Finding Aids to the Genealogy & Local History Collection
Vertical Files Index (PDF) – Vertical Files are uncatalogued ephemera: news clipping, pamphlets, photos, etc… relating to local history and genealogy.
SANBORN MAPS – ELMIRA – 1887. The Steele Memorial Library does not own original Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. According to the Library of Congress, “The Sanborn maps of New York have been scanned. Downloadable, high resolution, color images of the Sanborn maps for Elmira will be available on our site http://www.loc.gov/rr/geogmap/sanborn/ http://www.loc.gov/rr/geogmap/sanborn/ in the near future. We are not able to provide a date of availability at this time. Patrons will not be able to order prints of the maps until the images are available on the site.
Please note, you may visit the Geography and Map Division Reading Room to photograph the original Sanborn maps of Elmira. Our reference policies are available on http://www.loc.gov/rr/geogmap/refer.html http://www.loc.gov/rr/geogmap/refer.html . A list of Sanborn maps for Elmira is available on http://www.loc.gov/rr/geogmap/sanborn/city.php… http://www.loc.gov/rr/geogmap/sanborn/city.php?CITY=Elmira&