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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
Thomas K. Beecher StatuePhotographVA6a10
East Water Street Looking WestPhotographVA6a11
Flood 1889PhotographVA6a12
Richardson Shoe FactoryPhotographVA6a13
Palmer-Decker TanneryPhotographVA6a14
Lake Street BridgePhotographVA6a15
Elmira Heights School Number 1PhotographVA6a16
Rathbun HotelPhotographVA6a17
Montour Citizen's BandPhotographVA6a18
Admiral Dewey WelcomePhotographVA6a19
Erie Railroad Station Yard- ElmiraPhotographVA6a20
Elmira Table FactoryPhotographVA6a21
First Baptist Church- AuditoriumPhotographVA6a22
Centenary M.E. Church- InteriorPhotographVA6a23
Centenary M.R. Church- InteriorPhotographVA6a24
Centenary M.E. Church - InteriorPhotographVA6a24
First Methodist Church- InteriorPhotographVA6a25
Call Manufacturing Co.PhotographVA6a26
Eclipse Bicycle Co.PhotographVA6a27
Eclipse Bicycle Co.PhotographVA6a28
View of Elmira Heights From West HillPhotographVA6a29
Shepard Electric Crane Co-Montour FallsPhotographVA6a30
NYS ReformatoryPhotographVA6a31
Rathbun Hotel- Architect's SketchPhotographVA6a32
E & J Sheely SuppliesPhotographVA6a33
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