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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
Offices of Elmira AdvertiserPhotographVA6a59
Oakwood Methodist ChurchPhotographVA6a60
Oak Ridge Hotel- Elmira HeightsPhotographVA6a61
Elmira Heights Fire HeadquartersPhotographVA6a62
Ida May Seely MonumentPhotographVA6a63
Interstate FairgroundsPhotographVA6a64
Elmira at Night from East HillPhotographVA6a65
Mark Twain's Cats- awakePhotographVA6a66
Mark Twain's cats- asleepPhotographVA6a67
Newtown P. FassettPhotographVA6a68
N.J. Thompson StorePhotographVA6a69
Steele Memorial LibraryPhotographVA6a70
Rorick's GlenPhotographVA6a71
Robinson BuildingPhotographVA6b100
T.K. Beecher Statue/ Park ChurchPhotographVA6b101
Captain Joseph FrazierPhotographVA6b102
North Prebyterian Church (original)PhotographVA6b103
Elmira City HallPhotographVA6b104
First Baptist Church- early InteriorPhotographVA6b105
St. Patrick's Roman Catholic ChurchPhotographVA6b106
W. Church & N. Main StreetsPhotographVA6b107
W. Church & N. Main StreetsPhotographVA6b107
Elmira Free AcademyPhotographVA6b108
Elmira Heights from West HillPhotographVA6b109
Art Department, Elmira CollegePhotographVA6b110
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