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Manuscript Library

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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Genevieve Cesare Papers: (2) Postcards from Talitha Botsford to the Ebbrecht family with holiday greetings, December 1985 & 1986. PostcardsA0701
Genevieve Cesare Papers: (2) Postcards of Jeannie's Main Street cocktail lounge, ca. 1975. PostcardsA0702
Genevieve Cesare Papers: (8) Photographs of Jeannie's Main Street cocktail lounge, employees and patrons, 1971-1985. PhotographsA0703
Genevieve Cesare Papers: Memorial card for Genevieve Cesare, July 11, 2003.Memorial CardA0704
Genevieve Cesare Papers: Newspaper clippings about the 1972 flood and Jeannie's Main Street cocktail lounge, 1972-1985. Newspaper ClippingsA0705
Schmidt Family Correspondence: Letter to Margaret Schmidt from her Aunt Dora regarding the recent death of a family member, December 10, 1916. LetterA0801
Schmidt Family Correspondence: Letter to Margaret Schmidt from her Aunt Dora regarding Christmas and family news, December 27, 1916. LetterA0802
Schmidt Family Correspondence: Letter to Margaret Schmidt from Irving serving with Company L regarding life at Camp Wadsworth in Spartanburg, South Carolina, April 4, 1918. LetterA0803
Schmidt Family Correspondence: Letter to Margaret Schmidt from Minnie regarding her vacation to Springfield, Massachusetts, March 11, 1920. LetterA0804
Schmidt Family Correspondence: Letter to Chris Schmidt from Carl regarding his recollections of growing up in Elmira, October 12, 1922. LetterA0805
Schmidt Family Correspondence: Letter to Margaret Schmidt from Caroline regarding her life in Woodhaven, New York, September 7, 1924.LetterA0806
Flannery Apartments Papers: Proclamation from the City of Elmira honoring the long-time residents of Flannery Apartments, 1997.ProclamationA0901
Flannery Apartment Papers: Awards given to the Southport Towers Tenants Association by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).AwardsA0902
Flannery Apartment Papers: Newspaper clippings, 1985-1988.Newspaper ClippingsA0903
Flannery Apartment Papers: photo of Flannery Apartments, ca. 1980s. PhotographA0904
Flannery Apartment Papers: Handbill from the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute with a case report of the construction of Flannery Apartments, ca. 1977.HandbillA0905
Flannery Apartment Papers: Handbill on the Twin Tower Dormitories at Elmira College, ca. 1970s.HandbillA0906
Certificate from the Elmira Heights Masonic Lodge No. 913 belonging to Joseph Gural elected to the degree of Fellowcraft (2nd), May 8, 1943.CertificateA0101
The Alert Signal, May 1954.NewsletterA0102
Handwritten arithmetic notes belonging to Iris Nichols, c. 1923.DocumentsA0103
Piece of scrap paper with My Wild Iris Rose written on it in pencil.DocumentsA0104
Advertisement for "Henry's Wedding" at Thomas A. Edison High School, April 12-13.DocumentsA0105
Program for "The Magic Path" by Mrs. Elizabeth Hines Hanley and her first grade class.ProgramA0106
Packaging label for the No. 102 "Freckles" Doll kit, a Character in Hal Roach's Our Gang.DocumentsA02
Bulletin, Safety First Council, Vol. I, No. 9. Christmas Issue - December 1915. Morrow Manufacturing Company.BookletA0301
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