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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
Fountain of Water Works CompanyPhotographVA535
Water Street Looking East from Main St.PhotographVA537
Court House & County Clerks OfficePhotographVA538
Justus H.R. PrallPhotographVA539
Wisner Park BandstandPhotographVA540
Matt Lockwood Studio- Lyceum TheatrePhotographVA541
Eldridge Park StatuePhotographVA542
Charles Van AkenPhotographVA543
Sarah Van AkenPhotographVA544
Chemung RiverPhotographVA545
Chemung RiverPhotographVA546
Van Aken? Dish & ChairPhotographVA547
Unidentified Stream (stereoscopic view)PhotographVA548
Van Aken GalleryPhotographVA549
Richardson BuildingPhotographVA550
View from Park Church Tower (Southeast)PhotographVA551
First Hedding Methodist ChurchPhotographVA6a01
Elmira Post OfficePhotographVA6a02
Gleason Health ResortPhotographVA6a03
Booth Candy FactoryPhotographVA6a04
Fire Training TowerPhotographVA6a05
Thomas K. Beecher StatuePhotographVA6a06
Park ChurchPhotographVA6a07
Park Church AuditoriumPhotographVA6a08
Park ChurchPhotographVA6a09
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