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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 - Souvenir of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Owen's Mills and Directory of the Chemung Charge, Owen's Mills Methodist Episcopal Church, June 20, 1899.BookletG1204
Lillian R. Lowman's transfer of church membership from the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Lowman to the Park Church of Elmira, September 21, 1908. DocumentG1205
Program - "Planning to Build A Church" by James L. Smith commemorating the 78th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Church, Simpson Methodist Church, February 7-8, 1953.ProgramG1206
Booklet - "The Founding of the Christian Church in the Wilds of Tioga" by James L. Smith for the Elmira District Central New York Conference, 1951 (2 versions).BookletG1301
Booklet - "The History of the Methodist Church", Van Etten Methodist Church, 1951.BookletG1302
Booklet - "Centennial Observance", First Methodist Church of Big Flats, November 15, 1953.BookletG1303
Booklet - "A History", First Methodist Church of Horseheads, 1967.BookletG1304
Booklet - History prepared to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary, Westside Methodist Church, 1967.BookletG1305
Ledger - Minutes of the Board of Trustees of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Wellsburg, 1846-1872.LedgerG1401
Membership certificate for Flora Lowman in the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Wellsburg Missionary Society, November 8, 1872. CertificateG1402
Handbill - Ye Second Greate Concert of Musick! at the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Wellsburg, March 23, 1877. HandbillG1403
Magazine - The Wellsburg Enterprise, annual publication of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Wellsburg annual bazar, September 24-26, 1896.MagazineG1404
Program - Sunday Services, First Methodist Episcopal Church of Wellsburg, November 1, 1936. ProgramG1405
Program - Centennial Service, First Methodist Episcopal Church of Wellsburg, September 25, 1949. ProgramG1406
Booklet - The History of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Wellsburg, 1949. BookletG1407
Reports - Annual Reports, Christ's United Methodist Church: 1977, 1982, 1983, 1988.ReportsH0101
Booklet - Monetary donations, Christ's United Methodist Church, c. 1970-1975.BookletH0201
Booklet - Pictorial membership directory, Christ's United Methodist Church, c. 1972-1973.BookletH0202
Document - Fidelis Class Committees and Membership List, Christ's United Methodist Church, 1974-1975.DocumentH0203
Newsletter - Mailed to parish members, Christ's United Methodist Church, c. 1977.NewsletterH0204
Program - Christ's United Methodist Church, Worship service on 16, 1991.ProgramH0205
Letter - M. Russell Lee to Cornelius Millikem concerning the Bicentennial of Methodism Celebration, Christ's United Methodist Church, November 1992.LetterH0206
Program - Bicentennial Celebration of Methodism, Christ's United Church, December 13, 1992.ProgramH0207
Booklet - 100th Anniversary, Erin United Methodist Church, February 9, 1975.BookletH0301
Booklet - 125th Building Anniversary Celebration, Erin United Methodist Church, August 15, 1999.BookletH0302
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