Religion

American Baptist Foreign Mission Society records, 1813-1961   62 reels microfilm

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4424
Missionary correspondence (1817-1900) and geographic files relating to activities of the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society in Burma.

Balinese transcripts,1972-1983.   36 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4354
The majority of the texts in the collection originate from northern Bali. The topics of the texts include tales from Hindu epics, folktales, and legends of Balinese kings. All of these contain moral lessons and religious lessons, and make reference to customary law.

Baptist Church of Altay records,1817-1935   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6090
Three record books (1825-1839, 1839-1858, 1853-1874) which record regular covenant, special and annual meeting minutes and lists of members, male and female. The church had several revivals and passed resolutions against secret societies and for open seating.

Baptist Church of Campbell and Bath records,1854-1890   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6095
One volume of annual meeting minutes (1854-1924) containing a subscription list (1874); a volume of membership records showing attendance (1866-1886) and a register of baptisms and members and covenant meeting minutes (1855-1890).

Baptist Church of Galen, New York records,1830-1865   1 reel microfilm, 1 folder.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6009
One volume record book (1830-1843) containing the church covenant, a list of members (1831) and covenant, minutes, extracts from church records (1843-1865) prepared by Virginia Moscrip (June 1966), a list of those buried at the Old Village Cemetery in Clyde prepared by Mrs. H.T. Jeffry.

Baptist Church of Hornby records, 1860-1916   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6074
Covenant and annual meeting minutes interspersed with membership records. Subjects discussed include revivals, the appointment of pastors, and church discipline.

Baptist Church of Mead's Creek records, 1837-1857   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6073
Two volumes conference, covenant, and special meeting minutes which record church membership, discipline, elections, appointments and finances.

Baptist Church of Tyrone and Jersey record book,1848-1872   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6075
Membership lists for male and female members (1860, 1866); church covenant and special meeting minutes (1848-1872) which deal with discipline and the appointment of pastors.

Berrigan, Daniel and Philip collection, 1880-1995   207 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4602
Personal papers and ephemeral publications by and about Daniel and Philip Berrigan.

Blaukopf, Miriam Seidman nee Blasenstein papers   1 box.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6916
Correspondence, photographs, tape recordings and other material regarding Polish holocaust survivors.

Bond, Maurice Chester papers, 1912-1980   8.7 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 21-24-248
Reports; mimeographed and printed material from Agricultural Economics Extension files on subjects such as cooperatives, farm management, and marketing; articles and speeches on extension work; notes, journals, photograph album, mimeographed material, correspondence, memoranda, and minutes of various conferences, workshops, and committees; reports of the Los Baños Project in the Philippines (1963); office calendars, desk and field notes, travel accounts, and diaries; logs of trips to Germany, England, and Mexico; papers relating to Epsilon Sigma Phi, an honorary extension fraternity; and correspondence, notes, and other records pertaining to local organizations including the Ithaca Cooperative Consumers' Society Inc. and First Congregational Church of Ithaca (New York).

Bouck, William C. papers   2.6 cubic feet, 4 reels microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2206
Correspondence, appointment papers, official documents, and other papers chiefly relating to Bouck's political career.

Bowen, Elias papers, 1820-1852.   50 items,

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2111
Letters to Bowen during his pastorates at Utica, Ithaca, Cazenovia, Locke, and Moravia, New York, written by clergymen and others concerning revivals at Ithaca and elsewhere, work of the Cazenovia Seminary and Wesleyan University, and Methodism in Central New York.

Brigg's Bank of Clyde accounts,1854-1864   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6037
Cash book (1860-1864); a ledger of monthly accounts (1861-1863); and a monthly transaction and account book (1854-1858), the latter covering the years surrounding the bank's incorporation in 1856 in Wayne County.

