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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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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Wedding announcement for Alice Knapp and Paul Carpenter, Elmira, October 6, 1930.Announcement010810
Program - Bethany Lutheran Church choir concert, fall 1930.Program010811
Program - Recital by the pupils of Mrs. Samuel S. Dale at Federation Hall, November 6, 1930.Program010812
Program - Elmira Symphony Orchestra concert at Southside High School, November 18, 1930.Program010813
Program - Mother-Daughter Banquet, November 20, 1930.Program010814
Program - Detroit Symphony Orchestra with Ossip Gabrilowitsch at Bailey Hall, Cornell University, December 3, 1930.Program010815
Program - Piano recital by Jose Iturbi at Bailey Hall, Cornell University, December 17, 1930.Program010816
(2) Tally cards from a bridge tournament, 1930.Tally Card010817
Invitation to a bridge tournament hosted by Dorothy Evertts, 559 Roe Avenue, July 26, 1930.Invitation010818
Invitation to a bridal shower for Dorothy Evertts, September 17, 1930.Invitation010819
Wedding announcement for Dorothy Evertts and Edward Arnold, North Presbyterian Church, October 18, 1930.Annoucement010820
Blank check from First National Bank & Trust Company of Elmira, ca. 1930.Check010821
Notice about a bridge tournament to be hosted by Mrs. Evyln Lloyd and Lillian Bystrom in honor of bride-elect Dorothy Evertts, fall 1930.Notice010822
Program - Kochanski master violinist at the Kalurah Temple, Binghamton, April 28, 1930.Program010823
Newspaper clippings from 1930 about Elmira Symphony Orchestra; bridge parties; engagement of Dorothy Evertts; graduating class of the Arnot-Ogden School of Nursing; misc. area concerts, lectures, and plays.Newspaper Clippings010824
Program - Heifetz at Bailey Hall, Cornell University, February 19, 1931. Program010901
Program - Order of Service at Park Church, March 1, 1931.Program010902
Program & Invitation - Forty-Second Annual Commencement of the Arnot-Ogden School of Nursing, March 26, 1931.Program010903
Program - Recital by pupils of Mrs. Samuel S. Dale at Federation Hall, May 22, 1931.Program010904
Tally card from a bridge tournament, May 1931. Tally Cards010905
Program - Kappa Epsilon sorority banquet at the Elmira Country Club, June 5, 1931.Program010905
Program - Sixtieth Annual Commencement of Williamsport High School, June 18, 1931.Program010906
Invitation to a Luther League outing at Sullivan's Monument, August 18, 1931.Invitation010907
Notice regarding the next rehearsal of the Elmira Symphony Orchestra, September 15, 1931.Notice010908
Purchase order from the New York State District Kiwanis Convention sent to Lillian Bystrom for playing at the convention, September 26, 1931.Document010909
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