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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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Booklet - Salary Schedule for Elmira Public Schools, January 1, 1947. BookletA0602
Proposed plan for the consolidation of the Elmira area schools, 1955. DocumentsA0603
Revisions to the proposed plan for the consolidation of the Elmira area schools, 1956. DocumentsA0604
Tentative school budget for the Elmira City School District, July 1972-June 1973. DocumentsA0605
Elmira City School District forecast of school enrollement with five year projections for each building by grade, October 2, 1980. DocumentsA0606
Book - Vision 2004: A Report to the Superintendent of the Elmira City School District by the Futures Committee, May 10, 1994.BookA0607
Booklet - Learn and Serve American Grant: Report on the 2008-09 year school-based programs for the Elmira City School District, the Elmira Heights Central School District and the Holy Family Parochial School System.BookletA0608
Booklet - Learn and Serve American Grant: Report on the 2009-10 year school-based programs for the Elmira City School District, the Elmira Heights Central School District and the Holy Family Parochial School System.BookletA0609
Report on the Elmira City School District Arts for All program, June 2010. DocumentsA0610
Newsletter - The Elmira School Bulletin: February 1912; June 1913; June 1917; November 1918. NewsletterA0701
Newsletter - District Dialogue, Elmira City School District: Spring, Summer & Fall 1988; October/November, Winter 1989; January, February/March, April/May, September 1990; May 2009; May 2011; May & June 2012; December 2013; May 2015. NewsletterA0801
Letter from the Elmira Superintendent of Schools to district parents regarding changes to grade promotion policy, June 19, 1939.LetterA0901
Booklet - A Century of Public Education in Elmira, 1845-1945.BookletA0902
Booklet - Elmira Consolidation - A plan for progress: the best Education for all children at the least cost, 1956.BookletA0903
Newsletter - Bulletin from the Schools, Elmira Enlarged City School District, January 14, 1963.NewsletterA0904
Booklet - Elmira's Quality Schools: A decade of progress, a report to the community, 1965.BookletA0905
Booklet - Orbit to Elmira...An exciting place to Teach, Live, and Learn! Elmira Board of Education, 1969.BookletA0906
Newsletter - The Educational Reporter, Elmira Consolidated School District, December 1975. NewsletterA0907
Newsletter - Community Programs Newsletter, Elmira City School District, undated.NewsletterA0908
Pamphlet - Suggested Summer Reading from the Elmira City School District Library Media Specialists, Summer 2011.PamphletA0909
Handbill - Elmira City School District budget notice for the 2011-12 school year. HandbillA0910
Receipt - Elmira Board of Education, School Department, 1866. ReceiptA1001
Attendance Achievement - Elmira Free Schools Attendance Certificate for Teachers, 1860 - 1869.Attendance CertificateA1002
Achievement Certificate - Certificate of Vaccination, Elmira Board of Education, April 4, 1878.Achievement CertificateA1003
Achievement Certificate - Elmira City Free Schools Certificate of Achievement for 6th Primary Grade, June 26, 1878.Achievement CertificateA1004
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