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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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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
Newsletter - "Sisterhood Circle News", Temple B'nai Israel, 1988.NewsletterI0503
Invitation - Sisterhood B'nai Israel presents Donor Dinner: A Philippine Night featuring Mimi Granger performing songs and dances, Temple B'nai Israel, October 17, 1988.InvitationI0504
Invitation - Summer's Eve Donor Dessert at Brennan's sponsored by Sisterhood B'nai Israel, Temple B'nai Israel, July 25, 1990.InvitationI0505
Document - Commendation from Col. Sanford L. Barcus thanking Scout David Allen Robinson for his assistance on the restoration of the old Fulton Street Cemetary, Temple B'nai Israel, October 10, 1987.DocumentI0601
Document - Request to Sanford L. Barcus for his participation in High Holy Day Services, Temple B'nai Israel, September 1989.DocumentI0602
Document - Request to Nanette C. Barcus for her participation in High Holy Day Services, Temple B'nai Israel, September 1989.DocumentI0603
Letter - Rabbi Aronson expresses gratitude to Sanford Barcus and his wife Nan for serving as witnesses to the confirmations of Randy Young and Ted Hinckley, Temple B'nai Israel, March 5, 1990.LetterI0604
Letter - Col. Sanford L. Barcus expresses grief to Rabbi Miriam Biatch about the recent demise of family friend and fellow congregation member James M. Hersch, Temple B'nai Israel, February 12, 1998.LetterI0605
Certificate - Certificate of Longevity presented to Sanford and Nanette Barcus for their membership, Temple B'nai Israel, October 16, 1998.CertificateI0606
Letter - Notification to Steering Committee of planning meeting for the 125th Anniversary celebration, Temple B'nai Israel, August 1987.LetterI0701
Letter - Reminder from President Sid Burtnick to attend the Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting, Temple B'nai Israel, January 1, 1988.LetterI0702
Letter - Rabbi Aronson outlines the topics for the February Saturday Morning Services, Temple B'nai Israel, January 31, 1989.LetterI0703
Letter - Notification to Board of Trustees about Beautification Committee meeting, Temple B'nai Israel, March 7, 1989.LetterI0704
Letter - Gratitude on behalf of the Sisterhood to the congregation for their help with the Kar Klub, Temple B'nai Israel, May 31, 1989.LetterI0705
Letter - President Sid Burtnick shares the results of the Organ Fund Drive, Temple B'nai Israel, June 1, 1989.LetterI0706
Letter - Rabbi Aronson outlines the topics for the summer's Saturday Morning Services, Temple B'nai Israel, June 7, 1989.LetterI0707
Letter - Rabbi Aronson outlines the topics for the September Saturday Morning Services, Temple B'nai Israel, August 25, 1989.LetterI0708
Letter - Rabbi Aronson discusses the success of the Saturday Morning Services and outlines the topics for October, Temple B'nai Israel, October 2, 1989.LetterI0709
Letter - Rabbi Aronson updates the congregation on recent events and outlines a new ten-week program called "You Shall Be Holy", Temple B'nai Israel, November 28, 1989.LetterI0710
Letter - Reminder from President Sid Burtnick to attend the Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting, Temple B'nai Israel, January 1, 1990.LetterI0711
Letter - Reminder from President Sid Burtnick to attend the Semi-Annual Congregational Meeting, Temple B'nai Israel, June 10, 1990.LetterI0712
Letter - Notice from President Sid Burtnick alerting congregation of an increase in dues, Temple B'nai Israel, June 29, 1990.LetterI0713
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