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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
Receipt - Pew receipt for William H. Wisner, First Baptist Church of Elmira, May 18, 1833.ReceiptD0901
Program - Second Annual Benefit of the Amateur Athletic Club, First Baptist of Elmira, February 4, 1896.ProgramD0902
Program - Banquet to the Officers and Teachers of the Sunday School of the First Baptist Church, January 14, 1094. ProgramD0903
Card - "Our Birthday Wish" issued to students at the Bible School, First Baptist Church of Elmira, November 29, 1911.CardD0904
Program - Schedule for Widowed to Widowed Support Group, First Baptist Church, September 10, 1991-August 1992.ProgramD0905
Invitation to a fund raiser for Rev. William Garnett, Pator of Wellsburg Baptist Church, December 22, 1876. InvitationD1001
Program - Centennial Jubilee of the First Baptist Church of Wellsburg, September 2-3, 1889. ProgramD1002
Newsletter - Tithing Bulletin, First Baptist Church of Wellsburg, March 15, 1931. NewsletterD1003
Pamphlet - You Are Invited, First Baptist Church of Wellsburg, circa. 1950-1960.PamphletD1004
Program - 170th Anniversary of the First Baptist Church of Wellsburg, September 13, 1959. ProgramD1005
Handbill - 175th Anniversary of the First Baptist Church of Wellsburg, August 29-30, 1964.HandbillD1006
Booklet - A history of the church and Chemung River Association, First Baptist Church of Wellsburg, 1965.BookletD1007
Booklet - Restoring an Ancient Landmark, fundraising brochure for the First Baptist Church of Wellsburg, 1965. BookletD1008
Program - Dedication and 180th Anniversary of the First Baptist Church of Wellsburg, September 7, 1969.ProgramD1009
Program - Sunday Service at the First Baptist Church of Wellsburg, November 2, 1980. ProgramD1010
Program - Baccalaureate Services for the Wellsburg High School Class of 1941 at the Wellsburg Baptist Church, June 1941.ProgramD1011
Booklet - "Centennial", Breesport Baptist Church, July 1967.BookletD1101
Book - Pictorial Membership Directory, Breesport Baptist Church, November 1, 1972.BookD1102
Program - "Service of Dedication" for the new building, Breesport Baptist Church, February 9, 1975.ProgramD1103
Booklet - Historical sketch, Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church, 1958.BookletD1201
Letter - An invitation to the dedication of the new educational building, Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church, November 23, 1958.LetterD1202
Program - Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church, Worship service on March 4, 1962.ProgramD1203
Card - A tribute to Leon I. Buckley for being a member of the church for 65 years, Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church, March 4, 1962.CardD1204
Program - Schedule of prayer meetings, Southport Baptist Church, January - June 1895.ProgramD1301
Program - Schedule of prayer meetings, Southport Baptist Church, April - December 1896.ProgramD1302
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