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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
Thomas Beecher/ Sanctuary of Park ChurchPhotographVA2b88
Thomas K. Beecher Checking ClockPhotographVA2b89
Thomas K. Beecher, S.E. Eastman & WifePhotographVA2b90
Thomas K. Beecher, S.E. Eastman & WifePhotographVA2b91
Main & Water StreetsPhotographVA2b92
Main & Water StreetPhotographVA2b93
West Water St. from Main St.PhotographVA2b94
West Water St. from Main St.PhotographVA2b95
Baldwin St.PhotographVA2b96
Early Downtown ViewPhotographVA2b97
Hendy CabinPhotographVA2b98
Cowles Hall - Elmira CollegePhotographVA2b99
Gillett Hall, Elmira CollegePhotographVA3a01
Gillett Hall, Elmira CollegePhotographVA3a02
Cowles Hall, Elmira CollegePhotographVA3a03
Gillett Hall, Elmira CollegePhotographVA3a04
Gillett Hall, Elmira CollegePhotographVA3a05
Cowles Hall, Elmira CollegePhotographVA3a06
Cowles Hall, Elmira CollegePhotographVA3a07
Cowles Hall, Elmira CollegePhotographVA3a08
Elmira College PondPhotographVA 3a09
Elmira College PondPhotographVA3a10
Van Aken Studio- InteriorPhotographVA3a105
Eldridge Park FountainPhotographVA3a11
Eldridge Park Fountain & CasinoPhotographVA3a12
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