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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

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
Eldridge Park CasinoPhotographVA0101
Chemung River/ Fitch's BridgePhotographVA0102
Chemung RiverPhotographVA0103
Chemung River- Narrows RoadPhotographVA0104
Narrows RoadPhotographVA0105
The Buttonwoods- George Waters SeatedPhotographVA0106
Apollo Belvidere Statue- EldridgePhotographVA0107
Sailboat on Eldridge LakePhotographVA0108
Eldridge LakePhotographVA0109
Eldridge ParkPhotographVA0110
American Girl Statue- Eldridge ParkPhotographVA0111
Mark Twain at Quarry FarmPhotographVa0112
Richardson Shoe FactoryPhotographVA0113
Baptist CemeteryPhotographVA0114
Baptist CemeteryPhotographVA0115
Group at Quarry FarmPhotographVA0116
Eldridge Park- South EntrancePhotographVA0117
Elmira City HallPhotographVA0118
Elmira College- South CampusPhotographVA0119
Eldridge ParkPhotographVA0120
Mark Twain in Study at Quarry FarmPhotographVA0121
Charles Van AkenPhotographVA0122
Confederate Graves- Woodlawn PhotographVA0123
Sailboat on Eldridge LakePhotographVA0124
Eldridge Park- Chapel GrovePhotographVA0125
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