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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 TitleOSMC Oversized Manuscript CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKim Richards
Date Completed:August 21, 2007
Extent6 linear feet
AbstractThe OSMC Collection is oversized documents, scrapbooks and other archival materials that are too large to be stored in the MC Collection.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Barnes family photo album, ca. 1900. Features images of Barnes family; family home at 307 W. Clinton Street; Woodlawn cemetery; interior and products of the Kertscher & Co. wood shop; Elmira street scenes; Rorick's Glen; Erie Railroad infrastructure; Elmira College; Elmira Free Academy; Public School No. 2; Gleason Sanitarium; area churches; Eldridge Park; Mountain House; Grove Park; area bridges; interior and exterior of water filtration plant; and street improvements.Photo Album5802
Ledger - Secretary's Cash Book, Elmira Aerie No. 941 Fraternal Order of Eagles, June 7, 1955-May 18 1957.Ledger5803
Chemung County Fair ledger of vendors, entries, judges, and sponsors, 1948. Ledger5901
Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings of obituaries, wedding announcements, crime and other articles of interest. Scrapbook is brown with an embossed cover of a fireplace scene highlighted in gold.Scrapbook01
Scrapbook - 1930's Newspaper clippings on flood around this area (Steuben, Schuyler, Thompkins County). Scrapbook cover is red with silver writing with a picture of a colonial family making chairs.Scrapbook0102
Masonic Certificate issued to John Konkle by the Grand Secretary, John Abrams, March 25, 1795 (5795). Certificate is highly ornate with drawings around the edge. Wax seal is detached and in metal container. Blue ribbon is still woven into the certificate on the bottom left.Certificate0201
Certificate for enrollement in the militia for Charles B. Jones on the, July 19, 1845.Certificate0202
Catalog - The Personal Touch: An Artistic Greetings Catalog, Fall 1995.Catalog020301
Paper napkin, small with a leaf border pattern and Adi in black with a red c in the bottom right.Documents020302
Paper napkin, large with ARTISTIC direct incorporated with a red c in the bottom right.Documents020303
Plastic plaque with Artistic Greeting engraved with a picture of a printing press on the left.Documents020304
Certificate - Public Schools of the City of Elmira, N.Y., School No. 5, given to John Wilcox, June 22, 1922 for the completion of his studies in the Grammar Department.Certificate0204
Covered with velvet, ornate celluloid lettering & daffodils on cover. Assorted family photographs, donated by Edward Jeziorski, Jr.Album03
White binder contains documents, newspaper clippings and photographs relating to the Horseheads Naval Reserve.Scrapbook0401
Black binder contains photographs from the Horseheads Naval Reserve from October 1975 "HTC Vivenzie recruits HN Spiegal, sworn in by Lt. Metz and measured for uniforms by SKI Leboeuf".Album0402
Photo album contains photographs from the Horseheads Naval Reserve.Album0403
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