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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 - Elmira Symphony Orchestra concert at Southside High School, April 28, 1929.Program010712
Program - Second Annual Concert of the Elmira High Schools Musical Organizations at Southside High School, May 3, 1929.Program010713
Program & Invitation - Recital of the pupils of Mrs. Samuel S. Dale at Southside High School, May 17-18, 1929.Program010714
Program - New York Telephone Company First Aid Contest at the Mark Twain Hotel, May 20, 1929 (with ticket). Program010715
Program - Kappa Epsilon Sorority Annual Banquet & Dance at the Mark Twain Hotel, May 29, 1929.Program010716
Program - Elmira Free Academy Senior Class presents "Stop Thief," May 21-June 1, 1929.Program010717
Poem - Sea Sighs by E.C.W., ca. 1929.Poem010718
Program - Recital by the pupils of Welch Music Studios at the First Baptist Church Lecture Room, May 28, 1929.Program010719
Invitation to the commencement of Orphanage High School, Sunbury, Pennsylvania, June 21, 1929.Invitation010720
Program - Organ Recital by Marcel Dupre at the Park Church, October 6, 1929,Program010721
Program - Bethany Luther League Concert, October 28, 1929.Program010722
Program - The Joyful Job of Living, a lecture by Edmund Vance Cook, ca. 1929.Program010723
Program - American Business Club presents "Pals First" to benefit the Rotary Reconstruction Home, 1929.Program010724
Program - Detroit Symphony Orchestra with Ossip Gabrilowitsch at Baily Hall, Cornell University, December 4, 1929.Program010725
Program - Order of Service at Park Church, December 22, 1929.Program010726
Newspaper clippings from 1929 about Elmira Symphony Orchestra; New York Telephone Company; Rotary Club; Kappa Epsilon sorority; Welch Music Studios; misc. area concerts, lectures, and plays.Newspaper Clippings010727
Program - Florence Austral in concert at Bailey Hall, Cornell University, January 9, 1930.Program010801
Program - Guy Maier & Lee Pattison piano recital at Bailey Hall, Cornell University, February 24, 1930.Program010802
Program - John Charles Thomas singing at Bailey Hall, Cornell University, March 19, 1930.Program010803
Program - Milton Symphony Orchestra at Milton High School, April 1, 1930.Program010804
Program - Cleveland Orchestra concert at Bailey Hall, Cornell University, April 10, 1930.Program010805
Program - "Old Fashioned Mother" at Bethany Lutheran Church, June 13, 1930Program010806
Program - Seventeenth Annual Convention of the Williamsport District Luther League at Bethany Swedish Lutheran Church, June 20-22, 1930.Program 010807
Program - Dedication of the New Organ at the North Presbyterian Church, August 24, 1930.Program010808
Tally card and name tag from a bridge tournament, September 7, 1930.Tally Card010809
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