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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 TitleTB Tom Byrne CollectionCreator
Processed ByHope Levy
Notes:This collection is located in the Chemung County Historian's Office.  All items in it are the property of the Chemung County Historian.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
This folder contains articles, pamphlets, booklets and various papers about glaciers impact on Chemung County.Articles1814
This folder contains newspaper articles about funeral directors in Chemung County.Newspaper1815
This folder contains a piece of correspondence from Thomas Perry to Tom Byrne regarding Will Walker, a football player. This folder also contains a photocopy of the front and back of a photograph of football players from 1892.Correspondence1816
This folder contains newspaper articles about the Flood of 1972 and a essay about the history of the development of the Baldwin Dam written by J. Bruce Fox.Newspaper1817
This folder contains newspapers about the Flood of 1889.Newspaper1818
This folder contains a newspaper article about the Federation Farm.Newspaper1819
This folder contains notes about farming history in Chemung County.Notes1820
This folder contains an essay about well known families in Elmira written by Tom Byrne.Essay1821
This folder contains handwritten notes and correspondence about William Falch.Notes1822
This folder contains a transcript of a speech by Tom Byrne about different racial groups in Chemung County and the history of their immigration.Speech1823
This folder contains essays and photographs about the town of Erin, NY.Essay1824
This folder contains newspaper articles about the Elmira Water Board.Newspaper1825
This folder contains newspaper articles and a typed account of various Elmira legends.Articles1826
This folder contains an essay written by Lt. Earl L. Laird titled "Elmira's Military History" Essay1827
This folder contains a typed essay and index cards about Elmira Heights in Chemung County.Essay1828
This folder contains a map of the Elmira College Campus and information about the National Register of Historic Places.Map1829
This folder contains booklets, newspaper articles, notes, and various papers about the town of Southport in Elmira.Various1830
This folder contains newspaper articles about the economy in Chemung County.Newspaper1831
This folder contains typed notes, correspondence, and newspaper articles about Max Eastman.Notes1832
This folder contains essays, notes, and correspondence about General Alexander Diven and the Diven family.Essay1833
This folder contains a booklet written by W.T. Smith, II titled "Highlights from the Diaries of Fred Devenport 1880-1920."Booklet1834
This folder contains an edition of the Star-Gazette from January 17, 1991, regarding the Iraq War and Desert Storm.Newspaper1835
This folder contains newspaper articles about local deaths in Chemung County.Newspaper1836
This folder contains a map, notes, and newspaper articles about the Park Station Dam.Map1837
This folder contains newspaper articles about Eileen Collins.Newspaper1838
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