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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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Card - In thanksgiving for and in memory of Father O'Brien's years of service, St. Peter and Paul's Church, February 16, 1965.CardH1410
Program - Retirement dinner for Reverend James P. Collins, St. Anthony's Church, June 10, 1990.ProgramH1411
Card - Mass for Robert Bradt, St. Anthony and St. Patrick's Churches, ca. 1990s. CardH1412
Newsletter - Blessed Sacrament Parish, St. Patrick and St. Peter & Paul's Churches: September 2008. NewsletterH1413
Program - Dedication of New Temple, Congregation B'Nai Israel, September 7, 1952. ProgramI0101
Program - Dedication service of chapel, Temple B'nai Israel, May 21, 1954.ProgramI0102
Program - Sabbath evening service, Temple B'nai Israel, February 25, 1977.ProgramI0103
Program - Dedication of Ark Gates and Curtains, Temple B'nai Israel, October 17, 1980.ProgramI0104
Program - Scout Sabbath, Temple B'nai Israel, February 13, 1987.ProgramI0105
Program - The Bat Mitzvah of Erin Strumpf and Yanina Zilberman, Temple B'nai Israel, October 14, 1989.ProgramI0106
Program - Service of confirmation for: Jennifer L. Blazar, Glenn Levine, Andrew Lipson, and Max Weisenfeld; Temple B'nai Israel; May 25, 1974.ProgramI0201
Program - Service of confirmation for Jennifer Jean Luther and Alison Joy Sherman, Temple B'nai Israel, May 16, 1975.ProgramI0202
Program - Service of confirmation for: Andrew Allan Carmen, Hilary Elaine Goldman, Jeffrey Michael Luther, Lawrence Scott Nissenson, and Janice Helene Popkin; Temple B'nai Israel; June 9, 1978.ProgramI0203
Program - Service of confirmation for: Deborah Jane Grasberg, David Lee Lachman, Linda Inez Leibowitz, Jeffrey Alden Rabinowitz, Debra Carol Sanders, and Karen Ruth Shore; Temple B'nai Israel; May 23, 1980.ProgramI0204
Program - Service of confirmation for Howard Levi Slifkin, Temple B'nai Israel, June 5, 1981.ProgramI0205
Program - Service of confirmation for Gayle Glantz, Jessica Gray, David Klein, Michael Simons, and Hillary Sweet; Temple B'nai Israel; June 13, 1986.ProgramI0206
Program - Service of confirmation for: Julie Eyres, Adi Kabatchnik, Joel Luther, Bernard Porter, Joshua Porter, Kaili Rubin, and Paul Sanders; Temple B'nai Israel; June 5, 1987.ProgramI0207
Program - Service of confirmation for: Kenneth Burtnick, Adena Chernosky, Susan Gray, Joshua Rosenbloom, and Dean Werner; Temple B'nai Israel; May 20, 1988.ProgramI0208
Program - Service of confirmation for: Daniel Chernosky, Adam Dann, Melissa Sakofsky, and Jason Simons; Temple B'nai Israel; June 1, 1990.ProgramI0209
Booklet - Book of Remembrance, Temple B'nai Israel: 1960, 1989, 1990.BookletI0301
Book - Centennial of Congregation B'nai Israel, Temple B'nai Israel, 1962.BookI0401
Invitation - Progressive Dinner for the 125th Anniversary of the Congregation, Temple B'nai Israel, November 7, 1987.InvitationI0402
Booklet - 125th Anniversary, Temple B'nai Israel, 1987.BookletI0403
Booklet - Sisterhood B'nai Israel: Our Fiftieth Year, Temple B'nai Israel, 1974.BookletI0501
Program - Dedication of the Sylvia & David Solomon Library offered by the Sisterhood, Temple B'nai Israel, April 24, 1987.ProgramI0502
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