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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 - Pine City Baptist Church, Worship Service on December 18, 1960.ProgramD1303
Program - Pine City Baptist Church, Worship Service on June 25, 1961.ProgramD1304
Booklet - "History of Pine City Baptist Church and Its Surroundings" by Alice Eddy Oakes, Pine City Baptist Church, April 18, 1964.BookletD1305
Letter - Welcoming parents to the newly started Regular Baptist Christian School, Regular Baptist Church, circa. 1982-1983.LetterD1401
Booklet - "Home-School Guide", Regular Baptist Christian School, circa. 1982-1983.BookletD1402
Yearbook - The first yearbook "Footprints", Regular Baptist Christian School, 1982-1983.YearbookD1403
Letter - Blank stationary, Regular Baptist Church, 1991.LetterD1404
Program - "Twenty-Fifth Anniversary", Southside Baptist Church, January 18, 1920.ProgramD1501
Program - "The Crucifixion" performed by the SouthsideChoir, Southside Baptist Church, March 26, 1948.ProgramD1502
Program - "Christmastide" performed by the Southside Choir, Southside Baptist Church, December 11, 1949.ProgramD1503
Booklet - "75th Anniversary", Southside Baptist Church, April 12-13, 1969.BookletD1504
Booklet - "Minutes of the Fifth Annual Meeting", Chemung River Baptist Association, September 15-16, 1847.BookletD1601
Receipt - A donation for one hundred dollars made to the Baptist Missionary Convention of the State of New York, October 30, 1883.ReceiptD1602
Program - "Forty-second Anniversary", Millport Baptist Church, December 19-21, 1886.ProgramD1603
Letter from the Millport Baptist Church to the Redding Centre Baptist Church inviting them to the ordination of G.H. Thompson, July 1, 1890. LetterD1604
Program - "Eighty-Ninth Session", Chemung River Baptist Association, September 16-17, 1931.ProgramD1605
Program - Worship services at First Baptist Church of Horseheads, August 16, 1936.ProgramD1606
Booklet - Photos of the choruses who will be broadcasting the Gospel on radio, Birchwood Baptist Tabernacle, circa. 1955-1965.BookletD1607
Booklet - "One Hundredth Anniversary", Sullivan State Road Baptist Church, July 8, 1956.BookletD1608
Booklet - "93rd Anniversary: Moving Forward in Jesus' Name", Monumental Baptist Church, October 23-29, 1978.BookletD1609
Program - St. Paul Baptist Church, Worship Service on February 14, 1988.ProgramD1610
Pamphlet - "American Baptists: A People of Faith", American Baptist Churches USA, circa. 1990-1995.PamphletD1611
Booklet - The Gospel of Jesus Christ According to John & Romans compliments of Lighthouse Baptist Church, Horseheads, 2011. BookletD1612
Program - The Mens Club of Emmanuel Church presents Their First Annual Show "The Sunshine Minstrels," Emmanuel Episcopal Church, April 5, 1929. ProgramD1701
Program - Emmanuel Episcopal Church presents Dick Contino at the Kenney Theatre, October 26, 1949. ProgramD1702
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