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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
Clark's GlenPhotographVA2a46
Clark's GlenPhotographVA2a47
Clark's GlenPhotographVA2a48
Clark's GlenPhotographVA2a49
NYS ReformatoryPhotographVA2a50
Elmira Prison Camp (broken)PhotographVA2a51
Beecher Burial Plot- Woodlawn CemetaryPhotographVA2a52
Beecher Family Home on Watercure HillPhotographVA2a53
Mrs. Thomas K. BeecherPhotographVA2a54
Mrs. Thomas K. BeecherPhotographVA2a55
Thomas K. Beecher- age 32PhotographVA2a56
Park Church Choir, Early Park ChurchPhotographVA2a57
First Park ChuchPhotographVA2a58
Park Church- ExteriorPhotographVA2a59
Park Church- MontagePhotographVA2a60
Thomas. K Beecher HomePhotographVA 2a61
T. K. Beecher Taking Sun ReadingsPhotographVA2a62
Eldridge ParkPhotographVA2a63
Eldridge Park- General View of PeoplePhotographVA2a64
War Prisoners/ Elmira Prison CampPhotographVA2a65
Charles Van AkenPhotographVA2a66
E.M. Van AkenPhotographVA2a67
Arnot Ogden Memorial HospitalPhotographVA2a68
Cowles Hall & Obsevatory "Montage"PhotographVA2a69
Chapel at Woodlawn CemeteryPhotographVA2a70
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