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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 Post OfficePhotographVA6c208
[Design Negative, Fans]PhotographVA701
[Design negative, Frost]PhotographVA702
The StationPhotographVA703
High Water Toward Bridge from creameryPhotographVA704
Weed Garden School YardPhotographVA705
Minier House- SummerPhotographVA706
Condensary High WaterPhotographVA707
General HorsePhotographVA708
[Untitled- Boy and cart]PhotographVA709
Pearl Gish, Fannie McDowell, Bertha BentleyPhotographVA710
Memorial Day ParadePhotographVA711
Mother and Aunt MayPhotographVA712
Snow Scene on Main Street, WellsburgPhotographVA713
Group at DeansPhotographVA714
Fire Picture NGPhotographVA715
Highwater Road to LowmanPhotographVA716
Flashlight at Tioga [interior view, 3 women and 2 men in parlor]PhotographVA717
Methodist Episcopal ChurchPhotographVA718
Dr. Smith's HousePhotographVA719
Front Street Looking WestPhotographVA720
Fire Picture NGPhotographVA721
Horse and RiderPhotographVA722
NM&C Co., WellsburgPhotographVA723
D. Thompson & JackPhotographVA724
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