Burr, David A. papers, 1848-1969.   .5 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 1333
Included is a diary of journey from Washington, DC, to Utah Territory in 1855 in which Burr describes the steamboat trip, life on the trail, the appearance of the land, Indians, and horse thieves. There are also letters written from Utah (1858-1864) discussing details of the conflict between the Mormons and the U.S. government, clippings, school essays, and a number of photographs and Burr's sketches of scenes in Utah. Also included is an autograph album containing approximately 350 signatures collected by Mrs. David H. Burr and later members of her family, beginning in 1848 and continuing through 1969. Over three quarters of the autographs were collected in Washington, DC in the late 1840s and early 1850s. Included are the signatures of ten presidents, and many senators and representatives of the Thirty-first Congress, as well as many other public figures.

Burtt, Edwin A. papers, 1950-1988.   2.0 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-21-2593
Manuscripts and other papers of Edwin A. Burtt, a Cornell University professor of philosophy.

Cady, Elias W. papers, 1801-1857.   54 items.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2399
Letters to Cady relate to sheep raising, wool sales, lumbering, farm machinery, land sales, legislative issues including civil and criminal codes, free common schools, an agricultural college, the Sodus Canal, telegraphy, temperance, and family matters. There are also deeds, receipts, inventories, sermons, and poems. Correspondents include Jedediah Barber, Ezra Cornell, John McGraw, Henry W. Sage, Josiah B. Williams, and others.

Carr, Caleb letters, 1856-1867.   53 items.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2386
Letters written to Caleb and Emily Pierce Carr of Hillsboro, Wisconsin, from family members in Genoa, Locke, and Elmira, New York. Subjects include family and local news, farm conditions, politics, temperance, spiritualism, the Panic of 1857, and homefront reactions to the Civil War. Also, 13 letters to Carr from Henry Queripel, Jr. of New York City, mostly concerning his farm property in Wisconsin, but also commenting on commodity prices and trading conditions, religion, a smallpox epidemic in New York, and the Civil War.

Christ Church (German Reformed) of Bearytown records,1813-1941   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6050
Two volumes containing copies of the constitution and lists of baptisms, communicants, confirmations and deaths for their respective periods (1813-1832, 1835-1852). Volume 3 contains miscellaneous trustee records including minutes (1847-1941), subscription lists, treasurer's reports, and a copy of the church's constitution. Item 4 is a group of loose papers including a deed (1837), correspondence (1898), lists of furniture and two copies of the "Every Member Canvas". The volumes are in German and English with English used exclusively after 1863.

Christ Church of Corning records,1841-1916   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6077
Register containing parishioners, baptisms, confirmations, mariages, communicants, burials and church offerings. Also included is a certificate of incorporation (1841).

Christian Church of Trumbull's Corners records,1854-1920   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6057
One volume (1854-1920) of church records which contain minutes of Quarterly Fellowship and Annual Meetings; accounts of church services (including marriages and funerals), and socials; and annual reports to the conference which include membership and financial information. Of note is the number of women who preached to the congregation.

Church Women United in the Schenectady Area records, 1935-2011   2.3 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 3430
Contains organizational records, including material related to affiliation and cooperation with local, national, and international organizations and records of predecessor organizations.

Colbert, William journal,1792-1804   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6088
The journal records the travels and work of William Colbert as a Methodist circuit rider with lengthy and detailed descriptions of towns and settlements visited, texts delivered in sermons, travel and weather conditions, Colbert's health, opinions regarding the progress of Methodism in New York, conferences and general meetings attended, and reflections on his own spiritual progress as a Methodist minister, size and spiritual condition of classes and congregations visited and baptisms, marriages and funerals attended or served.

Cole, Harry E. papers, 1763-1937   2.8 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 698
Correspondence, diaries (1912-36), indentures, poems, genealogies, photo album, and other materials on the early and contemporary history of Salem, Washington County, New York, including papers relating to the raising of regiments for the Revolutionary War and compensation for the same; a general history of Washington Academy; a Salem letterbook (1794-1882); a notebook of outlines of theological studies kept by Henry M. Davis; two scrapbooks of Albany clippings; and diaries and correspondence of Harry Cole.

