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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

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This folder contains a colored sketch of the Weigh Lock Area for the Junction Canal, and various papers used for research of J. Arthur Kieffer's book about the Junction Canal.Sketch1515
This folder contains a newspaper article about genealogy, a speech on the North Branch Canal, an essay titled "Elmira's Underground Route to Freedom" by Jill McDonough, a newspaper article about the locks on the Chemung canal, and various articles and notes used for research of J. Arthur Kieffer's book about the Junction Canal.Newspaper1516
This folder contains a thesis on the history of the City of Elmira by Walter Ottman at Cornell University in 1900, an essay on the history of the Arnot family by Kieffer, speeches by Kieffer about the Canal, and various papers used for research of J. Arthur Kieffer's book about the Junction Canal.Thesis1517
This folder contains original maps by Kieffer used for research of J. Arthur Kieffer's book about the Junction Canal.Maps1518
This folder contains correspondence between the CCHS and Charles Petrillo with documents the CCHS sent to Petrillo to further his research into the Junction Canal.Correspondence1519
This folder contains an essay written by Charles Petrillo on the Junction Canal, used for research of J. Arthur Kieffer's book about the Junction Canal.Essay1520
This folder contains an original letter from Leon William Johnson, a famous WWI hero, sent to J. Arthur Kieffer in 1978.Correspondence1521
This folder contains an illustration of the operation of a canal lock, handwritten notes, photocopied orders from the Chemung County Clerk's Office regarding the Junction Canal, and various papers used for research of J. Arthur Kieffer's book about the Junction Canal.Illustration1522
This folder contains a photocopied newspaper article from 1933 about the North Branch Canal, an illustration of the Chemung River, photocopied documents from the 1830's about the Junction Canal, and various images of the canal used for research of J. Arthur Kieffer's book about the Junction Canal.Newspaper1523
This folder contains handwritten notes and photocopies of indentures used for research of J. Arthur Kieffer's book about the Junction Canal.Notes1524
This folder contains maps and illustrations of the Junction Canal and surrounding rivers, photocopied check rolls from 1854, and various papers used for research of J. Arthur Kieffer's book about the Junction Canal.Map1525
This folder contains a list of sources used for research of J. Arthur Kieffer's book about the Junction Canal.Notes1526
This folder contains writings on aqueducts, used for research of J. Arthur Kieffer's book about the Junction Canal.Article1527
This folder contains an article on canal history and technology proceedings, hand drawn illustrations of the Junction Canal in reference to riverfront properties, a photocopied document explaining the costs of building the Junction Canal, and a topographical map of New York and Pennsylvania used for research of J. Arthur Kieffer's book about the Junction Canal.Article1528
This folder contains various articles and writings about canals in the United States, used for research of J. Arthur Kieffer's book about the Junction Canal.Article1529
This folder contains an essay titled "The Chemung Canal System" by Lois Tomlinson, various articles, the payroll for workers on the Chemung Canal, and various illustrations used for research of J. Arthur Kieffer's book about the Junction Canal.Article1530
This folder contains topographical maps of areas near the Chemung River, used for research of J. Arthur Kieffer's book about the Junction Canal.Map1531
This folder contains a handwritten draft of an article about the Junction Canal, a photocopy of the toll rates on the Canal in 1859, maps of the Junction Canal, and various papers used for research for J. Arthur Kieffer's book about the Junction Canal.Article1532
This folder contains the contact information for various municipal historians in 1992, a photocopied act to authorize the governor to appoint commissioners to explore the route of the Junction Canal, photocopies of Jim Smith's Historical Facts and Legends pertaining to the Chemung Canal, and various papers used for research for J. Arthur Kieffer's book about the Junction Canal.Papers1533
This folder contains articles pertaining to the connection between the Junction Canal and the Underground Railroad, topographical maps of areas of the Chemung River, maps with explanations of their sources, and a handwritten index used for research for J. Arthur Kieffer's book about the Junction Canal.Article1534
This folder contains an essay titled "Saltsburg Canal Hike" by George Johnson with a corresponding map, and a list of pictures used for research for J. Arthur Kieffer's book about the Junction Canal.Essay1535
This folder contains an illustration of the cover of the book, list of the order of the book, and drafts of parts of "The Junction Canal" by J. Arthur Kieffer.Manuscript1536
This folder contains a booklet from the Chemung Canal Trust Company's opening of the West Church Street Branch, handwritten notes about the North Branch of the Chemung Canal Trust company and their influence on the Chemung Canal, and various papers used for research for J. Arthur Kieffer's book about the Junction Canal.Booklet1537
This folder contains newspaper articles from the 1830's and 1900's about the history of Elmira's canals, and illustrations of canals used for research for J. Arthur Kieffer's book about the Junction Canal.Newspaper1538
This folder contains maps of the Junction Canal in downtown Elmira.Map1539
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