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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. 

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Collection TitleTB Tom Byrne CollectionCreator
Processed ByHope Levy
Notes:This collection is located in the Chemung County Historian's Office.  All items in it are the property of the Chemung County Historian.

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This folder contains a booklet of "Century Notes: Chemung Valley Savings & Loan Association" by Tom Byrne.Booklet0605
This folder contains multiple newsletters of "Good Times," the newsletter for Star-Gazette employees and families.Newsletter0606
This folder contains newspaper clippings about Star-Gazette employees and the newspaper in general.Newspaper0607
This folder contains money statements from Elmira Table, miscellaneous Elmira statements, Elmira china, Main Street Furniture, Lehigh Valley Coal, W.A. Prentice, Wells-Fargo, Gately & Gray, Rosenbaum, Stizer, and Ingall's. Receipts0701
This folder contains a flour bag from Washburn's Gold Medal.Bag0702
This folder contains a booklet from "The Gorton Coy" store about their history from 1916 to 1946.Booklet0703
This folder contains newspaper clippings about local businesses.Newspaper0704
This folder contains typed and handwritten notes about local businesses, most likely in preparation for "Chemung County 1890-1975" by Tom Byrne. Notes0705
This folder contains correspondence from local businesses sending their histories to contribute to "Chemung County 1890-1975" by Tom Byrne. Correspondence0706
This folder contains brief biographies of Rufus Stanley, John W. Jones, the Arnot family, Rev. Thomas K. Beecher, Zebulon Brockway, Agustus Cowles, Alexander Diven, George Diven, John Diven, Jacob Fassett, Solomon Gillett, Judge Hiram Gray, and John Hendy.Biographies0801
This folder contains newspaper clippings about local Elmira history.Newspaper0802
This folder contains a historical record of the Chemung County Historical Society, as well as information about listing for the National Register of Historic Places and a map of downtown Elmira.Writing0803
This folder contains typed and handwritten notes by Tom Byrne. Notes0804
This folder contains a copy of the "Time" magazine Bicentennial IssueMagazine0805
This folder contains pamphlets and guides about the following: Tioga-Hammond Lakes, Chemung Canal Trust Company, Finger Lakes of New York State Road Map, Saratoga Downtown Map & Guide, The Adirondack Museum, and Sagamore Hill.Pamphlets0806
This folder contains a telephone directory for Elmira and Horseheads for 1977.Booklet0807
This folder contains posters for the "Elmira Rebuilds" from the Elmira Urban Renewal Agency.Poster0808
This folder contains photographs of the Elmira trolley system.Photographs0809
This folder contains the magazine "Common Ground" from the summer of 2011.Magazine0901
This folder contains an essay titled "Elmira's Industrial Giant Remington Rand: A little bit of Elmira History."Essay0902
This folder contains multiple pieces of writing about the Chemung Valley, a booklet from the Marine Midland Trust Company, a list of the mayors of Elmira, a proposal for the "Chemung River Diversion," and maps about flood control for the Chemung River.Various0903
This folder contains multiple newspaper clippings about historic Elmira.Newspaper0904
This folder contains a telegram from 1962.Telegram0905
This folder contains typed and handwritten notes about local doctors who served in World War I and II. Notes1001
This folder contains copywritten drafts of "Public Health-Medical Profession," "Public Health Lead," and "Public Health- Arnot-Ogden."Draft1002
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