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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. 

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Collection TitleTF Town FileCreatorBooth Library
Processed By
Extent2 linear feet (2 file cabinets)
AbstractTown Files contain newspaper clippings and other documents on all the towns located within Chemung County.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Big Flats Cemeteries, Parks & Memorials - Miller Cemetery/ West Hill Cemetery075-105
Big Flats Cemeteries, Parks & Memorials - Sperr Park075-110
Town of Big Flats - Big Flats Historical Society075-350
Town of Chemung - History, People & Places150-300
Town of Chemung - Schools150-400
Town of Elmira - History of the Village of Elmira, 1782-1838175-350
Town of Elmira - Schools175-400
Village of Elmira Heights - Short histories by Clark Wilcox200-360
Village of Elmira Heights - "Story of Elmira Heights" by Eleanor Harris200-370
Erin Town Files - Park Station225-105
Town of Erin - Histories by James L. Smith225-350
Town of Horseheads - People250-325
Town of Horseheads - Places250-350
Town of Horseheads - Centennial250-375
Town of Horseheads - Schools250-400
Town of Horseheads - Horseheads-Elmira Heights Proposed School Merger250-450
Horseheads Town Files - Teal Park275-105
Town of Southport - Sagetown - History, People & Places375-300
Southport Cemeteries, Parks & Memorials - Fitzsimmons Cemetery400-105
Town of Southport - People & Places400-300
Town of Southport - Prepared Histories400-325
Town of Southport - History400-350
Town of Van Etten - Schools450-400
Town of Veteran - Pine Valley475-500
Village of Wellsburg - Prepared Histories500-350
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