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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 TitleMC 30 Police DepartmentCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByLaura Zanda
Date Completed:Spring 2007
Provenance:The Elmira Police Department collection is a series of donations made by various donors.
Extent.5 linear feet
AbstractThe Elmira Police Department Collection contains booklets and reports relating to the history of the organization.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Patrol diary - Joshua L. Baker, policeman, 1894-1904. Includes record of arrests, pay record and list of fellow officers. DiaryA0001
Patrol Diary - Detective Sargent Charles Gradwell, 1908. Includes reports of crimes & details of his investigations. DiaryA0002
Patrol Diary - Detective Sargent Charles Gradwell, 1910. Includes reports of crimes & details of his investigations. DiaryA0003
Patrol Diary - Detective Sargent Charles Gradwell, 1911. Includes reports of crimes & details of his investigations. DiaryA0004
Essay - "History of the Elmira Police Department to 1875" by Mary Ann Richer & Loranne Owsley.ManuscriptA0101
Essay - "The History of the Elmira Police Department from 1864 to 1930" by Laurann Owsley, 1968. ManuscriptA0102
Essay - "Sources and Methodology for Elmira Police Department History" by Mary Ann Richer, 1968. ManuscriptA0103
Booklet - Ninth Annual Report of the Police Commissioners, Chief-of-Police, Police Matron and Police Surgeon of the City of Elmira, N.Y. for the Year Ending February 1, 1892. BookletA0202
Pay Roll of the Police Department of the City of Elmira, ca. 1910s. DocumentA0203
Booklet - Rules and Regulations and Organization of the Police Department of the City of Elmira, New York, 1982. BookletA0204
Essay - "Internship Report of the Elmira Police Department" by Sarajane Price, 1969. ManuscriptA0301
(3) DVDs with photographs of Elmira Police Department staff, events and scrapbooks, 1900-2010.Compact DisksA0401
Letter from the Chemung County Sheriff to A.D. Loomis regarding his appointment as deputy, February 24, 1867. LetterA0501
Handbill - John Penny wanted for the murder of Chief-of-Police John J. Finnell & Detective Sergeant Charles F. Gradwell, issued by the Chemung County Sheriff, March 23, 1915. HandbillA0502
Newsletter - The Edge, Chemung County Deputy Sheriff's Association: January 1982. NewsletterA0503
Card with information about New York State Police dog Dobbs.Card, TradeA0504

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