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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 TitleJAK J. Arthur Kieffer CollectionCreatorChemung County Historical Society
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This folder contains booklets from "The Connecticut Antiquarian" and "The Diamond of Psi Upsilon."Booklet4303
This folder contains booklets about tourism to Turkey, Russia, Japan, and Australia.Booklet4304
This folder contains newspaper articles, research, and various papers about Irish people in Chemung County.Newspaper4305
This folder contains correspondence, newspaper articles, and various papers about the Moshers Cowboys.Correspondence4306
This folder contains articles, photographs, and various papers about J. Arthur Kieffer and his work.Article4307
This folder contains articles, pictures, and various papers on historic markers in Elmira.Article4308
This folder contains essays, pamphlets, and various papers about Saint Casimir's Roman Catholic Church.Essay4309
This folder contains online articles, essays, and various papers about Donald Ross and Mark Twain.Article4310
This folder contains newsletter articles, essays, and various papers on the Chemung County Courthouse.Newsletter4311
This folder contains newspaper articles, essays, and various papers about the history of Elmira over the years.Newspaper4312
This folder contains articles about various wars' impacts on Chemung County and various anniversaries of history of Elmira.Article4313
This folder contains essays, articles, and various papers about town and county historians.Essay4314
This folder contains essays and writings by and about Eric Sloane.Essay4315
This folder contains newspaper clippings about J. Arthur Kieffer.Newspaper4316
This folder contains various annual reports from the 2000's compiled by J. Arthur Kieffer.Report4317
This folder contains booklets about technology in Chemung County.Booklet4318
This folder contains a compilation of speeches by Tom Byrne.Speech4319
This folder contains correspondence, articles, and various papers about the Armory in Chemung County.Correspondence4320
This folder contains newspaper articles and various papers about William (Billy) Tryon.Newspaper4321
This folder contains J. Arthur Kieffer's application and resume.Resume4322
This folder contains newspaper articles, essays, and various papers on biographies of various individuals in Chemung County.Newspaper4323
This folder contains essays, speeches, articles, and various papers about railways and trolleys in Chemung County.Essay4324
This folder contains a newspaper article about Southside High School.Newspaper4325
This folder contains essays, articles, and various papers of multiple churches in Chemung County.Essay4326
This folder contains essays, articles, and various papers of cemeteries in Chemung County.Essay4327
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