Digital Collections

Atlases of Chemung County

A collection consisting of two early atlases of Chemung County (1869,1904) and two early atlases of the City of Elmira (1876, 1896). Each image in this collection is a full scale scan of the original items.

 


Floods of Chemung County

This digital collection derived from the Chemung County Historical Society’s archive and the Chemung County Library District’s collection, includes photographs, documents, video, and/or sound recordings about the floods that impacted Chemung County.

 


High School Yearbooks

Made available by CCLD and the Chemung County Historical Society. This collection consists of High School Yearbooks from Elmira Free Academy and Elmira Southside High School.  For privacy reasons,  we will not upload a yearbook until 75 years after its publication.

 


Eric Lindsay Collection

Eric Lindsay Memorial Image Collection

A collection of local images of Elmira and surrounding areas.

 


Below are some early books concerning Elmira that are available here in full text. These are not under copyright anymore and we are glad to share them with you freely. Please wait a moment for them to load.
Elmira’s Inundation: Flood of 1889

Views of Elmira 1910

About Elmira NY (1891)

EFA Semi Centennial Anniversary 1909

1892 Elmira NY City Directory: this Directory isn’t available anywhere else, and our only print version is crumbling. Some pages may be slightly out of order in this online version, so check each section.

Part 1, 1892 (advertisers, train info, government/business info, street directory, A-D):

Part 2, 1892 (D-H):
Part 3, 1892 (H-O):
Part 4, 1892 (O-Z, business index):