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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

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Titled:"Instructions for Care and Operation 6 Cylinder Engines";The Buda Company,Harvey(Chicago),Illinois,No. 661,66pages with photos.BookA0101
Twenty issues of "The Fire Truck Market Letter" published by The LaFrance Fire Engine Company, Elmira,NY; issues from June 1988 to March 1990 inclusive,missing April'89,October'89BookletsA0201
The Vintage Truck Monthly, no. 2, February 1989.MagazineA0301
Card showing the Curtis Fire Stream Computer compliments of American LaFrance.CardA0401
The Ford Industries, 1926.BookletA0501
Large loose leaf notebook with specifications and catalog numbers of various car (and truck) engine parts.NotebookA0601
Mechanical drawings and specs for the following American LaFrance fire engines: Model W Chassis; Model W Dump Chassis; Model W Tractor, 131' wheel base, and Model W tractor, 143' wheel base.DiagramsA0701
Notes on the turning radius of 2R, 3R and 5R axles with diagrams, one set re the 5 ton (John Delaney)Exp Truck, position of steering column basket.DocumentA0702
Standard Stock Stop for Punch & Die, January 29, 1920.BlueprintA0703
Article: History of Fire Apparatus Cylinder Changes, November 4, 1926.DocumentA0704
Article: 5R Motor Lubrication and Breather TestsDocumentA0705
Crankcase and Timing Gear Case Cover Motor Troubles for the Period ending January 1, 1926.DocumentA0706
Article: Motor Troubles, November 1, 1925.DocumentA0707
Article: Fire Apparatus Cam Shaft Changes--Inlet Cam ShaftsDocumentA0708
Memo to J.J.May titled "Oil Capacity of Commercial Truck Motors(Historical)",dated September 13, 1926.MemorandumA0709
Article: Commercial Truck Motor Oil Capacity.DocumentA0710
Memo to Mr. May titled "Test For 5R Motor Rear Bearing Leaks With Double Slinger Crank Shaft," October 21, 1926.DocumentA0711
2R & 5R Piston Data".DocumentA0712
"Alfco Dramatic Club in a play: The Third Degree." American LaFrance employees take part in a play.Newspaper ClippingA0713
Pump Gears, abstract of C.S. Baker's log reports for 1925.DocumentA0714
Article: Pump Gears--History.DocumentA0715
5R-1200-Motor assembly & 5R-861-oil pan.DocumentA0716
Memo to J.J.May from "EC", titled "Oil capacity of Experimental Prressure Feed Motor 5R-5330," December 31, 1926.MemoA0717
Article: ALFCO Steering Gear Installation on Old 5-Ton Trucks Replacing Ross Gear, by W.C. Lacey.DocumentA0718
Techinical Drawings for American LaFrance for 3R(3 1/2 ton) and 5R(5 ton) Commercial Trucks. 5R-1546.DiagramA0719
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