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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.

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This folder contains the following aviation-related posters: Krause Aerial Show in Boston featuring Leon D. Smith, ca. 1920s; Fly over Washington with Leon D. Smith, ca. 1920s; Going up? Take a ride with Leon Smith, ca. 1920s; 27th Annual Powder Puff Derby Transcontinental Air Race, 1973; Schweizer Sailplanes Since 1930, ca. 1980s; NASA poster with Eileen Collins, ca. 1990s.Posters02D-01F-09
This folder contains the following posters and advertisements: Elmira Heights Great Land Sale, 1913; Electric Clothes Dryer from NYSEG, ca. 1950s; S.F. Iszard Co. Christmas ad, ca. 1980s; F.M. Howell Co. historic cigar box label poster, 1982; American LaFrance 150th Anniversary, 1982; Welliver McGuire 100th Anniversary, 1998; Schweizer Aircraft Corp., 2003. Posters02D-01F-10
Label from an Exchange Mills flour sack, Reynolds, Tuttle & Co., ca. 1900. Label02D-01F-10
This folder contains the following 19th Century posters and handbills: Lecture on Palestine by Augustus Holt, ca. 1850; The Great 40 Mile Mirror visual lecture, 1851; Democratic party meeting in Millport, 1856; Patriots Attention! political rally, ca. 1861; Panorama of Washington, D.C., ca. 1860s; Professor Clum’s lecture on art, science & travel, ca. 1880s.Posters02D-01F-11
This folder contains the following misc. posters: A Romance Map of the Finger Lakes Region, 1934; 'The Adventures of Mark Twain' film promotional poster , 1944; Tom Agan for Junior Chamber of Commerce president, 1965; Join the Action Team! Elmira Police Department recruitment, 1969; Arnot-Ogden School of Nursing, ca. 1990; Mark Twain Country, Chamber of Commerce, 1992; Eldridge Park Carousel, ca. 1990; Southport Riot/ Cellblock A: The Inside Story; Chemung County Historic Houses of Worship, 2010; Mark Twain 2010, Chamber of Commerce, 2010; NYS Department of Transportation plans for Route 17 in Horseheads, ca. 2000.Poster02D-01F-12
This folder contains the following advertisements for Tate Equipment of Horseheads: Tate Equipment lawn-in ad, April 17, 1969; Snow blower ad series, July-October 1971; Merry Tiller ad, September 9, 1973; Merry Tiller ad, September 16, 1973; Snapper lawn mower ad, September 29, 1974; Snapper lawn mower ad mock-up, ca. 1970s; Snapper lawn mower ad series, ca. 1970s; Tate Equipment ad, May 30, 1988; Snapper lawn mower ad & photos, June 17, 1990.Advertisements02D-01F-13
Architectural drawings - Proposed changes to Elmira City Hall by Haskell & Considine, architects, January 1940.Architectural Drawing02D-02F-01
Architectural Drawing - Remodel of west portion of first floor, Elmira City Hall, including Police Department, 1947. Architectural Drawing02D-02F-01
Architectural drawings of the telephone switchboard & information booth, 1st floor corridor, Elmira City Hall, 1934. Architectural Drawing02D-02F-01
Blueprints - Plans & details of the City Disposal Plant, Elmira Department of Buildings, 1932. Blueprints02D-02F-02
Architectural Drawing - Standard Voting Booth for the City of Elmira, Department of Buildings, 1945. Architectural Drawing02D-02F-02
Architectural Drawing - Tentative layout of Audit, Order & City Physician, City of Elmira Public Welfare Department, ca. 1930s. Architectural Drawing02D-02F-02
Architectural Drawing for Barker, Rose & Clinton, December 1919.Architectural Drawing02D-02F-02
Blueprints - Plans & Details of the National Youth Administration Shop Building, Elmira, N.Y., 1940.Blueprints02D-02F-03
Technical Drawings - Sewer Winch used by Elmira City Engineers' Office, 1905 & 1910. Technical Drawings02D-02F-04
Architectural Drawings - Restrooms at Water Street Under Erie Railroad Underpass, 1938. Architectural Drawings02D-02F-04
This folder contains the following plot maps: layout of Wellsburg Tannery, ca. 1880s; plot plan of Arnot-Ogden Hospital, ca. 1920s; Chemung County Historical Society parking lot, 1984.Maps02D-02F-05
This folder contains the following election-related signs: general instructions for use of a U.S. Standard Voting Machine (1960s); voting in the City of Elmira primary election, September 6, 1962; voting in the City of Elmira, eleventh ward, general election, November 5, 1963; voting in the City of Elmira general election, November 3, 1964.Sign02D-03F-04
Official Ballot for the Second Election District of the Town of Horseheads, November 3, 1896.Ballot02D-03F-04
This folder contains the following political signs and advertisements for Jim Hare: Hare for Councilman (1987); Hare for Mayor (1992); Hare for New York State Assembly (2010). Signs02D-03F-05
Architectural Drawing of the First Baptist Church, Elmira, NY by Pierce & Dockstader Architects from the American Architect and Building News, Feb. 22, 1890.Drawing02D-04
Diploma - Olive Sheely, Community Teacher Training, Elmira School of Religious Education, ca. 1920s.Diploma02D-05F-05
This folder contains the following graduation certificates and diplomas from the Elmira City School District: Amelia Munson, Elmira Free Academy (1862); Millicent Lyon, Elmira Free Academy (1905); Ada F. Wingrave, School No. 5 (1916); Eleanor C. Love, School No. 3 (1916); Richard Vockrath, School No. 8 (1922); Ralph E. Wainwright, Southside High School (1931); Milton Eddy, grammar school department (1936).Certificates02D-05F-05
This folder contains membership certificates for the following clubs and organizations: Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Ireland (Charles Seely 1877); Southern Tier Masonic Relief Association (Sidney Dibble 1887); Northern Masonic Jurisdiction (Orval T. Butler 1920); Elmira Star-Gazette Diamond Jubilee Club (Sarah M. LaDuew 1939); United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners (Donald Cronkwrite 1950); American LaFrance Sesquicentennial Celebration (Marshall & Kaye Cecce).Certificate02D-05F-06
This folder contains the following military certificates: Captain Arthur T. Lee commission, 8th Infantry US Army (1848); Harry A. Turner Columbia Accolade for service in World War I (1919); David Horwitz initiation in the Ancient Order of the Deep, US Navy (1942); memorial for Pvt. Richard Jenkins (1944); purple heart & memorial for Pvt. John Hughes (1944).Certificate02D-05F-07
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