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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

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Photo print of Elmira Heights Fire Department (no date). Photo04D-06F-22
"The World" newspaper. July 26, 1900.Newspaper04D-06F-23
The Flash-The 78th Division newspaper. April 17, 1919.Newspaper04D-06F-23
Elmira Star-Gazette, October 9, 1918.Newspaper04D-06F-23
Elmira Star-Gazette, November 5, 1918.Newspaper04D-06F-23
The Daily Advertiser. July 18, 1864. "Arrival of Rebel Prisoners" (Also shows Union National Nominees-Lincoln and Jackson)Newspaper Clipping04D-06F-24
"Emancipator as Pictured in Lamon Papers Just Brought to Light-The Antietam Incident-Historical Material in Letters of President's Law Partner."Newspaper Clipping04D-06F-24
Elmira Daily Advertiser. April 19, 1865.Newspaper04D-06F-24
Centralia Sentinel. April 20, 1865.Newspaper04D-06F-24
The Plainfield Union. April 26, 1865.Newspaper04D-06F-24
Elmira Daily Advertiser EXTRA. April 15, 1865.Newspaper Clipping04D-06F-24
"This Early EXTRA Issued by Advertiser Just Seventy Years Ago" April 15, 1935.Newspaper Clipping04D-06F-24
"Washington: The City Abounds with Imposters" August 21, 1949.Newspaper04D-06F-24
The Sunday Telegram, February 12, 1953.Nespaper04D-06F-24
Public Ledger-Philadelphia. February 6, 1921.Newspaper04D-06F-24
Star-Gazette. February 13, 1959. "Two Paintings of Emancipator Show Civil War's Heavy Toll"Newspaper Clipping04D-06F-24
Elmira Academy of Medicine Memberhsip Certificate of Charles Erway. February 5, 1908.Certificate04D-06F-25
Land Deed of Samuel Parker. August 24, 1836.Land Deed04D-06F-25
Mason Certificate of Ozias Pitkin, Syracuse Lodge No. 501-Free and Accepted Masons. September 19, 1885.Certificate04D-06F-25
Elmira Daily Advertiser, December 18, 1900. Death of Colonel E.H. Liscum.Newspaper04D-06F-26
The Elmira Advertiser, July 17, 1900. Account of the death of Colonel E.H. Liscum.Newspaper04D-06F-26
Article on Zim. October 3, 1926. (2 copies).Article04D-06F-27
The Sunday Telegram. October 17, 1926.Newspaper04D-06F-27
Article with picture on the celebration of the 100th birthday of Zim. "Zim Band."Article 04D-06F-27
Zim's Firemen's Fair Caricatures. No. 5,6,7. Caricatures04D-06F-27
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