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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.

 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
Newsletter - "Newsbeam", Trinity Church, April 1954.NewsletterC0203
Newsletter - Trinity Church Record, May 2017. NewsletterC0204
Program - "The Mikado" by the Trinity Church Choir at the Elmira Opera House, June 13-14, 1894.ProgramC0301
Program - "The Gondoliers" by the Trinity Church Choir at the Elmira Opera House, February 20-22, 1895. (2 versions)ProgramC0302
Program - Trinity Church Choir in concert, ca. 1896. ProgramC0303
Program - "The Crucifixion: A Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer", Trinity Church, April 21, 1905.ProgramC0304
Program - "A Review of the History of Trinity Episcopal Church", Trinity Church, November 9, 1955.ProgramC0305
Program - "Arts at Trinity", Trinity Church, November 18, 1984.ProgramC0306
Program - "Tenth Annual Antique Show and Apple Festival", Trinity Church, October 14, 1989.ProgramC0307
Program - "Evenings at Trinity presents A Night On Broadway", Trinity Church, circa. 1989-1994.ProgramC0308
Program - Ash Wednesday Worship Service, Trinity Church, February 27, 1884.ProgramC0401
Program - Rededication Service, Trinity Church, June 12, 1983.ProgramC0402
Program - Thanksgiving Day Worship Service, Trinity Church, November 24, 1988.ProgramC0403
Program - Trinity Church, Worship Service on March 18, 1990.ProgramC0404
Program - Trinity Church, Worship Service on March 21, 1990.ProgramC0406
Program - Thanksgiving Day Worship Service, Trinity Church, November 22, 1990.ProgramC0407
Program - Lenten Worship Service, Trinity Church, April 8, 1992.ProgramC0408
Program - Lenten Worship Service, Trinity Church, March 10, 1993.ProgramC0409
Program - Thanksgiving Day Worship Service, Trinity Church, November 25, 1993.ProgramC0410
Program - Thanksgiving Day Worship Service, Trinity Church, November 23, 1995.ProgramC0411
Program - Closure of the Ministry of Reverend John Humphries, Trinity Church, December 28, 1997.ProgramC0412
Program - "The Celebration of a New Ministry: Induction of Reverend Dr. William Lutz", Trinity Church, November 9, 1999.ProgramC0413
Program - Funeral Service for Dorothy Jean Kingman, Trinity Church, July 19, 2000.ProgramC0414
Program - Lenten Worship Service, Trinity Church, February 20, 2002.ProgramC0415
Program - The Holy Eucharist, Trinity Church, June 15, 2003.ProgramC0416
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