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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.

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Collection TitleMC 39 CommunicationsCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals.
Extent.5 linear feet
AbstractThis collection contains materials relating to Chemung County newspapers as well as other communications industries. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Booklet - The Elmira Bell Telephone Exchange List of Subscribers in Circuit, February 1, 1880. (reproductions, multiple copies)BookletA0101
Memorandum - New York & Pennsylvania Telephone & Telegraph Co. memo wishing Maude a happy birthday, April 12, 1904.DocumentA0102
Bill - New York and Pennsylvania Telephone and Telegraph Co., July 1906. BillA0103
Contract - Southport Telephone Company service contract with C.A. Wood, 1019 Pennsylvania Ave., November 12, 1906.DocumentA0104
Bill - New York and Pennsylvania Telephone and Telegraph Co., February 1909. Record of an out-going call attached.BillA0105
Record for an out-going call made by LeGrand Carr, ca. 1900s.DocumentA0106
Contract - New York Telephone Company contract for service for a two party line at 1189 Maple Avenue, Elmira, July 17, 1911.DocumentA0107
Booklet - Important Announcement to Telephone Users: Change in Telephone Toll Rates, New York Telephone Company, July 1913.BookletA0108
Bill - New York Telephone Comapny, August 1913.BillA0109
Bill - New York Telephone Comapny, November 1913.BillA0110
Receipt - for $3.45 paid by LeGrand Carr to the New York Telephone Company, January 1914.ReceiptA0111
Bill - New York Telephone Comapny, July 1919.BillA0112
Letter to Julia Brooks from New York Telephone Company regarding the new direct dial telephone system, May 10, 1932. LetterA0113
Booklet - A Half-Century of Service, New York Telephone Company, 1946.BookletA0114
Letter to Russell Jacklin from the Chemung Telephone Company notifying him of termination of service, December 14, 1946.LetterA0115
Booklet - List of Offices of the Postal Telegraph-Cable Co., 1896. BookletA0117
Telegram - To S.R. Van Cuyler from Bryan, Western Union Telegraph Company, June 14, 1865.TelegramA0118
Telegram - To Edward Lyman Short from J.B. Denton, Western Union Telegraph Company, December 5, 1899.TelegramA0119
Book - Horseheads Telephone Directory, July 27, 1952. Covers Breesport, Erin, Millport and Horseheads. BookA0120
Booklet - A New Emergency Reporting System for Elmira, ca. 1970s. BookletA0121
Booklet - Carrier Boys' Greeting, To the Patrons of the Daily Advertiser, January 1, 1875.BookletA0201
Booklet - New Year's Offering to the Patrons of the Elmira Advertiser, Carriers Benefit, January 1, 1876. BookletA0202
Booklet - Carriers' Annual Greeting to the Patrons of the Elmira Daily Advertiser, 1878.BookletA0203
Booklet - Advertiser Annual for 1885. BookletA0204
Booklet - Compliments of the Elmira Daily Advertiser, The New Year, 1890.BookletA0205
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