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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

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Ticket - Elmira Water, Light & Railroad Co. Walnut & Sullivan Sts. trolley, ca. 1920s.Ticket012103
Newspaper clippings regarding Lester Vanderpoel including obituary. Newspaper Clippings012104
Miscellaneous documents relating to Lester M. Vanderpoel's military service during World War I (WW I), 1918-1919. (copies)Documents012105
Manuscripts - "Sawdust in His Bones" and "Felidomancy and Two Humps" by Patricia and Christine Otis, 2009. Stories of the Miller family of Elmira during the Great Depression. Manuscripts012201
Envelope addressed to Mrs. David Burt of Wellsburg, N.Y., ca. 1870.Envelope 012301
Program - Seventy-Third Annual Commencement of the Elmira Free Academy, June 28, 1933. Program012307
Trade Card - Howard J. Griswold, florist, 105 E. 14th St., Elmira Heights, 1957. Trade Card012316
An autograph book belonging to James Minier, 1851. Includes signatures of members of the NY State Assembly as well as several people from Big Flats. BookletA0301
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