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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
Boulders & CreekPhotographVA3b158
Unidentified Wood PilePhotographVA3b159
Home- UnidentifiedPhotographVA3b160
First Elmira Free AcademyPhotographVA3b81
First Elmira Free AcademyPhotographVA3b82
First Elmira Free AcademyPhotographVA3b83
Newtown Battlefield MonumentPhotographVA3b84
Woodlawn CEmetery- Military SectionPhotographVA3b85
Woodlawn Cemetery- Military SectionPhotographVA3b86
Woodlawn Cemetery- MonumentsPhotographVA3b87
Woodlawn Cemetery- MonumentsPhotographVA3b88
Woodlawn Cemetery- MonumentsPhotographVA3b89
Woodlawn CemeteryPhotographVA3b90
Woodlawn CemeteryPhotographVA3b91
Woodlawn Cemetery- EntrancePhotographVA3b92
Mrs. Thomas K. Beecher MemorialPhotographVA3b93
Charles M. Stevens- Cemetery MonumentPhotographVA3b94
Charles M. Stevens- Cemetery MonumentPhotographVA3b95
Charles M. Stevens- Cemetery MonumentPhotographVA3b96
David W. Humiston's Grave StonePhotographVA3b97
D.W. Humiston's Grave & Flower UrnPhotographVA3b98
Van Aken GalleryPhotographVA3b99
Thomas K. Beecher StatuePhotographVA401
Fireplace in Hendy CabinPhotographVA402
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