Congregational Church of West Groton records,1817-1900   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6070
Two volumes containing membership lists, monthly meeting minutes (1817-1874), and trustee's annual meeting minutes (1832-1900).

Cook family letters,1827-1843   7 items.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6030
Contains letters sent or received by members of the Chester Cook family. Topics include sin and temptation, a request for a loan, a cabin, information about the village of Orleans (N.Y.), a lyceum meeting, a baptism, views on marriage and recipes, a wedding and local and family news. Correspondents include Sally Wicks, J.W. Sheriff, Samuel Sheriff, William Cook, Sarah Cook, Chester Cook, Caroline Cook, M.J. Edgerton and Elisabeth Paris.

Cornell Rankhandi project records, 1953-1984   48.9 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-25-2787
Field notes, subject files, cross index cards, surveys, photographs, movie films, audiotapes, maps, census data, and other documentary and research material of the Cornell Rankhandi Project. The project used the control Muslim village of Jhabiran in its study, and embraced the disciplines of anthropology, religion, sociology, political science, economics, linguistics, child psychology, history, and social psychology. Team members include Michael Mahar, Pauline Kolenda, Allan Atwell, John Gompers, John T. Hitchcock (Project Director), Robert T. Smith, Morris E. Opler, and Pat Hitchcock.

Cornell United Religious Work records   34.5 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 39-2-1468
Records of the Cornell University Christian Association.

Deal, Jennette Howell diaries   40 v., 20 reels of microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 3881
Forty volumes of diaries of Jennette H. Deal concerning her activities as a teacher and a farm wife, her participation in the Baptist church and other religious organizations, and the activities of family members. Many diaries also contain records of income and expenditures and lists of books read during the year.

Eggleston, Edward papers, 1804-1939.   8.8 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 110
Correspondence, manuscripts of books and articles, notes for books, accounts, outlines and notes for sermons, newspaper clippings of book reviews and obituaries. Includes correspondence with publishers concerning royalties, copyrights, and related matters; letters concerning historical and genealogical research, and real estate, mortgage, and security investments; also, 48 letters to Robert Underwood Johnson, secretary of the American Copyright League concerning Eggleston's lobbying activities on behalf of the International copyright law; also letters from George Cary Eggleston to his brother Edward.

Farmington, N.Y. records,1830-1876   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6023
Minute book of the Farmington Temperance Society (1833-1844); and the New Salem Branch of the Society (1870-1876); military roll of the town (1831); miscellaneous letters, and the farm and household account book of George S. Allen (1845-1874)

Fatzinger, Samuel hymnbook,1818   1 reel microfilm; 12 slides.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6052
Microfilm copy of a fraktur manuscript hymnbook of the German Reformed church illuminated in the Pennsylvania Dutch style.

Federated Church of Ovid records,1803-1977   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6036
Records of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Ovid, N.Y. including histories of the church written in 1868, 1877, 1878 and 1880; lists of probationers, class members, members, pastors, baptisms, marriages and other church statistics; and a secretary's book of the church's Christian Endeavor Society. Records of the First Presbyterian Church of Ovid including session meeting minutes (1810-1832, 1832-1864); lists of members, baptisms, marriages, and deaths; and trustee records (1849-1897). Also records of the Federated Church in Ovid, formed in 1956 containing trustee records (1956-1965) and membership information.

First Baptist Church of Avoca records,1848-1918   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6096
Two volumes including minutes of church meetings (1846-1868) and minutes of trustee meetings (1851-1918).

First Baptist Church of Corning records,1842-1896   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6078
Church covenant, articles of faith, minutes of the council called upon to constitute the church, covenant, and annual meeting minutes (1842-1896) and membership lists.

First Baptist Church of Covert records, 1803-1849   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6038
Contains one volume of covenant meeting minutes recording cases of church discipline, subscribtion policy, anti-Masonry, temperance, heresy and the mission controversy, with a membership list in the back.

