Guide to the Clarence L. Houghton Papers,
1883-1923

Collection Number: 899

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 255-3530
Fax: (607) 255-9524
rareref@cornell.edu
http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
M.E. Warren
Date completed:
October 1988
EAD encoding:
Martin Heggestad, October 2003

© 2002 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Clarence L. Houghton papers, 1883-1923.
Collection Number:
899
Creator:
Clarence L. Houghton
Quantity:
.4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, photographs, a diary fragment, programs, articles, newspaper clippings, and other printed materials.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Papers of Clarence L. Houghton, an Ithaca newspaperman, pertaining to local events and organizations.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Newspaperman.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Programs, articles, newspaper clippings, and other printed materials pertaining to local events and organizations, including material relating to the Ithaca Cycle Club (1896-1903), the Thomas School of Aviation, the League of American Wheelmen and its good road movement (1897-1901), the temperance movement, public schools, Masons Hobasco Lodge, the Ithaca Conservatory of Music, Cornell University, and local churches; also, photographs of Ithaca including Rogues Harbor Inn Lansing, Cayuga Hose Company, Ithaca High School Band, Cornell University, and a murder case in Tompkins County; a letter regarding the sale of The Weekly Ithacan (1917), another describing St. Nazaire and the water-supply problems of the American Army (1919); and one from William H. Jessup, Poughkeepsie, to Houghton, telling of Edgar Apgar's role in recognizing the political potentialities of Grover Cleveland; and a diary fragment (1865), Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Houghton, Clarence L.
Apgar, Edgar.
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908.
Jessup, William H.
Cornell University--Description--Views.
Ithaca Conservatory of Music--Description--Views.
Ithaca Cycle Club (Ithaca, N.Y.)
League of American Wheelmen.
Thomas School of Aviation (Ithaca, N.Y.)

Titles:
Weekly Ithacan.

Subjects:
Schools--New York (State)--Ithaca.
Cycling.
Churches--New York (State)--Ithaca.
Murder--New York (State)--Ithaca.
Temperance.

Places:
United States--Armed Forces--Sanitary affairs.
United States--Politics and government.
Tompkins County (N.Y.)--History.
Ithaca (N.Y.)--Description--Views.
Ithaca (N.Y.)--Societies, etc.

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Diaries.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Clarence L. Houghton papers, #899. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Date
Description
Container
1901-1940
Correspondence
Box 1 Folder 1
1899
Reception of Admiral Dewey
Box 1 Folder 2
Churches
Box 1 Folder 3
1902-1919
Cornelliana
Box 1 Folder 4
1912, 1923
Ithaca Conservatory of Music
Box 1 Folder 5
1896-1903
Ithaca Cycle Club
Box 1 Folder 6
1896-1897
Ithaca Cycle Club newsclippings
Box 1 Folder 7
1889-1899
Ithaca Daily Journal Annual Greeting of the Carrier Boys
Box 1 Folder 8
1887-1898
Ithaca High School programs
Box 1 Folder 9
1914-1928
Ithaca; Ithaca organizations
Box 1 Folder 10
1912-1924
Ithaca Public Schools
Box 1 Folder 11
ca. 1916
Ithaca Savings Bank (list of trustees)
Box 1 Folder 12
1883-1923
Knights of Pythias
Box 1 Folder 13
Memorabilia
Box 1 Folder 14
1911
Methodist Episcopal Church
Box 1 Folder 15
1897-1916
Miscellany
Box 1 Folder 16
Newsclippings
Box 1 Folder 17
1918
Rotary Club
Box 1 Folder 18
Thomas School of Aviation
Box 1 Folder 19
Judge Sweetland (article draft)
Box 1 Folder 20
1911-1923
Temperance
Box 1 Folder 21
1916-1919
Transportation
Box 1 Folder 22
Photographs
Ithacans (for newspaper articles)
Box 2
Cornell
Box 2
Murder case
"Alpha Sigma Phi lodge, Rockledge, on the cliffs above Fall Creek Gorge, where Fether was arrested"
Box 2
"View of Rockledge"
Box 2
"Home of Crance family"
Box 2
"View of Tompkins County jail"
Box 2
"Another view, Tompkins County jail"
Box 2
"District Attorney Arthur G. Adams (with straw hat) discussing case with Edward Crance, father of dead girl"
Box 2
"Office of Sheriff"
Box 2
"Sheriff Charles Green"
Box 2
Printed material
1912
American Education
Box 2
1912
List of Registered Voters of Tompkins County
Box 2
1914
The Cornell Countryman
Box 2
1919
The New Success
Box 2
1928
Current History
Box 2
1931
Fifty Games of Cards
Box 2
Miscellany
Badge: 47th Annual Reunion, 15th and 50th Regiments, Engineer Brigade Army of Potomac
Box 2
Plaque: "5 1900 Sidepath Tompkins County"
Box 2