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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 - Jubilee Dinner, St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, June 19, 1966.ProgramH1105
Booklet - 100th Anniversary, St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, June 1966.BookletH1106
Booklet - St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 125th Anniversary, 1991. BookletH1107
Booklet - The Grand Opening and Dedication of Ukrainian Park, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, July 5, 1948.BookletH1201
Booklet - Solemn Blessing and Dedication in the new church building, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, August 31, 1958.BookletH1202
Booklet - Centennial Jubilee, St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1995.BookletH1203
Receipt - Quarterly pew dues paid by Peter Sheahan, St. Patrick's Church, May 7, 1876.ReceiptH1301
Letter - Rev. J.J. Bloomer supports candidate for New York State Governor Hon. John B. Stanchfield in light of recent accusations made against him, St. Patrick's Church, September 24, 1900.LetterH1302
Program - Golden Jubilee of Rev. James J. Bloomer, St. Patrick's Church, December 19, 1918.ProgramH1303
Confirmation certificate issued to Mary Kay Lundergan by St. Patrick's Church, May 23, 1937.CertificateH1304
Program - Music for the wedding of Jane Hassett and Hugh Vincent Murray Jr. at St. Patrick's Church, October 30, 1940. ProgramH1305
Card - Souvenir of Father Brien's silver jubilee, St. Patrick's Church, June 8, 1941. CardH1306
Card - Remembrance of the Solemn Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, St. Patrick's Church, November 29 - December 8, 1942.CardH1307
Reports - Financial statements, St. Patrick's Church: 1949, 1950, 1951.ReportsH1308
Invitation - The Ordination to the Holy Priesthood of Rev. Daniel James Wheeland, St. Patrick's Church, June 4, 1955.InvitationH1309
Directory - Pictorial membership directory, St. Patrick's Church, c. 1970s.DirectoryH1310
Card - Prayer card for the rededication ceremony, St. Patrick's Church, May 6, 1987.CardH1311
Program - Dedication of the Church and Blessing of the Altar, St. Patrick's Church, May 6, 1987.ProgramH1312
Booklet - 50th Anniversary of the Class of 1944 at St. Patrick's School, St. Patrick's Catholic Church, June 11, 1994.BookletH1313
Card - Prayer card souvenir of the Silver Jubilee in the Priesthood of Rev. Hugh A. Crowley, June 6, 1926.CardH1401
Card - Prayer card for the Ordination of Rev. Donald J. Murphy, June 4, 1937.CardH1402
Newsletter - Most Rev. James E. Kearney supports the 12th Annual Campaign of the Elmira Community Chest, April 18, 1941.NewsletterH1403
Card - Prayer card souvenir of the Dedication by the Most Rev. James E. Kearney, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, October 26, 1941.CardH1404
Card - Prayer card for the Ordination to the Holy Priesthood of Rev. James F. Nelan, May 30, 1942.CardH1405
Pamphlet - Souvenir of the Passionist Fathers Mission, St. Mary's Church, April 11-April 18, 1943.PamphletH1406
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