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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
Flier - Lecture by Rev. S. Hartwell Pratt, First Baptist Church of Elmira, April 9, 1899.FlierD0610
Program - Christmastide Recital by Robert G. Weigester, First Baptist Church, December 31, 1901. ProgramD0611
Program - Dramatic Recital of Cyrano DeBergerac by Mr. S.H. Clark at the First Baptist Church, November 22, 1906. ProgramD0612
Program - Pianoforte Recital of Mme. Julie Rive-King, First Baptist Church of Elmira, May 29, 1908. ProgramD0613
Handbill - Pianoforte Recital of Mme. Julie Rive-King, First Baptist Church of Elmira, May 29, 1908. (2 copies)HandbillD0614
Program - "Thanksgiving Meeting on the Occasion of the Surrender of the German Empire", First Baptist Church of Elmira, November 12, 1918.ProgramD0615
Program - All Request Organ Recital, First Baptist Church of Elmira, May 22, 1947.ProgramD0616
Program - Organ Recital of James Tallis, First Baptist Church of Elmira, May 2, 1950.ProgramD0617
Program - O! Freedom!, drama to benefit the John W. Jones Museum, First Baptist Church, November 14 & 15, 1998. ProgramD0618
Program - John W. Jones Memorial Service at the First Baptist Church, Elmira, December 26, 2000.ProgramD0619
Program - Farewell Organ Concert by the Chemung Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists at the First Baptist Church, Elmira, January 24, 2009. ProgramD0620
Letter - Recommendation for Rev. William T. Henry, First Baptist Church of Elmira, June 15, 1872.LetterD0701
Book - Illuminated book celebrating the 40th year of Reverend William T. Henry's pastorate, First Baptist Church of Elmira, March 15, 1916.BookD0702
Documents - Contracts signed by parish members promising to pay set sums toward a Christmas gift for Rev. W. T. Henry and family, First Baptist Church of Elmira, circa. 1900s-1920s.DocumentsD0703
Novelty - Pages featuring Rev. W. T. Henry, Mrs. W. T. Henry, and the First Baptist Church with quotations; First Baptist Church of Elmira, circa. 1920s.NoveltyD0704
Manuscript - J. Sloat Fassett speaking on the behalf of Rev. William T. Henry's resignation, First Baptist Church of Elmira, December 1920 (2 copies).ManuscriptD0705
Manuscript - Rev. W. T. Henry on Rev. Thomas K. Beecher read at the Beecher Centennial Supper, First Baptist Church of Elmira, February 12, 1924.ManuscriptD0706
Program - Responsive Service For the Unveiling of the W. T. Henry Memorial Tablet, First Baptist Church of Elmira, March 27, 1927.ProgramD0707
Card - A promise to live a Christian life from the Rev. J. Wilbur Chapman Tour, First Baptist Church of Elmira, March - April 1899.CardD0801
Envelope - Free will offering for Rev. J. Wilbur Chapman's Tour, First Baptist Church of Elmira, March - April 1899.EnvelopeD0802
Program - The second week of services for Rev. J. Wilbur Chapman's Tour, First Baptist Church of Elmira, March - April 1899 (2 versions).ProgramD0803
Flier - "Special Meeting For Men Only", First Baptist Church of Elmira, March - April 1899.FlierD0804
Flier - "Important Talk for Men Only", First Baptist Church of Elmira, March - April 1899.FlierD0805
Flier - "Some Things About Dissipation, Infidelity, Morality", First Baptist Church of Elmira, March 29, 1899.FlierD0806
Flier - "Chased Out Of The World", First Baptist Church of Elmira, April 4, 1899.FlierD0807
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