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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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Program - Concert by the Elmira Symphony Orchestra at Southside High School, May 22, 1927.Program010521
Program - Recital by the students of Mrs. Samuel S. Dale at Federation Hall, May 28, 1927.Program010522
Program - Hedding Epworth League presents "Marrying Marian," Spring 1927.Program010523
Invitation to the commencement of Williamsport Dickinson Seminary, June 8, 1927.Invitation010524
Program - Sixty-seventh Annual Commencement of the Elmira Free Academy, June 22, 1927.Program010525
North Presbyterian Church schedule of summer services, July-August 1927.Document010526
Program - Grand Concert with the New Organ at German Evangelical Church, November 3, 1927.Program010527
Program - Marianne Kneisel String Quartet at the Southside High School, November 14, 1927.Program010528
Program - Oder of services at Park Church, November 27, 1927.Program010529
Program - Organ Recital by Charles M. Courboin at Park Church, November 27, 1927.Program010530
Program - Concert by Paul Kochnaski and Pierre Luboshutz at Bailey Hall, Cornell University, December 14, 1927.Program010531
Merry card from Elmira Community Service, 1927.Greeting Card010532
Newspaper clippings from 1927 about the Elmira Symphony Orchestra; Rotary Anns; Kappa Epsilon sorority; church concerts; Welch Music Studios; telephone company; misc. area concerts, plays, and lectures.Newspaper Clippings010533
Bridge tally card, ca. 1928. Tally Card010601
Booklet - Gladys Mason-Aldrich Violin Teacher, 1928.Booklet010602
Program - Mother-Daughter Banquet at the No. Eleven School, January 13, 1928.Program010603
Invitation to a party at the Swedish Bethany Lutheran Church, February 29, 1928.Invitation010604
Program - Elmira Symphony Orchestra at the Glen Theatre, Watkins Glen, March 11, 1928.Program010605
Program - Organ Recital by Pietro A. Yon at the Park Church, March 25, 1928. (with ticket)Program010606
Program - Father-Son Banquet at No. Eleven School, March 28, 1928.Program010607
Program - Order of Service at North Presbyterian Church, April 8, 1928.Program010608
Program - Oder of Service at Bethany Swedish Lutheran Church, April 8, 1928.Program010609
Program - The Trails of a Hostess, Spring 1928.Program010610
Program - Southside High School Senior Class presents "The Charm School," April 27-28, 1928.Program010611
Program - First Annual Concert by the Elmira High Schools Musical Association at Southside High School, May 4, 1928.Program010612
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