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Manuscript Library

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 TitleMP Maps, Architectural Drawings, OversizedCreator
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Cowels Hall Elmira College, 1955 by Howard TaylorPainting02D-09F-08
Negative of Photograph, Rendevous, Showing Military BarracksPhotograph02D-09F-09
Negative of a Photograph of Elmira Prison Camp 1864-1865Photograph02D-09F-09
Negative of a Photograph showing Seargent Benny Benson, John W. Jones and Elmira MilitaryPhotograph02D-09F-09
Picture of Tents for US, European (WWI) War, 1917, Pelham Bay Park Camp 3rd New York, Infantry N.g. USA.Photograph02D-09F-10
Wurlizter Military Band Organ, N. Tonawanda, NY by Matt DowdDrawing02D-09F-11
Picture of Carousel being constructedPhotograph02D-09F-11
South Port Riot in Red LettersPoster02D-09F-11
Photocopy of sketches of small Children PlayingPhotocopy02D-09F-11
Analysis of a a psychological profile of Alexander Muir who comitted Burglary with a Max sentence of 5 yearsPhotocopy02D-09F-11
Illegible profile of a prisoner from 1890-1895 Auburn State PrisonPhotocopy02D-09F-11
Prisoner Analysis of Louis L. Meyer, Crime Burglary 3rd Degree, Maximum sentence 5 yearsPhotocopy02D-09F-11
Black and White Photo of Military Training Camp, Elmira May 30' 17, PersoniusPhotograph02D-09F-11
Picture of 2 Little Boys riding a White Carousel HorsePhotograph02D-09F-11
Picture of 3 Men and 3 Women with a Carousel HorsePhotograph02D-09F-11
Illegible Records Dating from 1890 to 1893Photocopy02D-09F-11
Placcard Talking about an organPoster02D-09F-11
Photocopy of a prison or prison camp "Old Parole"Photocopy02D-09F-11
Call Block A, The Inside StoryPoster02D-09F-11
Black and White Photo of a group of men, victory class 1919Photograph02D-09F-12
Black and White picture of Fireman operating an old water pump, possibly Albert TalleyPhotograph02D-09F-12
Watercolor of Three Buildings, Association of Commerce, Remingtion Rond, and White Building w/ Pillars, "Contrast in Architecture" Moder and Greek Revival, 218-224 William Street Elmira, New York, by Talitha BotsfordPainting02D-10F-01
Watercolor of a Big Grey House, titled Youth and Old Age by Talitha BotsfordPainting02D-10F-01
Watercolor,"Contrast" Chemung County Jail "Closed Door" Arnot Art Gallery "Open Door" by Talitha BotsfordPainting02D-10F-01
Watercolor or Trees Parking Meter, Hitching Posts, "Hitching Posts" Past and Present, 359 W. Church St. Elmira NY, by Talitha Botsford,Painting02D-10F-01
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