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Collection TitleCL 159 Lillian Bystrom Scrapbook CollectionCreatorChemung County Historical Society
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:September 2016
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Diana Rackley in 2016.
Terms:Concerts; Elmira (N.Y.); Elmira Symphony Orchestra; Elmira Symphony Orchestra & Choral Society

Lillian Bystrom of Elmira was a violinist with the Elmira Symphony Orchestra. She began her music career in the 1920s playing in the Elmira Free Academy orchestra, as well as various private recitals. She was an avid theater-goer. She died in 1988.


The Lillian Bystrom Scrapbook Collection contains two scrapbooks of materials related to local music and theatrical performances from 1923 to 1932, and 1963 to 1967.

Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1919-1967
AbstractThis collection contains Lillian Bystrom’s scrapbooks on local arts activities.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Program - Order of services from the North Presbyterian Church, December 26, 1926.Program010427
Program - Order of services from the Park Church, December 26, 1926.Program010428
Program - Concert at the Swedish Lutheran Church, December 30, 1926.Program010429
Invitation to a recital by M. Annette Grebner at the Park Church Lecture Room, December 6, 1926.Invitation010430
Newspaper clippings from 1926 about local church concerts; electrical exposition at the Armory, March 12; Elmira Symphony Orchestra concerts and members; Thursday Morning Musicales; Lake Street Presbyterian Church organ; and misc. local concerts. Newspaper Clippings010431
Program - Violinist Hans Kindler with pianist Emanuel P. Balaban in concert in Bailey Hall, Cornell University, January 18, 1927.Program010501
Program - New Years Evening Services at North Presbyterian Church, January 1, 1927. Program010502
Program - Mid-Season Recital and Dance of Prof. Ferguson's Dancing Classes at the Federation Hall, January 22, 1927.Program010503
Program - Order of services from the North Presbyterian Church, January 23, 1927.Program010504
Program - Concert by the M. Doyle Marks Boys' Concert Band at the Elmira Free Academy, January 30, 1927.Program010505
Undated list of songs, ca. 1927.Document010506
Handbill - Lecture of "Hunting Big Game in Pygmy Land" by Prince William of Sweden at the Park Church, February 5, 1927.Handbill010507
Program - New York Telephone Company First Aid Contest at Federation Hall, March 17, 1927.Program010508
Program - Order of service at Grace Episcopal Church, March 20,1927.Program010509
Program - Order of service at First Methodist Episcopal Church, March 27, 1927.Program010510
Program - Order of service at the Park Church, March 27, 1927.Program010511
Program - Concert by the Elmira Symphony Orchestra at Southside High School, April 3, 1927.Program010512
Program - Ruth: A Sacred Cantata sung by the Hedding Choir at the Heding Methodist Church, Spring 1927.Program010513
Program - Recital by the pupils of the Welch Music Studios at the Park Church Lecture Room, April 21, 1927.Program010514
Program - Senior Class of Elmira Free Academy presents "Tweedles," April 28-29, 1927.Program010515
Program - Concert by the Elmira Symphony Orchestra at Southside High School, May 1, 1927.Program010516
Program - Rotary Club Concert, Spring 1927.Program010517
Program - Welch Music Studios Student Recital at the Park Church Lecture Hall, May 5-6, 1927.Program010518
Program - Concert at Riverside Methodist Episcopal Church, May 19, 1927.Program010519
Program - Annual Kappa Epsilon Banquet at the Bon Ton Rea Room, May 21, 1927.Program010520
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