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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
Program - Palm Sunday Worship Service, Park Church, April 13, 1930.ProgramA0220
Program - "In Memoriam: His Most Gracious and Excellent Majesty, George the Fifth", Park Church, January 28, 1936.ProgramA0221
Program - Park Church, Worship Service on February 9, 1936.ProgramA0222
Program - "A Service of Commemoration on the Occasion of the Ninety-first Anniversary of the Church", Park Church, January 3, 1937.ProgramA0223
Program - Armistice Sunday Worship Service, Park Church, November 7, 1937.ProgramA0224
Program - Palm Sunday Worship Service, Park Church, April 10, 1938.ProgramA0225
Program - Park Church, Worship Service on October 9, 1938.ProgramA0226
Program - Park Church, Worship Service on October 30, 1938.ProgramA0227
Program - Park Church, Worship Service on September 30, 1945.ProgramA0228
Program - Centennial Celebration Sunday Worship Service, Park Church, May 12, 1946.ProgramA0229
Program - Christmas Sunday Worship Service, Park Church, December 19, 1948.ProgramA0230
Program - A Festival of Music by Junior Choirs: Vesper Service of Prayer and Praise, Park Church, April 30, 1950.ProgramA0231
Program - "A Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication Upon the Completion of the New Revised Standard Version of the Holy Bible", Park Church, September 30, 1952.ProgramA0232
Program - Dinner for the 110th Anniversary of the Park Church, Park Church, 1956.ProgramA0232
Program - Park Church, Worship Service on December 30, 1973.ProgramA0233
Program - "A Day Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Opening of the Park Church Sanctuary", Park Church, October 5, 1975.ProgramA0234
Program - "A Musical Offering for Advent", Park Church, December 19, 1976.ProgramA0235
Program - Pentecost Worship Service, Park Church, May 14, 1978.ProgramA0236
Program - 135th Anniversary Sunday Worship Service, Park Church, January 4, 1981.ProgramA0237
Menu - 135th Anniversary Dinner, Park Church, October 1, 1981.MenuA0238
Program - A Service of Celebration for the Life of John Brand II, Park Church, June 24, 2005.ProgramA0239
Program - Park Church Sunday Evening Services, Colonial Theater, circa. 1900-1930.ProgramA0240
Program - A Celebration of the Life of Marsden F. Stamp, Park Church, October 4, 2014. ProgramA0241
Program - A Celebration of the Life of William Schweizer (1917-2016), Park Church, January 13, 2016.ProgramA0242
Invitation - Reception for 135th Anniversary of the Founding of Park Church, Park Church, January 4, 1981.InvitationA0301
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