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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
Backyard of Van Aken's Home, W. Gray St., ElmiraPhotographVA434
Unidentified HomePhotographVA435
Unidentified HomePhotographVA436
Unidentified HomePhotographVA437
Unidentified HomePhotographVA438
Unidentified HomePhotographVA439
Unidentified HomePhotographVA441
Grass & Bark Hut (Stereoscopic View- do just 1 image)PhotographVA444
Waterfalls (stereoscopic View-do just one image)PhotographVA445
Flowers in flower covered vasePhotographVA446
George Washington PortraitPhotographVA447
Flowers in VasePhotographVA448
Unknown RoadPhotographVA449
W. Water Street West from Railroad Ave. (stereoscopic view)PhotographVA501
Art Department- Elmira CollegePhotographVA502
Eldridge Park (stereoscopic view)PhotographVA503
Eldridge Park Casino (stereoscopic view)PhotographVA504
Eldridge Park (stereoscopic view)PhotographVA505
Eldridge Park & CasinoPhotographVA506
The Three Mounds Statue- Eldridge Park (sterescopic view)PhotographVA507
Hendy CabinPhotographVA508
Judge Hiram Gray & Wife at homePhotographVA509
Langdon HomePhotographVA510
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