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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.

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Collection TitleOSMC Oversized Manuscript CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKim Richards
Date Completed:August 21, 2007
Extent6 linear feet
AbstractThe OSMC Collection is oversized documents, scrapbooks and other archival materials that are too large to be stored in the MC Collection.

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Scrapbook is full of business trade cards.Scrapbook0205
Dr. Thomas M. Flood's certificate of membership in the Medical Society of Chemung County, June 17, 1879. Certificate0205
Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings from the early 1900s regaringing Elmira's early years.Scrapbook0206
Photo Album contains photographs of the Pack Family, people include: Adam Gardner, Mary and Celia Pack, Lizzie Custar, Emma McCann, Mary & Lizzie Shapple and Kate Wright.Photo Album0302
Scrapbook belonging to Lea Whittaker contains newspaper clippings on Railroads, Trolleys, the 1972 Flood and Elmira History.Scrapbook0501
Album contains photographs of the Erie Railroad, City of Elmira, and "correctly show crossings and views of the Erie railroad from Miller Street to Washington Ave Bridge, April 27, 1927". Photographer Fred T. Loomis and was the property of Bareau of Engineering.Photo Album0502
Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings telling the history of the Elmira Symphony Orchestra Society.Scrapbook06
Novel Series: Held in Bondage: A Story of Tangled Lives, published by Otto Ruediger, Publishing and Premium House, Elmira. c1890-1910. Numbers: 1, 19-27, 29, 34-40, 52, 55, 61, 67-82, 85, 88, 91-93, 102-104, 106-107 and 109.Booklets07
David Parke Scrapbook contains trade cards for local businesses.Scrapbook0802
Mark Twain Hotel Telephone Directory for 1973.Directory0803
Cartes-de-visite photo album of the Murdock/ Hall Families. Pictures include: Kate & Agnes Murdock, John Murdock, Murdock Home in Elmira, Hall Home in Elmira, Elmira College, Welles Hall, Carrie Hall, Lizzie Murdock, and Fred Hall.Photo Album0804
Scrapbook containing photographs, reports, newspaper clippings, bulletins, newsletters, flyers, and programs pertaning to the Elmira Constitution and Elmira Constitution Celebration.Sracpbook09
Scrapbook contains newspaper clipping for the Del-Y Club c. 1939-1951.Scrapbook09
Eleanor Manchester scrapbook, ca. 1930. Subjects include Southside High School, Elmira events and Hollywood news. Scrapbook0902
Photo Album from the Thatcher Glass Convention in 1919. Photos include: F. E. Baldwin, H. L. Beebe, S. A. Benson, E. A. Boltz, Roy Brown, F. L. Collins, M. E. Cramer, F. D. Crispin, R. S. Edwards, R. M. Franton, H. J. Hayes, H. D. Matthews, R. J. Merriman, C. N. Mutchler, R. W. Niver, C. H. Owen, E. J. Pittman, W. E. Shaneman, J. R. Spillman, L. D. Up De Graff and G. A. Walters.Photo Album0903
Scrapbook contains articles and information regarding the Chemung County Board of Supervisors.Scrapbook1001
Notebook contains information on the East Elmira Home Bureau Unit.Notebook1002
Assorted Family photographs from Edward Jeziorski, Jr. Photo Album1003
Book - Personal War Sketches Presented to G.A.R. Baldwin Post No. 6, Elmira, Department of New York, by Jacob Sloat Fassett, 1892. Grand Army of the Republic.Book11
Chemung County Newcomers Club scrapbook, 1988-1989, includes newsletters; photos of members and events; event programs; area tourism brochures.Scrapbook120001
Scrapbook contains photographs from the Willys-Morrow Company.Scrapbook1201
Series of 9 mini-scrapbook containing photographs of Elmira and various trips outside of the area. Scrapbook1202
Box contains 4 copies, in various stages of the book: Elmira Illustrated, 1890 by the H.R. Page & Co (q974.779). Three of the copies are unbound, 1 copy is bound and 1 copy is incomplete.Book13
Clara Peckham Collection - Folder contains a cloth US Army In Service Flag and 4 Miscellaneous cloth Shirt decals/ patches.Patches1401
Clara Peckham Collection - Folder contains the following World War II Atlases: Captain Bryan's Pacific War Atlas, Planters Our Fighting Forces, The New Matthews - Northrup Global Atlas of the World at War, The Island of Hawaii - Chamber of Commerce of Hilo and the Rand McNally road map of Northeaster United States.Atlas1402
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