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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 TitleJAK J. Arthur Kieffer CollectionCreatorChemung County Historical Society
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This folder contains a newspaper article about Art Hirst, an EHS Coach.Newspaper1902
This folder contains newspaper articles about Bill Murphy.Newspaper1903
This folder contains multiple newspaper clippings about the history of Elmira.Newspaper1904
This folder contains newspaper articles and writings about the Chemung County Fair.Newspaper1905
This folder contains articles and illustrations of Eugene Zimmerman, a book detailing the art collection of M. H. Arnot, and a booklet about the Theater Organ at the Clemens Center.Article1906
This folder contains editions of the National Soaring Museum's newsletter, a booklet about the history of Chemung County and tourist attractions in the area, Volume 21 and 22 of the National Soaring Museum's Historical Journal, maps of the Sullivan-Clinton campaign, newspaper articles about sports and Oktoberfest, and a list of short biographies of individuals in Chemung County.Booklet1907
This folder contains a newspaper article about Eugene Berthod.Newspaper1908
This folder contains articles, essays, and various papers about turnpikes and travelling in Chemung County.Article1909
This folder contains newspaper articles, applications, handwritten notes, images, and various papers about the various Granges in Chemung County.Article1910
This folder contains newspaper articles, booklets, essays, and various papers about education in Chemung County.Article1911
This folder contains newspaper articles from the Chemung Valley Reporter about past reporters and articles about women.Newspaper1912
This folder contains various newspaper articles about industry in Chemung County in 1962. Newspaper1913
This folder contains an essay on the history of the Erie, Susquehannock, and the Six Nations.Essay1914
This folder contains the County Historian's Report from 1999-2000.Report1915
This folder contains an essay on the Chemung County Mental Health Building from 1969-1970.Essay1916
This folder contains an essay titled "A Tragedy in the Arctic" by James Stowell about Ross Gilmore Marvin, bound in a booklet. Essay1917
This folder contains a copy of "Chemung County...its History."Book1918
This folder contains instructional booklets on how to create a genealogy.Booklet1919
This folder contains magazines, booklets, articles, and various papers about Native Americans.Magazine1920
This folder contains various booklets, including: a list of Chemung County Officials in 1991, a sketchbook, a booklet of the One Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary of the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign program, and reproductions from the New York Festival Barge of New York Currency in 1776.Booklet1921
This folder contains newspaper articles about J. Arthur Kieffer and his family.Newspaper1922
This folder contains a newspaper article on the Bicentennial Bell, correspondence between Kieffer and various individuals, a list of Gold Card members, a banner celebrating Kieffer's Hole in One, handwritten notes, a certificate of appreciation for Kieffer from the Kiwanis Club, and a proclamation from the Business and Professional Women's Club declaring J. Arthur Kieffer "The Man of the Bells in Elmira New York."Article1923
This folder contains a newspaper article about Kieffer's local history course at Elcor Health Services, an article about Kieffer's dedication of the Wellsburg Union School bell, invitations and programs for events Kieffer attended, a booklet from the War Department that was a "Technical Manual for War Dogs" from 1943, a list of major building projects completed by Kieffer from 1955-1973, and a biography of J. Arthur Kieffer.Article1924
This folder contains newspaper articles about J. Arthur Kieffer's family.Newspaper1925
This folder contains reports from J. Arthur Kieffer's time in the Building Department in 1977.Report1926
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