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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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Program - Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church, Worship service on November 15, 1942.ProgramG0816
Program - Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church, Worship service on March 6, 1949.ProgramG0817
Program - Organ recital of Mr. George B. Carter, Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church, January 17, 1902.ProgramG0901
Program - Mulcare's Elmira Band Concert, Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church, April 15, 1902. ProgramG0902
Program - Golden Jubilee, Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church, November 9-12, 1902.ProgramG0903
Program - Organ Recital by Elizabeth MacDoweff and Emeline Wintermute, Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church, April 2, 1903. ProgramG0904
Program - Grand Concert by the Masonic Glee Club, Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church, February 5, 1915. ProgramG0905
Program - The Fiftieth Annual Session of the Central New York Conference, Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church, October 2-8, 1917.ProgramG0906
Program - Eighty-fifth Anniversary, Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church, November 10-14, 1937 (2 copies).ProgramG0907
Program - Ninety-fifth Anniversary, Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church, November 9, 1947.ProgramG0908
Program - Centennial Anniversary of the Hedding Methodist Church, November 6-9, 1952. ProgramG0909
Program - The Elmira Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents the Seventh Annual Festival of Music by Junior Choirs, Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church, April 29, 1956. ProgramG0910
Newsletter - Hedding Horizons, Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church: January 1, February 1, March 1, April 1, May 1, June 1, December 1, 1945.NewsletterG1001
Newsletter - Hedding Horizons, Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church: January 1, February 1, March 1, April 1, May 1, June 1, October 1, November 1, December 1, 1946.NewsletterG1002
Newsletter - Hedding Horizons, Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church: January 1, February 1, March 1, May 1, September 1, October 1, November 1, December 1, 1947.NewsletterG1003
Newsletter - Hedding Horizons, Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church: January 1, February 1, March 1, May 1, October 1, November 1, December 1, 1948.NewsletterG1004
Newsletter - Hedding Horizons, Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church: January 1, February 1, March 1, April 1, May 1, 1949.NewsletterG1005
Certificate - Membership for Giles Davis, Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church, April 19, 1886.CertificateG1101
Napkin - Hedding Church Fair, Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church, May 29-30, 1890 (2).NapkinG1102
Booklet - Course of study for the primary department, Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church, c. 1900-1910.BookletG1103
Certificate - Membership for Mrs. Emily L. Bowman to the Home Department of the Sunday School, Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church, June 24, 1900.CertificateG1104
Booklet - "The Hedding Idea - Dedication Souvenir Edition", Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church, July 1901.BookletG1105
Booklet - Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church Membership Directory, 1923. BookletG1106
List of people who joined Hedding Methodist Church between 1892 and 1914.DocumentG1107
Program - Worship service, Chemung Methodist Episcopal Church, c. 1890-1910.ProgramG1201
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