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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 essays about the Revolutionary War, the 24th volume of the Chemung Historical Journal, maps of the Battle of Newtown, newspaper articles about the Sullivan Campaign, and a photocopy of the book "The Americans: The Colonial Experience" by Daniel J. Boorstin.Essay0525
This folder contains Chapter One of the book "Soldiers on Horseback" titled "Revolutionary War Cavalrymen Set the Tradition" by W.E. Butterworth.Essay0526
This folder contains a list of New York Anniversaries of the American Revolution, images of historical markers from Chemung County, maps of the Sullivan Expedition, and an article titled "The Rise and Fall of the Iroquois League" by Harvey Ardman.Maps0527
This folder contains a booklet titled "The Andaste Trail" by E. C. Cowles, a booklet about the Sullivan-Clinton Bicentennial, and a booklet titled "Sir William Johnson and the Indians of New York."Booklet0528
This folder contains an article about William Johnson, an essay titled "The Revolutionary War, the Sullivan Expedition of 1779," and maps of the Sullivan Expedition's route.Essay0529
This folder contains an article titled "Outlined History of Pennsylvania," an article titled "The Susquehanna Company-the Massacre of 1763," and maps of the Sullivan Expedition.Article0530
This folder contains a speech given by J. Arthur Kieffer on 1975, a chapter titled "New Modes of Thinking," an article titled "The Turning Point of the Revolution," an essay titled "The Sullivan Expedition of 1779 Regimental Rosters of Men" by Albert Hazen Wright, an essay titled "The Contemplator's Short History of Women in the Revolutionary Era" by Lesley Nelson-Burns, an essay titled "A Day in the life of an early American Housewife" by Adelaide Hechtlinger, and a handwritten history of Chemung County from 1786 to 1800. Speech0531
This folder contains newspaper articles, maps, and essays about the Revolutionary War and the Battle of Newtown.Newspaper0532
This folder contains photocopies of chapters from the book "American Prisoners of the Revolution."Photocopies0533
This folder contains a section from "Colonel Hubley's Journal, 1779."Book0534
This folder contains a speech titled "Women of the Revolutionary War" by Kieffer, a chapter from "New York State Historical Association's" journal titled "Women of the Revolution" by Mrs. L. L. McArthur, a chapter titled "Soldiers, Refugees, and Camp Followers," and the essay "Desire and Distrust: The Paradox of Women at Old Fort Niagara" by Elizabeth S. Pena and Erik R. Seeman. Essay0535
This folder contains the 188th "Banknotes" newsletter from the Chemung County Historical Society, an article titled "Travels and travails of 'battlefield Bible'" by Richard E. Clem, an article titled Early American Life," and a writing for the back cover of Joseph Brant, "The Most Painted Indian."Newsletter0536
This folder contains an essay about the Sullivan Clinton Campaign by J. Arthur Kieffer in 2004, a photocopy of the book "An Outline History of The American Revolution" by R. Ernest Dupuy and Trevor N. Dupuy, an article titled "Drill Master at Valley Forge: How Baron von Steuben used a tough winter to make a solid army out of a collection of untrained volunteers" by Alred Hoyt Bill, a photocopied edition of "A History of Wikes-Barre" by Oscar Harvey and Ernest Smith.Essay0537
This folder contains research material pertaining to the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition of 1779, including magazines, images, newspaper articles, and various papers. Research0538
This folder contains illustrations, newspaper articles, maps, essays, and notes about the Revolutionary War.Illustrations0539
This folder contains a booklet of the Chemung County Building and Grounds Department's Annual Report from 1969, written by J. Arthur Kieffer.Booklet0601
This folder contains a booklet of the Chemung County Building and Grounds Department's Annual Report from 1980.Booklet0602
This folder contains a booklet of the Chemung County Department of Buildings and Grounds' Annual report from 1976-1977.Booklet0603
This folder contains J. Arthur Kieffer's personal and professional journal from 1973.Journal0604
This folder contains J. Arthur Kieffer's Daily report of the Chemung County Building Department's history from 1971.Booklet0605
This folder contains a booklet of the Chemung County Building Department's Annual Report from 1968, written by J. Arthur Kieffer.Booklet0606
This folder contains a booklet of the Chemung County Building Department's Annual Report from 1967, written by J. Arthur Kieffer.Booklet0607
This folder contains a booklet of the Chemung County Building and Grounds Department's Annual Report from 1983, written by J. Arthur Kieffer.Booklet0608
This folder contains a booklet of the Chemung County Building and Grounds Department's Annual Report from 1982, written by J. Arthur Kieffer.Booklet0609
This folder contains a booklet of the Chemung County Building and Grounds Department's Annual Report from 1979, written by J. Arthur Kieffer.Booklet0610
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