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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
Book - First Baptist Church 175th Anniversary, 1829-2004. BookD0305
Booklets - Membership directories, First Baptist Church of Elmira: September 1, 1977; September 1, 1978.BookletsD0401
Booklet - "A Historical Discourse at the Dedication of the House of Worship", FIrst Baptist Church of Elmira, May 15, 1892.BookletD0501
Program - First Baptist Church of Elmira, Worship Service on November 19, 1905.ProgramD0502
Program - First Baptist Chuch of Elmira, Worship Service on November 3, 1907.ProgramD0503
Program - First Baptist Church of Elmira, Worship Service on January 5, 1913.ProgramD0504
Program - First Baptist Church of Elmira, Worship Service on March 13, 1921.ProgramD0505
Program - First Baptist Church of Elmira, Worship Service on July 17, 1921.ProgramD0506
Program - First Baptist Church of Elmira, Worship Service on November 9, 1947.ProgramD0507
Program - First Baptist Church of Elmira, Worship Service on March 21, 1948.ProgramD0508
Program - First Baptist Church of Elmira, Worship Service on December 19, 1948.ProgramD0509
Program - "Behold The Christ", First Baptist Church of Elmira, April 7, 1950.ProgramD0510
Program - Service of Thanksgiving, First Baptist Church of Elmira, November 19, 1950.ProgramD0511
Program - Thanksgiving Service, First Baptist Church of Elmira, November 26, 1959.ProgramD0512
Program - John W. Jones Memorial Service, First Baptist Church, December 26, 2000.ProgramD0513
Program - Church Decommissioning, First Baptist Church, September 20, 2009.ProgramD0514
Handbill - Mrs. Kent Mason, First Baptist Church of Elmira, December 2, 1878.HandbillD0601
Handbill - "Evening of Sacred Song" performed by Philip Phillips, First Baptist Church of Elmira, December 19, 1878 (2 copies).HandbillD0602
Program - Third Concert of the Railway Y.M.C.A. Series at the First Baptist Church, December 17, 1891. ProgramD0603
Ticket - Mr. Frederick Going's Shakespearean and Dramatic Recital, First Baptist Church of Elmira, April 28, 1893.Ticket D0604
Handbill & Program - "The Story of the Reformation" presented by the Young Woman's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.), First Baptist Church of Elmira, May 28-29, 1894. HandbillD0605
Program - Costume Concert, First Baptist Church, November 11, 1895. ProgramD0606
Program - Recital of Mr. Charles W. Clark, First Baptist Church of Elmira, February 6, 1896. (2 copies)ProgramD0607
Program - Second Recital of the First Baptist Church Choir, First Baptist Church of Elmira, July 2, 1896.ProgramD0608
Flier - Lecture by Mr. Todd B. Hall the Baltimore Detective, First Baptist Church of Elmira, April 2, 1899.FlierD0609
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