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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

The Manuscript Index is arranged alphabetically by collection name.  To access a finding aid, please click on its name.

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Please keep in mind that many collections have not been inventoried while others are currently in progress.  If you have any questions regarding the Finding Aids or the Index, please contact the archivist at archivist@chemungvalleymuseum.org

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This folder contains newspaper articles about the Rochester Sacred Heart Cathedral and Ss. Peter & Paul Church in Elmira.Newspaper0101
This folder contains obituaries published in the Star-Gazette in 2005 and 2006.Newspaper0102
This folder contains newspaper articles and essays about sports in Chemung County.Newspaper0103
This folder contains newspaper articles, correspondence, handwritten notes, and various papers about the new Elmira Police Chief, Italians in Elmira, Sullivan-Clinton maps, Banknotes, Mark Twain Humidor, Grange notes, Paul Sekeetezer, J. A. Kieffer, Elmira Rotary, Municipal Historic Society, 1998 Annual Meeting CCHS notes, Newtown, Victor Shefford, Civil War prisons, Langdon deeds of Church & Main St. properties, and Newsletters Volume 12.Newspaper0104
This folder contains newspaper article biographies of various individuals in Chemung County.Newspaper0105
This folder contains the entirety of the minutes for the Board of Trustees meetings in 2005 and 2006, as well as the Historians Report for 2006.Notes0106
This folder contains maps from Route 17 to I-86 compiled for J. Arthur Kieffer's research.Maps0107
This folder contains papers from the essay "Vanishing Landscape" by Eric Sloane.Essay0108
This folder contains photocopied pages of the Elmira Magazine about the Association of Commerce in Elmira.Magazine0109
This folder contains newspaper articles about the John W. Jones house, the National Warplane Museum, the Syracuse Orange from March 2004, Ronald Reagan, Presidential gravesite, history articles from 1910-1999,Syracuse Courthouse, Automobile history, Chemung County Industries 2004, Tommy Helfiger, Pathfinder Summer 2005, CCHS Trustees 2001, Harris Hill rough draft, WWII Honolulu Star, Irish people, and Legion Magazine 1998.Newspaper0110
This folder contains newspaper articles and photocopied photographs about Campaign 98, States Pension Fund, Tom Page column, Elmira College Bell Tower, Elmira House history, Waterfront development, Empire Magazine, Flower decoration, Rose Show of 2005, Bio of Vicki Mike, Memorial Day 2005, Hilliard history, Ronald Reagan's death, Park Church Cross, Southport school, WWII Period Chemung County, and a history paper by Josh McCabe on the Internet 2005.Newspaper0111
This folder contains newspaper articles about the bells at Washington Cathedral, a how-to genealogy, a history of Social Security, Pine Valley Mastodon, Erie Canal, Downtown priorities, Demolition building, Arnot Realty, Civil War reconstruction, arena, a biography of Beverly Buchbee, North Prestbyterian Church, removing KKK display at museum, B29 Air Show, veterans, African-American history, Pheasant Hill, Horseheads Museum, Bill Gallagher, and Letters to the Editor.Newspaper0112
This folder contains newspaper articles about Tom Connelly's kidney donation, the Chemung Canal, the Mark Twain Festival, "Pataki signs meth law in Elmira," Chemung County Sports Hall of Fame at Arnot Mall, the Erie Canal, General Casimir Pulaski's chronology, Kieffer's 60th anniversary, Mary Monroe, Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, Joe Sliwa, Amy Taft, Restoring downtown Elmira, Elmira back on track, Art O'Neill "Hilltop," Art Kieffer Steuben County Fair, "Milliken Tapped as Legislature Chairman," map of Big Flat Mall section, Men of Wings, the Thread that Binds, Clemens Center, the history of the State Fair, and Schweizer Hall HH Museum.Newspaper0113
