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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.

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These slides are of the Chemung Canal and its feeders: Midway aqueduct, June 1946; canal near Midway, now a pond near a house, April 1958; Midway aqueduct, April 1964; canal in Millport, Catherine Creek beyond, April 1958; canal at Millport, people in front of old merchantile store, 1958; lock ruins in Crookest Lake Canal, July 1958.SlidesDrawer 1Chemung Canal and Its Feeders02
These slides are of the 125th Anniversary of Chemung Co. parade.SlidesDrawer 1Chemung Co. 125 Anniversary02
These slides are of the following churches: Elmira Wesleyan, 1986 exterior; 1986, Morman, Horseheads, 6 exterior views; 1986, Elmira Mennonite Fellowship; 1986, sign for Church Hill Rd., Horseheads; Northside Commuity 1967 Homecoming Program (3); c 1920 St. Luke's Congregational; Northside Baptist 1955 Anniversary Program; St. Luke's Congegational 1928 Directory; 1882 Free Baptist exterior with congregation. SlidesDrawer 1Churches48
These slides are of the following church people: St. Nicholas Ukranian Amuteur Play, 1922; 1974 drawing of John Bedzyn, Elmira Christian Center, Miller St.; Ray Winiesni, St. Casimir's, 1986; Seymour Kornfeld, Congregation Shomray Hadath, 1986; Park Church, group of men including Mark Twain, 1907; St. Mary's Our Mother, Father O'Brien, 1986; David Murdock, Lake St. Presbyterian; Thomas K. Beecher, on a tricycle, Park Church.SlidesDrawer 1Churches49
These slides are of churches: 1st United Church of Christ, Sunday School and Bible Classes of 1924; location map of 1st United Methodist Church; 1st United Church of Christ's door, 1974; Front of 1st United Church of Christ (2); outside of building of City Rescue Mission where Dr. Stough held Evangelical meetings in 1913; protrait/newspaper article of Eugene DeLmarter, City Rescue Mission; 2 views of City Rescue Mission, brick building; Salvation Army Band Windser Park, March 3, 1974; 1986, old headquarters of Salvation Army; Central Christian building razed in 1975; new Central Christian building; 1st Church of Christ Scientist,1922 and 1925.SlidesDrawer 1Churches50
These photos are of churches: Northside Community Anniversary Program, 1967; 1900 map location of Northside Baptist; Northside Community building, 1986 (2); Old St. Lukes Congregational, now New Hope Baptist, 1986 (2); American Baptist Community, Big Flats, 1986 (3); 1st Church of Nazarene, c. 1975 (2); Sullivan St. Pentecostal newspaper article, c. 1920; Church of Christ; Glad Tidings, Elmira Heights, 1974; site of new Baptist Church, Horseheads, 1986, (3).SlidesDrawer 1Churches 51
These slides pertain to the Civil War: 1985 Ward's Brigade re-enactment (Paul Winner, photo); Officers' Row at Camp Rathbun, W. Water St.; Barracks #1, Arnot Field, south of Harper St. (National Trust photo); 1985 Great Debate, Mayor Stephen Fesk (Dan Driscoll, photo); Elmira Prison Camp (4); CiviL War Memorial with Honor Guard; Civil War graves, Decoration Day 1975, Asaph Hall; War Memorial, August 25, 1985, in costume were Hane, Bearsdell, and Brunnet; John W. Jones; Civil War Memorial, August 25, 1985, Mrs. John G. Williams of Virginia Beach, VA, the Unified Daughters of the Confederacy; 107th NY Volunteers monument in front of County Clerks office, Lake St.; Prison Camp with men; Elmira Prison Camp 1864-65 (National Trust photo); montage of photos and items regarding a prison escape (see Holmes book); calvary stables, Foster Ave. & W. 1st St.; tunnel escapees, (see Holme book); Confederate graves at Woodlawn National Cemetery.SlidesDrawer 1Civil War01
These slides pertain to the Civil War: 1985 re-enactment, Foster's Island (Tom Bryne photo); Civil War Memorial, August 25, 1985, ladies dressed in 1860 fashions; Commissary for Guard Troops, corner of Guinnip Ave.; Prison Camp observation tower; Elmira Prison Camp, 1864-65 (6); Prison Camp, looking east; men inside prison camp 1864-5; Observation tower with Foster home in back ground; Officer Quaters (2); Woodlawn National Cemetery, monument; 107th NY Volunteers monument infront of County Clerk's Office, Lake St.SlidesDrawer 1Civil War02
These slides pertain to the Civil War: 1985 re-enactment, Foster's Island (Tom Bryne photo); Civil War Memorial, August 25, 1985, ladies dressed in 1860 fashions; Commissary for Guard Troops, corner of Guinnip Ave.; Prison Camp observation tower; Elmira Prison Camp, 1864-65 (6); Prison Camp, looking east; men inside prison camp 1864-5; Observation tower with Foster home in back ground; Officer Quaters (2); Woodlawn National Cemetery, monument; 107th NY Volunteers monument infront of County Clerk's Office, Lake St.SlidesDrawer 1Civil War02
