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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
Elmira, NYPhotographVA6c184
NYS ReformatoryPhotographVA6c185
Elmira Free AcademyPhotographVA6c186
Elmira Free AcademyPhotographVA6c186
Lake St. Looking North From CarrollPhotographVA6c187
East Church St.PhotographVA6c188
East Church St.PhotographVA6c189
Rorick's Glen TheatrePhotographVA6c190
Lake StreetPhotographVA6c191
Elmira City HallPhotographVA6c192
St. Patrick's School & ConventPhotographVA6c193
Corner of West Clinton & Park PlacePhotographVA6c194
Elmira Free AcademyPhotographVA6c195
Northeast Corner of Lake & CarrollPhotographVA6c196
Rorick's GlenPhotographVA6c197
Trinity Episcopal ChurchPhotographVA6c198
Trinity Episcopal ChurchPhotographVA6c199
Elmira, NYPhotographVA6c200
Van Aken Photograph OfficePhotographVA6c201
Unidentified HomePhotographVA6c202
Unidentified HomePhotographVA6c203
Unidentified HomePhotographVA6c204
Unidentified HomePhotographVA6c205
Unidentified Home (broken corner)PhotographVA6c206
Sarah Van AkenPhotographVA6c207
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