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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
Letter - Norman MacLeod at Ketchum Inc. thanking Thomas Byrne for using the company's services for the building fund campaign, North Presbyterian Church, September 26, 1959.LetterF1005
Letter - D.G. Hotter explains the building fund campaign to church members, North Presbyterian Church, October 9, 1959.LetterF1006
Letter - W. Palmer Ford to the Board of Trustees upon his retirement, North Presbyterian Church, 1963.LetterF1007
Card - Rev. William H. Willits' twenty-fifth anniversary, North Presbyterian Church, 1950.CardF1101
Letter - Rev. William H. Willits' congratulations to Tom, North Presbyterian Church, April 22, 1958.LetterF1102
Program - Dedication of Willits Hall, North Presbyterian Church, April 16, 1961.ProgramF1103
Card - "The Shepherd of the Flock: A Tribute to Dr. Willits" by Georgia Harkness, North Presbyterian Church, c. 1960-1965.CardF1104
Booklet - "The North Presbyterian Church", North Presbyterian Church, 1900.BookletF1201
Program - Concert at North Presbyterian Church, February 17, 1911. ProgramF1202
Program - "Burning of the Mortgage", North Presbyterian Church, April 4, 1951.ProgramF1203
Program - North Church Minstrels Concert, North Presbyterian Church, February 14-15, 1952. ProgramF1204
Booklet - Depictions of the memorial windows and who donated them, North Presbyterian Church, 1958.BookletF1205
Certificate - Promotion of Edward Hilbert from Junior High to Senior Department, North Presbyterian Church, June 15, 1958.CertificateF1206
Ticket - Weekly pledge for Paul Moulter, North Presbyterian Church, c. 1960.TicketF1207
Booklet - North Church Sermons: "A Waiting World" by Rev. James Collea, North Presbyterian Church, c. 1960-1965.Booklet F1208
Program - "A Memorial Service for Our Late President: John Fitzgerald Kennedy", North Presbyterian Church, November 24, 1963.ProgramF1209
Booklet - North Presbyterian Church Membership Directory, 1967.BookletF1210
Booklet - "The History of North Church: 1858-1968", North Presbyterian Church, 1968.BookletF1211
Booklet - "Introducing Robert A. Edmunds, candidate for pastor", North Presbyterian Church, April 24, 1983.BookletF1212
Note - Thank you note from Marilyn Lase to Peg for her assistance with the Pumpkin Patch project, North Presbyterian Church, October 28, 1984.NoteF1213
Pamphlet - Informing newcomers on the church's participation in the community from past to present, North Presbyterian Church, May 1988.PamphletF1214
Bookmark - Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary, North Presbyterian Church, 1994.BookmarkF1215
Letter from the North Presbyterian Church Scholarship Committee to Samuel Gross notifying him about his scholarship, June 15, 1994. LetterF1216
Booklet - Community Service at North Presbyterian Church, ca. 2011.BookletF1217
Booklet - Membership directory, South Presbyterian Church, 1921.DirectoryF1301
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