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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 the booklet "Col. Brinton Paine" by J. Arthur Kieffer.Booklet0407
This folder contains articles, images, magazines, maps, and various papers about different fighters in the Revolutionary War, including John Butler and the Marquis de Lafayette, an article about the Battle of Oriskany, illustrations of a continental soldier, editions of "American History Illustrated" from the 1970's, and the Empire State Society of the Sons of the Revolution's charter.Articles0501
This folder contains newspaper and magazine articles about the Junction and Erie Canal, essays and chronologies of the Revolutionary War, newspaper articles about the Sullivan Expedition, and images of individuals involved in the Revolutionary War.Article0502
This folder contains magazine articles, maps, essays, and images about Native Americans in Chemung County.Magazine0503
This folder contains the Bicentennial issue of Time Magazine written as if it was from 1776, magazine articles about the American Revolution, a booklet titled "Landmarks of the Revolution in New York State" written by David Thurheimer, a map of Native American trading routes, an essay titled "The Rebellion Kindled," an essay titled "The War for Freedom," handwritten notes about the American Revolution, a series of articles titled "Battles of the Revolution," and newspaper articles about the Sesquicentennial Celebration of the Sullivan Expedition.Magazine0504
This folder contains newspaper and magazine articles about the American Revolution, a Master's thesis for a Master of Military Studies titled "The Sullivan-Clinton Campaign of 1779: Origins of the American Way of War, American Expansionism, and Counter-Insurgency Operations" written by Lieutenant Colonel David P. Olszowy, an essay titled "Men of the Revolution," an article titled "Living Death on the Old Jersey" written by W. Emerson Reck, an article titled "Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys," and an article titled "The Organization of Sullivan's Expedition" by Dr. Sherman Williams.Article0505
This folder contains maps from the Revolutionary War. Maps0506
This folder contains an essay titled "Desire and Distrust: The Paradox of Women at Old Fort Niagara" by Elizabeth Pena and Erik Seeman.Essay0507
This folder contains articles about General Sullivan.Article0508
This folder contains essays and articles about Casimir Pulaski, Col. John Butler, John Sullivan, the Battle of Wyoming, and a booklet titled "Historic Indian Paths of Pennsylvania" by Paul Wallace.Articles0509
This folder contains correspondence from Solomon Southwick sending his account "Views of Elmira" to multiple publishers and newspapers.Correspondence0510
This folder contains the photocopied essay "History of Columbia County Pennsylvania: Volume One, Laying the Foundations" by Edwin M. Barton.Photocopies0511
This folder contains the 13th volume of "The Settler," the second edition of "Digging into the Past," a booklet titled "The Sutler of Mount Misery Valley Forge," and an essay titled "The Hudson Valley in the American Revolution."Booklet0512
This folder contains two copies of the essay "The Sullivan- Clinton Campaign of 1779" produced by the Chemung County Historical Society.Essay0513
This folder contains an essay titled "Address of Judge Sylvester Dana, of Concord, N. H."Essay0514
This folder contains a speech given by J. Arthur Kieffer on Memorial Day.Speech0515
This folder contains newspaper clippings about the Revolutionary War and the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign.Newspaper0516
This folder contains the Bicentennial Issue of the Liguorian, an article titled "Cornwallis' Surrender at Yorktown" by Thomas Fleming, handwritten notes, newspaper articles, and maps showing the route of the Sullivan-Clinton campaign.Booklet0517
This folder contains newspaper and magazine articles about the Sullivan Celebration.Article0518
This folder contains a map of the Sullivan-Clinton expedition.Map0519
This folder contains copies of the Sullivan-Clinton maps.Map0520
This folder contains editions of the newsletter "History Directions" and the Chemung County Historical Society's newsletter. Newsletter0521
This folder contains an article titled "The Myth of the Loyalist Iroquois: Joseph Brant and the Invention of a Canadian Tradition" by James Paxton.Article0522
This folder contains an essay about the Treaty of Painted Post, a newspaper article titled "Local politicians help honor anniversary of peace treaty" by Mike Kapusta, and various papers about the Peace Treaty of Painted Post.Essay0523
This folder contains an essay titled "The Sullivan-Clinton Campaign or Why the Republic Westward Grew" by Malcom Wilson, a transcript of the History Bus tour of Revolutionary War sites, an article about Nancy Morgan Hart, an article about women in the Revolutionary War, and handwritten notes about the Revolutionary War.Essay0524
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