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Collection TitleCL 100 Paul Prunier PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed BySue Rogan
Date Completed:January 2009
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Paul Prunier in 2002.
Terms:Elmira (N.Y.); Gliding and soaring; Postcard; Postage-stamps
Historical:Paul Prunier-Paul Prunier worked as a history teacher at Broadway Middle School in Elmira from 1962 to 1992.  He also served as historian for the Bicentennial Committee in 1976.  In addition to his interest in local history, Prunier was also an avid stamp collector.

The Paul Prunier Papers contain material collected by Paul Prunier for use as teaching aids in his classes including postcards and slides of local area views; United States postage stamps; WWII ration books; articles and images relating to soaring; and miscellaneous historical documents.

Notes:Shares a box with CL 99.
Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1909-1989
AbstractThis collection contains materials relating to Chemung County history collected by Paul Prunier for use in his classes.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Three postcards in color with different views of the Chemung County Courthouse.PostcardsA0101
Two postcards of the Steel(sic) Memorial Building,interior and exterior.PostcardsA0201
Two postcards in color; one of American LaFrance fire engines and one of a Ward LaFrance fire engine.PostcardsA0301
Four color photographs, 2 styles of pumper fire engines and 2 styles of ladder trucks.PhotographsA0302
Two postcards: views in color of Eldridge Park in Elmira,NY.PostcardsA0401
Two postcards: color views of Elmira College Campus: one in Fall, one in Winter.PostcardsA0501
Two postcards in color: interior views of "Chemung County Historical Center" William St,Elmira: the apothecary shop and the doll collection.PostcardsA0601
Two color postcards of the Mark Twain Hotel in downtown Elmira;one an external view of the building,the other of an interior "Mural" depicting Huck Finn & Jim on the Island.PostcardsA0701
Two postcards: copies of water color composites by Elmira artist,Talitha Botsford: one depicts Mark Twain's colorful career and his life in Elmira, the other a "visit" to the Arnot Art Gallery with external and internal views.PostcardsA0702
Postcard in color with a drawing(front view)of Mark Twain's summer home at Quarry Farm in Elmira, NY.PostcardA0703
Four color(photo) postcards: one an external view of the "Golden Domes" where" Mark Twain the Musical" was held each summer; three are of the cast:"The Camelot Rag","Whitewashing the Fence" and "The Russian Stars Ensemble".PostcardsA0704
Three postcards: a copy of the painting of General John Sullivan(in Color); a color photo of the original(stone) Sullivan's Monument c. 1909;a contemporary view of the Newtown Battlefield State Park.PostcardsA0801
Four "colorized" picture postcards of downtown Elmira: West Water Street showing new elevated RR,W.Water Street looking East,2 views of East Water Street from Railroad Avenue.PostcardsA0901
Three colorized postcards of scenes at Harris Hill: "The Glider Field"(c.1940), "Gliders at Harris Hill" and "Take Off Time at Harris Hill".PostcardsA1001
Four color photo postcards of buildings at Harris Hill: 2 views of the Schweizer Soaring School,the National Soaring Museum Building and a view of the "Soaring Colorama"exhibit in the Soaring Museum.PostcardsA1002
Four color postcards of Schweizer sailplane models: the 1-26, the 2-32, the 1-34 and the BS-1& the "Sisu"(Father & Son,Steve Parker,youngest diamond pilot,Alvin Parker,first man to soar over 1,000 km.)PostcardsA1003
Three color postcards: one a view of sailplane models since 1883,a display in the Soaring Museum, view of sailplanes preparing to take off during a contest and a"Sailplane Over Harris Hill".PostcardsA1004
Five postcards of buildings in Elmira: 3 colorized ones:Arnot Ogden Hospital(older view),view from "Mountain Top" near Elmira and older view(early 1900's?) of Main & Water Street intersection in Elmira; B & W photo of City Hall in Elmira;and a color photo card of the Park Congregational Church in Elmira.PostcardsA1101
Three color postcards: two aerial views of Elmira:one over the city and the oher overthe Chemung Valley,showing the river; a color drawing of the American Flag: "Tribute to the Flag at Kiwanis Park" with a poem.PostcardsA1102
Three plus sheets of color Ektachrome slides of the Elmira area,buildings,etc. with 20 slides per sheet on the first 3 sheets and 14 slides in sleeve four.Color SlidesA1201
Five color postcards of Harris Hill: two of the sign and three of a glider iin the air.PostcardsA1301
Color photo of memorial stone to Lt. Thomas Boyd and Sgt. Michael Parker,captured and killed(WW II??).PhotographA1401
Color photo of two unidentified men,footnote says,"politicians?"PhotographA1501
Black and white photo of Chemung County Legislature float in a street parade,no date.PhotographA1601
Decal - Chemung County Legislature 1974.DecalA1701
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