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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
Program - Funeral Service for Frank Gerard Schaive, Trinity Church, August 28, 2009.ProgramC0416
Manuscript - "Resolutions on Dr. Hull's Resignation from Trinity Church", Trinity Church, 1863.ManuscriptC0501
Picture - "Trinity Episcopal Church", Trinity Church, 1898.PictureC0502
Invitation to the wedding of Rev. Charles Fitch and Elizabeth Sheffield, Trinity Church, June 19, 1909.InvitationC0503
Music - "Te Deum Laudamus in D Major" by Gwynn Bement, Trinity Church, 1919.MusicC0504
Music - "Golgotha: A Sacred Cantata" by Gwynn S. Bement, Trinity Church, 1920.MusicC0505
Pamphlet - Honoring those who lost their lives in WWII including Lieut. Charles H. VanHouten, Trinity Church, July 26, 1944.PamphletC0506
Handbill - The Trinity Episcopal Chapel Shop, Trinity Church, circa. 1990-1995.HandbillC0507
Handbill - The 14th Annual Apple Festival and Antiques Show, Trinity Church, October 9, 1993.HandbillC0508
Booklet - 1996 Trinity Church Membership Directory. BookletC0509
Invitation to a reception to celebrate the retirement of Reverend John C. Humphries from Trinity Episcopal Church, December 28, 1997.InvitationC0510
Book - Pictorial Membership Directory, Grace Church, 1978.BookC0601
Booklet - Grace Episcopal Church Membership Directory, 1988. BookletC0602
Book - Membership Directory, Grace Church, 1993.BookC0603
Booklet - Grace Episcopal Church membership directory, 1997. BookletC0604
Newsletter - "GraceNotes", Grace Church: January 1, January 15, February 1, 1990; January, March 1, April 1, April 25, May 1, December 1, 1991; December 15-January 1, 1992; December 15, 1992.NewsletterC0701
Program - Organ Recital by Richard Henry Warren, Grace Church, November 23, 1906.ProgramC0801
Program - Organ Recital by Eleanor D. Smith at Grace Church, February 17, 1918. ProgramC0802
Ticket - Garden Party with Organ Recital by William H. Morvan, Grace Church, circa. 1920-1930.TicketC0803
Program - The Corning Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Grace Church, April 29, 1990.ProgramC0804
Booklet - The Organ and the Musical Tradition at Grace Episcopal Church, 1992.BookletC0805
Program - Janet Martin Hill in an Organ Recital, Grace Church, March 7, 1993.ProgramC0806
Program - The Mansfield University Concert Choir in A Concert of Sacred Music, Grace Church, November 13, 1993.ProgramC0807
Program - A Concert Series of Great Music by Fine Performers, Grace Church, 1993-1994.ProgramC0808
Program - Musica Spei "Music of Hope" at Grace Church, March 25, 2012. ProgramC0809
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