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Collection TitleCL 107 Arctic League CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:August 2010
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Jim Sleeth in 2003 & 2010. 
Terms:Charities; Elmira (N.Y.)
Historical:Arctic League-The Arctic League began in 1912 as a group of baseball fans who met regularly at Harry J. Lagonegro's cigar store at 157 Lake Street.  On Christmas Day 1912, the group found an orphan known as "Friday" and treated him to Christmas.  Since then, the Arctic League has raised funds to distribute toys to needy children every Christmas.  Funds are raised annually through county-wide giving appeals and, since 1932, a yearly radio and television broadcasts. 
Scope:The Arctic League Collection includes administrative and financial records, 1919-2010; photographs 1950s-2000s; and assorted promotional material. 


Extent1 Linear Foot
Date Span1917-2010
AbstractThis collection contains administrative documents, photographs and promotional material from the Arctic League. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Arctic League financial ledger, 1952-1957. Ledger010101
Sworn statement from William M. Lande, secretary of Arctic League, Inc., regarding decisions made by the Board, November 20, 1947. Document010201
Sworn statement by Howard A. Haskell, secretary of Arctic League, Inc., regarding decisions made by the Board, October 6, 1949. Document010202
Letter from the Arctic League to Harry Lagonegro regarding the search for a permanent headquarters, November 27, 1950. Letter010203
Letter from the Arctic League to Edward Lagonegro regarding his appointment as treasurer, September 19, 1952. Letter010204
Correspondence regarding the filing of the Arctic League's Certificate of Existence, January 1953. Correspondence010205
Chart of Arctic League annaul expenses, 1946-1953.Document010206
Letter from Perry & Maxcy Insurance regarding a policy for the Arctic League, January 18, 1954. Letter010207
Condensed description of Arctic League, Inc. prepared for Joint Legislative Committee Hearing, February 19, 1954. Document010208
Letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to Arctic League, Inc. regarding their tax excempt status, September 30, 1954.Letter010209
Bond for a loan from the Marine Midland Trust Company of Southern New York by Arctic League, Inc., November 30, 1954.Document010210
Final report of the Arctic League for Christmas 1954. Document010211
Study of Arctic League contributions and expenditures from 1917 to 1955. Document010212
Letter from Mechanics Savings Bank of Elmira to Arctic League Inc. acknowledging receipt of deposit into the Mark Brinthaupt Fund account, March 26, 1958.Letter010213
Letter of donation from Jane Haase to the Arctic League, January 10, 1959.Letter010214
Bonds from the Fidelity and Casualty Company of New York issued to Arctic League, Inc., 1949, 1952 & 1956. In Perry & Maxcy envelope. Documents010215
Letter from Edward Lagonegro, Arctic League treasurer, to Mrs. J. Rawson Smith thanking her for her donation, January 18, 1960. Letter010301
Letter from Edward Lagonegro, Arctic League treasurer, to Frank Tripp thanking him for his donation, July 13, 1960. Letter010302
Bond from Globe Indemnity Company issued to Arctic League, Inc., December 12, 1960. Document010303
Donation Receipt for Mr. & Mrs. George W. Meyers from Arctic League, Inc., December 18, 1960. Receipt010304
Correspondence from the Marine Midland Trust Company of Southern New York regarding company stock owned by Arctic League, Inc., March 1961.Correspondence 010305
Letter from the Arctic League to Marie DeLancey thanking her for her service, March 22, 1961.Letter010306
Correspondence from Perry & Maxcy of the Royal Globe Insurance Group to Arctic League, Inc. concerning their policy, July-August 1961. Correspondence010307
Letter of donation from Horwitz Bros. Paper Co. to the Arctic League, August 18, 1961.Letter010308
Correspondence between Frank Tripp and Edward Lagonegro regarding Arctic League, Inc., September 1961.Correspondence 010309
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