These slides pertain to the Civil War: re-enactment slides at Foster's Island in 1985; John Jones; the rest are of re-enactors, and others dressed in period costumes plus 5 slides pertaining to a dedication or an occassion using speakers.SlidesDrawer 1Civil War 03
These slides pertain to the Civil War: re-enactment slides at Foster's Island in 1985; John Jones; the rest are of re-enactors, and others dressed in period costumes plus 5 slides pertaining to a dedication or an occassion using speakers.SlidesDrawer 1Civil War03
These 6 slides are of the 1985 re-enacment of a Civil War battle. There is a also a slide of the Civil War Camp on West Water St. across from the Foster House.SlidesDrawer 1Civil War06
The following slides are of the Community Events for 1985-86: 1986 Speed Week, race cars (4); 1986 Chamber of Commerce Sign Dedication; Geoff Bodine breakfast, 1986 (2); 1985 golf outing (3); 1985 Arts in the Park (3); 1986 Arts in the Park ((2); 1986 Blender at Chemung Canal Bank (4). SlidesDrawer 1Community Events01
These 19 slides are the Huck Finn Race in 1985.SlidesDrawer 1Community Events02
These 20 slides are of the exterior and interior of the Cotton Family home.SlidesDrawer 1Cotton Family Home01
These 20 slides are of the onterior and exterior of the Cotton Family home.SlidesDrawer 1Cotton Family Home02
These 17 slides are of the exterior and interior of the Cotton Family home.SlidesDrawer 1Cotton Family Home03
These 18 slides show the exterior and demolition of the Cotton Family home.SlidesDrawer 1Cotton Family Home04
These slides are of covered bridges: 1857 Knapps Bridge, Luther's Mills, PA, 1965; Uhlerstown, PA, lock & bridge, 1969, (3); 1872 Sunday River bridge, N. Bethel, Me, town of Newry, 1970 (3).SlidesDrawer 1Covered Bridges02
These slides are of how Elmira looked in the 1890s: Grace Chapel; Gate to Woodlawn Cemetery; Scene on Chemung River above the dam; The dam on the Chemung River; John Brand residence; No. 4 school; Looking north on Lake St.; No. 5 school; Elmira Free Academy, the second opened in 1892; New York State Armory on Church St.; Thompson, Crocke & Fassett building. SlidesDrawer 1Elmira in 1890's1
These 15 slides are of fashions from the 1940's or 1950's: Eleven photos taken by Brent Bjorvand; Seven were of Gorton Coy models; Four were of window displays; People's Place logo; slides of People's Place fashion show.SlidesDrawer 1Fashion01
These slides are of the 1972 flood: No. 83 flooded road; Langdon Plaza, NYSGE photo; aerial view; flooded building; Army Helicopter on a hospital pad, people; People entering an evacuation site; Water St. after flood; Cleaning out an Elmira home; No. 80 unidentified location; West Water St. (2); debris outside Elmira Savings Bank; washed out bridge (Golden Glow?); no. 78, unidentfied Elmira business area; convoy of National Guard vehicles on Water St.; view of over the flood wall, June, 23, 1972, photo by John Brand from 415 E. Water St.SlidesDrawer 1Floods02
These slides are of furniture: 4 drawer dresser, 2 different woods, candles sticks and portraits on top, monotone scenic painting on wall; high backed upholstered chair with arms.SlidesDrawer 1Furniture01
These slides are of the following Historical Markers: Firemen's Monument, Woodlawn Cemetery; Mark Twains's grave, Woodlawn Cemetery; SAR Marker dedication, Lowman (7); 107th Volunteers statue, Lake Street; Korea, American Legion Park; Vietnam, American Legion; Tourism sign, 1986; Blossburg Coal, neat Antrim, above Morris, PA, 1986 photo by Tom Brynes; Beecher Memorial Fountain, Federation building, corner of Church where Steele Memorial Library now stands; Newtown Battle Field at Sullivan's Monument; Thomas K. Beecher statue, Wisner Park; WWII memorial, Wisner Park.SlidesDrawer 1Historic Markers02
These slides are of the following homes: Arnot house, formerly a Maxwell home, torn down for City Hall, corner of Lake & Water Streets (2); Diven home, corner Church & Walnut, later Glove House; Trembly House, Horseheads; Mayor Sheehans residence; Eisenhart home, Horseheads; former George Lowman home, restoraton (3); New England Kitchen, dinning room; Indian Council House, Letchworth Park; Platt House, Horseheads (4); Mark Twain's Study, interior; Quarry Farm, Crane Rd., East Hill.SlidesDrawer 1Historical Homes01
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