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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

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Booklet - Selected Songs For Use in Grammar School, Number One, 1872. BookletE0201
Newsletter - The Garland, Elmira Grammar School No. 1, June 1873. NewsletterE0202
Program - Elmira School No. 1 Closing Exercises, June 27, 1877. ProgramE0203
Program - Graduating Exercises of School No. 1, June 27, 1879. ProgramE0204
Report card for Thomas Wrigley, School No. 1, 1880-1. Report CardE0205
Program - Closing Exercises of School No. 1, June 27, 1884. ProgramE0206
Program - Closing Exercises of School No. 1, June 26, 1885.ProgramE0207
Program - Closing Exercises of School No. 1, June 21, 1894ProgramE0208
Report card for Thomas Wrigley, School No. 1, 1893-4.Report CardE0209
Program - Dedication Exercises of the Thomas K. Beecher School, Elmira, April 16, 1951. ProgramE0210
Program - Christmas Concert, Thomas K. Beecher School, Elmira, December 16, 1954. ProgramE0211
Programs - Graduating Exercises for Elmira Grammar School No. 2: 1878, 1881, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1887, 1888, 1890, 1893, 1894, 1895. ProgramE0301
Report cards for the following students of School No. 2, Elmira: Cora Derby (1882, 1884); Bessie Foresyth (1897); Helen Foresyth (1897); Phebe Foresythe (1896).Report CardE0302
Certificates for the following students of School No. 2, Elmira: Harry B. Palmer (1881, 1883); Fannie Palmer (1883); John Brand (1930).CertificateE0303
Notebook - Rules for Writing, Effie Austin, School No. 2 , May 4, 18880. NotebookE0304
Transfer ticket for Anna Derby from School No. 2 to new school, March 1883. DocumentE0305
Program - Piano & Violin Recital by Ada Becker Seidlin and Gerald Keenan, School No. 2 Auditorium, November 13, 1936. ProgramE0306
Program - Dedication Exercises of the Arthur W. Booth School, November 1, 1955. ProgramE0307
Booklet - Our Community: A Social Studies Booklet about Elmira, N.Y. by the Fourth Grade Class of Mrs. Bessie Hergh, Arthur W. Booth School, 1960. BookletE0308
Booklet - Chemung River School Project, Booth Elementary School, 2005.BookletE0309
Booklet - Arthur W. Booth School Chemung River Walk Discovery Booklet & Map, ca. 2005. BookletE0310
Program - Closing Exercises for School No. 3, Elmira: 1875, 1877, 1879. ProgramE0401
Report card for Fanny Bidwell, School No. 3, June 1875. Report CardE0402
Certificate of course completion for Fannie Haight, School No. 3, Elmira, June 25, 1879. CertificateE0403
Program - Dedication Exercises of the Parley Coburn School, April 30, 1931. ProgramE0404
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