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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

Collection TitleCL 16 Van Aken Glass Plate Negative CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByMolly Winston
Date Completed:July 2007
Extent2 linear feet
AbstractCL 16 - Van Aken Glass Plate Negative Collection contains glass plate negatives from the Elmira Photographer Charles Van Aken taken during the turn of the 20th century, and are an excellent resource for early Elmira.  Many of the negatives have been turned into prints and are available for research.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Eldridge Park -BandstandPhotographVA0126
Eldridge Park- Lake SabrinaPhotographVA0127
Eldridge Park Lake SabrinaPhotographVA0128
Eldridge Park CasinoPhotographVA0129
Eldridge Park- Venus StatuePhotographVA0130
Eldridge Park LakePhotographVA0131
Eldridge Park- Frog & Turtle PondPhotographVA0132
Eldridge ParkPhotographVA0133
Eldridge Park Statue "Father Neptune"PhotographVA0134
Entrance to Chapel Grove EldridgePhotographVA0135
Park Church SanctuaryPhotographVA0136
Chemung River and Main St. BridgePhotographVA0137
Lake Sabrina- Eldridge ParkPhotographVA0138
Eldridge Park- Apollo StatuePhotographVA0139
Eldridge Park Lake SabrinaPhotographVA0140
Eldridge Park Statue of NightPhotographVA0141
Statue "Confidence" EldridgePhotographVA0142
Eldridge Park StatuePhotographVA0143
Eldridge Park Statue "Flora"PhotographVA0144
Entrance to Chapel Grove- EldridgePhotographVA0145
"Eve" at Chapel GrovePhotographVA0146
Eldridge Park CasinoPhotographVA0147
Eldridge Park- Statue "Andromeda"PhotographVA0148
Eldridge ParkPhotographVA0149
Unknown Men in MeadowPhotographVA0150
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