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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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Team rosters for Elmira Free Academy and Binghamton Central High School, October 31, 1931.Document010910
Program - Dr. Will George Butler and the Mansfield Teacher's College Orchestra at Centenary Church, November 22, 1931.Program010911
Program - First Annual Musical Tea of the North Presbyterian Church Ladies Aid Society, December 3, 1931. Program010912
Program - Southside High School Senior Class present "The Goose Hangs High," December 4-5, 1931.Program010913
Newspaper clippings from 1931 about the Elmira Symphony Orchestra; Arnot-Ogden Hospital School of Nursing; North Presbyterian Church; misc. area concerts, lectures, and plays.Newspaper Clippings010914
Program - Paderewski in concert at Bailey Hall, Cornell University, January 11, 1932.Program011001
Program - Order of Service at Hedding Methodist Church, February 21, 1932. Program011002
Program - Concert at Thurston Street Methodist Episcopal Church, February 22, 1932.Program011003
Program - Order of Service at North Presbyterian Church, February 28, 1932.Program011004
Program - Organ Recital by Dr. Sigfrid Karg-Elert at the Park Church, March 20, 1932.Program011005
Program - Forty-Third Annual Commencement of the Arnot-Ogden Hospital School of Nursing, March 24, 1932.Program011006
Program - Lenten Service of Song by the Augustana Seminary Male Chorus at Bethany Swedish Lutheran Church, March 28, 1932. Program011007
Program - A Case of Suspension, April 28, 1932.Program011008
Program - Mount Vernon: Episodes in the Life of George Washington at Southside High School, April 29-30, 1932. Program011009
Program - Fifth Annual Concert of the Elmira High Schools Musical Organizations at the Southside High School, May 27, 1932.Program011010
(2) Place cards from parties attended by Lillian Bystrom, June 1932.Place Cards011011
Program - 'The Womanless Wedding' at North Presbyterian Church, October 20-21, 1932.Program011012
Program - Performance by the students of Mrs. Samuel S. Dale at Federation Hall, November 10, 1932. Program011013
Program - Salem Lutheran Brotherhood in concert in Williamsport, November 20, 1932.Program011014
Program - Unknown musical concert, 1932. Program011015
Newspaper clippings from 1932 about Elmira Symphony Orchestra; Elmira Free Academy; Arnot-Ogden School of Nursing; area concerts, lectures, and plays.Newspaper Clippings011016
Picture postcard of the Goldman Band, ca. 1930s.Postcard011101
Program - Elmira Symphony Orchestra concert at Elmira Free Academy, December 11, 1919.Program011102
Newspaper clippings about Edward Pettengill; Charles Ruggles; Lucile Parson; Merritt E. Welch; Anna R. Anderson; Helen L. Ayers; Katherine Lowman; St. Luke's Church choir; Adelphia Sorority; Kappa Epsilon Sorority; area concerts. Newspaper Clippings011103
Program - Upsala College Choir concert at Northside High School, Corning, January 28, 1961. Program011201
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