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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
Fitch's Bridge & Chemung RiverPhotographVA3a63
Fitch's Bridge & Chemung RiverPhotographVA 3a64
Chemung RiverPhotographVA3a65
Chemung RiverPhotographVA3a66
Chemung RiverPhotographVA3a67
Chemung RiverPhotographVA3a68
Chemung RiverPhotographVA3a69
U.S. Armory- National GuardPhotographVA3a70
Grace ChurchPhotographVA3a71
Hedding Methodist ChurchPhotographVA3a72
Park Church- AuditoriumPhotographVA3a73
First Presbyterian ChurchPhotographVA3a74
German Evangelical ChurchPhotographVA3a75
Lake St. Presbyterian ChurchPhotographVA3a76
Lake St. Presbyterian ChurchPhotographVA3a77
Chemung Valley Mutual Loan Assoc,PhotographVA3a78
No. 2 SchoolPhotographVA3a79
First Elmira Free AcademyPhotographVA3a80
Van Aken StudioPhotographVA3b100
Van Aken Studio- InteriorPhotographVA3b101
Van Aken Studio- InteriorPhotographVA3b102
Van Aken Studio- InteriorPhotographVA3b103
Van Aken Studio- InteriorPhotographVA3b104
Van Aken Studio- InteriorPhotographVA3b106
Van Aken Studio- InteriorPhotographVA3b107
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