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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
Booklet - "A History of the Park Church" by Eva Taylor, Park Church, 1981.BookletB0204
Booklet - "Musical Treasures of the Park Church: History and Commentary" by Thomas Bohlert, Park Church, 1995.BookletB0205
Booklet - "Fiftieth Anniversary of the Park Church", Park Church, January 1, 1896.BookletB0301
Program - "Centennial Celebration", Park Church, May 19, 1946.ProgramB0302
Booklet - Centennial Album, Park Church, 1946.BookletB0303
Booklet - "Our Memorial Windows", Park Church, 1996.BookletB0304
Booklet - The Park Church: 170 Years of History, 2016, with commemorative bookmark from the dedication of the Langdon Parlors. BookletB0305
Booklet - The Park Church Manual and Roll, 1891. Membership directory.BookletB0401
Booklet - Faith and Covenant: Roll of Membership, Park Church, 1913.BookletB0402
Booklet - Faith and Covenant: Roll of Membership, Park Church, 1914.BookletB0403
Booklet - Membership directory, Park Church, 1979.BookletB0404
Booklet - Park Church Membership Directory, 2007.BookletB0405
Yearbook - Park Church, 1950-1951.YearbookB0501
Yearbook - Park Church, 1951-1952.YearbookB0502
Yearbook - Park Church, 1954-1955.YearbookB0503
Pamphlet - "Temple of Herod the Great - painted by George Waters" prepared by Eva Taylor, Park Church, circa. 1943-1946.PamphletB0601
Pamphlet - "The Park Church Welcomes You", Park Church, circa. 1980-2000.PamphletB0602
Pamphlet - "Welcome! to the Park Church", Park Church, circa. 2002-2010.PamphletB0603
Pamphlet - The Park Church: Mark Twain's Elmira Church, 2011. PamphletB0604
Pamphlet - The Park Church Welcomes You!, church history and orientation guide, ca. 1990s. PamphletB0605
Booklet - "Money and Hoarding", Park Church, circa. 1883-1895.BookletB0701
Booklet - "Let Us Not Judge One Another Any More", Park Church, November 22, 1885.BookletB0702
Booklet - "The Heavens Declare the Glory of God", Park Church, November 29th, 1885.BookletB0703
Booklet - "A Seedling Church", Park Church, August 28, 1892.BookletB0704
Booklet - "Gems from the Park Church Leaflet", Park Church, 1920.BookletB0705
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