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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 - New York Telephone Company First Aid Contest at Arlington Hotel, Binghamton, May 21, 1928.Program010613
Program - Recital by the students of Mrs. Samuel S. Dale at Federation Hall, May 25 & 26, 1928.Program010614
Program - Fourteenth Annual Convention of the Williamsport District Luther League at Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Siloa Church in Morris Run, PA, June 22-24, 1928.Program010615
Program & Invitation - Elmira Free Academy Class of 1925 reunion at Bon Ton Tea Room, June 28, 1928.Program010616
Program - Violin recital by Esther Johnson at the Park Church Lecture Room, May 28, 1928.Program010617
Invitation to a wedding shower for Gladys Gantz of Elmira, October 1 1928.Invitation010618
Program - Order of Services at Park Church, October 21, 1928.Program010619
Program - Organ Recital by Fernando Germani at the Park Church, October 21, 1928.Program010620
Invitation to a Halloween party at North Presbyterian Church, November 2, 1928.Invitation010621
Program - Order of Services at Park Church, November 18, 1928Program010622
Program - Concert by the Combined Musical Clubs of Hobart College at Trinity Episcopal Church, December 7, 1928.Program010623
Handbill - Annual Announcement of the Welch Music Studios, September 1928. (With program for recital January 4, 1929.)Handbill010624
Program - Order of Services at North Presbyterian Church, December 23, 1928.Program010625
Newspaper clippings from 1928 about No. Eleven School staff and events; Zonta Club; Elmira Symphony Orchestra; New York Telephone Company; Lillian Bystrom; Gladys Gantz; Welch Music Studios; misc. area concerts and plays; wedding announcements.Newspaper Clippings010626
Program - Recital by the pupils of Welch Music Studios at First Baptist Church Lecture Room, June 4, 1929.Program010701
Program - Concert of the Russian Cossack Chorus, 1929.Program010702
Program - Organ Recital at First Presbyterian Church, January 23, 1929.Program010703
Program - Order of Services at Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church, February 3, 1929.Program010704
Program - Order of Services at the Park Church, February 10, 1929.Program010705
Program - Elmira Association of Commerce Spring Pageant of Fashion at the Keeney Theater, March 21-23, 1929.Program010706
Program - Order of Services at the Park Church, March 24, 1929.Program010707
Invitation to a gathering at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Merritt E. Welch, 1929.Invitation010708
Program - Olivet to Calvary, 1929.Program010709
Program - Southside High School Senior Class presents "Daddy Long Legs," April 19-20, 1929.Program010710
Program - First Annual Instrumental Festival of Central and Northern New York at the Cortland High School, April 26-27, 1929.Program010711
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