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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
Booklet - "The Word of Wisdom" by John A. Widtsoe, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, c. 1920s.BookletJ0406
Booklet - "The Book of Mormon: Two Lectures" by Dr. James E. Talmage, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, c. 1920s.BookletJ0407
Booklet - "The Book of Mormon: What is It?" by John A. Widtsoe, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, c. 1920s.BookletJ0408
Booklet - "A God Who Speaks" by John A. Widtsoe, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, c. 1920s.BookletJ0409
Booklet - "The Second Coming of the Messiah and Events to Precede It" by Elder B.H. Roberts, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, c. 1920s.BookletJ0410
Booklet - "About Mormonism" by Stephen L. Richards, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, c. 1940-1950.BookletJ0411
Booklet - "Contributions of Joseph Smith" by Stephen L. Richards, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, c. 1940-1950.BookletJ0412
Program - Dedication ceremonies, Bethany Lutheran Church, October 4-11, 1931.ProgramJ0501
Booklet - Membership directory, Bethany Lutheran Church, 1961.BookletJ0502
Program - Funeral Service for Albert Oberg, Bethany Lutheran Church, February 14, 2010. ProgramJ0503
Pamphlet - Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, c. 1990-1995.PamphletJ0504
Program - Musicale by the Pupils of Mrs. Nettie Thomas at St. Luke's Church, May 28, 1918. ProgramJ0601
Booklet - Yearbook and membership directory, St. Luke's Congregational Church, 1929.BookletJ0601
Letter - Rev. L. Ray Phillips addresses congregation, St. Luke's Congregational Church, c. 1950-1960.LetterJ0602
Booklet - 90th Anniversary, Northside Baptist Church, 1955.BookletJ0603
Booklet - A History prepared for the upcoming merger, Northside Community Church, 1967.BookletJ0604
Program - "Homecoming Sunday" Service, Northside Community Church, October 29, 1967.ProgramJ0605
Pamphlet - Welcome and information, Northside Community Church, c. 1970-1980.PamphletJ0606
Booklet - Constitution and By-laws, Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, 1887.BookletJ0701
Program - Discussion topics, Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, October-December 1888.ProgramJ0702
Program - The Third Annual Meeting of the New York State Conference, Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, October 1-2, 1888.ProgramJ0703
Program - Meeting discussion topics, Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, October 1889-February 1890.ProgramJ0704
Program - Meeting discussion topics, Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, January-March 1889.ProgramJ0705
Program - Meeting discussion topics, Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, c. 1890-1910.ProgramJ0706
Booklet - Membership directory and discussion topics, Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor, April-September 1896.BookletJ0707
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