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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
Program & Handbill - Postmark: Quarry Farm, a reading of Mark Twain's letters, Park Church, April 15, 2010.ProgramA0152
Program - The Adam Project: Mark Twain's Dream for Elmira, Park Church, April 29, 2011.ProgramA0153
Program - George Reed Jazz Scholarship Concert at Park Church, December 2, 2012. ProgramA0154
Program - Celebration 170: Dedication of the Langdon Parlors at the Park Church, January 3, 2016. ProgramA0155
Program - Frederick Douglas Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church presents Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers at the Park Church, May 7, 2017. ProgramA0156
The following undated Park Church Programs: Wand Exercises (ca. 1880s); Madame Rive-King Recital (ca. 1880s); Children's Entertainment (ca. 1890s); Kellogg Concert (ca. 1890s); Cradle Songs of Many Nations (ca. 1900); Nonsense Evening with Mother Goose (ca. 1900); Minstrel Frolic (ca. 1910s); Piano Music presented by the students of Georgianna Palmer (ca. 1920s); Piano Recital by Ralph Patterson (ca. 1930s).ProgramsA0157
Program - Park Church, Worship Service on circa. 1870-1890.ProgramA0201
Program - Park Church, Worship Service on February 14, circa. 1900-1909.ProgramA0202
Program - Park Church, Worship Service on January 13, 1907.ProgramA0203
Program - Park Church, Worship Service on April 3, 1910.ProgramA0204
Program - Lenten Meetings At The Park Church, Park Church, 1912.ProgramA0205
Program - Easter Sunday Worship Service, Park Church, March 23, 1913.ProgramA0206
Program - Park Church, Worship Service on January 24, 1915.ProgramA0207
Program - Park Church, Worship Service on March 7, 1915.ProgramA0208
Program - Easter Sunday Worship Service, Park Church, April 4, 1915.ProgramA0209
Program - The Silent Ministry of Park Church: "To Mrs. Susan L. Crane, Our Lady of the Flowers", Park Church, February 18, 1916.ProgramA0210
Program - Easter Services, Parck Church, April 23, 1916.ProgramA0211
Program - Park Church, Worship Service on March 31, 1918.ProgramA0212
Program - Liberty Loan Day Worship Service, Park Church, April 28, 1918.ProgramA0213
Program - Park Church, Worship Service on February 23, 1919.ProgramA0214
Program - Park Church, Worship Service on February 26, 1922.ProgramA0215
Program - Easter Sunday Worship Service, Park Church, April 1, 1923.ProgramA0216
Booklet - "In Memoriam: Samuel Elijah Eastman", Park Church, April 19, 1925.BookletA0217
Program - Park Church, Worship Service on November 22, 1925.ProgramA0218
Program - Park Church Leaflet, Park Church, December 26, 1926.ProgramA0219
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