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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
Letter to the members of the Elmira Chapter of Hadassah about their upcoming 75th Anniversary, July 20, 1992.LetterI1107
Jewish Heritage Calendar compliments of Holly-Keck and Baker Inc. Funeral Home, 1993-1994.CalendarI1108
Handbill - Annual Jewish Food Festival, Jewish Center and Federation, March 21, 2010.HandbillI1110
Booklet - Dedication of the new building, Congregation Shomray Hadath, January 11-13, 1957.BookletI1205
Newsletter - Kol Ami, Jewish Center & Federation of the Twin Tiers and Congregation Kol Ami (monthly): July 2013; November 2016-April 2017.NewsletterI13 01
Prayer card with the Mourner's Kaddish, compliments of Baker Funeral Home & Kol Ami, ca. 2013.CardI1302
Program - Yom HaSho'a Service at Congregation Kol Ami, April 23, 2017.ProgramI1303
Booklet - Dedication of new church building, All Saints Home Church of God in Christ, September 12, 1965.BookletJ0101
Program - All Saints Home Church of God in Christ, Worship service on April 26, 1970.ProgramJ0102
Program - 2nd Annual Men's Weekend, All Saints Home Church of God in Christ, August 26-28, 1988.ProgramJ0103
Program - Dedication of Historical Marker Designating Site of First Church in Chemung Valley, First Church, September 2, 1931.ProgramJ0201
Ticket - Fair and Festival Benefit, German Evangelical Church, December 6-11, 1875.TicketJ0301
Program - Concert at the German Evangelical Church, May 7, 1902. ProgramJ0302
Program - Fiftieth Anniversary, German Evangelical Church, October 19-26, 1924.ProgramJ0302
Program - Mendelssohn Anniversary Concert by the Masonic Glee Club, First German Evangelical Church, February 5, 1909.ProgramJ0303
Program - "Evangelical Tidings", German Evangelical Church, Worship services on: July 8, 1945; November 25, 1945; February 10, 1946.ProgramJ0303
Booklet - "Historical Notes" prepared for the Centennial, First United Church of Christ, October 25, 1974.BookletJ0304
Pamphlet - Origins of the church, First United Church of Christ, c. 1974.PamphletJ0305
Program - Service of Installation for Rev. Howard L. Hunt, First United Church of Christ, September 29, 1991.ProgramJ0306
Booklets - First United Church of Christ: History Timeline & Guide to Stained Glass Windows, 2017.BookletsJ0310
Booklet - "Brigham Young: The Man and Leader" by Preston Nibley, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, May 31, 1925.BookletJ0401
Booklet - "Joseph Smith Tells His Own Story...", Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, c. 1920s.BookletJ0402
Booklet - "The Divine Mission of Joseph Smith" by John A. Widtsoe, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, c. 1920s.BookletJ0403
Booklet - "Why Mormonism?" by Elder B.H. Roberts, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, c. 1920s.BookletJ0404
Booklet - "What the Mormons Believe" by President Charles W. Penrose, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, c. 1920s.BookletJ0405
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