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Collection TitleCL 110 Arthur Fleming PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:3/5/08
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Anne-Marie Goff in 2003. 

Chemung County (N.Y.); Elmira (N.Y.); Flood damage--Chemung County (N.Y.); Hurricane Agnes, 1972; Natural disasters; Photographs; Scrapbooks


Arthur Fleming-Arthur Fleming graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1932.  During WWII, he served as a Master Sergeant with the 2nd Engineer Brigade in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines.  After the war, Fleming worked as a senior rate analyst at Corning Inc.  He resided at 403 Grove Street in Elmira and died during the early 1980's.

Scope:This collection contains scrapbooks, programs, newsletters, documents and photographs.  The programs are for various events and theatrical productions in the Elmira area and range in date from 1929 to 1979.  The documents and photographs deal with the recovery effort in Chemung County after the flooding caused by Hurricane Agnes in 1972.   
Extent.5 Linear feet
Date Span1930-1982
AbstractThe Arthur Fleming Papers includes scrapbooks, photographs, documents and theater and event programs. 

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Arthur Fleming's scrapbook concerning current events, fashion, film and literature of the early 1930's, ca. 1930-1932. ScrapbookA
Arthur Fleming's membership card for the Crystal City Stamp Society, September 1, 1937.DocumentA01
Program - Conference on International Relations given at the Mark Twain Hotel, April 15-17, 1929.ProgramA0201
Program for an Irish Minstrel Show sponsored by the Horseheads Kiwanis Club.ProgramA0202
Program for the Belle of Amherst at the Clemens Center on September 29, 1979. ProgramA0203
Flood information kit addition, "Start now to save tax dollars from casualty losses."DocumentA0203
Program for the St. Patrick's School Jubilee honoring Reverend John S. Hayes, March 14, 1965.ProgramA0204
Program for the Dedication of the Elmira Free Academy, November 16, 1964.ProgramA0205
Program for My Fair Lady at the Clemens Center, November 1-4, 1979.ProgramA0206
Review of the production of My Fair Lady showing at the Clemens Center, November 1979.Newspaper clippingA0207
Program for the First Annual Corning Community College Wine Festival of the Finger Lakes, September 11, 1971. ProgramA0208
Ticket to the First Annual Corning Community College Wine Festival of the Finger Lakes, September 11, 1971. TicketA0209
Article, "Agnes: The agony--and the aftermath," August 14, 1972. Newspaper clippingA0301
Small Business Administration fact sheet on disaster loans, Feburary 1, 1971.DocumentA0302
Instructions on proper post-flood basement cleaning technique, June 27, 1972.DocumentA03 04
Information Bulletin #1 from Flood Control Headquarters in the City of Corning, June 28, 1972.DocumentA0305
New York State College of Human Ecology directive on salvaging food from flooded homes, July 1972.DocumentA0306
Small Business Administration memo on the new disaster act, August 17, 1972. DocumentA0307
National Flood Insurance Program brochureDocumentA0308
Office of Emergency Preparedness directive on the temporary repairs of homes.DocumentA0309
Notice from the New York State Electric & Gas Corporation about flood related electrical safety hazards.DocumentA0310
Photograph of flooded home, 1972.PhotographA0401
Photograph of flooded homes, 1972.PhotographA0402
Photograph of flooded street, 1972.PhotographA0403
Photograph of flooded home, 1972.PhotographA0404
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