This folder contains newspaper articles about Charles Evans, the Clemens Center, Chemung County Mastodon's history., Elmira Victorian Splendor, funerals, Elmira Colonial Theater, Southside High School, Elmira Hygeia Plant, Steele Memorial Library, the Vietnam War, Newtown Battlefield problems, Preservations Magazine, Spanish Hill, Flu of 1918, Lt. Harry Saunders, Arnot-Ogden early history, Southside banks, Elmira history, Glove House history, Erie Canal, Arnot-Ogden Hospital history, Bob Sherman, and Chemung County Fairgrounds.Newspaper0114
This folder contains newspaper articles about Charles Evans, the Clemens Center, Chemung County Mastodon's history., Elmira Victorian Splendor, funerals, Elmira Colonial Theater, Southside High School, Elmira Hygeia Plant, Steele Memorial Library, the Vietnam War, Newtown Battlefield problems, Preservations Magazine, Spanish Hill, Flu of 1918, Lt. Harry Saunders, Arnot-Ogden early history, Southside banks, Elmira history, Glove House history, Erie Canal, Arnot-Ogden Hospital history, Bob Sherman, and Chemung County Fairgrounds.Newspaper0114
This folder contains newspaper articles about the John W. Jones Museum, the Elmira Theater, Hungerford Rocket, The Mount Nebo Lodge #82, Commemorate of 225 Anniversary of Sullivan-Clinton Expedition, Gettysburg reenactment, Cayuga County Historian, Courthouse, Garth Wade, Loss of MT Picture, Hawaii Island Journal, John Cleary, Near Westside, Wings of Eagles, Armory 2004, Chemung Valley History Museum repairs, St. Paul Cathedral, WWII, and Milestones of Memories.Newspaper0115
This folder contains newspaper articles about Arnold Jerome, Leo Shepard, Billy Schwenke, Veterans of Central NY, Joseph Sluin, a lecture by Kieffer, a picture of Target Area MA-27, Southtown Plaza, Chemung County Courthouse, Onondaga lake, Wings of Eagles, Pauline Sanders, Hendy Elementary School, Tanglewood, Pearl Harbor, Joe Chely, Department of Transportation, and the former A&P Plant.Newspaper0116
This folder contains newspaper articles about James Hardy, a application to the Historic Preservation Commisssion for Coburn Elementary School, a map of the Hudson River, Martin Schempp, an essay titled "Building Museums that Last" by Rick Beard, the Langdon House, 1983 National Soaring Contest, Zonta Club of Elmira, Hill's Corner, S.T. Reynolds, The Gannett Group, and a short history of Mabel Wood.Newspaper0117
This folder contains newspaper articles about churches in Elmira, the Big Flats Historical Society, picture of Omega Club, Angus Johnson, Virginia Schuts, Treaty of Painted Post, BankNotes, National Geographic article on the Civil War, historical markers, 1996 calendar, North Lansing, Newton Battlefield topographic maps, the Liberty Bell, and John Willys.Newspaper0118
This folder contains newspaper articles about Stanly Munro, John Chary, Gen Casimer Pulaski, Jean Christian Bones, Sam Munier's house, Elmira schools, the Underground Railroad, Rt. 17, John Jones House, Charles Schumer, Trolley, Coach Arena opening, Rose society, Elmira Country Club, Warplane Museum, Elmira Heights Historical Society, Soaring Museum, and Cupolas.Newspaper0119
This folder contains newspaper articles about Betty DeBlasio, Jean Pirro, Bebette Yunis, 2006 tax break, Bob Sherman, Eldridge Park, Tommy Hilfiger, John Brand III, Josephine Kakritz, Prison fence by Elmira Correctional Facility, Sam Iraci, John Tonello, David Walrath, Elmira College, public speaking, Peggy Woodard, Aurelia Campbell, Robert Erway, and WWII Supporting Workers.Newspaper0120
This folder contains an essay about Rufus Stanley written by J. Arthur Kieffer.Essay0201
This folder contains a photocopy of the Elmira Daily Advertiser: Women's Edition from 1895.Newspaper0202
This folder contains newspaper articles and photographs of bridges in Chemung County.Newspaper0203
This folder contains newspaper articles about the Lake Street Bridge.Newspaper0204
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