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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
Sarah Van AkenPhotographVA3b108
Sarah Van AkenPhotographVA3b109
Sarah Van Aken at Keuka LakePhotographVA3b110
Unidentified Woman in BoatPhotographVA3b111
Sarah Van Aken by Chemung RiverPhotographVA3b112
Unidentified Woman by WaterfallPhotographVA3b113
Sarah Van Aken? by WaterfallPhotographVA3b114
Charles Van Aken?PhotographVA3b115
Charles Van AkenPhotographVA3b116
Charles Van AkenPhotographVA3b117
Charles Van AkenPhotographVA3b118
Charles & Elisha? Van Aken on RaftPhotographVA3b119
Charles Van Aken with CameraPhotographVA3b120
Charles Van Aken sitting on logPhotographVA3b121
Charles Van Aken by WaterfallsPhotographVA3b122
Unidentified Van Aken Family MembersPhotographVA3b123
Van Aken FamilyPhotographVA3b124
Van Aken FamilyPhotographVA3b125
Two Van Aken WomenPhotographVA3b126
Van Aken FamilyPhotographVA3b127
Van Aken Family Member in WheelchairPhotographVA3b128
Elisha M. Van Aken's Grave StonePhotographVA3b129
Elisha M. Van Aken's GravePhotographVA3b130
Elisha M. Van Aken's GravePhotographVA3b131
Man- possibly Van AkenPhotographVA3b132
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