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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
Book - "Palmer's Songs of Love for the Bible School", Park Church, 1874-1875.BookB0801
Book - "The New Hymnary", Park Church, 1876.BookB0802
Pamphlet - "Hymns: Eldridge Park Meetings", Park Church, July 20, 1873.PamphletB0803
Ticket - Dr. Aurelius O. Revenaugh, Park Church, December 20, circa. 1846-1870.TicketB0901
Ticket - Congregational Choir Concert, Park Church, circa. 1846-1870.TicketB0902
Ticket - Reserved seats for the gallery and right side of the church, Park Church, May 19, 1876 (4 tickets).TicketB0903
Ticket - Henry Ward Beecher's Lecture, Park Church, May 19, 1876 (2 copies).TicketB0904
Newsletter - Report to non-resident members, Park Church, January 1897.NewsletterB0905
Manuscript - The Twelve Patriarchs, Park Church, circa. 1890-1911.ManuscriptB0906
Booklet - The Elmira Theological and Literary Society, Park Church, 1907.BookletB0907
Program - Men and Boys' Religion Forward Movement Convention Supper, Park Church, January 4, 1912.ProgramB0908
Pamphlet - "A Catechism", Park Church, circa. 1913.PamphletB0909
Booklet - "Beecher Central: Woman's Christian Temperance Union", Park Church, 1919-1920.BookletB0910
Letter - S. Edward Rose declining position of Sunday School superintendent, Park Church, April 14, 1922.LetterB0911
Letter - "This Is The Basket Idea", Park Church, June 15, 1934.LetterB0912
Booklet - "Some Childhood Memories of Mr. and Mrs. Beecher in Their Later Years" by Ida Langdon, Park Church, November 12, 1956.BookletB0913
Pew rental agreement between Silas Billings and the First Congregational Church (Park Church), 1855. DocumentB0914
Newsletter - Park Church Cross Currents: January 1981; April 1981 (partial).NewsletterB0915
Pamphlet - Julia Jones Beecher Memorial, ca. 1978.PamphletB0916
Invitation to a reception of the Shakspeare Club at the Park Church, April 22, 1884.InvitationB0917
Booklet - Park Church Cook Book, 1906. BookletB0918
Book - "A Century of Progress" by Mrs. L. Mitchell Thornton, Trinity Church, 1933.BookC0101
Book - "Trinity Church" by Mary Lou Nelcoski, Trinity Church, June 12, 1983.BookC0102
Newsletter - Trinity Church Record, Trinity Church, May 1903.NewsletterC0201
Newsletter - Trinity Church Record, Trinity Church, November 29, 1931.NewsletterC0202
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