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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

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These slides are if the interior of the museum from 1984-1996: Research Room, 1985; collection storage, 1984; Photos by Rachel Maines of storage (1), object records(2), Artifacts storage (1); Booth Library; 1996 clothing collection area; Collections (8); Research room (2).SlidesD2415 E. Water Street06
These slides are of the interior of the museum building: Booth Library, 1992; Archive Room, 1991; Collections' storage; museum entry, 1982; painting of the archives, 1991 (2); Collections' storage, 1995 (4); 3 ladies in the library; Gift Shop, 1995; Gift Shop, 1984 (2); committee meeting in the Window Gallery; Entrance to Reception for Christmas Past, 1983.SlidesD2415 E. Water Street07
These slides are of the renovation of the Old Chemung Canal Bank, 1979-1982: inside renovations (6); moving, 1982 (3); view of building outside before renovations, June 1979; working on outside of windows; outside, building project supplies 1979; working inside collections, 1983; 1980 research assistant, helpng with clothing; Arthur Reeds shop, exhibition cases, 1981; storage area, 1982, Skip Reed, Cabinetmaker, 1981; elevator and fire stair area; Carriage Gallery door.SlidesD2415 E. Water Street09
These slides are of the opening reception in 1981 of the new home of the Chemung County History Museum at 415 E. Water Street: a pianist; decorative table with open bank vault in the background; Christmas tree in Bank Gallery (5); harpist (2); 2 gentlemen by tree and piano; view towards front door of Gallery; pine boughs and ribbon on stairs at front entrance; views of some of the guests (4); caterer; looking down into the punch bowl.SlidesD2415 E. Water Street21
These 19 slides are of the 1984 archological dig at the present CCHS building: east facade; efflorescence of east, room 121; repair of stone foundation (potico) is falling off; deterioration of brickwork near roof, west facade; mortar deterioration on north wall of main block; window and brick problems, east facade; the alley (west); efflorescene of east wall, room 121; south wall of room 121; view to back of lot; efflorescence on north wall of "pigeon room"; deterioration, east facade; window sash in need of repainting; brickwork problems, west facade; third floor hall; wall joint in "pigeon room". SlidesDrawerARCHOLOGICAL DIG 198403
These slides are of the following churches: Holy Trinity Lutheran anniversary ad for 1974; c 1975 Holy Trinity Lutheran; 3 exterior views of Holy Trinity Lutheran, 1986; c 1975 Our Saviour's Lutheran, Horseheads; 4 views of Our Saviour's Lutheran, 1986; German Evangelical 1875-1924 muntage (3); 1891, 1st United Church of Christ; c 1900, 1st United Church of Christ; c 1910, 1st United Church of Christ; c 1880 1st United Church of Christ. SlidesDrawer Churches48
These 19 slides are of the 1985 re-enactment of a Civil War battle held in Elmira.SlidesDrawerCivil War05
These slides are of covered bridges: 1853 Newfield, NY, 1966 (2); Bennett Bridge, Wilson Mills, ME, 1970 (3); 1867, Lovejoy Bridge, South Andover, ME, 1970; 1862 Lancaster, NH, 1970 (2); 1852 Groveton, NH, 1970 (2); Starke, NH, 1970 (3); Mt. Orne, S. Lancaster, NH & Lunenberg, VT, built 1911 to replace several former bridges, 1970 (4).SlidesDrawerCovered Bridges01
These slides are of Native Americans: Construction of Iroquois mocassins; Indian words; Spirit of Winter Frost; Spirit of North Wind; Iroqouis False Face Dance; tableau of False Face Ceremony (2); Iroquois False Face Ceremony; Iroquois clearing land for corn; painting of Joseph Brant; Indian Toadalio; "The Bow Makers" by Ernest Smith, Seneca Iroquois artist 1939, Rochester Museum and Sicence Center; Onondaga brave with long rifle, typical Iroquois warrier; white woman of the Genesee; white Indian, Wyoming, PA, July 1, 1978 (2).SlidesDrawerNative Americans03
