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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. 

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Collection TitleJAK J. Arthur Kieffer CollectionCreatorChemung County Historical Society
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This folder contains historic stories written by J. Arthur Kieffer about different aspects of Chemung County.Writings0915
This folder contains an essay written by Kieffer titled "The Washington Avenue Park," newspaper articles about the construction of the park, a speech about the Red Cross, images of individuals in Chemung County, and an article in "The Modern City" written by Kieffer.Article0916
This folder contains a series of speeches given by J. Arthur Kieffer. Speech0917
This folder contains various newspaper articles about J. Arthur Kieffer and various golf tournaments in Chemung County.Article0918
This folder contains newspapers from Elmira newspapers ranging from 1924-1978. Newspaper1001
This folder contains newspaper articles about the Red Hat Society.Newspaper1002
This folder contains a memorandum of every gift J. Arthur Kieffer gave to the Chemung County Historical Society, as well as minutes from the November 5, 1969 meeting for the Board of Trustees, in which J. Arthur Kieffer spoke. Memorandum1003
This folder contains a booklet celebrating the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court Third Judicial Department's 100 years of judicial service, signed by the Justices.Booklet1004
This folder contains a list of Confederate soldiers buries in Woodlawn Cemetery, images of the Civil War Camp buildings and individuals affiliated with the camp, and a conservation assessment report for the Arnot Art Museum.Image1005
This folder contains newspaper articles and a report on Interstate Highway 86.Article1006
This folder contains photocopied newspaper articles about the "Mary and Hannah" silver trophy discovery, Sullivan's raid from the Indian side, the battle between Civil War sites and Disney parks, the history of the Chemung River, and an article about the oldest bell in the Catholic School system in Rochester.Article1007
This folder contains correspondence between Victor Fernandez and J. Arthur Kieffer, essays, and articles about the Hispanic History Project, Hispanic individuals who have been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, an essay titled "Hispanic Contributions During the Civil War," and various papers about military contributions of ethnic groups during the Civil War by Victor Fernandez.Correspondence1008
This folder contains correspondence to J. Arthur Kieffer about Pearl Harbor.Correspondence1009
This folder contains newsletters from the Chemung County Nursing Facility, the Elmira City School District, the Retired Public Employees Association, the Chemung County Historical Society, the New York Landmarks Conservancy, and the Polish National Alliance of North America.Newsletter1010
This folder contains editions of Pathfinder, the 459th Bomb Group Association's newsletter, ranging from Volume 8 (1991) to Volume 21 (2004).Newsletter1011
This folder contains a booklet titled "The Life of F. H. Turner" written by Evelyn Turner, a history of St. Joseph's Hospital, and an edition of the Great Foundations and WWII Memorial Society's newsletters.Booklet1012
This folder contains correspondence, notes, cards, and various papers about the Del-Y-Club.Correspondence1013
This folder contains a newspaper article about Madison County's Abolitionist history, a pamphlet about preserving the heritage of New York State, and a book titled W.F. Hall.Book1014
This folder contains newspaper articles and various papers about gas wells in Chemung County.Newspaper1101
This folder contains newspaper articles and newsletters about the history of vehicles in Chemung County. Newspaper1102
This folder contains newspaper articles and photographs of alumni of the Elmira City Rotary.Newspaper1103
This folder contains essays and newspaper articles about the Dobell family, the history of Burlington County, and a photocopied clipping from 1871 of an add for the Pittston and Elmira Coal Company.Essay1104
This folder contains correspondence between James Killela and Bill Wallace about the National Geodetic Survey Marks.Correspondence1105
This folder contains an essay by Carol Kammen titled "On Doing Local History," as well as various papers from Carol Kammen.Essay1106
This folder contains photocopied records of appointments for positions in the Civil War army and photocopied blueprints of the Arnot Barracks.Photocopy1107
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