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.
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.
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.
A collection of local images of Elmira and surrounding areas.
City Directories and Books
Made Available on NY Heritage by CCLD and SCRLC:
History of Seven Counties. An outline history of Tioga and Bradford counties in Pennsylvania, Chemung, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Schuyler in New York : by townships, villages, boro’s and cities. 1885.
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):