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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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Notebook - Stenographer notebook for Elmira School of Commerce, 1900. NotebookJ0503
Catalogue - Thirty - Fifth Annual Circular and Catalogue of Warner's Elmira Business and Shorthand College, Elmira, New York, 1893.CatalogueJ0505
Document - Great School of Commerce, Elmira, New York, 1890, showing a photo-engraved from a piece of penmanship now on exhibition at the Fair, executed with a steel pen by Prof. L. W. Hallett Penman and Pen-artist.DocumentJ0506
Advertisement - Estey's School of Commerce, late 1800's, penmanship department, showing a picture of a bird on a scroll of paper.AdvertisementJ0507
Currency - College Currency from the Elmira School of Commerce, 1890 - 1915. Includes one 100 dollar bill and three 20 dollar bills, for use in 20th Century book-keeping and office practice.CurrencyJ0508
Advertisement - Elmira School of Commerce, compliments of N. A. Miller, President, 1886, in regards to Penmanship.AdvertisementJ0509
Pamphlet - Prepared by Barbara B. Brown, CPS from Glider Chapter Professional Secretaries International, Elmira, New York, May, 1993. Describes Receptionist Techniques and Telephone Courtesy.PamphletJ307
Business cards from the following government employees and agencies: City of Elmira - historian & webmaster; Chemung County Legislature - Charles L. Gedatus; Town of Horseheads - animal control; New York State Department of Environmental Conservation; Internal Revenue Service (IRS).Business CardsMGovernment
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