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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. 

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Collection TitleJAK J. Arthur Kieffer CollectionCreatorChemung County Historical Society
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This folder contains photographs from the Chemung County Fair.Photo3401
This folder contains booklets from the 1914 and 1921 Chemung County Fair, as well as tickets from the 1913 and 1918 Chemung County Fair, as well as Volume 33 of the "Fairs and Expositions" magazine from 1991.Booklet3402
This folder contains checkbooks from the Chemung County Fair from 1927 and 1928.Book3403
This folder contains a book of the catalogue of the New York State Fair from 1884, as well as financial records form the Chemung County Fair from 1935 and 1936.Book3404
This folder contains an essay on the legends of Eldridge Lake by Dr. Robert Lyon, as well as an advertisement for a 2008 Eldridge Extravaganza Event.Essay3501
This folder contains correspondence, resolutions, articles, and papers about J. Arthur Kieffer.Correspondence3502
This folder contains multiple email jokes and instructions to and from J. Arthur Kieffer.Email3503
This folder contains newspaper articles and clippings about colleagues of J. Arthur Kieffer.Newspaper3504
This folder contains newspaper articles about the history of Chemung County.Newspaper3505
This folder contains newspaper articles about the history of Chemung County.Newspaper3506
This folder contains essays and articles about gargoyles.Essay3507
This folder contains newspaper articles, essays, and various papers about global warming in Chemung County.Newspaper3508
This folder contains various newspaper clippings of biographies of individuals who lived in Chemung County.Newspaper3509
This folder contains photocopied pages from an essay about German Prisoners of War from WWII.Essay3510
This folder contains newspaper articles, maps, and correspondence about the oil contamination beneath Southside High School.Article3511
This folder contains quotes by J. Arthur Kieffer and others.Quote3512
This folder contains newspaper articles, essays, and various papers about Frank Socash.Newspaper3513
This folder contains correspondence between J. Arthur Kieffer and Leon Johnson, a 2000 Veteran's Day program, and two editions of "Pathfinder" from 1999.Correspondence3514
This folder contains articles about postcards, early roads, Eclipse News, aviation in 1913, the speech of Waterman Baldwin, correspondence between Harry Kelsey to Ellsworth Cowles, map of 1769, an article on the KKK, the history of the Arctic League, an article on St. Lawrence Cathedral, and the history of the Banfield-Baker store. Article3515
This folder contains newspaper articles and various papers about sports in Chemung County.Newspaper3516
This folder contains newspaper articles and various papers about the history of the Elmira Country Club.Newspaper3517
This folder contains newspaper and magazine articles about building maintenance, Mass at Notre Dame High School in 1974, maps and lists of Kieffer's writings on the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign and Junction Canal, a 2006 edition of "Airforce" magazine, an essay titled "The Internet threat to American Radiology" by J. Arthur Kieffer and Philip Drew, a 2001 "Archie Mystery Tour," a list of articles written by J. Arthur Kieffer, an essay titled "Civil War Prisons" edited by William B. Hesseltine, and correspondence to J. Arthur Kieffer. Article3518
This folder contains deeds for various properties that became golf courses from members of the McCann family to the City of Elmira, and maps of the golf course property.Deed3519
This folder contains J. Arthur Kieffer's Annual Historian Reports form 2001-2004.Report3601
This folder contains guidelines to a Sullivan-Clinton Campaign Writing Competition in 2004.Guidelines3602
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