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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 28 Politics/ GovernmentCreatorBooth Library
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Handbill - Democrats of Chemung County Unite!, ca. 1830s. HandbillA0101
Booklet - List of Delegates to the Democratic State Convention in Syracuse, NY, September 21, 1882. BookletA0102
Handbill - Ringing Words of Truth! John Arnot Jr.'s letter accepting the Democratic Party nomination for Congress, October 21, 1882.HandbillA0103
Handbill - New York State Delegation to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, June 21, 1892. HandbillA0104
Handbill - Portraits of Popular Democratic County candidates, 1893: Robert P. Bush (Assembly); David N. Heller (County Clerk). HandbillA0105
Handbill - Daniel Sheehan for Mayor of the City of Elmira, ca. 1910s.HandbillA0106
Booklets - Chemung County Democratic Committee Financial Statements: 1921-22; 1923; 1929-30. BookletsA0107
Handbills for the following Democratic candidates, ca. 1920s-30s: Joseph C. Lynch (city judge); Edith A. Thompson (9th Ward supervisor); E. Duff Williamson (member of assembly). HandbillsA0108
Ticket to the United Democratic Clubs of Chemung County outing at Grotto Park, August 29, 1924. TicketA0109
Program - Testimonial Dinner Honoring Martin T. Purtell, chairman of the Democratic County Committee hosted by the Democratic Clubs of Chemung County at Grotto Park, December 12, 1933. ProgramA0110
Certificate of membership for Charles L. Kahn in the Democratic Union, September 1, 1935. CertificateA0111
Certificate stating that Charles L. Kahn is an original Roosevelt nominator, June 27, 1936.CertificateA0112
Ticket to the Young Democratic Clubs Outing, July 19, 1936.TicketA0113
Challenger's Certificate nominating Charles L. Kahn as the Democratic candidate for 9th Ward, November 2, 1936. CertificateA0114
Ticket to the Young Men's Democratic Club annual outing at the Cold Brook Club, July 24, 1938.TicketA0115
Ticket to the Chemung County Democratic Outing at the Cold Brook Club, September 11, 1938. TicketA0116
Program - Chemung County Democratic Committee Official Fund Raising Diner at the Mark Twain Hotel, May 29, 1961. ProgramA0117
Program - Martin T. Purtell Testimonial Banquet sponsored by the American-Irish Society of Chemung County, June 3, 1961.ProgramA0118
Pamphlet - Re-Elect Your Mayor Edward T. Lagonegro, 1965. PamphletA0119
Booklet - Let's Put Robert Kennedy to Work for New York, Robert Kennedy for U.S. Senate, 1964. BookletA0120
Political card in support of the Democratic Party slate for Elmira and Chemung County, ca. 1960s. CardA0121
Manuscript - Look to your future: Support John B. Schamel for State Senator 48th District, ca. 1970s. ManuscriptA0122
Handbill - Anti-Nixon Democratic ad, 1971. HandbillA0123
Handbills for the following Democratic candidates for the 2010 elections: Andrew Cuomo (Governor); Jim Hare (State Assembly); Aola R. Jackson (11th District County Legislator); Charles Schumer (Senate); Matt Zeller (29th Congressional District).HandbillsA0124
Handbills for the following Democratic candidates for the 2011 elections: Susan Skidmore (Elmira Mayor); Bill Knapp (Elmira City Council). HandbillA0125
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