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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 - "A Rededicatory Recital" by Elmer A. Tidmarsh on the Beecher Memorial Organ, Park Church, March 5, 1961.ProgramA0804
Manuscript - An address by W. Charles Barber at the rededication service of the Beecher Memorial Organ, Park Church, March 5, 1961.ManuscriptA0805
Booklet - Liturgy for the Park Church Sunday School, Park Church, circa. 1870-1900.BookletA0901
Booklet - "Suggestions to Teachers and Substitutes of the Park Church Sunday School", Park Church, circa. 1870-1900.BookletA0902
Booklet - "For Teachers, Pupils and Parents", Park Church, circa. 1870-1900.BookletA0903
Certificates of Achievement from the Sunday School of the Park Church (Congregational Church) for: Laura Hawthorne (1865-67); Clementina Goodenough (1874-1877); Eva N. Derby (1885-6); Ada Hawthorne (1871); Mary S. Dexter (1884); Lida E. Marvin (1885); Cora A. Derby (1885); Anna B. Derby (1887); Mrs. Almira C. Munson (1891-4); Bertha M. Grover (1897-1900); Guy R. Spencer (1913); and Florence Spencer (1914).CertificateA0904
Booklet - Meeting programs for the Woman's Missionary Society, Park Church, 1904-1905.BookletA1001
Booklet - Meeting programs for the Home and Foreign Missionary Society, Park Church, 1907-1908.BookletA1002
Booklet - Meeting programs of the Woman's Missionary Society, Park Church, 1910-1911.BookletA1003
Documents - Meeting minutes for the Park Church Missionary Society, Park Church, circa. 1890-1911.DocumentsA1004
Price card for Mrs. Beecher's Park Church missionary ragbabies, 1890s. (2 copies)Trade CardA1005
Manuscript - "Alexander & his men -- tireless soldiers" handwritten by Max Eastman, Park Church, May 29, 1909.ManuscriptA1101
Manuscript - Typewritten speech about the importance of providing recreation for children and the Omega Club, Park Chuch, April 9, 1916.ManuscriptA1102
Manuscript - "The Patriarch Club" by Arthur S. Fitch, Park Church, 1896.ManuscriptA1103
Manuscript - Typewritten speech about the importance of teaching boys how to survive in nature and the Omega Club, Park Church, January 7, 1917.ManuscriptA1103
Marriage certificate for Henry F. Orcutt and Amelia A. Rapelye, Park Church, November 13, 1865.CertificateA1201
Marriage certificate for Frank Forsyth and Effie Austin, Park Church, June 11, 1884.Marriage CertificateA1202
Marriage certificate for Louis D. Caldwell and Elisa J. Sigison, Park Church, October 5, 1881.CertificateA1202
Marriage certificate for Ebenzer L. Martin and Mary E. Barned, Park Church, September 20, 1865. (photocopy)Marriage CertificateA1203
Ledger - Park Church financial records, January - December 1891.LedgerB0101
Ledger - Park Church dues payments, 1898.LedgerB0102
Booklet - Park Church Financial Statements, Park Church, January 1, 1915.BookletB0103
Booklet - "The Park Church Souvenir", Park Church, circa. 1870-1900 (2 copies).BookletB0201
Booklet - "A Short History of The Park Church of Elmira" by Eva Taylor, Park Church, 1946.BookletB0202
Booklet - "Building on a Foundation of Faith", Park Church, October 28, 1957.BookletB0203
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