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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
Revs. T.K. Beecher & EastmansPhotographVA2b124
View from Park Church TowerPhotographVA2b125
Mark Twain's CatsPhotographVA2b126
Mark Twain's CatsPhotographVA2b127
Van Aken MontagePhotographVA2b128
Mrs. Thomas K. BeecherPhotographVA2b129
Hendy CabinPhotographVA2b130
Father BloomerPhotographVA2b131
Watkin's Glen at WinterPhotographVA2b71
Watkin's Glen at WinterPhotographVA2b72
Organ at Centenary M.E. ChurchPhotographVA2b73
Centenary M.E. ChurchPhotographVA2b74
Centenary M.E. Church - auditoriumPhotographVA2b75
First Methodist ChurchPhotographVA2b76
First StrathmontPhotographVA2b77
Masonic TemplePhotographVA2b78
Federation BuildingPhotographVA2b79
Garden at Van Aken HomePhotographVA2b80
Mrs. Thomas K. BeecherPhotographVA2b81
Mrs. Thomas K. BeecherPhotographVA2b82
Thomas K. BeecherPhotographVA2b83
Thomas K. BeecherPhotographVA2b84
Thomas K. BeecherPhotographVA2b85
Thomas K. BeecherPhotographVA2b86
Thomas K. BeecherPhotographVA2b87
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