These slides are a continuation of the Elmira Centennial Parade on June 13, 1964: numbers 11-29SlidesDrawerParades03
These slides are the Elmira Reformatory: guard staff (3); portrait of Zebulon R. Brockway (1876-1900); parade ground with groups of men at attention; early view of buildings from the street (7); public view of building incased in a decorative frame; THE SUMMARY, inmate publication; Elmira Correctional Facility; arrival of new inmates; Auburn State Prison history from a book; Twin Towers of State Hopsital, 1973; Sing Sing Prison history from a book. SlidesDrawerReformatory02
These slides pertain to railroads: overpasses(10); billboard on the side of a store that is attached to a house; aerial view of a large crowd at the dedication of the new elevated RR track system in Elmira; locomotive crossing Chemung river at ground level next to an iron bridge.SlidesDrawerTrolleys & Railroads11
These 7 slides are of chandeliers and lamps, 1958: candle making at old Fitch House, Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA; bayberry wax candles being made at the Governor's Palace, Williamsbrg, VA; tin candle mold; candle stick with device to raise candle plus 2 candle scissor snuffers, Dewitt Historical Society, Ithaca; candle stand, threaded shaft; candle chandelier, Antique House, Ithaca; tin and glass lantern, Dewitt H.S.SlidesDrawer 2CHANDELIERS/LAMPS03
These slides pertain to the Civil War: U.S. Hospital 1861-65, Clinton St.; line drawing of men at prison camp; camp marker, Water St.; Main Entrance to camp; rear of Guard House; Barricks; East marker for Prison Camp(Tom Byrnes' photo); wooden markers for Confederate dead; modern grave markers at Woodlawn National Cemetery; unkown soldier at Woodlawn; brass plaque in Woodlawn National Cemetery.SlidesDrawer !Civil War04
These slides are of the 125th Anniversary of Chemung Co. parade.SlidesDrawer 1 Chemung Co. 125 Anniversary01
These slides are from the Baxter Collection: JMB & LHB plus a little girl; air academy; Colorado Springs, 1957 (2); Pfaesers, 1957, little girl; Pikes Peak, 1957; Henderson Harbo (3); Lake Ontario, 1957; Madison Barricks, Sachetts Harbor, 1957; John Metcalf; Ginny Pollack, Jack Fassett; Mrg. Ausliu; George & Inez Dusterdieck; The Probsts; B.W. Winner; Pollocks, Greens, Winners; Hallie & Broaned Pruikston; The Hitchcocks, 1957. SlidesDrawer 1Baxter Collection01
These slides are from the Baxter Collection: Kelloggs, Middlebury; Waterbury, Marnier House; Lilli Child's pool, Farmington; Yale 25th Reunion, 1957 (9); Dulce Henning; Pugl Plaulation; Lilli & Louise McElroy, 1957 (2); Marge Lowman & Paul Kilgore.SlidesDrawer 1Baxter Collection02
These slides are from the Baxter Collection: Rita Brownback & Ann Welles; Marg Mellor, Lucy French, & the Murrays-Marge & Lowneau; Rip Lowman; Hathe Fassett, George Dusterdieck; Betty McLeod, Dutch Hoffman; Newtown Group; Ella & Chef; Child's pool, Farmington, 1957; Betty & Jim Wood, Mary Ann Lewis; Newtown, M. Mellor & the Garretts; unidentified people (3); Newtown, K. Hoffman, May 1956; Marshall Lowmn, Lee Pierce; Perry's Party, July 1956; J.M.B.; Rita Brownback, Jack McLeod; pool.SlidesDrawer 1Baxter Collection03
These slides are from the Baxter Collection: Kathy Hoffman, Rip Lowman; Jack Fassett, Al Underhill; group of men; J.M.B.; the Lunts, 1956, as played by L.H. & J.M.B.; Betty Searl. February 1956; C & R Kennedy, February 1956; Katy P., Dutch, Meg, Rosie, & L.H.B.; Katy Hoffman, Lois, Betty, & Kae H.; unidentified man; J.M.B.; Rosie, February 1956; Katy Parker, "Canasta Girls" for Hoffmans; Red & John, February 1956; Lois, Betty & Katy; C. Kenned's birthday dinner, Morriseys & Kennedys; Mary Morrisey; Charles & curtains; Lilli in pajamas, still with braids, February 1956.SlidesDrawer 1Baxter Collection04
