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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

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Historical:L.J. Houck & Sons, Inc. was a family-owned Elmira dairy from 1926 to 1965.

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L.J Houck & Sons, Inc. Papers: Receipt for taxes paid by Houghton Construction Co., 1977. DocumentA1009
L.J Houck & Sons, Inc. Papers: Articles of Incorporation and Minutes of the Board of Directors of L.J Houck & Sons, Inc. 1926-1959. LedgerA1101
Certificate from the Elmira Heights Masonic Lodge No. 913 belonging to Joseph Gural elected to the degree of Fellowcraft (2nd), May 8, 1943.CertificateA0101
The Alert Signal, May 1954.NewsletterA0102
Handwritten arithmetic notes belonging to Iris Nichols, c. 1923.DocumentsA0103
Piece of scrap paper with My Wild Iris Rose written on it in pencil.DocumentsA0104
Advertisement for "Henry's Wedding" at Thomas A. Edison High School, April 12-13.DocumentsA0105
Program for "The Magic Path" by Mrs. Elizabeth Hines Hanley and her first grade class.ProgramA0106
Packaging label for the No. 102 "Freckles" Doll kit, a Character in Hal Roach's Our Gang.DocumentsA02
Bulletin, Safety First Council, Vol. I, No. 9. Christmas Issue - December 1915. Morrow Manufacturing Company.BookletA0301
Bulletin, Safety First Council, Vol. I, No. 10, January 1916. Morrow Manufacturing Company.BookletA0302
Elmira District, Quarterly Bulletin - Central New York Conference. Fourth Quarter July - October 1915.BookletA0303
Vol. 1, No. 1 "Red Book: of Elmira and Vicinity" June to October, no date.BookletA0304
Premium Receipt Book: The Prudential Insurance Company of America, belonging to Arthur Stapleton 1904 - 1906.DocumentsA0305
Time Table for the Steuben Auto Bus Company, in effect Monday, May 10, 1915.DocumentsA0306
Voter's Prohibition Declaration belonging to Arthur Stapleton, dated August 29, 1915, declaring that he will vote the Prohibition Party ticket.DocumentsA0307
Program - Patriotism and Prohibition (Temperance Program for Methodist Sunday Schools) June 20, 1915.DocumentsA0308
Document certifying that Arthur Stapleton was Confirmed by the Right Reverand Charles Olmsted, June 14, 1908 at the Emmanuel Church in Elmira, NY.CertificateA0309
Pamphlet entitled: Strong Endorsement of Mayor Sheehan's Work by Convention.DocumentsA0310
Letter from Daniel Sheehan, dated October 30, 1911 regarding his renomination for the office of Mayor and his accomplishments while in office.LetterA0311
Letter to Arthur Stapleton from L. B. Hindman General Secretary of the Young Men's Christian Association of Elmira, dated December 3, 1915 regarding classes offered by the organization.LetterA0312
Letter to Arthur Stapleton from W. B. Hallock Brothers, dated January 17, 1916 regarding a purchase of suits.LetterA0313
Letter from the Democratic committee announcing that: "The Democratic Column is Changed to the FIRST COLUNM on the Voting Machines This Year.LetterA0314
Moore's Rural New-Yorker, January 9, 1869.NewspaperA04
Letter to Dr. Herbert Wisby from Dick Weiss of the Chemung County Historical Society regarding odd and end documents from 1858 contained with the letter, dated August 11, 1977.LetterA0501
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