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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.

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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
Booklet - "Immanuel -- God Is With Us: A Christmas Sermon" by Rev. Albert G. Cornwell, Park Church, December 20, 1914.BookletA0603
Booklet - "The Sunday Evening Problem: The Story of an Experiment" by Rev. Albert G. Cornwell, Park Church, January 1915.BookletA0604
Booklet - "The Mission of the Park Church To-Day" by Rev. Albert G. Cornwell, Park Church, January 31, 1915.BookletA0605
Booklet - "The Historical Setting of the Park Church as Its Inspiration for the Future" by Rev. Albert G. Cornwell, Park Church, January 30, 1916.BookletA0606
Booklet - A pastoral letter from Rev. Albert G. Cornwell including a list of dates for his sermons and lectures, Park Church, February 18, 1917.BookletA0607
Booklet - "Some Compensations of the War" by Rev. Albert G. Cornwell, Park Church, December 2, 1917.BookletA0608
Letter from Rev. Albert G. Cornwell addressed to Ben, Park Church, 1910-1920.LetterA0609
Letter from Rev. Albert G. Cornwell to Benjamin F. Levy about the status of three French children adopted by the War Chest, Park Church, September 29, 1919.LetterA0610
Booklet - "A Year of Seeming Disaster: The Story of 1919" by Rev. Albert G. Cornwell, Park Church, January 23, 1920.BookletA0611
Booklet - "Working Out A Faith" by Rev. Albert G. Cornwell, Park Church, January 28, 1923.BookletA0612
Booklet - "The Jew and Jesus: The Religion of the Future" by Rev. Albert G. Cornwell, Park Church, January 17, 1926.BookletA0613
Booklet - "My Thoughts On Religion" by Rev. Albert G. Cornwell, Park Church, January 4, 1931.BookletA0614
Booklet - A pastoral letter from Rev. Albert G. Cornwell including a list of dates for his sermons and lectures, Park Church, February 19, 1931.BookletA0615
Booklet - "Resurrection -- A Criterion of Success" by Rev. Albert G. Cornwell, Park Church, Easter Day 1931.BookletA0616
Booklet - "The Lengthened Shadow of a Man" by Rev. Albert G. Cornwell, Park Church, February 10, 1935.BookletA0617
Booklet - "The Eternal's Last Word: A Christmas Sermon" by Rev. Albert G. Cornwell, Park Church, December 20, 1936.BookletA0618
Booklet - "Tales - Old But New" by Rev. Albert G. Cornwell, Park Church, November 15, 1942.BookletA0619
Booklet - "Historic Reasons for Gratitude" by Rev. Albert G. Cornwell, Park Church, November 22, 1942.BookletA0620
Novelty - Small keepsake item commemorating Rev. Thomas K. Beecher and his wife featuring a portrait and quote from each tied together (2 copies), Park Church, 1896.NoveltyA0701
Booklet - "The Old Town Clock" by Sara M. Billings commemorating Rev. Thomas K. Beecher, Park Church, circa. 1900.BookletA0702
Picture - "Park Church and Pastor Beecher, Forty Years Ago", Park Church, February 11, 1894 (2 copies).PictureA0703
Booklet - "Our Work As A Church" by Rev. Thomas K. Beecher, Park Church, April 1872.BookletA0704
Program - Dedication and Opening of the Beecher Memorial Organ, Park Church, December 6, 1906 (2 copies).ProgramA0801
Program - Celebration of the Centennial of the Birth of Thomas K. Beecher, Park Church, February 10, 1924.ProgramA0802
Manuscript - "Music in the Park Church" by Eva Taylor, Park Church, January 7, 1946.ManuscriptA0803
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