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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

Collection TitleCL 16 Van Aken Glass Plate Negative CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByMolly Winston
Date Completed:July 2007
Extent2 linear feet
AbstractCL 16 - Van Aken Glass Plate Negative Collection contains glass plate negatives from the Elmira Photographer Charles Van Aken taken during the turn of the 20th century, and are an excellent resource for early Elmira.  Many of the negatives have been turned into prints and are available for research.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
First Baptist Church & GrandstandPhotographVA2A21
Elmira Post OfficePhotographVA2a22
NYS ReformatoryPhotographVA2a23
Eldridge ParkPhotographVA2a24
Eldridge Park- Rustic BridgePhotographVA2a25
Eldridge Park- Manmade LakesPhotographVA2a26
Eldridge Park LakePhotographVA2a27
Eldridge Park LakePhotographVA2a28
Eldridge ParkPhotographVA2a29
East Water & Baldwin Sts.- Rathbun HotelPhotographVA2a30
Watkins Glen in WinterPhotographVA2a31
"The Buttonwoods"- Brand ParkPhotographVA2a32
"The Buttonwoods"- Brand ParkPhotographVA2a33
Hibbard Dam at Flood TimePhotographVA2a34
Chemung River & Fitch's BridgePhotographVA2a35
Chemung RiverPhotographVA2A36
Chemung RiverPhotographVA2a37
Chemung RiverPhotographVA2a38
Narrows Road- Chemung RiverPhotographVA2a39
Narrows Road- Chemung RiverPhotographVA2a40
Narrows Road- Chemung RiverPhotographVA2a41
Narrows Road- Looking WestPhotographVA2a42
Narrows RoadPhotographVA2a43
Chemung River- E.M. Van AkenPhotographVA2a44
Bennett Farm- Narrows RoadPhotographVA2a45
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