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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. 

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Booklet - A Math Class Looks Around: Numerical Facts about Elmira published by the 7-10 Math Class, Parley Coburn School, 1960. BookletE0405
Programs - Graduation Exercises for Grammar School No. 4, Elmira: 1879, 1884, 1887, 1893, 1902. ProgramsE0501
Program - Diven School Junior and Sophmore Prize Recitations and Declamation Entertainment, Academy Chapel, June 18, 1874. ProgramE0502
Program - Christmas Exercises, School No. 4, December 24, 1886. ProgramE0503
Letter regarding a reunion for all former students of Grammar School No. 4 from the reunion committee, June 8, 1888.LetterE0504
Report Cards from School No. 4: Howard R. Adams (1897-8); Laura M. Adams (ca. 1900).Report CardsE0505
Program - Dedication Exercises of the George M. Diven School, November 12, 1930. ProgramE0506
Ledger - Roll and Grade Record Book for unknown class, School No. 4, 1929-1931. LedgerE0507
Ledger - Roll and Grade Record Book for unknown class, School No. 4, 1942-1943. LedgerE0508
Ledger - Roll and Grade Record Book for unknown class, School No. 4, 1944 (2 versions). LedgerE0509
Manuscript - Report on Elmira by Joyce Gilroy, Social Studies Grade 7, Diven School No. 4, 1947. ManuscriptE0510
Books - White's New Course in Art Instruction for Primary Schools: Years 2 & 4, 1892. Used by Bessie Surdam, student at Elmira School No. 4.BooksE0601
Books - The Prang Elementary Course in Art Instruction: Years 6, 7 & 8, 1898. Used by Bessie Surdam, student at Elmira School No. 4.BooksE0602
Programs - Graduation Exercises for Grammar School No. 5, Elmira: 1877, 1906. ProgramE0701
Booklet - Memories of the Class of June 1932, School Number 5.BookletE0702
Program - Dedication Exercises of the George Washington School, February 5, 1940. ProgramE0703
Program - The Junior High School Department of George Washington School presents The Mikado, February 17-18, 1949. ProgramE0704
Booklet - Newsy Bits, Hendy Avenue School (School No. 6) yearbook: 1956, 1962, 1963. BookletE0801
Program - Commencement of Riverside School, Elmira, June 22, 1894. ProgramE0901
Report Cards - Report of Ralph Wainwright, School No. 7, grades 1-4, 1916-1922.Report CardE0902
Penmanship certificate for Marie Louise Morse, Elmira School No. 7, January 1924. CertificateE0903
Program - Dedication Exercises of the Riverside School, January 22, 1940. ProgramE0904
Booklet - Chemung River School Project, Riverside School, 2005. BookletE0905
Program - Dedication Exercises of the Renovation and Addition to the Harry J. Lagonegro School, March 4, 1957. ProgramE1001
Booklet - Specifications for the Erection of the Addition to Grade School No. 9 for the Elmira Board of Education by Haskell & Considine, architects, December 11, 1933. (2 copies)BookletE1101
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