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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 TitleMC 81 PeopleCreator
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Talitha Botsford

John Bovier

Francis Palmer was a resident of Elmira.  During World War II he served in the United States Navy, stationed at the Panama Canal. 

Mabel Allen graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1904 and Elmira College in 1907.  She married Fredrick Crocker and worked briefly as a school teacher.

Frank Bentley graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1875.  He earned a degree as a lawyer and was a partner in the Horseheads law firm, Bentley & Bush. 


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Elmira College Senior Promenade(Dance), June 11, 1906 with musical selectios and spaces for dance partners.Proram010709
Elmira College Junior Promenade(Dance),November 30,1906 with musical numbers and spaces to write in dance partners.Program010710
Elmira College Class Day, June 13, 1905.Program010711
With Pen & ink drawing of college building and "Miss Allen, 1906-1907".Place Card010712
An invitation to join the Philosophical Club of Elmira College.Note010713
An invitation to Miss Mabel Allen to join the Thespis Fraternity of Elmira College.Note010714
A card from the YWCA with programs for May & June 1906.Document010715
Dated February 1905 showing Miss Allen of Elmira College as a YWCA member.Membership Card010716
Made of purple felt with a gold "E" on it.Small pennant010717
From Frederick William Crocker to "Sally" with laod of love.Small Name Card010718
To Miss Allen from G.A.Owen asking what to do with some of her belongings left in the gym.Note010719
From "The College Book Store" 313 E. Water St to Miss Mabel Allen.Label010720
Commemcement Concert, Elmira College School of Music, June 11, 1907Program010721
Printed: 52nd Annual Commencement, June 12, 1907.Announcement010722
Printed schedule with envelope of fees that must not be outstanding in order to graduate from the college.Document010723
Of the 1907 Commencement Exercises at Elmira College, June 12, 1907 with names of Candidates on the back.Program010724
From Park Church dated June 9, 1907.Program010801
From the "New Family Theatre" in Elmira,1906-07 with advertisments and coming attractions.Program010802
From The Lyceum Theatre, a performance of "Romeo and Juliet" performed by the Fraternity of Thespis on Friday June 7th,no year.Program010803
Lenten Services at the Park Church for 1907.Program010804
Fifteenth Annual Memorial Service at Elmira Lodge No. 2,B.O.P.E.(Elks),December 3, 1905.Program010805
"30th Separate Co., N.G.N.Y. Assisted by "Old Guard", New Years Day 1907 at the Elmira Armory.Program010806
New Year's Eve Dance,Monday December 31, 1906 at "Stomer's No. 19,Elmira,N.Y., K.T." with music selections and type of well as committees.Program010807
From the Lyceum Theatre(sic) in Elmira for the week of December 31,1906,plays on Wednesday January 2,1907, many ads.Program010808
From the Elmira Lyceum Theatre(sic) for Friday and Saturday, January 18-19,1907,many ads.Program010809
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