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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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This folder contains typed notes and books about various clubs in Chemung County, including: The Elmira City Club, The American Legion, International Association of Torch Clubs, Federation of Women's Associations of Elmira, the Elmira Elks, the Zonta Club of Elmira, the Wednesday Morning Club, and the Freemasons.Booklets1839
This folder contains pamphlets, photographs, and bulletins about the North Presbyterian Church.Papers1901
This folder contains booklets, pamphlets, and various papers about the history of New York State.Booklet1902
This folder contains essays and a newspaper article about the excavation of the Newtown Mammoth.Essay1903
This folder contains an edition of the newspaper "Havana" from 1854.Newspaper1904
This folder contains an essay about the McKibbin Family in the 1870's written by Clark Wilcox.Essay1905
This folder contains newspaper articles, booklets, and essays about the history of newspaper and printing presses in Chemung County.Articles1906
This folder contains an essay titled "Military Men who Married Elmira Girls."Essay1907
This folder contains an essay written about the history of Montour Falls.Essay1908
This folder contains essays, notes, photographs, pamphlets, and sheet music of the Elmira Civic Chorus in Chemung County.Essay1909
This folder contains newspaper articles, booklets, and photographs about industry in Chemung County.Newspaper1910
This folder contains newspaper articles about Daniel McDowell.Newspaper1911
This folder contains photocopied newspaper articles about William Maxwell. Article1912
This folder contains an essay and a booklet about Ross Gilmore Marvin and Admiral Robert Peary.Essay1913
This folder contains newspaper articles about Mark Twain in Elmira.Newspaper1914
This folder contains correspondence, booklets, notes, and writings about the Mark Twain Society and his interactions in Chemung County.Correspondence1915
This folder contains photocopied newspaper articles, booklets, and pamphlets about the Steele Memorial Library.Article1916
This folder contains correspondence from John Waite to Paul Morss regarding the Lawrence Chapel in Odessa NY.Correspondence1917
This folder contains newspaper articles, handwritten notes, and correspondence about Labor Unions in Chemung County.Newspaper1918
This folder contains essays and newspaper articles about the Ku Klux Klan in Binghamton, NY.Essay1919
This folder contains the ledger for rental property on Lake Street from 1897.Book1920
This folder contains booklets about the Chemung County Logo, which was drawn by Mr. Peterson and supervised by J. Arthur Kieffer.Booklet1921
This folder contains pamphlets, essays, newspaper articles, and correspondence about railways in Chemung County.Papers1922
This folder contains newspaper articles, images, and various papers about prisons in Chemung County and newspaper articles specifically running Tom Byrne's "Reformatory Series."Newspaper1923
This folder contains a booklet, notes, and an essay about the US Postal Service in Chemung County.Booklet1924
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