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Collection TitleCL 136 United Baptist Church CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin, Kristen Goble
Date Completed:December 2014
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by the United Baptist Church in 2011. 
Terms:Elmira (N.Y.); Churches, Baptist
Historical:

 

Official recognition of First Baptist Church took place in 1829.  The first church building went up in 1830 on land donated by Geoffrey Wisner.  Membership grew steadily in the church and by 1847 it became necessary to build a second, larger edifice.  Also in 1847, escaped slave John W. Jones came to Elmira and began his fifty years of service as Sexton for First Baptist Church.  In 1892, the church spent over $70,000 on a third and final building, which still stands today. 

 

Southside Baptist Church began around 1888 when residents of the south side of Elmira opened their homes for Friday evening prayer meetings.  Soon, attendance at these meetings warranted the building of a permanent church home.  In 1891 the Baptist Mission Sunday School was formed and Wednesday evening prayer meetings were held in a rented store on the corner of Pennsylvania and South Avenues.  Three years later Southside Baptist Church was officially organized.  In 1895 the lot where the temporary church was located was bought and construction on the church building began.  An addition was built in 1953 to accommodate the flourishing membership.

 

First Baptist Church and Southside Baptist Church combined around 2011 and now form United Baptist Church.

Scope:

The United Baptist Chuch Collection is broken down into several series.

Series I: First Baptist Church Membership Files - Church membership files, 1950s-2000s, featuring genealogical information, newspaper clippings and photographs.

Series II: First Baptist Church Collection - Church administrative documents, annual reports, programs, newsletters, photographs and assorted documents.

Series III: Southside Baptist Church Collection - Church administrative documents, programs, photographs and assorted documents. 

Extent13 linear feet
Date Span1829-2009
AbstractThis collection contains the records of the First and Southside Baptist Churches of Elmira.  From the First Baptist Church, it includes membership files, programs, newsletters, photographs and miscellaneous records.  From the Southside Baptist Church, the collection includes programs, newsletters, photographs, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous records.   


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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
First Baptist Church Collection
Newsletter - The Lantern, First Baptist Church: January 2000; July 2000; August 2000; January 2006.NewsleterG0501
Program - Calendar of Services presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, April 3, 1910.ProgramG0601
Program - Calendar for Services, presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, April, 27, 1930.ProgramG0602
Program - Order of Worship, First Baptist Church, Elmira, December 9, 1934.ProgramG0603
Program - Order of Worship presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, February 23, 1941.ProgramG0604
Program - Order of Worship presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, April 4, 1943.ProgramG0605
Program - Order of Worship presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, July 30, 1944.ProgramG0606
Program - Order of Worship presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, December 26, 1948.ProgramG0607
Program - Order of Worship presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, April 15, 1949.ProgramG0608
Program - Easter Sunrise Service presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, April 17, 1949.ProgramG0609
Program - Order of Worship presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, November 13, 1949.ProgramG0610
Program - Installation Service presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, January 29, 1950.ProgramG0611
Program - Order of Worship presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, October 1, 1950.ProgramG0612
Program - 125th Anniversary presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, November 17, 1954.ProgramG0613
Program - 125th Anniversary Order of Worship presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, November 17, 1954.ProgramG0614
Program - Children's Day Order of Worship presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, May 19, 1957.ProgramG0615
Program - Order of Worship presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, October 27, 1957.ProgramG0616
Program - Order of Worship presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, September 7, 1958.ProgramG0617
Program - Baptist Women's Day of Prayer presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, December 5, 1958.ProgramG0618
Program - Family Christmas Party presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, December 7, 1958.ProgramG0619
Program - The Meal in the Upper Room presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, March 1959.ProgramG0620
Program - YMCA Sunday Order of Worship presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira January 18, 1959.ProgramG0621
Program - Order of Worship presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, November 20, 1960.ProgramG0622
Program - Order of Worship presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, January-December 1961.ProgramG0701
Program - Order of Service presented by First Baptist Church, Elmira, January-December 1962.ProgramG0801
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