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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 - North Presbyterian Church, Worship Service on October 26, 1986.ProgramF0519
Program - North Presbyterian Church, Worship Service on October 18, 1987.ProgramF0520
Program - North Presbyterian Church, Worship Service on April 10, 1988.ProgramF0521
Program - Baptism services for Joshua Paul Michalko and Jonathan B. Adams, North Presbyterian Church, April 17, 1988.ProgramF0522
Program - North Presbyterian Church, Worship Service on May 21, circa. 1989-1993.ProgramF0523
Program - Easter worship service, North Presbyterian Church, April 7, 1996.ProgramF0524
Program - Dedication of the new church building, North Presbyterian Church, May 10-17, c. 1930-1937.ProgramF0601
Program - Dedication of the new chancel, North Presbyterian Church, December 21, 1952.ProgramF0602
Program - Dedication of Willits Hall at North Presbyterian Church, Elmira, April 16, 1961.ProgramF0603
Program - Rededication of the Sanctuary, North Presbyterian Church, March 17, 1974.ProgramF0604
Program - Dedication of the Casavant Pipe Organ at North Presbyterian Church, Elmira, March 28, 2004.ProgramF0605
Booklet - "A Chronological History", North Presbyterian Church, 1994.BookletF0701
Booklet - "Centennial Celebrations", North Presbyterian Church, April 1994.BookletF0702
Program - North Presbyterian Church, Centennial worship services on: April 17, April 18, April 24, May 1, July 17, November 6, 1994.ProgramF0703
Newsletter - The North Star, North Presbyterian Church, distributed on: c.1945-1950; September 1952; September 1954; March 1957; September 1957; February 1958; December 1958; December 1, 1959; April 1960; July 1960; September 1960; January 1961; March 24, 1961; June 1961; September 1961; February 1962; June 1962; September 26, 1962; January 5, 1963; June 18, 1963; October 1, 1963; December 1963; January 1964. NewsletterF0801
Booklet - "Your Church" featuring a financial breakdown, North Presbyterian Church, c. 1950.BookletF0901
Record - Campaign Progress Report on Finances, North Presbyterian Church, December 11, 1959.RecordF0902
Record - Finances for the building fund, North Presbyterian Church, May 14, 1962.RecordF0903
Record - Financial report, North Presbyterian Church, 1963.RecordF0904
Record - Proposed 1964 budget, North Presbyterian Church, 1963.RecordF0905
Records - North Presbyterian Church, Annual reports for: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988.RecordsF0906
Program - Seventh Annual Banquet for the Whatsoever Class, North Presbyterian Church, October 23, 1913.ProgramF1001
Program - Men's Supper, North Presbyterian Church, February 25, 1915.ProgramF1002
Report - Various groups at planning meeting, North Presbyterian Church, September 7, 1957.ReportF1003
Program - Church informative dinner, North Presbyterian Church, November 20, c. 1959.ProgramF1004
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