These slides are from the Baxter Collection: firescreen; fire place; LHB at work, February 1956; Lilli, 1st picture with hair cut, February 1956; Jack & Lorana Sullivan, 1956; John in kitchen; Lille, living room, Christmas 1956; little girl in a pink chair (2); Christmas 1956; man in pink chair, other people; family group, Christmas 1956; G. Pearsons, October 1956; family Christmas 1956; Pearsons, October 1956; Grand Prix 1956; Pearsons, October 1956; George Pearsons, October 1956; Grand Prix 1956; party at Ra__ts for Dick & Cathy Williams.SlidesDrawer 1Baxter Collection05
These slides are from the Baxter Collection: John at Ruth Piersons, 1956; Raitts, Keuka Lake Labor Day 1956; July 1956 Blued Sale (2), Geneva, NY; Raitts, Labor Day 1950; Raitts terrace, September 1956; Gannon (?), 1950; Liz Noble, May 1956; Lee Sullivan, Grand Prix 1956; Craigs; pretty white house; B. Brodie's, Pam & Rob (children), spring 1956, Watertown; party for Bill Parker, August 1957; Pam, Rob, & Lilli, Watertown; B. McLeod; Laurie Smith's wedding, Syracuse; double exposure, August 1957; Mrs. Dueslaus, Syracuse, June 1956; Craigs 1956. SlidesDrawer 1Baxter Collection06
These slides are from the Baxter Collection: group of unidentified people; D. Pfaelzer, 1957; 2 unidentified ladies; Betty Woods, Jim Morresey; Betty Wood, JMB; Clarence Brobst, Caroline Gattett; group of people (8)Perry's swimming party,1956; Nancy Marks, Joe Eberle, Billy Bowers; Hattie Fassett, C. Kennedy; Petty, 1957; Slew, Colorado Springs, 1957.SlidesDrawer 1Baxter Collection07
These slides are from the Baxter Collection: pool; Colorado Springs, 1957; Brownie, JMB, 1957; Petty, Belle, AHB at Broadmoor, Colorado Springs; Petty, Belle, Colorado; Broadmoor, 1957; Colorado Springs, 1957; suite at St. Regis, Easter 1956; outside St. Regis, Easter 1956; Men of Distinction, St. Regis, 1956; poor-worn out man-after party, February 1956; J. Riggs; Easter 1956, flowers from Jock; JMB & Charles Austin; Blind Shop, February 1956; Canasta game, February 1956; Searls, John & Lilli, February 1956; Jerry Searl & Lilli, February 1956; Bill & Ann Burdick at shower for them, February 1956.SlidesDrawer 1Baxter Collection08
These are a collection of Canal slides: Chemung Canal with barges (2); Deep Cut, Chemung Feeder, 1963; USS Chemung, one of the three ships shown; Chemung Canal with 2 barges as viewed from the Washington Ave. bridge; painting of a canal dock; old coal slip, Watkins Glen, NY, 1963; the Chemung Canal looking north from McCann's Blvd., Elmira Heights, January 1985; Chemung Canal near Junction Canal; Chemung Canal map (1963); Junction Canal at town of Chemung; Canal Map 1833-78; T. Briggs Brewery, canal days; barges tied up at a manufacturing site; 1862, Elmira and Chemung Canal with Junction, looking south; 1862 Elmira, Chemung Canal and Junction Canal, looking north; Chemung Canal at Rolling Mills; Map of PA canals with the Chemung Canal tie-in; Junction Canal at Athens, PA at Tozer's bridge. SlidesDrawer 1Canals01
These slides pertain to the Chemung Canal and its feeders: Preemption Line marker, Old Route 17, Big Flats, April 1958 (2); site of junction of feeder and Chemung Canal at Horseheads, April 1958; state dredging channel at north end of Chemung Canal at south end of Seneca Lake, May 25, 1958; Camden Ave., Elmira Heights, not the canal, April 1958; group of people; man out on a couple of logs in canal or feeder; canal, south from Lenox Ave, Elmira Heights, April 1985; canal aquaduct, near Millport. April 1958; canal feeder. SlidesDrawer 1Chemung Canal and Its Feeders01
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