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Collection TitleCL 159 Lillian Bystrom Scrapbook CollectionCreatorChemung County Historical Society
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:September 2016
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Diana Rackley in 2016.
Terms:Concerts; Elmira (N.Y.); Elmira Symphony Orchestra; Elmira Symphony Orchestra & Choral Society

Lillian Bystrom of Elmira was a violinist with the Elmira Symphony Orchestra. She began her music career in the 1920s playing in the Elmira Free Academy orchestra, as well as various private recitals. She was an avid theater-goer. She died in 1988.


The Lillian Bystrom Scrapbook Collection contains two scrapbooks of materials related to local music and theatrical performances from 1923 to 1932, and 1963 to 1967.

Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1919-1967
AbstractThis collection contains Lillian Bystrom’s scrapbooks on local arts activities.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Program - Elmira Boys' Band Concert at the Armory, February 27, 1925.Program010304
Program - Elmira College School of Music concert, March 2, 1925.Program010305
Program - Thursday Morning Musicales recital at the Park Church Lecture Room, March 19, 1925.Program010306
Program - Organ Recital by Palmer Christian at the Park Church, March 22, 1925.Program010307
Business card for Benjamin L. Rendell of M. Doyle Marks Co., ca. 1925.Business Card010308
Program - Concert by the pupils of Welch Music Studios at the Park Church Lecture Room, March 31, 1925.Program010309
Program - Easter Services at North Presbyterian Church, April 12, 1925.Program010310
Program - Christ the King: An Easter Cantata at Park Church, April 12, 1925.Program010311
Program - Eight Popular Victor Artists at the Lyceum Theatre, April 13, 1925. (2 versions)Program010312
Program - Hedding Epworth League presents "The Choirmaster" at Hedding Methodist Church, April 23-24, 1925.Program010313
Program - Southside High School Senior Class presents "Clarence," April 24-25, 1925. (with ticket)Program010314
Program - Elmira Free Academy Class of 1925 presents "Adam and Eve," May 1-2, 1925.Program010315
Program - The Adelphia Sorority presents "The Famous Mrs. Fair," spring 1925.Program010316
Program - Recital by the pupils of the Welch Music School at the Park Church Lecture Room, June 9, 1925.Program010317
Program - Harmony Club Concert, spring 1925.Program010318
Menu - Elmira Free Academy Senior Class Banquet at the Langwell Hotel, June 22, 1925. (with place cards)Menu010319
Program - First Annual Commencement of the Southside High School, June 23, 1925.Program010320
Program - Sixty-Fifth Annual Commencement of the Elmira Free Academy, June 24, 1925.Program010321
Program - Elmira Symphony Orchestra concert at Rorick's Glen Theatre, June 14, 1925.Program010322
Invitation to the commencement exercises of the Geneseo State Normal School, June 19, 1925.Invitation010323
Lillian Bystrom's name tag from a Kappa Epsilon sorority event.Name Tag010324
Program - Cinderella at the New Grotto Park Theatre, February 13, 1915.Program010325
Program - Order of Services at the Cathedra of St. John the Devine, December 27, 1925.Program010326
Newspaper clippings from 1925 about Elmira Symphony Orchestra; area theatrical productions; E.F.A. Senior class banquet; recital my Marjorie Seeley; radio concert by Charles Ruggles & Edward L. Pettengill.Newspaper Clippings010327
Program - Order of Services at First Methodist Episcopal Church, January 3, 1926.Program010401
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