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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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Photograph - Company L, 108th New York Infantry, Elmira, April 22, 1917. Photograph03D-08D-05
Black and white, probably charcoal drawing of middleaged man, in a dark colored suit with a high collar white shirt and a floral patterned tie. This could be the same man pictured in 2007.0048.0003. Portrait measures 15" wide and 20" in length.Drawing03D-08F-03
Color drawing of middleaged man, in a Policeman's Uniform with 2 stripes on each arm. His shield reads: "Elmira Roundsman Police" and the pin on his hat reads: "Roundsman 1". This man is pictured on the broach found in 2007.0048.0002. Portrait measures 15" wide and 20 3/16" in length.Drawing03D-08F-03
Black and White, probably charcoal drawing of middleaged woman, with a slightly colorized background in blue and a hint of blue in her eyes. Woman is wearing a black dress with a high collar and a broach with a portrait of the man in 2007.0048.0003. Portrait looks and is faded as if placed in a circular frame and mounted on linen. Image is probably that of Emma Spencer, since is looks to be a younger version of the woman in 2007.0048.0001. Portrait measures 15" wide and 20 1/6" in length.Drawing03D-08F-03
Black and White, probably charcoal drawing of an old woman, wearing a black dress with puffy sleeves at the shoulder. Emma Spencer is written across the back of the portrait. Portrait measures 15" wide and 20 1/6" in length.Drawing03D-08F-03
Concept drawing of the Arnot Mall by Robert W. Kahn Associate Architects, circa 1966. Architectural Drawing03D-08F-04
Photograph - Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 107th and 107th Regimental training camp, ca. 1918.Photograph03D-08F-05
Map of the lands of the United States Life Insurance Company, corner of Lake St. and Sullivan St. Extension, Elmira, January 1995. Map03D-10F-01
Photograph - W.J. Dounce home, 272 W. Church Street, ca. 1870s.Photograph040406
Elmira Fire Dept. Members. 1932.Photograph04D-01F-01
Exempt Firemen at Happy Thought Cottage.Photograph04D-01F-01
Elmira Fire Dept. Portrait of driver El Nathan Personius by J.R. Wilcox. 1890'sPortrait04D-01F-01
Morgan of the Elmira Fire Dept. Large photo portrait.Photograph04D-01F-02
Portrait of a man. (H. Pierce?)Photograph04D-01F-04
Close-up portrait of H. PiercePhotograph04D-01F-04
Portrait of Hinamm T. Bickford (?)Photograph04D-01F-04
Portrait of Thomas Beecher.Photograph04D-01F-04
"The 30 Separate" Elmira NY. May 1, 1898.Photograph04D-01F-05
Advertisement in the Star-Gazette. "How Germany is Growing Stronger." Nov. 29,1943.Newspaper Advertisement04D-01F-05
Photo of the 137th N.Y. INF'Y 30 Brig., 20 Div., 12th Corps monument.Photograph04D-01F-05
1878 NGSNY Enlistment Roll04D-01F-05
Camp Smith 1929.Photograph04D-01F-05
Military photo. (2 copies)Photograph04D-01F-05
This photo contains the following photographs of Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) Camps: Van Etten CCC Camp, Arnot Forest, 1934; Company 303 Camp, Benezett, PA, 1936, featuring Paul Williams.Photograph04D-01F-06
Photo of Railroad Avenue, Elmira NY.Photograph04D-01F-07
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