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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
Ethel D. (?)PhotographVA405
Statue of Man on HorsePhotographVA408
Statue- "The Power of Love"PhotographVA409
Unidentified WomanPhotographVA410
Arnot Ogden Hospital Entrance & Hallway- 1904PhotographVA411
Unidentified Church InteriorPhotographVA412
Unidentified Church InteriorPhotographVA413
Montage- Possibly Van Aken FamilyPhotographVA414
Unidentified College ApartmentsPhotographVA415
Unidentified RoadPhotographVA416
Unidentified PeoplePhotographVA417
Baseball TeamPhotographVA418
Unidentified Group of MenPhotographVA419
Unidentified Group of PeoplePhotographVA420
Unidentified Group of PeoplePhotographVA4 21
Unidentified Group of PeoplePhotographVA422
Unidentified HomePhotographVA423
Unidentified InteriorPhotographVA424
Unidentified ChildPhotographVA430
Unidentified Person- Back of HeadPhotographVA431
Unidentified WomanPhotographVA432
Unidentified ManPhotographVA433
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