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Manuscript Library

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

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Land indenture between Henry Wisner and Richard Bailes, February 1, 1812.Deed04D-11F-02
Land indenture between W.H. Wisner & Wife and Samuel Partridge. September 29, 1832.Deed04D-11F-02
Certificate of Membership in the Navy Armed Guard's "Polar Bear Club" to Richard M. Brown. January 18, 1944.Certificate04D-11F-03
Booklet of Plans for the USS Chemung.Booklet04D-11F-04
Photo of the USS Chemung.Photograph04D-11F-04
Town of Hempstead, NY. Citation to be presented to the USS Chemung. August 1, 1981.Citation04D-11F-04
Photos showing flood damage.Newspaper Photos04D-11F-05
Article from Northeastern Christian on the damage and clean-up of the Elmira Christian Church, September-October 1972.Newspaper Article04D-11F-05
Article on the trouble concerning the post-flood demolition of the Central Christian Church. "Church Plans Snarled in Bureaucratic Red Tape."Newspaper Article04D-11F-05
Photo of a sign. "Smile Elmira, Things Are Shaping Up."Newspaper Photo04D-11F-05
Article from the Star-Gazette, January 13, 1973. "Faith, Charity Revive Elmira Church from Flood."Newspaper article04D-11F-05
Photos of flood damaged Businessess of Elmira.Newspaper photos04D-11F-05
Aerial View of the Southside. "Record Flood Swamps Elmira."Newspaper Photo04D-11F-05
Photos of flood waters on S. Main Street and W. Gray Street.Newspaper Photos04D-11F-05
Article(with picture of Central Christian Church)about the destruction of the Central Christian Church and the plans to raze it.Newspaper Article04D-11F-05
"Picking up the Pieces," photo of home owners cleaning up after the Flood of 1972.Newspaper photo04D-11F-05
Photos showing debris left in backyard and the flooded business section of Water Street.Newspaper Photos04D-11F-05
Collage of destruction caused by the flood waters.Newspaper photo Collage04D-11F-05
Photos of vehicles destroyed by the flood.Newspaper Photos04D-11F-05
Two photos of bridges destroyed by flood waters.Newspaper Photo04D-11F-05
Photos showing damaged homes from the flood of 1972.Newspaper Photos04D-11F-05
Photos of bridges destroyed by the flood waters-Fitch and Walnut.Newspaper Photos04D-11F-05
Two newspaper photos of flood damaged homes.Newspaper Photos04D-11F-05
"The Rains Came" Photo collage of flood pictures showing damage and height of waters.Newspaper Photo Collage04D-11F-05
Photos of the flood, includes aerial view of the flood waters near water street, and water spilling over the retaining wall on Water Street.Newspaper04D-11F-05
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