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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 - Centennial Booklet, Pine Valley United Methodist Church, June 29, 1986.BookletH0709
Program - New Beginnings United Methodist Church Ground-breaking Ceremony, June 13, 2009. ProgramH0710
Handbill - Vacation Bible School, New Beginnings United Methodist Church, July 20-23, 2009.HandbillH0711
Program - John C. Ferguson Memorial Sunday, Oakwood Avenue Methodist Church, Elmira Heights, January 17, 1943. ProgramH0712
Program - 50th Anniversary of Oakwood Avenue Methodist Church, Elmira Heights, September 23 & 25, 1945.ProgramH0713
Newsletter - Saddlebags, Central New York Conference of the Methodist Church: October 1963; May 1964.NewsletterH0714
Handbill - "The Seven Churches of Asia Minor" Grand Bazaar, Bethel A.M.E. Church, c. 1890-1910.HandbillH0801
Handbill - Grand Concert and Drama at the A.M.E. Zion Church, corner of Fourth & Dickinson Sts., November 27, 1894.HandbillH0802
Magazine - Teacher's Journal, A.M.E. Zion Publishing House, October-December 1896.MagazineH0803
Magazine - The Sunday School Quarterly, A.M.E. Zion Publishing House, January-March 1897.MagazineH0804
Booklet - "One Hundred Twenty-Six Years of Christian Service in Elmira", Douglass Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, December 7-10, 1967.BookletH0804
Handbill - Kenneth Anderson presents: A Tribute to Paul Robeson at the Frederick Douglas Memorial AME Zion Church, December 11, 2010.HandbillH0805
Booklet - Dedication of new buildings, Mount Saviour Monastery, 1964.BookletH0901
Mourning card for Rev. Bernard Clark Hanna, chaplin at Mount Saviour Monastery, May 10, 1967. Mourning CardH0902
Letter to those interested to the Blessing of the Peace Plaque, Mount Saviour Monastery, July 26, 1967.LetterH0903
Program - Blessing of the Peace Plaque, Mount Saviour Monastery, August 6, 1967.ProgramH0904
Letter to Mrs. Martha Kelsey welcoming her anytime to the Mount Saviour Monastery, August 10, 1967.LetterH0905
Newsletter - "Mount Saviour Chronicle", Mount Saviour Monastery: Christmas 1975; Summer 1976; Winter 1988.NewsletterH0906
Booklet - "Joyous Jubilee of Rev. Ladislaus J. Szczepanski", St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Church, June 1, 1975.BookletH1001
Pamphlet - "Its History and Decor", St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Church, c. 1980s.PamphletH1002
Booklet - St. Casimir's Church Building Centennial Celebration: Style, Heritage & Symbolism, September 16, 2012. BookletH1003
Program - "Golden Jubilee Dinner Honoring Rev. John B. Stemmler", St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, December 1940.ProgramH1101
Booklet - "Jubilee Memories", St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, December 1940.BookletH1102
Booklet - "Fifty Golden Years for God and Country", St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, May 1942.BookletH1103
Newsletter - "Vigilite", St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, June 21, 1942.NewsletterH1104
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