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Manuscript Library

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

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CodeCollection TitleDocument Count
CL 02Flood Family Papers50
MC 01Francis Hall Papers455
CL 23Frasier Family Collection133
CL 182Frederic Leach Papers6
CL 193Ganung Real Estate Collection7
CL 03Georgianna Palmer Estate Papers396
CL 79Gilbert Johnson Collection26
CL 157Gilbert-Susemihl Collection28
CL 61Gold Card Association Collection616
MC 52Greatsinger Farms Collection18
CL 51Hall Family Collection61
CL 20Hardin Collection124
CL 21Hardy School Collection30
CL 146Harris Hill Amusement Park Collection38
CL 108Harry Turner Collection16
CL 113Hazel Crandell Curtis Papers34
MC 26Health Care/ Hospitals/ Medical393
CL 53Helen Booth Sprecher Collection184
CL 140Helen Covey Collection143
CL 59Helen DeLoff O’Connor Collection172
CL 25Henry B. Sheely Estate Papers184
CL 94Herrick A. Smith Jr. Photography Collection8
MC 08Hobbies/ Sports/ Recreation241
MC 43Hoffman Family105
CL 126Hungerford Brothers Collection139
CL 56Hygeia Refrigerating Co. Collection115
CL 49Isabel Ridall Papers399
CL 137Iszard’s Store Collection99
CL 08J. Arthur Kieffer Collection156
JAKJ. Arthur Kieffer Collection856
CL 83Jacob Mosher Streetcar Collection6
CL 64James Hardy Family Collection 28
CL 99James Hillman Collection30
CL 90Jarius Lamouree Collection32
CL 119Jenkins Family Papers19
CL 185Jim Hare Papers5
CL 11John Huonker/ Hi-Bar Tavern Collection108
CL 27John Lewis Collection78
CL 84Keith Turner Scrapbook41
CL 127Kertscher & Co. Collection34
CL 122Kline-Ferguson Family Papers52
CL 45Ladies Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen/ Clara Bradley Drill Team84
CL 70Lain-Carpenter Family Collection27
CL 195Lake Street Presbyterian Church Collection201
CL 151Langdon Estate Papers105
CL 60League of Women Voters243
LXLedgers and Journals331
MC 31Legal System/ Legal Documents407
MC 57Leon "Windy" Smith Collection62
CL 76Leslie D. Clute Collection9
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