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Collection TitleCL 08 J. Arthur Kieffer CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKim Richards
Date Completed:September 20, 2007
Extent1.5 linear feet

CL 08 - J. Arthur Kieffer Collection contains family photographs, histories and articles written by the Chemung County Historian, "Archie" Kieffer.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Miscellaneous photographs of construction projects and buildings, as well as 3 glass plate negatives.Photographs01
J. Arthur Kieffer on opening day of the National Soaring Museum, May 1972.Photograph010101
J. Arthur Kieffer pictured with Kathy Dunbar and A. J. Montanarella being honored as the Twin Tier Golf Champions of 1979.Photograph010102
Bicentennial Bell located at the Chemung County Courthouse Tower, dedicated July 1975.Photographs010103
J. Arthur Kieffer pictured with Vincent Burdulis, the Bicentennial Coordinator with the Bicentennial Bell.Photographs010104
Eldridge Park Lake during the winter.Photograph010201
View of countryside from Harris Hill.Photograph010202
View of the countryside from Harris Hill.Photograph010203
View of Baldwin Street and M & M.Photograph010204
View of the 1972 Flood Waters, locations present are the Centertown Parking lot, Personius Malone, and Boss Tweed's.Photograph010205
View of the 1972 Flood Waters on Water Street looking West. Locations present are Rosenbaums, Newberrys and E J Factory Outlet.Photograph010206
View of the construction area of the Mark Twain Hotel, 1928.Photograph010207
Aerial view of Hillbrook in 1954.Photograph010208
Aerial view of Westacres in 1954.Photograph010209
Aerial view of Westacres in 1954.Photograph010210
From left to right: Cecelia Telech, Lou Lupica, William Hulbert and Tom Reidy at the CYO Awards Banquet in 1973.Photograph010301
Terry Moorehouse working on a sculpture.Photograph010302
Newspaper article from the July 22, 1993 Star-Gazette entitled: "Downtown chimes with bells" with a photo of J. Arthur Kieffer.Article0104
From the New York Golf Magazine dated 2002 and article entitled: "The Spirit of Elmira". Article is on the Mark Twain Golf Course.Article0105
St. Casimir's Championship Hight School Team and includes: Back Shiva Wisniewski, J. Oherron, Jarchynski, Witowski, Kay, P Oherron, Front: Novick, Bednark, Budulis, Coach J. A. Kieffer, Pamminkowski, Greblewski and SullivanPhotograph0106
J. Arthur Kieffer pictured with Mary Wold and the Bicentennial Tree.Photograph0107
St. Casimir's Boys Basketball Team, 1966. Pictured are left to right: Back James Kieffer, Mike Harris, Rich Halderman, Mike Wronsowski, Mike Harris, Oscar Jurisk, David Tallman, Coach J. Arthur Kieffer, Front Andy Sowa, Mike Wijkowski, Herbie Long, Eddie Lepkowski, Jim Brady and Joe Kane.Photographs0108
Aerial Photo for Target area for MA-27-Italy-459BG dated April 18, 1945. This is a bombing raid that J. A. Kieffer participated in during WWII.Photograph0109
Construction of the John W. Jones Housing Development, J. Arthur Kieffer, Mason Superintendent.Photograph0110
Sophie Kieffer with Bishop Fulton Sheehan at the opening of the Notre Dame Retreat House.Photograph0111
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