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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.

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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
School House East Side WaterPhotographVA725
Marshalls DogPhotographVA726
River Bridge NGPhotographVA727
Mrs. Stevens House [1]PhotographVA728
Fire PicturePhotographVA729
Fire PicturePhotographVA730
Fred Carter on log in GlenPhotographVA731
Myrtle & Horse [woman playing piano]PhotographVA732
Fire PicturePhotographVA733
Fire PicturePhotographVA734
Flowers on Aunt Etta's Grave [1]PhotographVA735
Flowers on Aunt Etta's Grave [2]PhotographVA736
View of Creamery in high waterPhotographVA737
Old View of NarrowsPhotographVA738
B. Kelsey's PeachesPhotographVA740
Bert Bevens & BabyPhotographVA741
School Children- River SchoolPhotographVA742
Chreightons HousePhotographVA743
E & F Campbell in SwingPhotographVA744
Daisy FishPhotographVA745
Old Maid ConventionPhotographVA746
Old Maid ConventionPhotographVA747
R. Minier with Game 1911PhotographVA748
Highwater looking northeast toward LowmanPhotographVA749
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