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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 - Miss Mary A. Waddell; Laryngeal Whistler and Bird Warbler, Park Church Romp Room, November 11, 1910.ProgramA0126
Program - "The Pledging of Polly" by the Adelphia Society, Park Church Romp Room, November 26, 1910.ProgramA0127
Handbill - Cora Mel Patten Recitals, Park Church, January 4-6, 1911. (3 versions)HandbillA0128
Program - Wellesley College Benefit Concert, Park Church, September 25, 1914. ProgramA0129
Program - Concert featuring Inez Barbour, Orville Harrold & Anthony Powers at the Park Church, May 10, 1918. ProgramA0130
Program - Erwin Nyiregyhazi, Park Church, October 24, 1921.ProgramA0131
Program - Concert by Mme. Ganna Walska, Max Kaplick and Mme. Jeanne Krieger, Park Church, February 19, 1923. ProgramA0132
Program - Walter Gieseking; Pianist, Park Church, March 15, 1926.ProgramA0133
Program - Organ Recital by Palmer Christian, Park Church, March 21, 1926.ProgramA0134
Program - Organ Recital by Pietro A. Yon, Park Church, March 25, 1928.ProgramA0136
Program - Organ Recital by Fernando Germani, Park Church, October 21, 1928.ProgramA0137
Program - Organ Recital by Palmer Christian, Park Church, March 3, 1929.ProgramA0138
Program - Organ Recital by Marcel Dupre, Park Church, October 6, 1929.ProgramA0139
Program - Organ Recital by Charles M. Courboin, Park Church, October 16, 1932.ProgramA0140
Program - Park Church Men's Own Minstrels and Frolic, Park Church, April 26 & 27, 1934.ProgramA0141
Program - Organ Recital by Fernando Germani, Park Church, February 21, 1937.ProgramA0142
Program - The Twenty-Sixth Annual Elmira Lenten Forum, Park Church, February 27-April 10, 1938. ProgramA0143
Program - Virgil Fox in Concert, Park Church, March 4, 1941. ProgramA0144
Program - Organ Concert by Richard W. Ellsasser, Park Church, February 8, 1949.ProgramA0145
Program - "The Childhood of Christ" presented by The Park Church Choir, Park Church, January 6, 1952.ProgramA0146
Program - The Park Church Music Committee and Historical Committee Present A Festival Anniversary Concert, Park Church, November 8, 1981.ProgramA0147
Program - The Organ Music of Johann Sebastian Bach as performed by Thomas Bohlert, Park Church, February 3, 1985.ProgramA0148
Program - The Park Church Music Committee presents Music for Flutes and Organ, Park Church, February 23, 1986.ProgramA0149
Program - Thomas Bohlert Organ Concert, Park Church, April 20, 1986. ProgramA0150
Program - "Music at Park", Park Church, 1990-1991.ProgramA0151
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