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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.

To search the Manuscript Index for a specific research topic, please enter the term into the Search Library Box below. 


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

Collection TitleMC 32 Penal System/ PrisonsCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByLaura Zanda
Date Completed:Winter 2006-2007
Date Updated:August 2007
Provenance:This collection is a series of donations made by various donors.
Extent1 linear foot
AbstractThe Penal System/ Prisons Collection contains booklets and reports relating to the New York State Elmira Reformatory.


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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Booklet - The WCBA Radio Stations Finger Lakes Fun Finder, 1992. BookletA0118
Magazine - Around & About: A Publication for Visitors to Corning, Elmira & Watkins Glen: summer/fall 1988; summer/fall 1989. MagazineA0206
Booklet - It's A Kid's World: A Child's Guide to Chemung County, 1990. Guide to kid-friendly activities, attractions, restaurants, etc. BookletA0302
6 sketches done by Louis G. Meyers, a prisoner at the New York State Reformatory in 1890.DocumentsB04
Souvenir of the New York State Reformatory at Elmira, N.Y., 1907. Booklet contains images of the Reformatory.BookletC06
Program for the Independence Day Exercises at the New York State Reformatory in Elmira, NY, July 4, 1930. ProgramC0701
Program for the Elmira Correctional Facility Awards Dinner, 1982.ProgramC0801
Program for the Elmira Correctional Facility Awards Dinner, 1983. ProgramC0802
Program for the Elmira Correctional Facility Awards Dinner, December 15, 1984.ProgramC0803
Program for the Elmira Correctional Facility Awards Dinner, December 21, 1985.ProgramC0804
Program for the Elmira Correctional Facility Awards Dinner, December 20, 1986.ProgramC0805
16th Year Book for the New York State Reformatory. 1891.BookA
21st year book for the New York State Reformatory at Elmira. 1896.BookA
"Papers in Penology" donated by Mrs. Williams on June 24, 1938.BookletA
Elmira Reformatory guidance pamphlet. No date.BookletA
Performance advertisement for Laff's and Chuckle's for the reformatory. November 7, 1934.BookletA
A Hand Book of the New York State Reformatory at Elmira by F. C. Allen. 1927.BookA
Annual report of the State Board of Managers of Reformatories. 1916.BookA
New York State Reformatory at Elmira, Seventeenth Year Book for the year ending September 30, 1892.BookA
Annual report of the New York State Reformatory at Elmira, N.Y for the year ending September 30, 1902.BookA
1899 Year Book for the New York State Reformatory at Elmira, N.Y.BookA
Fifteenth annual report of the Board of Managers of the N.Y.S. Reformatory at Elmira for the year ending September 30, 1890.BookA0101
Annual report of the Board of Managers of the New York State Reformatory at Elmira for the year ending September 30, 1885.BookA0102
Annual report of the Board of Managers of the New York State Reformatory at Elmira for the year ending September 30, 1882.BookA0103
Annual report of the Board of Managers of the New York State Reformatory at Elmira, NY for the year ending September 30, 1888.BookA0104
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