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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 TitleMC 19 ReligionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByCalvin Brewer; Caitlin Kenney
Date Completed:Summer 2006
Date Updated:Spring 2010
Provenance:The Religion Collection is a series of donations made by the community.
Terms:

 1st Presbyterian;  2nd Presbyterian;  Adventists; AME Zion;  Baptist; Beecher, Thomas;    Bentley, Richard;  Bethel Church;  Big Flats Episcopal;  Big Flats Presbyterian;  B'nai Israel;  Breesport Baptist;  Breesport Methodist Episcopal Church;  Catholic;  Cavalry Church;  Centenary M.E. Church;  Centenary Methodist;  Centenary United Methodist; Central Christian Church;  Century Church;  Chancel of Trinity Church;  Chemung Methodist Episcopal Church;  Christ Episcopal; Christian Endeavor Society; Christian Science;  Churches;  Congregation Shomray Hadath;  Dexter, E. W.;  Dundee Methodist Episcopal;  Elmira Baptist;  Episcopal;  Erin Methodist Episcopal;  Faith Temple;  First Baptist;  First Church of the Nazarene;  First Methodist;  First United Church of Christ;  Franklin Street Presbyterian;  German Evangelical;  Grace Church;  Hedding Methodist;  Henry, Rev. William T.;  Holy Trinity Lutheran;  Horseheads Methodist;  Horseheads Presbyterian;  Jewish;  Lake Street Presbyterian;  Lowman Church;  Lutheran;  Methodist;  Mormons;  Mount Saviour Benedictine Monastery;  Murdoch, David;  North Presbyterian;  Northside Community;  Notre Dame;  Oakwood Avenue Methodist Episcopal;  Oneida Community;  Our Lady of Lourdes;  Park Church;  Pentecostal;  Presbyterian;  Religion;  Riverside Methodist;  Russian Orthodox Church;  South Presbyterian;  St. Anthony's;  St. Casimir's;  St. Charles Borromeo;  St. John the Baptist;  St. Mary's;  St. Matthew's;  St. Nickolas;  St. Patrick's;  St. Peter & Paul;  St. Vincent De Paul;  St. Nicholas Ukrainian;  Stough Evangelistic Campaign;  Sullivanville Church;  Trinity Church;  United Methodist - Catlin;  Van Etten Churches;  Webb Mills Methodist;  Wellsburg Baptist;  Westminster Presbyterian;  Westside Methodist.

Notes:More information can be found in the following collections:  Alfred "Chick" Hilbert Files (CF 6100 - 6135); Archival Collection (Cl 05 - Mabel Wood Collection, CL 08 - J. Arthur Kieffer Collection, CL 12 - Carl Edward Howell Collection, CL 20 - Hardin Collection, CL 37 - Temple B'Nai Israel); Clark Wilcox Papers (CWP 1, 2, 18, 25, 26, 30, 36); Flat Files (FF); Manuscript Collection (MC 39 - Communications, MC 40 - Thomas Beecher/ Beecher Family, MC 74 - People, MC 82 - People); Maps, Architectural Drawings, Oversized (MP); Photograph Collection (PC 20, 37, 38, 39, 74); Postcard Collection (PTC); Stereographic Cards (SC 4), Subject Files (VF 380-010 - 380-225).
Extent3 linear feet
Date Span1870-present
AbstractThe Religion Collection contains church brochures, programs, histories and other documents relating to the various churches located in Elmira and Chemung County.


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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Handbill - Rev. T.J. Bolger will deliver a lecture on "The Boldness of a Preacher" to the John A. Robinson Class for Men, First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, February 6, 1916.HandbillE0713
Handbill - Rev. T.J. Bolger will speak on "Humbled and Exalted" to the John A. Robinson Class for Men, First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, February 13, 1916.HandbillE0714
Book - "Minutes of the Elizabeth Guild", First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, October 6, 1942 - December 7, 1948.BookE0801
Report - Annual Budget for the Elizabeth Guild, First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, 1945-1946.ReportE0802
Document - Notes on a meeting of the Elizabeth Guild, First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, December 7, 1948.DocumentE0803
Document - Official minutes for a meeting of the Elizabeth Guild, First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, December 7, 1948.DocumentE0804
Document - Notes on a meeting of the Elizabeth Guild, First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, circa. 1948-1949.DocumentE0805
Document - Minutes for the Elizabeth Guild, First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, January 25, 1949.DocumentE0806
Booklets - Program & membership for the Elizabeth Guild, First Presbyterian Church of Elmira on: 1961, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1974.BookletsE0807
Booklet - "A Sermon, on the occasion of the death of Milton Partridge" by David Murdoch, First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, July 25, 1854.BookletE0901
Bill - Blank form reminding recipient to pay off an installment of their percent, First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, 1878.BillE0902
Booklet - "Texts of Sermons" kept by J.L. Gregg, First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, January 1, 1881 - January 8, 1882.BookletE0903
Certificate - Membership for Mrs. Martha W. Spence, First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, February 1, 1925.CertificateE0904
Pamphlet - Alterations to be made in order to accomodate the new organ, First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, March 5, 1928.PamphletE0905
Stationary - Blank stationary with picture of the church in the corner, First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, circa. 1945-1960.StationaryE0906
Newsletter - The First Presbyterian Press, First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, March 1951.NewsletterE0907
Booklet - "The Dial", First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, 1961.BookletE0908
Booklet - "The Highlander", First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, June 1966.BookletE0909
Document - "Welcome to the new home of First Presbyterian Church", First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, 1967.DocumentE0910
Booklet - Presbyterian Church Manual, First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads, 1890.BookletE1001
Program - "150th Anniversary", First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads, February 7, 1982.ProgramE1002
Booklet - "A History of the First Presbyterian Church" by Beverly Selby, First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads, 1983.BookletE1003
Handbill - "Thanksgiving Silver Shower", Franklin St. Presbyterian Church, November 27, 1906.HandbillF0101
Handbill - "Fiftieth Anniversary" program, Franklin St. Presbyterian Church, October 23-28, 1932.HandbillF0102
Manuscript - Mame Arnold Robertson's recollections of attending the church in the 1890s, Franklin St. Presbyterian Church, October 1932.ManuscriptF0103
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