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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
Woman near light towerPhotographVA3b133
Unidentified HomePhotographVA3b134
Unidentified HomePhotographVA3b135
Unidentified HomePhotographVA3b136
Unidentified HomePhotographVA3b137
Unidentified HomePhotographVA3b138
Unidentified Home- Possibly Van AkenPhotographVA3b139
Unidentified Home- Possibly Van AkenPhotographVA3b140
Unidentified BuildingPhotographVA3b141
Unidentified BuildingPhotographVA3b142
Horsedrawn Wagon & Unknown ManPhotographVA3b143
Horsedrawn Wagon & Unknown ManPhotographVA3b144
Unidentified RailroadPhotographVA3b145
Unknown Road & Horsedrawn WagonPhotographVA3b146
Unidentified BridgePhotographVA3b147
Unknown LandscapePhotographVA3b148
Unknown LandscapePhotographVA3b149
Unknown LandscapePhotographVA3b150
Unknown Man with SheepPhotographVA 3b154
Unidentified Wood pilePhotographVA3b155
Unidentified Wood pilePhotographVA3b156
Boulders & CreekPhotographVA3b157
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