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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 - Quarterly Register, First Methodist Episcopal Church: December 1888; June, September, December 1889; June 1890.BookletG0201
Report - Annual reports of organizations and funds, First Methodist Episcopal Church: April 5, 1965, March 7, 1967, May 13, 1968.ReportG0301
Program - First Methodist Episcopal Church, Worship Service on September 23, 1900.ProgramG0401
Program - First Methodist Episcopal Church, Worship Service on February 11, 1906.ProgramG0402
Program - First Methodist Episcopal Church, Worship Service on May 13, 1906.ProgramG0403
Program - First Methodist Episcopal Church, Worship Service on November 10, 1907.ProgramG0404
Program - First Methodist Episcopal Church, Worship Service on June 3, 1917.ProgramG0405
Program - First Methodist Episcopal Church, Worship Service on December 7, 1919.ProgramG0406
Program - First Methodist Episcopal Church, Worship Service on October 2, 1921.ProgramG0407
Program - First Methodist Episcopal Church, Worship Service on February 8, 1925.ProgramG0408
Program - First Methodist Episcopal Church, Worship Service on November 22, 1942.ProgramG0408
Program - First Methodist Episcopal Church, Worship Service on September 12, 1943.ProgramG0409
Program - The Annual Banquet of the Richford Bible Class, First Methodist Episcopal Church: October 30, 1947; October 26, 1950; October 21, 1952; October 27, 1953; October 26, 1954; October 25, 1955; c. 1956; October 28, 1958; October 24, 1961.ProgramG0501
Certificate - Blank certificate allowing whomsoever named to preach for one year, First Methodist Episcopal Church, c. 1820-1840.CertificateG0601
Program - Gutterson's Cantata "Months and Seasons," First Methodist Episcopal Church, September 22, 1876. ProgramG0602
Program - The Dickens Entertainment by the Young People's Literary Society, First Methodist Episcopal Church, March 7, 1878.ProgramG0603
Handbill - Grand May Music Festival conducted by Dr. George F. Root, First Methodist Episcopal Church, May 15-19, 1883. HandbillG0604
Booklet - Inspirational guide for the new year issued to Sunday School students, First Methodist Episcopal Church, December 25, 1889.BookletG0605
Program - The Ninth Season of Elmira's May Festival, First Methodist Episcopal Church, May 6-9, 1890.ProgramG0606
Program - Redpath Grand Concert Co. under the auspices of the Elmria College Club at First Methodist Episcopal Church, January 18, 1900. ProgramG0607
Program - "Centennial of the Founding of Methodism in Elmira NY", First Methodist Episcopal Church, December 10-11, 1912.ProgramG0608
Program - Concert Organ Recital by Mr. Clarence Eddy, First Methodist Episcopal Church, October 16, 1900. ProgramG0608
Handbill - Announcement for the new Revival meetings, First Methodist Episcopal Church, January 13, 1907.HandbillG0609
Calendar - "Christmas Greetings: First Methodist Episcopal Sunday School", First Methodist Episcopal Church, 1910.CalendarG0610
Program - Woman's Home Missionary Society, First Methodist Episcopal Church, 1912.ProgramG0611
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