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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
Document - Constitution and Articles, Temple B'nai Israel, May 26, 1957.DocumentI0801
Pamphlet - Information and history about the congregation and its affiliates, Temple B'nai Israel, 1971.PamphletI0802
Directory - 1976-1977 Membership Directory, Temple B'nai Israel, 1976.DirectoryI0803
Newsletter - Information about updating the heating system, Temple B'nai Israel, May 1983.NewsletterI0804
Program - Building Fund Reception, Temple B'nai Israel, June 5, 1983.ProgramI0805
Document - Yahrzeit list, Temple B'nai Israel, January-February c. 1987-1989.DocumentI0806
Newsletter - Congratulations to the new Officers and Board of Trustees, Temple B'nai Israel, 1988.NewsletterI0807
Newsletter - A Message from President Sid Burtnick, Temple B'nai Israel, January 1989.NewsletterI0808
Handbill - Pulpit Exchange Weekend between Rabbi Aronson and Reverend Kurt Traugott, Temple B'nai Israel, January 3, 1989.HandbillI0809
Handbill - "A Portrait of Survival" by Robert Heller as part of the Yom Hoshoa Community Remembrance Service, Temple B'nai Israel, May 2, 1989.HandbillI0810
Record - 1988-1989 Financial Records and Budget, Temple B'nai Israel, May 18, 1989.RecordI0811
Program - Leadership Shabbat and Endowment Fund Mission, Temple B'nai Israel, 1994.ProgramI0812
Manuscript - Constitution and By-laws, Congregation of the Children of Israel, c. October 1862.ManuscriptI0901
Document - Permission slip for child's attendance at Holidayfest, Twin Tiers Temple Youth, December 11, 1987.DocumentI1001
Program - T3Y Shabbat Service, Twin Tiers Temple Youth, March 25, 1988.ProgramI1002
Newsletter - Upcoming youth events and trips, Twin Tiers Temple Youth, January 1989.NewsletterI1003
Document - Permission slip for BOFTY's Rocky Horror Weekend and Shul-in, Twin Tiers Temple Youth, February 1989.DocumentI1004
Program - Interfaith Weekend Shabbat Service, Twin Tiers Temple Youth, April 14, 1989.ProgramI1005
Program - Friday Night Services entitled "Relationship to Self" and held at Northern Conclaves, Twin Tiers Temple Youth, March 23, 1990.ProgramI1006
Blank receipt from the Elmira Branch of the Alliance Israelite Universelle for the Betterment of the Condition of Persecuted Jews, ca. 1900 (2 copies)ReceiptI1101
Magazine - Double Triangle, Young Men/Women's Hebrew Association, November 1920.MagazineI1102
Booklet - Double Triangle Yearbook: A Report of the Activities and Achievements of the Organizations of the Jewish Community of Elmira, 1948.BookletI1103
Booklet - Elmira Jewish Welfare Fund Annual Report, 1960.BookletI1104
Program - 30th Anniversary of B'nai B'rith Elmira Lodge No. 1452, Jewish Community Center, October 24, 1971.ProgramI1105
Booklet - A Guide to Jewish Holidays to Aid in the Planning and Scheduling of Events, Elmira Jewish Welfare Fund, Inc., 1992 (with cover letter).BookletI1106
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