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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
Record - Treasurer's reports, Chemung County Council of Churches: February, May, 1995.RecordJ1210
Record - Special meeting minutes regarding Campus Minister Lee Griffith, Chemung County Council of Churches, June 25, 1992.RecordJ1301
Letter - Informs members about the outcome of meeting on Campus Minister Lee Griffith, Chemung County Council of Churches, June 26, 1992.LetterJ1302
Letter - Informs Gerald Dees that Lee Griffith will continue to be employed as Campus Minister, Chemung County Council of Churches, June 26, 1992.LetterJ1303
Letter - Lee Griffith's submission of resignation as Campus Minister, Chemung County Council of Churches, May 12, 1993.LetterJ1304
Program - Easter Sunrise Service, Chemung County Council of Churches, March 28, 1948.ProgramJ1401
Booklet - "Not Uniformity but Unity!", Chemung County Council of Churches, 1949-1950.BookletJ1402
Booklet - Information about the Executive Committee positions, Chemung County Council of Churches, 1959-1960.BookletJ1403
Program - Easter Sunrise Service, Chemung County Council of Churches, April 17, 1960.ProgramJ1404
Pamphlet - Question and Answer Bulletin, Chemung County Council of Churches, August 1970.PamphletJ1405
Document - Constitution and Amendments, Chemung County Council of Churches, May 14, 1980.DocumentJ1406
Document - Proposed by-laws, Chemung County Council of Churches, March 1990 (2 versions).DocumentJ1407
Letter - Upcoming visit from State Council Executive Arleon Kelley, Chemung County Council of Churches, November 1, 1993.LetterJ1408
Program - World Day of Prayer Worship Service, Chemung County Council of Churches, March 3, 1995.ProgramJ1409
Booklet - "Guide Posts", c. 1890-1910.BookletJ1501
Program - "Vacation Readings of Memorable Scriptures of the Old Testament", July-August 1894.ProgramJ1502
Card - Reprint of "O Mother of Mine" by Lullus Donald Bell, c. 1900-1950.CardJ1503
Book - "Meditation: Thoughts for the Quiet Hour" by Clara May Dagget, 1904.BookJ1504
Booklet - Berean Beginners' Stories: "Samuel Helping in God's House" by Frances W. Danielson, 1911.BookletJ1505
Manuscript - A poem entitled "A Minister's Prayer" by Dr. White, c. 1885-1910.ManuscriptJ1601
Novelty - Silhouette of Jesus with printed Bible verses, c. 1900-1920.NoveltyJ1602
Ticket - Billy Sunday's Elmira Evangelistic Campaign, September-October 1924.TicketJ1603
Program - Gospel and... Prophetic Wonders - Rev. Moreton F. Scruby Prophetic-Evangelistic Sermons at the Gospel Tabernacle of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, December 31, 1939-January 4, 1940. ProgramJ1604
Document - Song sheet for church informative dinners, c. 1945-1955.DocumentJ1605
Document - "On Being a Persimmon" by Howard E. Kershner, Christian Economics Magazine, February 17, 1959.DocumentJ1606
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