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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
Cowles Hall & Campus- Elmira CollegePhotographVA6b111
Campus Lake- ElmiraPhotographVA6b112
Elmira College- ObservatoryPhotographVA6b113
Civil War MonumentPhotographVA6b114
Elmira's First Fire HeadquartersPhotographVA6b115
Southside Fire StationPhotographVA6b116
Winter ScenePhotographVA6b117
Unidentified Building InteriorPhotographVA6b118
Unidentified Church InteriorPhotographVA6b119
Unidentified Church ExteriorPhotographVA6b120
Centenary Meth. Church- InteriorPhotographVA6b121
Centenary Meth. Church- InteriorPhotographVA6b122
Centenary Meth. Church- InteriorPhotographVA6b123
Unidentified Church InteriorPhotographVA6b124
Unidentified Church InteriorPhotographVA6b124
Unident. Church St. Nicholas UkrainianPhotographVA6b 125
Unidentified Fire Station Market St.PhotographVA6b126
Unidentified Fire Tower Market St.PhotographVA6b127
Unidentified Fire Station- InteriorPhotographVA6b128
Van Aken StudioPhotographVA6b129
Montage- Van Aken photos?PhotographVA6b130
Unidentified Store- InteriorPhotographVA6b131
Unidentified College ApartmentsPhotographVA6b132
Unidentified Bridge Lake St.PhotographVA6b133
Unidentified StreetPhotographVA6b 134
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