Join Our Mailing List

Please enter your email address below.

Manuscript Library

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.

Filter by:
TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Ely Austin (Old Roots)PhotographVA511
Brand ParkPhotographVA512
Brand ParkPhotographVA513
Park Church ChoirPhotographVA514
Park Church ChoirPhotographVA515
Park ChurchPhotographVA516
Park Church ParlorPhotographVA517
Park Church ParlorPhotographVA518
Park Church ParlorPhotographVA519
Park Church- InteriorPhotographVA520
Park Church- LibraryPhotographVA521
Park Church- LibraryPhotographVA522
Park Church- Lecture RoomPhotographVA523
Park Church- Play roomPhotographVA524
Mrs. Thomas K. BeecherPhotographVA525
T.K. Beecher's Sutdy at Park ChurchPhotographVA526
T.K. Beecher's Study at Park ChurchPhotographVA526
T.K. Beechers Study at Park ChurchPhotographVA527
T.K. BeecherPhotographVA528
Sarah Van AkenPhotographVA529
Isaac Van AkenPhotographVA530
Garden of Van Aken Home (Stereoscopic view)PhotographVA531
Garden of Van Aken Home (stereoscopic view)PhotographVA532
Van Aken Home - 529 Gray St.PhotographVA533
Singer of Sewing Machine FamePhotographVA534
<<First  <<Previous  Next>>  Last>>

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Gallery Hours

Monday - Saturday 10a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays

Research Room:

Monday - Friday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Research Fee: $5.00 per day for non-members
Free to members of the Society and students

The Museum Shop:

Open during regular gallery hours.


Chemung County Historical Society
415 E. Water Street
Elmira, NY 14901

Contact Us:

Phone: (607) 734-4167
Email us:

Connect With Us:

Facebook Our Blog Tumblr History Pin


$5.00 - Adults
$3.00 - Senior Citizens (over 55)
$1.00 - Students (6-18)
FREE - Children Under 5
FREE - Members of the CCHS

Group Tours Call For An Appointment

We are wheelchair accessible
©2019 Chemung County Historical Society. All Rights Reserved. Website Design by inCommand Technologies