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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.

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Collection TitleMC 34 Elmira City GovernmentCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByCaitlin Kenney, Rachel Dworkin
Date Completed:Summer 2010
Date Updated:March 2016
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals. 
Terms:City planning; Elmira (N.Y.); Municipal government; Urban renewal
Historical:Elmira - The town of Elmira was originally founded in the late 1700s under the name Newtown.  The name was officially changed to Elmira in 1808.  The city of Elmira was incorporated in 1864 and serves as the County Seat for Chemung County.  The town of Elmira lies to the east and west of the city. 
Scope:The Elmira Collection contains official city documents including budgets; department reports; zoning ordinances; government publications; and misc. official documents. 
Extent1 linear feet
Date Span1840s-present

This collection contains government records, histories and documents relating to the town and city of Elmira, New York.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Agenda - Order of Business, Common Council of the City of Elmira, 1869.AgendaA0101
Agenda - Order of Business and City Officers, Common Council of the City of Elmira, 1881-1882.AgendaA0102
Record - Members of the city government, Elmira, 1910.RecordA0103
Agenda - Order of Business, Common Council of Elmira, 1912-1913.AgendaA0104
Record - Members of the Common Council and City Officials, Elmira, 1929.RecordA0105
Receipt - Tax receipt for payment by Michael O'Deal, 1879.ReceiptA0201
Receipts - Tax receipts for payments by William Kromer: 1886, 1890.ReceiptsA0202
Receipt - Tax receipt for payment by Phillip O'Connell, 1896.ReceiptA0203
Receipts - Tax receipts for payments by Converse Stage: 1890, 1894, 1896, 1900-1908, 1910-1913, 1917-1920.ReceiptsA0204
Receipts - Tax receipts for payments by Ellen Hildreth: 1893-1895.ReceiptsA0205
Receipts - Tax receipts for payments by LeGrand Carr: 1892-1900, 1902, 1906, 1908-1911, 1913-1914, 1919-1920.ReceiptsA0206
Receipts - Tax receipts for payments made by Sarah Derby: 1906-1908, 1926.ReceiptsA0207
Receipts - Tax receipts for payments by Guy I. and Catheryne C. Van Kurin: 1921-1926.ReceiptsA0208
Book - Proposed Budget for the City of Elmira: 1984, 1985 & 1986. BookA0301
Town of Elmira, 1792-1992.BookletA0302
Document - Street Lengths and Widths from City Engineer's Records, July 1914.DocumentA0401
Program - Eastgate Homes Construction Start Ceremony, Elmira Housing Authority, June 23, 1973.ProgramA0501
Invitation & Program to the Naming of the George E. Bragg Towers, Elmira Housing Authority, May 15, 1988.Invitation & ProgramA0502
Program - Dedication of the Edward Flanner Apartments, Elmira Housing Authority, March 11, 1990.ProgramA0503
Booklet - Annual Report of the Elmira Recreation Department: 1950, 1951, 1953, 1959, 1962, 1967, 1969.BookletA0601
Agendas - Zoning Board of Appeals Agendas: February 28, 1990; March 28, 1990; April 25, 1990; June 27, 1990; July 24, 1990; August 28, 1992.AgendasA0701
Book - Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Elmira with a series of amendments, March 8, 1930.BookA0801
Book - Zoning Ordinance of the City of Elmira, August 4, 1930.BookA0802
Book - Zoning Ordinance of the City of Elmira, September 28, 1966 (2 versions).BookA0803
Book - Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed City of Elmira Zoning Ordinance Revisions, August 31, 1998.BookA0804
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