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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
Program - Concert For The People by Park Church Choir, Park Church, April 8, 1878. (2 versions).ProgramA0101
Program - Married Life, Park Church Play Room, February 4, 1879.ProgramA0102
Program - Youth Concert For The People by Park Church Choir, Park Church, March 20, 1879.ProgramA0103
Program - Concert to Benefit the Home for the Aged, Park Church, June 12, 1879. ProgramA0104
Program - Christian Workers' Convention, Park Church, November 24 and 25, 1884.ProgramA0105
Program - Midsummer Night's Dream, Park Church, April 24, 1888. ProgramA0106
Program - Kellogg Concert, Park Church, April 10, 1890. ProgramA0107
Program - Rebecca's Triumph by the Beta Chapter of Adelphia, Park Church, January 2, 1897. ProgramA0108
Program - Merchant of Venice, Park Church, April 29, 1898. ProgramA0109
Program - James Whitcomb Riley in Concert, Park Church, March 20, 1899. ProgramA0110
Program - Morning Musicale by the Pupils of Miss Anna L. Johnson, May 27, 1899. ProgramA0111
Program - Testimonial Recital to Miss Anna Laura Johnson, Park Church, October 15, 1903.ProgramA0112
Program - Organ Recital by Dualby Peake, Park Church, October 23, 1903. ProgramA0113
Program - "The Cricket On The Hearth", Park Church Romp Room, April 14 and 15, 1904. (2 copies)ProgramA0114
Program - My Lord in Livery, Park Church, February 16, 1905.ProgramA0115
Program - Concert in Honor of Mrs. Beecher by the Roosa Violin Club of Elmira College Music School, Park Church, April 23, 1906. ProgramA0116
Program - Mrs. Tree, Park Church, February 26 & 27, 1907. ProgramA0117
Program - The Pittsburg Orchestra, Park Church, November 19, 1907.ProgramA0118
Program - Scenes From "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm", Park Church Romp Room, May 25, 1908.ProgramA0119
Program - First Organ Recital by John Daulby Peake, Park Church, March 15, 1909.ProgramA0120
Program - Second Organ Recital by John Daulby Peake, Park Church, March 22, 1909.ProgramA0121
Program - Third Organ Recital by John Dalby Peake, Park Church, March 29, 1909.ProgramA0122
Program - The Llannelly Royal Prize Chior of Wales, Park Church, November 18, 1909. ProgramA0123
Program - Organ Recital by John Daulby Peake, Park Church, January 10, 1910. ProgramA0124
Program - Mr. David Bispham's Classic and American Songs, Park Church, January 24, 1910. ProgramA0125
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