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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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CodeCollection TitleDocument Count
CL 138Chemung County Grange Collection48
CL 101Chemung County Motorcycle Club Collection44
CL 170Chemung County Planning Department Collection125
CL 203Chemung County Sesquicentennial Commission Records66
CL 102Chemung County Surrogate Court Records627
CL 46Chemung Valley Savings & Loan Association27
CL 206Christian & Missionary Alliance Church Collection34
MC 02Civil War Collection477
CWPClark Wilcox’s Files66
CL 09Clayton Templar/ Elmira Foundry Collection1
CL 142Collins-Carr Family Collection13
CL 153Collson/ Lockner Collection18
CL 167Comfort Correspondence Collection5
CL 97Communication Workers of America Records97
MC 39Communications131
CL 66Cook Family Photograph Collection8
MC 33County/ City/ Federal Services31
CL 71Cummings Correspondence Collection85
CL 50Daniel Damon/ Elmira Reformatory Collection81
CL 78Daughters of the American Revolution14
CL 28David Horwitz Collection57
CL 178Decker Family Papers4
CL 93Deister Family Collection20
CL 148Delta Kappa Gamma Collection26
MC 16Diaries - People133
CL 54Diven Family Papers299
CL 161Donald Conkwrite Papers 39
CL 87Dorothy B. Little - Woman’s Institute Papers58
MC 09Dr. T. H. Squires Collection84
CL 47Dunn Family Collection56
CL 166E.F.A. Class of 1952 Collection17
CL 104Early Regional Commerce Collection153
MC 07Eclipse Machine Company113
CL 133Eclipse Machine Company Collection148
CL 118Education in Chemung County Collection16
CL 114Elaine Jerome Brodsky/Ernie Davis Collection4
CL 201Elias A. Monroe Papers70
CL 144Elmira 600 Bowling Club Collection4
CL 173Elmira Area Retired Teachers Association Collection19
CL 207Elmira Button Club Collection6
MC 34Elmira City Government86
MC 24Elmira College375
CL 202Elmira Downtown Development127
CL 184Elmira Kiwanis Club331
CL 10Elmira Nobles Manufacturing Co./ Gillet & Co.162
ESGElmira Star-Gazette People Files7294
CL 147Emma Kingsley Scrapbook Collection9
CL 175Ernie Davis Memorabilia Collection14
MC 59Family Genealogies66
MC 29Fire Department31
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