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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
Booklet - Membership directory, South Presbyterian Church, 1931.BookletF1302
Program - One Hundred Anniversary Week, South Presbyterian Church, October 29-November 6, 1921.ProgramF1401
Booklet - Anniversary sermon preached by Rev. J.D. Warren, South Presbyterian Church, October 30, 1921.BookletF1402
Booklet - Poem written and read by Helen M. Howell for the 100th Anniversary, South Presbyterian Church, October 31, 1921.BookletF1403
Records - List of Members of the Southport Presbyterian Church, South Presbyterian Church, May 13, 1887.RecordsF1501
Booklet - "New Year Greeting" from Rev. J.D. Warren, South Presbyterian Church, January 1, 1906.BookletF1502
Invitation - Sock Social, South Presbyterian Church, April 24, 1906.InvitationF1503
Booklet - "Historical Sermon" by Rev. J.D. Warren, South Presbyterian Church, October 19, 1907.BookletF1504
Calendar - Board with photos of Rev. J.D. Warren and the church, South Presbyterian Church, 1911.CalendarF1505
Booklet - Text of Warren Philathea Class, South Presbyterian Church, June 25, 1938.BookletF1506
Bond - Organ Rebuilding Bond issued to Leah L. Strouse, South Presbyterian Church, April 8, 1945 (2 copies).BondF1507
Program - Installation of Rev. Frank W. Twitchell as pastor, South Presbyterian Church, October 12, 1947.ProgramF1508
Document - Quiz on the donors of various memorabilia around the church, South Presbyterian Church, c. 1955-1960.DocumentF1509
Booklet - Constitution of the Susquehanna Benevolent Society & Short Address, c. 1800-1830.BookletF1601
Booklet - Church Manual for the Members of the Second Presbyterian Church, Second Presbyterian Church, 1866.BookletF1602
Booklet - "Form of Admission", South Park Presbyterian Church, c. 1887-1893.BookletF1603
Manuscript - "More Training in Theology", c. 1880-1900.ManuscriptF1604
Booklet - Annual report of organizations, Lake St. Presbyterian Church, 1947.BookletF1605
Program - Presbyterian Church (USA): A Celebration of Worship, March 22, 1987.ProgramF1606
Program - Dedication service and reception, Westminster Presbyterian Church, October 31, 1965.ProgramF1607
By-Laws of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Elmira, June 1973. DocumentF1608
Booklet - Westminster Presbyterian Church 20th Anniversary Pictorial Directory, 1981. BookletF1609
Program - Knox Presbyterian Fellowship meeting, November 1992. ProgramF1610
Directory - Membership directory, First Methodist Episcopal Church, 1878.DirectoryG0101
Directory - Membership directory, First Methodist Episcopal Church, 1926.DirectoryG0102
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