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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 Title:CL 91 Broadway Middle School Library FilesCreator:Booth Library
Processed By:Sue Rogan
Date Completed:January 2009
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by the Broadway Middle School Library in 2002.
Terms:Chemung County (N.Y.); Elmira (N.Y.); Erin (N.Y.)
Scope:The Broadway Middle School Library files contains pamphlets, newspaper clippings and essays on a variety of local topics including local airports, industries, churches, hospitals, floods, and theaters as well as material on Elmira, Erin and urban renewal.
Extent:.5 linear feet
Date Span:1910-1980

The Broadway Middle School Library Files contain ready reference material from that library on a range of local topics.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Copied pictures and legend relating to Clinton Island, a recreational location in the Chemung River in the early 1900's.DocumentA2101
A pamphlet titled "Chemung County Airport": information and pictures about the "new" airport to be dedicated July 23, 1960.PamphletA0101
Copy of newspaper clipping titled " Mohawk Starts Area Jet Flights in June",no date.ClippingA0102
Small item giving the location of the Chemung County Airport and the cities/areas it serves.DocumentA0103
A one page essay titled "Airports of Chemung County" by Herbert Johnson.EssayA0104
Illustrated booklet from American-LaFrance Foamite Corporation of Elmira about hand held fire exstinguishers of several varieties.BookletA0201
Foldout from American LaFrance titled "Extra Value Fire Engines"rearding Cab-Ahead=of-Engine-Pumpers, with detailed description and pictures.DocumentA0202
Foldout by American LaFrance:"The World's Finest All Steel Aerials"(Ladder Fire Engines) with detailed specifications and many illustrations.DocumentA0203
Forty xeroxed copies of newspaper pictures,articles and congratulatory ads from local suppliers to celebrate American LaFrance's 125th anniversary on October 5, 1959DocumentsA0204
Fourteen pages of xeroxed copies of newspaper articles and pictures relating to the early history of the automobile,late 1890's to early 1900's.DocumentsA0301
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