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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. 

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Collection TitleJAK J. Arthur Kieffer CollectionCreatorChemung County Historical Society
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This folder contains essays, articles, and various papers of the Elmira Rotary.Essay4328
This folder contains newspaper articles, essays, and various papers on the chronology of Chemung County, starting with the Revolutionary War.Newspaper4329
This folder contains correspondence, essays, articles, and various papers about the battle of Newtown.Correspondence4330
This folder contains articles, images, and various papers about mills and bridges in Chemung County.Article4331
This folder contains articles about trees in Chemung County.Article4332
This folder contains articles and various papers on Ross Marvin.Article4333
This folder contains newspaper articles about the arts in Chemung County.Newspaper4334
This folder contains various pieces of correspondence to and from J. Arthur Kieffer.Correspondence4335
This folder contains various newspaper articles about politics and people in Chemung County.Newspaper4336
This folder contains photographs from the Class of 1939 Elmira Free Academy Reunion in 1999.Photo4337
This folder contains personal photos of J. Arthur Kieffer.Photo4338
This folder contains photographs of buildings in Chemung County.Photo4339
This folder contains various photographs of Chemung County, compiled by J. Arthur Kieffer.Photo4340
This folder contains various newspaper obituaries compiled by J. Arthur Kieffer, including individuals like John Kosmicki, June Mickley, Stephen Roberts Rose, David Titus, Thomas Byrne, Richard Storch, Edward Hoffman, Milton Courtright, Herbert Wisbey, Adelaide Cooper, Thomas Kiernan, Daniel Ammerman, Robert Frost, Joseph Egnaczak, William Griffiths, William Cummiskey, Leonard Hammer, Joseph Egan, Teresa Creighton, Jane Jones, Francis Courtright, Benjamin Botnick, Raymond Novick, Marion Russell, Sarah Bisbee, Robert Hollenbeck, Fred Morris, Salvatore Milazzo, Peter Lemoncelli, Evelyn O'Buckley, Daniel Donahoe, Betty Jacobson, Merton Schanbacher, Thomas Page, Nick Marino, Earle Harris, Alvin Nassar, Daniel Woodard, Donald Levinger, Waldo Longwell, Helen Longwell, John Beecher, Raymond Kieffer, Edward Knott, Jeanette Kieffer, Leland Smith, Robert Fish, Robert Stocum, Wesley Derr, Frank Thomas, Earle Ridall, Ruth Shepard, Harold Unger, Leon Jursik, and Esther Kilmer.Newspaper4401
This folder contains various editions of the Star-Gazette newspaper and various newspapers of Chemung County.Newspaper4402
This folder contains a scrapbook of various army men, compiled by J. Arthur Kieffer.Book4403
This folder contains the book "Leslie's Photographic Review of the Great War."Book4404
This folder contains old anniversary editions of the Elmira Star-Gazette and the Elmira Telegram Popular Music.Newspaper4405
This folder contains a binder holding editions of "Antiques" magazine from January 1955 to December 1955.Binder4406
This folder contains a binder of the Chemung County Buildings & Grounds Agendas of Meetings from 1966 to 1976.Binder4407
This folder contains the 2000 New York Department of State Local Government Handbook.Book4501
This folder contains a booklet from Elmira Country Club's Sixty-first New York State Amateur Golf Championship in 1983.Booklet4502
This folder contains a copy of "Chemung County...its History" by the Chemung County Historical Society.Book4503
This folder contains the essay "The Preemption Line- Fraud, Error or Hard Liquor: A Historical Talk of Central New York" by A.G. Hilbert.Essay4504
This folder contains the essay "Tobacco Farming and Tobacco Barns in Lindley, NY from 1864 to 1949" by Catherine M. Pierce, an article about the History Center's Eight Square Schoolhouse in Dryden, and a photocopied image of a historic marker from the home of Samuel Cuyler, used as a spot on the Underground Railroad.Essay4505
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