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Collection TitleMC 87 Maps & GuidesCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:December 2008
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by various individuals. 
Terms:Chemung County (N.Y.); Elmira (N.Y.); Map collections
Scope:The Maps & Guides Collection contains street guides, pocket-sized maps, small hand-drawn maps, and photocopies of maps of the United States, New York State, Pennsylvania as well as the cities and towns of Chemung County. 
Extent.5 Linear Feet
Date Span1756-1999
AbstractThis collection contains smaller maps, atlases and street guides.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Map - Downtown Elmira, College Ave (west) - Second St. (north) - Conongue St. (east) - Chemung River (south), 1872.MapA0612
Map - City of Elmira compliments of the Elmira Association of Commerce, 1923.MapA0613
Map - Manning's Arrow City Map of Elmira, 1943.MapA0701
Map - Manning's Arrow City Map of Elmira, 1945.MapA0702
Map - Manning's Arrow City Map of Elmira, 1954.MapA0703
Map - Guide to Elmira, New York and Surrounding Area, compliments of the Marine Midland Trust Company of Southern New York, 1967.MapA0704
Map - Elmira and vicinity with street index, compliments of Swan & Sons Insurance, ca. 1935.MapA0705
Map - Elmira and Vicinity with street index, compliments of the Elmira Savings Bank, no date. (2 versions)MapA0706
Map - City of Elmira with street directory and interesting facts about Elmira compliments of Elmira Bank & Trust Co., ca. 1940s.MapA0707
Map - Elmira, Elmira Heights, Horseheads and Elmira College, 1989.MapA0708
Map - A Guide to Elmira New York and Chemung County compliments of Marine Midland Bank, 1971. (2 versions)MapA0709
Map - City of Elmira, 1884.MapA0710
Map - City of Elmira, compliments of the School of Commerce, ca. 1890s.MapA0711
Map - City of Elmira, compliments of the Elmira Shoppers' Guide, 1948. (2 copies)MapA0712
Map - Elmira and Surrounding Area, Sanborn Map Co., 1931. MapA0713
Map - Lots on either side of the Erie Railroad through Southport, ca. 1850.MapA0801
Map - Assorted New York and Pennsylvania Railroad maps, 1885.MapA0802
Guide - Rand-McNally Official Auto Trails Map District No. 5, New York and Northern Pennsylvania: A Guide to the Blazed Trails, 1919. BookletA0901
Guide - New York Goodrich Route Book, 1915.Booklet A0902
Guide - Pennsylvania West Goodrich Route Book, 1915.BookletA0903
Guide - Swain's Elmira City Guide and Street Directory, 1916.BookletA0904
Guide - Elmira, New York Guide, Street Directory and Map, 1927.BookletA0905
Guide - Elmira Pocket Guide and Street Directory, 1934.BookletA0906
Guide - Elmira Pocket Guide and Street Directory, 1942. (2 copies)BookletA0907
Guide - Elmira Picket Guide and Street Directory, ca. 1946. (2 versions)BookletA0908
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