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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 - 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
Card - Easter souvenir card with depiction of the Resurrection, Riverside Methodist Church, Easter 1903.CardH0401
Newsletter - "Riverside Quarterly", Riverside Methodist Church, March 1, 1906.NewsletterH0402
Card - Easter greeting from Rev. A.E. Atwater, Riverside Methodist Church, April 1914.CardH0403
Newsletter - Information about public schools re-opening and the rally day, Riverside Methodist Church, September 15, 1916.NewsletterH0404
Program - Riverside Methodist Church, Worship Service on December 18, 1938.ProgramH0405
Booklet - "76th Anniversary", Riverside Methodist Church, 1968.BookletH0406
Booklet - "70th Anniversary", Riverside Methodist Church, September 16, 1962.BookletH0407
Program - Centennial Sunday Worship Service, Wellsburg Methodist Church, July 2, 1939.ProgramH0501
Booklet - "The History of the First Methodist Church", Wellsburg Methodist Church, 1949.BookletH0502
Booklet - Dedication Service of the Wellsburg United Methodist Church, Wellsburg Methodist Church, April 14, 1974.BookletH0503
Program - Wellsburg Methodist Church, Worship service on January 5, 1975.ProgramH0504
Booklet - Northeastern Jurisdiction Personal Guide, Wesleyan Service Guild, 1953 (2 copies).BookletH0601
Card - Guild Prayer Card, Wesleyan Service Guild, c. 1955-1965.CardH0602
Music - Guild Hymn, Wesleyan Service Guild, 1955.MusicH0603
Booklet - "125th Anniversary", Webb Mills United Methodist Church, 1979.BookletH0701
Booklet - "125 Years of Service", Breesport United Methodist Church, 1980.BookletH0702
Thank-you card sent to donors of the Catlin United Methodist Church fundraising campaign, ca. 1952-4. (2 copies)CardH0703
Program - 100th Anniversary Worship Service, Catlin United Methodist Church, July 19, 1981.ProgramH0704
Booklet - 100th Anniversary, Catlin United Methodist Church, 1981.BookletH0705
Booklet - "History Update of the United Methodist Church", Van Etten United Methodist Church, 1982.BookletH0706
Handbill - Organ Dedication and Recital of David Peckham and Linda Oertel, First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, May 18, 1986.HandbillH0707
Newsletter - Focus, Horseheads First United Methodist Church, February 2012. NewsletterH0708
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