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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

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Photograph - Schoolmates of McConnell District Number 5, June 16, 1897.Photograph02D-06F-14
Newspaper - Advertisement, S. F. Iszard Company for Christmas gifts, December 18, 1904.Newspaper02D-06F-15
Twenty (20) blueprints for Eclipse Machine Division, Bendix Aviation Corporation, Elmira, NY for Experimental Gears, no date.Blueprint02D-07F-01
Map of the Village of Elmira, c. 1850 and plans to build the Junction Canal.Map02D-07F-02
Lithograph - Picture of Elmira, NY from the East Hill, 1862, printed by Lewis and Goodwin, Litho & Pub by B. F. Smith, Jr. & Co, Albany, NY.Lithograph02D-07F-02
Three (3) photographs of a circus parade taken from City Hall at corner of Lake and Church St, c. 1936 taken by Leo F. Campbell.Photograph02D-07F-03
Photograph - Co. L, Reg. NYVI, December 10, 1898 by McFarlin.Photograph02D-07F-04
Map - New York in the American Revolution, 1775-1783 by the New York State American Revolution Bicentennial Commission, designed by The National Survey, Chester Vermont, compiled by David C. Thurheimer.Map02D-07F-05
Drawing of a Civil War Monument with Shiloh and Antietam engraved on Monument.Drawing02D-07F-05
Fernan Family Photographs, Francis and Leo P. Fernan identified. A. Men in Military Uniform, B. Erie, D L & W employees at picnic at Grolio Park, Elmira, NY G M Holstead Div, 434 R of LE, 1937.Photograph02D-07F-06
Drawing of a Civil War Monument, "Easel Monument" of William J. Personious, Died Nov. 8, 1864. Monument dedicated to his mother, Priscilla, July 15, 1895.Drawing02D-07F-07
Poster - Welliver McGuire Inc., Commemorating 100 years of Building Excellence, 1898-1998. Artist W. Benson, Concept & Products, R. DiPaola.Poster02D-07F-08
Picture of a steel bridge with horses crossing, hill in the background, winter.Drawing02D-07F-08
Photograph - Family photographs of children, Lulu and Emily, identified. Two (2) of the photographs by Morgan, Elmira, NY and one (1) by New York Photo. Co, 116 Baldwin Street, Elmira, NY. Other photographs are unidentified.Photograph02D-07F-08
Drawing - Pencil and charcoal of Man in glasses, faithfully yours Jim R. Skaualfien, by K Abelmann, no date.Drawing02D-07F-09
Drawing - Charcoal print of an unidentified man with white beard and suit, no date.Drawing02D-07F-09
Pastel Drawing of Fitch's Bridge by S. O. Hams, no date.Drawing02D-07F-10
Calendar - American LaFrance, for 1984, photograph of 2 Fire Trucks.Calendar02D-08F-01
Calendar - American LaFrance, 150 Years, 1832-1982, Fire Trucks. Figgie international, cover art by Bill Craven, 1981.Calendar02D-08F-01
Poster - Roster of Battery F, 1st Regiment, New York Vol. Light Infantry.Poster02D-08F-03
Poster - Eldridge Hose Co. No 6 of Elmira, NY, won the first prize and championship of New York State at the Hose Race held at Elmira, NY, Sept. 19, 1877.Poster02D-08F-04
Blueprints - Eclipse Machine Co., Elmira, N.Y. Two Spindle Horizontal Drill Press, September 21, 1925.Blueprints02D-08F-05
Calendar - Schweitzer Aircraft, 50 years of Aviation Excellence, 1990.Calendar02D-08F-06
Calendar - J.N. O'Hare, Meats and Provisions, 'one of the Standard Food Stores', Phone 2750, 1017 Penna Ave., Elmira, NY, 1930.Calendar02D-08F-06
Calendar - Eddy Electronics, Picture: Milestones in Progress, 1968. Matches an 1872 calendar.Calendar02D-08F-06
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