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Collection TitleMC 41 The Elmira FloodsCreatorBooth Library
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Provenance:The items in this collection were given to the Booth Library by various donors. 

There have been a number of floods in the history of the county.  The floods in this collection include the flood of June 1, 1889; July 3-4, 1902; July 7-8, 1935; May 28, 1946 and June 23, 1972. 

Extent1 linear foot
AbstractThis collection contains items related to the floods of 1889, 1902, 1935, 1935, 1946 and 1972. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Booklet - Elmira's Inundation: The Elmira Telegram's Portfolio of Scenes of the Great June Flood of 1889. (3 copies)BookletA0101
Booklet - Authentic Photographic Views of the FLood, July 8, 1935: New York State's Greatest Catastrophe.BookletA0201
Booklet - Pictorial Story: Over 125 Selected Views of the Flood of Southern Tier, New York State, July 8, 1935. (2 versions)BookletA0202
Booklet - Stories and Pictures: Floodtide in the Southern Tier of New York State, July 1935. Booklet A0203
Booklet - Pictorial Story of the Flood, Southern Tier, New York State, July 1935 published by the Rochester Kiwanis Club, 1935.BookletA0204
Booklet - Decrease Loss and Damage from Floods: Extension Engineering in Kansas. Republished by Cornell University and distributed by the N.Y.S. Cooperative Extension staff to flood victims in New York State, June 1972. BookletA0207
Flood: The Southern Tier's June 1972 Disaster, A Pictorial Review.MagazineA0218
Booklet - The Elmira Flood: A pictorial review of the 1946 flood.BookletA0301
Scrapbook - newspaper clippings about the 1946 Elmira flood.ScrapbookA0401
Scrapbook - 1972 Flood Photographs: Damage to and Clean-up of the Lundy HomeScrapbookA0401
Audio Cassette & Slides - Hurricane Agnes in Words and Pictures. Educational program about the 1972 flood and flood mitigation. Audio Cassette & SlidesA0501
Newsletter - NYSE & G News, New York State Electric & Gas Corp. (NYSEG): July 3, 1972. Flood: A Special Report.NewsletterB0201
Magazine - Gannetteer, Gannett Group employees, August 1972. Report on the 1972 flood. MagazineB0202
Newsletter - Corning Packaging, September 1972. Report on the flood and clean-up. NewsletterB0203
Newspaper - The Salvation Army, October 16, 1972. Flood Relief Report. NewspaperB0204
Newsletter - Chemung County Historical Society, November 1972. Report on the flood and clean-up at the museum. NewsletterB0205
Booklet: Relocation Information Statement, HUD, 1972. BookletB0501
Packet of HUD informational fliers about flood recovery including: Salvaging Furniture; Removal of Water from Basement; Food Recovery and Disinfecting Containers; Cleaning Bedding and Clothing; Pesticide Cleanup After a Flood; Precaution After Flood is Necessary; Checking Livestock Health Following Floods; Tractor & Implement Cleaning; Calculating Property Loss From Floods Varies; Salvaging Flooded Livestock Feed; Wiring, Switches Damaged by Flood Need Attention; Check Walls, Foundations for Damage; Financial Assistance in Disaster Areas, 1972.ManuscriptB0502
Poster: Certified Homes H.U.D. Disaster Unit, Elmira, New York.PosterB0503
81 completed questionnaires sent by the Chemung County Historical Society to the citizens of Elmira asking for information for a 1972 Flood Recovery Chart for the Historical Journal. The questionnaire asks for name of business, depth of flood water, estimate of loss (property/production), and time of reactivation. DocumentsB0601
Envelope with a "disaster area" free frank instead of stamp, July 5, 1972. EnvelopeB0701
Pass issued by the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital to Alice Bartholomew to get her through the flood zone, June 25, 1972. PassB0707
A detailed log the recovery, relocation, and status of families in Elmira during the 1972 flood.DocumentsC0101
Topographical map provided by the Dept of the Interior United States Geological Survey of the Flood of June 1972 at Elmira, N.Y. (by Kenneth I. Darmer and Lloyd A. Wagner published 1973.)MapA0201 (2 copies)
Special Souvenir Booklet published by the Elmira Star Gazette entitled "The Great Flood of '72: In the Twin Tiers." This is a 63 paged publication with many lengthy articles and many photographs. Dated August 1, 1972.BookletA0202 (2 copies)
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