First Baptist Church of Geneva records,1825-1890   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6003
Includes records of the Baptist Society (1826-1830); records of the Board of Trustees of the first Baptist Society; constitution of the Social Aid Society (1855-1864); minutes of the Ontario Baptist Ministerial Conference (1852-1877); and the records of the Baptist Church (1826-1890).

First Baptist Church of Lodi records,1804-1924   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6062
This volume is divided among those of a church set off from Romulus in 1804 (1804-1821), the First Baptist Church in Lodi (1821-1900) and later when the church called itself the First Baptist Church of Valois (1900-1924). It contains covenant meeting minutes (1812-1821) and annual trustee meeting minutes (1830-1924).

First Baptist Church of Marion records, 1804-1904   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6063
Two volumes of quarterly church covenant and special meeting minutes (1804-1846, 1848-1893); one volume of trustee's minutes (1824-1893) which also contains treasurer's reports (1896-1904) and membership records; and meeting minutes and membership and dues lists for the church's Female Benevolent Society. Church discipline, revivals, anti-masonry, anti-slaveryand missionary activity figure prominently as subjects.

First Baptist Church of Newark records,1835-1917   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6021
Minutes of the Twenty-seventh anniversary of the Wayne Baptist Association (1861) and minutes of church meetings, a history of the Marion Baptist Church, and a treasury report of Wayne County Baptist churches. Also Lockville Baptist Society (later called the Baptist Church of Arcadia) records (1835-1855), minutes (1835-1847) of church meetings and annual meetings (1847-1917).

First Baptist Church of Ontario records,1834-1889   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6032
Includes one volume of records containing church membership and trustees' meeting minutes (1834-1889) and a copy of the church covenant.

First Baptist Church of Palmyra records,1835-1865   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6033
Minutes of monthly covenant meetings, yearly election of trustees, and quarterly financial meetings (1835-1865), discussing church discipline, revival seasons, and church finances, including the construction of a new church.

First Baptist Church of Peach Orchard records,1838-1839   3 items.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6059
Certificate of incorporation, a subscription list for the construction of the church and a deed for the church lot.

First Baptist Church of Romulus records,1818-1898   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6034
Contains eight transcribed items arranged in chronological order including: two sets of church meeting minutes (1818-1846, 1847-1873); one set of covenant meeting minutes (1873-1898) and five membership lists (1826-1849, 1849-1880, 1861-1898, 1874-1888 and 1895).

First Baptist Church of Seneca Falls records,1827-1883   2 reels microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6006
Articles of faith, church covenant and minutes of regular and special church meetings, dealing with church finances, abolition, temperance, and religious discipline. Also three unrelated items: a sermon entitled "The hard-shell Baptists" (n.d.) satirizing that type of group; "The Baptist church manual" (1853); and "The Sunday School receiving book" (1838-1850) which lists pupils, dates of entry, parents' names, occupations and characters, residences, classes and remarks.

First Baptist Church of Watkins Glen records,1848-1892   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6039
Contains one volume of trustees' annual meeting minutes (1848-1892) and two volumes of covenant meeting minutes (1845-1891) containing accounts of church discipline.

First Baptist Church of Williamson records,1821-1878   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6035
Three volumes of records (1826-1878) include minutes of church covenant meetings, membership lists, church covenants and articles of faith. Minutes include discussions of church policy regarding Masonry and slavery, a vote to hold protracted meetings, a decision that male members should have closed prayer meetings, and documentation of the trial of the church pastor.

First Congregational Church of Christ records,1807-1878   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6055
Two volumes of church meeting minutes which include Articles of Faith, Church covenant, disciplinary cases, founding of a Sabbath school, temperance resolutions, membership lists, baptismal records, church rules, and a decision to discontinue affiliation with the Ithaca Presbytery.

First Congregational Church of Ithaca records, 1830-1946   2 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 3910
Records include membership lists; lists of pew holders; reports of trials of church members and disciplinary actions taken; baptismal records; constitution; annual reports; treasurer's reports; records of marriages and deaths; reports of meetings of the Board of Elders; petition and resolution concerning separation fron the Protestant Reformed Dutch Church of Ithaca, New York; and bound volumes of church bulletins.

