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Manuscript Library

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 TitleTB Tom Byrne CollectionCreator
Processed ByHope Levy
Notes:This collection is located in the Chemung County Historian's Office.  All items in it are the property of the Chemung County Historian.

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This folder contains newspaper articles about the "New Elmira '77," various redevelopment projects, and a list of mayors of Elmira over the years.Newspaper2229
This folder contains newspaper articles about local Elmiran's deaths, including Emory Strachen, Ladislaus Szczepanski, Gerald Saunders, Ceylon Wheater, Lucile Rounds, Marcus Dilmore, Helen Terwilliger, Charles Goodyear, Laura Zimmrtmsn, Elwin Hamilton, and Lewis Whitaker.Newspaper2230
This folder contains newspaper articles about churches in Chemung County.Newspaper2231
This folder contains newspaper articles about the Chemung Canal.Newspaper2232
This folder contains newspaper articles about George Bragg.Newspaper2233
This folder contains a booklet titled "The Barcus Family" and compiled by Sanford Louis Barcus.Booklet2234
This folder contains newspaper articles about the Elmira-Corning Airport and aviation in Chemung County.Newspaper2235
This folder contains newspaper articles, photographs, essays, correspondence, and other papers about the railroad system in Chemung County.Newspaper2236
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