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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
Park Church- InteriorPhotographVA6a34
Helen L. Bullock SchoolPhotographVA6a35
Elmira Fire HeadquartersPhotographVA6a36
First Railroad YMCAPhotographVA6a38
Eclipse Bicycle Co.PhotographVA6a39
Eclipse Bicycle Co.PhotographVA6a40
Thomas K. BeecherPhotographVA6a41
Thomas K. Beecher, Samuel Eastman, wifePhotographVA6a42
Thomas K. BeecherPhotographVA6a43
Thomas K. BeecherPhotographVA6a44
Thomas K. BeecherPhotographVA6a45
Mrs. Thomas K. BeecherPhotographVA6a46
Mrs. Thomas K. BeecherPhotographVA6a47
Beecher FamilyPhotographVA6a48
Thomas K. Beecher on TricyclePhotographVA6a49
Thomas K. Beecher in Park Church OfficePhotographVA6a50
Thomas K. Beecher in Park Church OfficePhotographVA6a51
Barker, Rose & Clinton HardwarePhotographVA6a52
Southside Baptist ChurchPhotographVA6a53
Arnot Ogden Memorial HospitalPhotographVA6a54
Elmira Post Office LobbyPhotographVA6a55
George WatersPhotographVA6a56
Rathbun Hotel Billiard RoomPhotographVA6a57
Rorick's Glen TheatrePhotographVA6a58
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