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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
Manuscript - Sermon preached by Rev. Josiah H. Crawford for the Fiftieth Anniversary, Franklin St. Presbyterian Church, October 23, 1932.ManuscriptF0104
Manuscript - William H. Arnold's history of the church and its community, Franklin St. Presbyterian Church, October 26, 1932.ManuscriptF0105
Booklet - Seventy-fifth Anniversary, Franklin St. Presbyterian Church, November 3-10, 1957.BookletF0106
Handbill - Young Peoples' Society of Christian Endeavor at the Franklin Street Presbyterian Church, ca. 1920. HandbillF0107
Program - Lake St. Presbyterian Church, Worship Service on December 29, 1901.ProgramF0201
Program - Lake St. Presbyterian Church, Worship Service on July 25, 1915.ProgramF0202
Program - Lake St. Presbyterian Church, Worship Service on October 30, 1927.ProgramF0203
Program - Lake St. Presbyterian Church, Worship Service on January 11, 1931.ProgramF0204
Program - Lake St. Presbyterian Church, Worship Service on January 18, 1931.ProgramF0205
Program - "Mobilization Sunday" Worship Service for the Forward Movement Plan, Lake St. Presbyterian Church, May 23, 1943.ProgramF0206
Program - Lake Street Presbyterian Church, Worship Service on December 5, 1943. ProgramF0207
Program - "Burning the Mortgage", Lake St. Presbyterian Church, June 13, 1945.ProgramF0208
Program - "A Candle Light Carol Service", Lake St. Presbyterian Church, December 19, 1954.ProgramF0209
Booklet - Dedication services for the newly erected church house, Lake St. Presbyterian Church, September 15-21, 1926 (2 copies).BookletF0301
Program - 75th Anniversary of Founders' Day, Lake St. Presbyterian Church, January 26, 1936 (2 copies).ProgramF0302
Program - 75th Anniversary of the Dedication of the First Building, Lake St. Presbyterian Church, June 13, 1937.ProgramF0303
Program - Our 85th Anniversary Year Worship Service, Lake St. Presbyterian Church, October 21, 1945.ProgramF0304
Program - Anniversary Worship Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication, Lake St. Presbyterian Church, January 22, 1961.ProgramF0305
Booklet - "100th Anniversary", Lake St. Presbyterian Church, January 26, 1961.BookletF0306
Program - "110th Anniversary Sunday" Worship Service, Lake St. Presbyterian Church, February 14, 1971.ProgramF0307
Booklets - Manual of the Lake Street Presbyterian Church: 1891, 1918, 1926. BookletF0401
Newsletter - Information about volunteer work and times of services, Lake St. Presbyterian Church, circa. October 1899.NewsletterF0402
Program - Helen Larle Wetmore & Frederick H. Cheeswright in concert, Lake Street Presbyterian Church, April 21, 1910. ProgramF0403
Card - Reprint of "Get Somebody Else" by Paul Laurence Dunbar, Lake St. Presbyterian Church, circa. 1920s-1930s.CardF0404
Program - Jubilee dinner honoring Dr. Barnett S. Eby, Lake St. Presbyterian Church, 1951.ProgramF0405
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