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Collection TitleCL 91 Broadway Middle School Library FilesCreatorBooth Library
Processed BySue 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 Span1910-1980

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

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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
Copy of December 4, 1966 Star Gazette article,with picture of the original Chemung Canal Trust building at 415 E. Water St. "News Mirror of the Past".DocumentA0401
Copy of a newspaper article(no date) titled "$600,000 Spending Planned By Elmira Savings Bank".DocumentA0402
A detailed foldout map of Elmira and surrounding areas,titled "A Guide to Elmira New York and Chemung County" with some pictures("Points of Interest") and information. Provided by Marine Midland Bank,c. 1971.DocumentA0403
Booklet from Chemung Canal Trust Company celebrating their 125th Anniversary: many pen & ink drawings and pictures of past presidents with a detailed history of the bank.c. 1958.BookletA0404
Newsletter - Eclipse News, Eclipse Machine Division, Bendix: May 18 & 25, 1945.NewsletterA0501
Large booklet of 79 pages titled "Sesquicentennial Chemung County New York 1836-1986". 150th Anniversary Program, many pictures and articles from early times up to 1986.BookletA0601
Bulletin from the Chemung County Historical Society. 1954, Contains a poem by Mrs. Lydia Huntley Sigourney(1791-1865)" Indian Place Names".BulletinA0602
Spiral bound book of 108 pages titled "Chemung County....its History".Prepared by the Writers' Group of CCHS and published in Elmira September 1961,BookA0603
Hand made booklets (2) titled "Highlights of History in Chemung County".A booklet prepared by CCHS for teachers and contains a 12 page article/speech by Winifred Kittredge Eaton ,"Living in a Goldfish Bowl" c. 1950.BookletsA0604
A three page typed article titled "Chemung County", about very early(Indian) history,also about the battle in 1779 where Horseheads got its name.DocumentA0605
Two typed copies of "Chemung County Past and Present,Its Future Depends Upon Its Citizens",Some historical facts listed from 1791 to 1864.DocumentA0606
One printed sheet titled "The Chemung County Story", subtitled "Chemung County's Acres of Diamonds".DocumentA0607
Oversized printed sheet titled "Chemung County History, Highlights in the Settlement and Development of Chemung County" by Captain Lewis Sayer Van Duzer,U.S.N. Retired.DocumentA0608
A five page typed speech/article titled "A Short Sketch of Historical Chemung County, New York".DocumentA0609
Booklet titled "Elmira,Chemung County,A Lot to Offer", reprinted from the 1972 Elmira City Directory.BookletA0610
Copy of an article titled "Evolution of Chemung County Traced" , with maps: Town of Chemung 1788, Chemung County 1836 and Chemung County 1867DocumentA0612
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