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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
St. Patrick's ChurchPhotographVA6b93
Trinity Lutheran ChurchPhotographVA6b94
Arnot Ogden Memorial HospitalPhotographVA6b95
Hedding M.E. ChurchPhotographVA6b96
St. Patrick's School & ConventPhotographVA6b97
T.K. Beecher Statue/ Wisner ParkPhotographVA6b98
Masonic TemplePhotographVA6b99
Aerial View of ElmiraPhotographVA6c140
Building ConstructionPhotographVA6c141
Ward LaFrance BuildingPhotographVA6c142
A military CompanyPhotographVA6c143
Separate Co, in front of ArmoryPhotographVA6c144
Military Company in front of ArmoryPhotographVA6c145
Military Company in front of ArmoryPhotographVA6c146
30th Separate Co. OfficersPhotographVA6c147
30th Separate Co. OfficersPhotographVA6c148
30th Separate Co.PhotographVA6c149
30th Separate Co. in ParadePhotographVA6c150
30th Separate Co. in Front of ArmoryPhotographVA6c151
Wooden FencePhotographVA6c152
Elmira, NYPhotographVA6c153
Elmira, NYPhotographVA6c154
Elmira, NYPhotographVA6c155
Elmira, NYPhotographVA6c156
Elmira, NYPhotographVA6c157
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