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Collection TitleCL 08 J. Arthur Kieffer CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKim Richards
Date Completed:September 20, 2007
Extent1.5 linear feet

CL 08 - J. Arthur Kieffer Collection contains family photographs, histories and articles written by the Chemung County Historian, "Archie" Kieffer.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Caption: No. 3682. September 3, 1925. (A.G.W.) Eel trap in Chemung River, about 3 1/2 miles below Suspension Bridge.Photograph011201
Caption: No. 3707. Aug. 31, 1925. (A.G.W.) View of Lake Street Bridge looking downstream from the Erie Railroad Bridge.Photograph011202
Caption: No. 3755. (A.G.W.) August 31, 1925. View of Storage Dam in Chemung River.Photograph011203
Caption: No. 3699. (A.G.W.) September 4, 1925. View of Rorick Glen Bridge, taken while standing in middle of river at a point about 400 feet below bridge. Water was about 1 1/2 feet deep.Photograph011204
Caption: Photograph taken June 22, 1925, from Main Street Bridge looking in an easterly direction, the cameral being pointed directly at the second pier from the east end of the bridge.Photograph011205
11 photographs showing the construction of the Chemung County Health Center and hospital, 1970.Photographs011206
Caption: Erie Railroad Bridge across the Chemung River in the City of Elmira. Photograph taken June 22, 1925, from a point on Lake Street Bridge which is the bridge next below the Railroad bridge looking upstream.Photograph011207
Old Administration building at Harris Hill.Photograph011208
View of the Chemung River, Railroad bridge and the back of buildings lining Water Street looking east.Photograph011209
View of Chemung River and the Railroad Bridge, looking east.Photograph011210
View of the Harris Hill flying field under construction.Photograph011211
Camp Nobohani, 1920 Troop 3 and includes: Back row left to right - Bill Long, Keith Winsor, Carl Sisco, Arthur Goglish, Harold Boardman (Scoutmaster), William Brown (Assistant Scoutmaster), Front row left to right - Harold Suffern, Claud Williams, Robert Andrews, Henry Morgan, Carl Havens, Milton Scott, Donald Sandford.Photograph011212
Dick Allington, Painting Forman, Chemung County Building Department.Photograph011213
Construction of Steele Memorial Library looking Northeast.Photograph011214
Construction of Steele Memorial Library looking Southeast.Photograph011215
Construction of Steele Memorial Library looking Northwest.Photograph011216
J. Arthur Kieffer, Bicentennial Chairman.Photograph011301
J. Arthur Kieffer,at the Fairgrounds, April 1967.Photograph011302
Jim & Sue Hersh, February 1980.Photograph011303
Jim & Joan Gray at the opening of the new library, 1980.Photograph011304
Ross Marvin Stone.Photograph011305
Ross Marvin Stone.Photograph011306
John DytmanPhotograph011307
2-Marshall Lowman.Photograph011308
George Waters painting in his studio.Photograph011309
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