First Congregational Church of Marion records,1808-1946   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6064
One volume of annual meeting minutes (1808-1829, 1844-1946) and one volume of session minutes (1830-1844) and which include membership lists for this church its predecessor.

First Congregational Church of Rushville records,1802-1898   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6085
One volume congregation meeting minutes (1829-1898) dealing with membership and discipline, a pew rent and pledge book (1860-1873), the Church Manual (1869) and Sunday School Records (1820-1824).

First Methodist Episcopal Church of Fairville records,1836-1927   2 reels microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6011
Minutes of annual meetings of male members of the church to elect trustees (1843-1927), a subscription list (1875), and a valuation of church property (1875).

First Methodist Episcopal Church of Konana records,1861-1892   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6089
One volume of a preprinted register containing lists of baptisms, marriages, probationers, members and classes.

First Methodist Episcopal Church of Port Gibson records,1834-1901   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6026
Records of the Port Gibson Charge (which included East Palmyra until 1853) including: minutes of stewards and leaders meetings (1841-1853, 1853-1865); trustees' account books (1834-1901); church register (1844-1868) and misccellaneous sheets. Also include financial records, membership lists, and meeting minutes.

First Methodist Episcopal Church of Pultneyville records,1851-1900   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6046
Two registers (1852-1874) which list baptisms, marriages, members, subscribers to periodicals, class leaders, preachers and probationers. A third volume contains trustee minutes (1850-1851, 1858-1861, 1890-1900) reporting on elections and repairs to church property.

First Methodist Episcopal Church of Trumansburg records,1831-1934   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6066
Two church registers (1841-1851, 1854-1866); two volumes Sabbath School Meeting Minutes (1846-1870, 1860-1904); one volume of Quarterly Conference Meeting minutes (1862-1881) for Trumansburg and one volume for the Ulysses Circuit (1831-1845) and one volume fo church meeting minutes (1860-1904) which also contain accounts for constructing a building.

First Methodist Episcopal Church of Waterloo records,1843-1872   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6041
Contains a volume of trustee records (1843-1872) which include monthly meeting minutes and financial records, and a membership register which lists members, probationers, marriages and baptisms.

First Methodsit Episcopal Church of Varick records,1856-1889   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6043
Trustee book (1856-1889) which includes the election of trustees, board president and clerk, the hiring of the church sexton, and notes on church finance and maintenance.

First Presbyterian Church (Cazenovia, N.Y.) records, 1799-1952   1 cubic ft., 1 reel pos., 1 reel neg. microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2060
Session records; minutes; lists of marriages, baptisms, and members; minutes, accounts, and correspondence of women's organizations, including the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society and the Torrey Circle of Kings Daughters; historical data; guestbook; correspondence pertaining to early pastors, especially Joshua Leonard; receipts, checkbooks, and treasurer's reports; and other records of the Cazenovia First Presbyterian Church.

First Presbyterian Church in Lyons records,1799-1946   2 reels microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6098
One volume of annual meeting minutes (1799-1870); three volumes of session minutes (1809-1825, 1825-1840, 1840-1865) dealing heavily with discipline and pew rent and documenting increase in membership; one volume of treasurer's records (1826-1848) indexed to names; and a register of members, baptisms and marriages (1809-1946).

First Presbyterian Church of Corning records,1834-1915   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6081
Two volumes (1834-1845, 1847-897) session meeting minutes, which deal predominately with discipline, temperance and administrative issues and one volume of trustee's records (1843-1915)

First Presbyterian Church of Dundee records,1832-1887   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6094
Minutes of annual meetings from 1832-1887, and a volume of session minutes (1853-1883) which contains also two membership lists.

First Presbyterian Church of East Palmyra records,1817-1900   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6022
Two volumes (1817-34 and 1834-1900) containing session minutes and some membership information. Revivals, temperance, and church discipline are issues.

