily excusing Officer Edmund Huegel from duty at the Elmira Police Department, September 6, 1887 & January 30, 1888.PassA0202
Handbill - To the Fair and the Races for 50 Cents, The Great Inter-State Fair, September 16-27, 1889. HandbillA0202
Booklet - Premium List of the Inter-State Fair to be Held at Elmira, N.Y., September 16-27, 1889. BookletA0203
Booklet - The Great Inter-State Fair, September 1-12, 1890. BookletA0204
Handbill - The Great Inter-State Fair to be Held at Elmira, N.Y., September 1-9, 1891.HandbillA0205
Booklet - The Fair Souvenir, New York State Fair, Elmira, 1888.BookletA0301
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