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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. 

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Collection TitleJAK J. Arthur Kieffer CollectionCreatorChemung County Historical Society
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This folder contains a map, images, and newspaper articles about the Mark Twain Park, as well as handwritten notes on the first municipal course for golf in Chemung County.Map1222
This folder contains newspaper articles, handwritten notes, and maps of the Horseheads Golf Course.Newspaper1223
This folder contains a map of the Elmira Community Service Golf Course at Eldridge Park, as well as newspaper articles about the course.Map1224
This folder contains a map of the Tomasso's Golf Course.Map1225
This folder contains a map of the Chemung (Willowcreek) Golf Course.Map1226
This folder contains notes and newspaper articles about the Riverside Golf Course on Lower Maple Avenue.Notes1227
This folder contains notes, newspaper articles, images, and various papers about the Mark Twain Golf Course. Notes1228
This folder contains multiple maps of downtown Elmira, various newspaper articles about individuals and inventions of Chemung County, editions of "Banknotes," correspondence about the National Register for Historic Places, an essay on Clay Holmes, and various records from the Chemung County Historical Society.Map1229
This folder contains a map of the Queen Catherine trail, as well as a booklet from the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court Third Judicial Department.Map1230
This folder contains a map of railroads in NY state, as well as an essay on these railroads. Map1231
This folder contains newspaper articles written by Jim Pfiffer.Newspaper1232
This folder contains articles about different people and personalities in Chemung County.Article1233
This folder contains local newspapers and various stories about Chemung County.Newspaper1234
This folder contains correspondence, financial records, and planning for the Sullivan Clinton Campaign Bicentennial. Correspondence1235
This folder contains booklets of the Twin Tier Golf Tournaments from the 6th to the 16th annual.Booklet1236
This folder contains Kieffer's work diaries from 1967-1970, as well as 1976.Diary1237
This folder contains a booklet of 1990's Annual County Fair.Booklet1239
This folder contains the 1979 Elmira Sports Hall of Fame booklet.Booklet1240
This folder contains an essay on the chronological explanation of the Harris Hill Golf Course, a map of the golf course, and a Resolution relative to the golf course in Chemung County government, as well as a proposal for Southside High School's Utilization for the Chemung County Human Resource Center.Essay1301
This folder contains correspondence from J. Arthur Kieffer in his role as Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds.Correspondence1302
This folder contains the budget for the Department of Buildings and Grounds while being run by J. Arthur Kieffer. Budget1303
This folder contains correspondence between the Department of Buildings and Grounds and outside businesses, as well as a financial record of the department.Correspondence1304
This folder contains a newspaper article and notes about the sewage system in Breesport. Newspaper1305
This folder contains the status of accounts for multiple Chemung County offices.Records1306
This folder contains handwritten notes and financial records about the Old Southside Renovation.Notes1307
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