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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
Entrance to Woodlawn CemeteryPhotographVA2b100
Harry Dickinson Grocery - InteriorPhotographVA2b101
Park Church ChoirPhotographVA2b102
Woodlawn CemeteryPhotographVA2b103
Mountain HousePhotographVA2b104
Oak Ridge Hotel, Elmira HeightsPhotographVA2b105
Lake & Market StreetPhotographVA2b106
Lake StreetPhotographVA2b107
Mrs. Charles (Alice) Van Aken (broken)PhotographVA2b108
Mrs. Charles (Alice) Van AkenPhotographVA2b109
Mrs. Charles (Alice) Van AkenPhotographVA2b110
Horsedrawn CarriagePhotographVA2b111
Sullivan's MonumentPhotographVA2b112
Sarah Van AkenPhotographVA2b113
Charles Van AkenPhotographVA2b114
Charles Van AkenPhotographVA2b115
Charles Van AkenPhotographVA2b115
Charles Van AkenPhotographVA2b116
E.M. Van AkenPhotographVA2b117
E.M. Van AkenPhotographVA2b118
E.M. Van AkenPhotographVA2b119
Sarah Van AkenPhotographVA2b120
Van Aken MontagePhotographVA 2b121
Woodlawn Cemetery (South Entrance)PhotographVA2b122
Revs. T.K. Beecher & EastmansPhotographVA2b123
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