First Presbyterian Church of Galen records,1838-1896   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6019
Records consist of two volumes of church records (1840-1896, 1838-1875) containing annual meeting minutes, minutes of special and session meetings, the Church Covenant and Confession of Faith. A third volume (1875-1895) is a register with lists of elders, deacons, pastors, communicants, baptisms, marriages and deaths.

First Presbyterian Church of Geneva records,1808-1984   3 reels microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6017
Fourteen volumes including one volume account book (1810-1811), records of the Geneva Examining Committee of the Western Executive Society of the Presbyterian Education Society (1832-1840); four volumes of minutes of session (1808-1865); two volumes of church members (1852-1854); a list of baptisms (1827-1851); receipts and expenses including those pertaining to the construction of the church (1813-1845); two volumes of memorabilia (1798-1877) and records of the First Congregational Church of Geneva (1845-1853).

First Presbyterian Church of Havana records,1828-1888   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6083
Three volumes session meeting minutes (1829-1883) which include membership lists; one volume of trustee and annual meeting minutes (1829-1888); a subscription book (1841-1858) and a list (1853) and miscellaneous receipts, a program and a schedule.

First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca records   44.9 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4045
Subjects include annual reports; births; baptisms; marriages; deaths; buildings and grounds; church finances, governance, history, library, manuals, membership, organizations, and publications; missionary work; pastors; special events; Sunday school; youth programs; Bibles; prayerbooks; music and hymnals; blueprints and maps; and other records of the First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York.

First Presbyterian Church of Romulus records,1802-1824   1 folder.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6008
Photocopy of the first record book of the church which contains membership information, session meeting minutes, the church covenant, and Articles of Faith.

First Union Baptist Church of Christ at Farmerville records, 1819-1899   2 reels microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6068
One volume of covenant meeting minutes (1819-1894); one volume of annual meeting to elect trustees minutes (1825-1899); issues of the American Baptist Magazine and Missionary Intelligencer (Volume IV, no. 5; Volume III, no. 4); and minutes of the twentieth-seventh annual meeting of the Seneca Baptist Association (1848). Covenant meeting minutes document a split in 1828, accounts of revivals, church discipline and doctrine.

First Unitarian Church of Ithaca, New York records, 1861-1986.   15.3 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4590
Constitutions, board minutes, correspondence, financial records, and numerous other records of the church.

First United Methodist Church of Geneva records,1835-1899   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6020
Mainly class leader records (1835-1869) including a decisions on when to hold a Love Feast and a discussion about an anti-slavery convention to be held in Rochester. Also records of the Quarterly Conference Meetings (April 1837-October 1899). Also included is a membership register (1836-1854).

First Wesleyan Methodist Church of Seneca Falls records,1843-1911   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6049
Seven numbered volumes containing trustee meeting minutes (1843-1871, 1880-1913), proceedings of the church's monthly business meetings (1858- 1870), clerk's records (1874-1880) and several miscellaneous papers including receipts, certificates of dismission, and a subscription list. The records document the church's 1869 split, church discipline, finances, and reactions to the Women's Temperance Union and freemasonry.

Fraser, Helen A. papers, 1918-1962.   c. 20.4 c.f.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 1975
Correspondence, notes, reports, newsletters, press releases, programs, broadsides and other items pertaining to Ms. Fraser's interest in the Albany Inter-Racial Council, the New York State Commission Against Discrimination, Unitarian Church work, other civic organizations, and health insurance plans, folklore, and other topics.

Fry family letters,1864   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6010
Letter from Richard Fry Sr. to his son Jabez discussing family news; a letter from Jabez's widow, Clary, relating the hardships of her life and asking for assistance from her brother-in-law, Richard Fry Jr.

Gifford family papers,1811-1857   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6028
Twenty seven letters, most addressed to Rowland S. Gifford from relatives and friends discussing a cholera epidemic in Albany, family news, the annexation of Texas, the dissolution of the Union, winter shipping on canals, land speculation, farming and buying a farm. Also miscellaneous legal documents including deeds, affidavits and a receipt.

