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Manuscript Library

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 TitleCL 16 Van Aken Glass Plate Negative CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByMolly Winston
Date Completed:July 2007
Extent2 linear feet
AbstractCL 16 - Van Aken Glass Plate Negative Collection contains glass plate negatives from the Elmira Photographer Charles Van Aken taken during the turn of the 20th century, and are an excellent resource for early Elmira.  Many of the negatives have been turned into prints and are available for research.


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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Big Steel BridgePhotographVA776
George Mosher & TeamPhotographVA777
Mark Gates & HorsePhotographVA778
Frances Campbell along rocks at Tioga- Anna OakleyPhotographVA779
Horse & RiderPhotographVA780
The Big Rabbit HuntPhotographVA781
Bridge & Rail RoadPhotographVA782
Bridge & Rail RoadPhotographVA782
Deckers CowPhotographVA783
Ed & Glenn Ellison Coon PicturePhotographVA784
Rail Road Crew [Woman leaning agaisnt wicker chair]PhotographVA785
X-Ray, SkullPhotographVA786
X-Ray, FootPhotographVA787
X-Ray, WristPhotographVA788
Young's Merry-go-roundPhotographVA789
[Trolley engine? On Tracks with 2 gauges, wagon of men trailing]PhotographVA790
Southside Baptist Church Files
Document - List of church officials and a three year program adopted; 1940-1941.DocumentQ1705
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