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The Charles Tomlinson Griffes Collection

A collection of approximately 9 linear feet consisting of the personal papers of composer Charles Tomlinson Griffes, including correspondence, music manuscripts, books from Griffes library and examples from his collection of dried botanical specimens. Griffes, an Elmiran, studied with Mary Selena Broughton of the Elmira College music faculty.

Access to this collection is restricted.

The Mary Gray Peck Collection

Approximately 6 linear feet consisting of the correspondence and photograph collection of Mary Gray Peck of the Elmira College Class of 1889. Ms. Peck was the secretary and biographer of suffrage leader Carrie Chapman Catt.

The collection of several hundred original letters of the Peck family is enriched by the inclusion of another significant number of photocopies of letters from the collections of the Genesee Country Museum and includes material from before the Civil War through the beginning of the 20th century.

The Dr. Herman Lande Collection

An eclectic group of 141 volumes from the collection of Dr. Herman Lande, including a first edition of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species and William Blake’s proofs for The Book of Job.

The Anthony Satula Collection

A fine collection of the works of Eugene O’Neill including approximately 104 rare editions, critical and biographical studies, presentation volumes, early periodicals and playbills. The gift of Anthony Satula.