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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
Minier & HorsePhotographVA750
Man & HorsePhotographVA751
Front Street Looking WestPhotographVA752
Building the HousePhotographVA753
Mr. & Mrs. McSweeney, Fannie, Olive MarshPhotographVA754
Mother, Aunt Ida & RowdiePhotographVA755
[unidentified- tree-lined lane and houses]PhotographVA756
Condensary High Water RowdiePhotographVA757
Flyn HousePhotographVA758
Weed Garden School YardPhotographVA759
Harrington HousePhotographVA760
Generals HousePhotographVA761
Horse & RiderPhotographVA762
Looking toward island High WaterPhotographVA763
My HorsePhotographVA764
Spencer BabyPhotographVA765
Flowers WilliamsPhotographVA766
The CatPhotographVA767
Old TownPhotographVA768
Mansfield CollegePhotographVA769
Minier with White Twins- Horses & Lead ManPhotographVA770
Roy Roberts with WheelPhotographVA771
Horse & Rider Farm [Scene]PhotographVA772
Horse & RiderPhotographVA773
Horse & RiderPhotographVA774
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