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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
Strathmont HomePhotographVA6c158
Unidentified Country ScenePhotographVA6c159
Unidentified BuildingsPhotographVA6c160
Unidentified Building RubblePhotographVA6c161
Unidentified Building ContructionPhotographVA6c162
Interior of Van Aken HomePhotographVA6c163
Interior of Van Aken Home- Dining RoomPhotographVA6c164
Interior of Van Aken Home- ParlorPhotographVA6c165
Interior of Van Aken Home- KitchenPhotographVA6c166
Interior of Van Aken Home- GalleryPhotographVA6c167
Van Aken Photograph OfficePhotographVA6c168
Unidentified Farm ScenePhotographVA6c169
Fireplace- Hendy CabinPhotographVA6c170
Van Aken & Storm DamagePhotographVA6c171
Painting of Cats with Human FacesPhotographVA6c172
Still Life PhotoPhotographVA6c173
Workers in FieldPhotographVA6c174
Unidentified HomePhotographVA6c175
Old Foster Homestead, 722 W. Water St.PhotographVA6c176
Unidentified HomePhotographVA6c177
Unidentified Home on W. Water St.PhotographVA6c178
Unidentified HomePhotographVA6c179
Unidentified HomePhotographVA6c180
Unidentified HomePhotographVA6c181
Unidentified Man in Horsedrawn WagonPhotographVA6c182
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