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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
Account of a week's activities, ca. 1923. Document010101
Program - Violin recital by the students of Ruth Christian Welch at the Park Church Lecture Room, April 23, 1923. Program010102
E.F.A. football season ticket, 1923.Ticket010103
Booklet - Elmira Free Academy Course of Study, 1923.Booklet010104
Program - The Capitol Theatre, New York City, program for the week of October 7, 1923.Program010105
Schedule of classes at the Elmira Free Academy, September 1923. Document010106
Program - Sixty-Third Annual Commencement of the Elmira Free Academy, June 27, 1923.Program010107
(2) Tickets for two terms of ten violin lessons from Ruth Christian Welch, 1923.Ticket010108
Newspaper clippings from 1923 about the Adelphia Society; school music contests; Elmira Symphony Orchestra; and a puppet show.Newspaper Clippings010109
(2) Tickets to the Lyceum Theatre, 1924.Ticket010201
Program - Elmira Boys' Band Concert at the Armory, February 16, 1924 (with ticket).Program010202
Program - An Easter Cantata at the North Presbyterian Church, April 20, 1924. Program010203
Program - Elmira Free Academy Senior Class presents "A Prince There Was," May 16-17, 1924. Program010204
Program - Violin Recital by the pupils of Ruth Christian Welch at the Park Church Lecture Room, May 1, 1924.Program010205
Booklet - Annual Announcement of the Welch Music Studios, 1924-25 season. Booklet010206
Transcript of the menu of the Japanese Tea Room in Binghamton, 1924.Document010207
Program - Sixty-Fourth Annual Commencement of the Elmira Free Academy, June 25, 1924. Program010208
Program - Mendelssohn Glee Club Third Annual Concert Tour, October 3-12, 1924.Program010209
Name tag for Lillian Bystrom's mother, 1924. Tag010210
Program - Elmira Free Academy Masquers Dramatic Society presents "Penrod," November 25-26, 1924. Program010211
Program - Boston Symphony Orchestra at Bailey Hall, Cornell University, November 12, 1924.Program010212
Newspaper clippings from 1924 about the Kappa Epsilon sorority and the cast of 'Penrod'. Newspaper Clippings010213
Program - 11th Annual Banquet of the Alpha Omega Chapter of the Kappa Epsilon sorority at the Hotel Langwell, February 7, 1925.Program010301
Program - The community Players of Elmira New York present Four One-act Plays at the Elmira Free Academy, January 17, 1925.Program010302
Program - Elmira Symphony Orchestra Concert at Southside High School, February 1, 1925Program010303
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