Gould family papers, 1799-[ca. 1869]   3.4 cubic ft.; 9 v.; 8 o/s flds.; 6 reels microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2033
Diaries, 1799-1832, of Stephen Wanton Gould, concerned with meetings of the Society of Friends, the activities of his family members and friends as well as several public events; extracts from the records of monthly meetings, 1676-1707, held by Rhode Island Quakers; letters, 1862-1868, from John Stanton Gould to his daughter Mary (Gould) Baldwin, relating to the Goulds and the related families, Gould's early life, his interests, and other personal matters; journal, 1866-1869, showing Gould's interest in cattle diseases and grasses, prison reform and other humanitarian aims, and containing many references to his public life and his role in the founding of Cornell University; and microfilm copies of a typewritten copy of a diary, 1851-1862, kept by John Stanton Gould's second wife, Hannah Wright Gould (1819-1912); and Gould family genealogical charts and notes compiled by her granddaughter, Dorothy C. Abbott, including data on related families.

Griswold, Hervey Dewitt papers, 1897-1959.   .2 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2124
Dr. Griswold's "Autobiographical Notes, prepared for his descendants" (247 pp., 1938-40); two printed copies of Griswold's studies of Hinduism; five typed or printed items pertaining to his career as a missionary at Forman Christian College, Lahore, India (now Pakistan); pamphlet "Sketches of My Indian Childhood" by Frances Griswold Wooddell (116 pp., n.d.); genealogical pamphlet on the Griswold family of Dryden, New York; and typescript poems by Hervey De Witt Griswold (28 pp.).

Hardin, Martin D. papers, 1881-1963   5 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 329l
Papers of Martin D. Hardin, a Presbyterian clergyman, lecturer, and portrait artist. He seved as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, New York, 1920-1935.

Hector Falls (N.Y.) accounts,1822-1825   .6 cubic ft.; 2 reels mf.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6004
Daybooks, ledgers, and account books registering payments, subscriptions, and bills of customers and clients.

Hector, N.Y. records,1835-1863   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6016
Church book of the First Baptist Church of Hector (1837-1887); minutes of the Ladies Benevolent Society of the First Baptist Church and Society of Hector (1842-1857); records of the Bennettsburg Sociable (1861-1862); a letter from the Thomas Allen family to Mrs. Allen's father, Mr. Smith (1820); a solicitor's bill; and thirteen compositions by elementary students.

Hitchcock, Romyn papers, 1841-1900.   .3 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2174
Papers of Romyn Hitchcock, a chemist and lecturer on the Orient, include correspondence, lecture notes, monographs, government bulletins and other pamphlet material, newspaper clippings, and maps. Collection is primarily concerned with Chinese-American diplomatic relations; spheres of influence; problems of Chinese immigration, including low wages, tong societies, and the Chinese Exclusion Act; and the geography, art, religion, and customs of China and Japan.

Hosner, Adeline Cleveland papers,1833-1882   .4 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6005
Diaries and accounts of a markedly religious woman in Mecklenburg, Schuyler County, New York; she describes her concern with the irreligious soul of her husband and the spiritual well-being of her family, buys the drafts of her sons in the Civil War, and otherwise reflects on her life as a Christian woman. Also, grocery and household accounts. Includes typed transcript of diary.

Howe, Marion papers   1.7 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6858
Correspondence, newspapers clippings and memoranda pertaining to Howe's work with the Cornell United Religious Work (CURW) and family.

Israel, Henry papers, 1899-1958   .7 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2159
Correspondence with civic leaders of Hastings and Westchester County concerning recreational and educational programs and the country life movement; a scrapbook of Y.M.C.A. material, 1899-1903; notes and rough drafts of speeches, minutes, pamphlets, clippings, and other printed materials of the Community Service Council of Hastings, especially relating to educational problems and child welfare, taxation, and the administrative organization of Westchester County and the problems associated with it.

Ithaca Area United Jewish Community records   3 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6876
The collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, annual reports, newsletters and other printed matter, publications, photographs, and architectural plans reflecting the activities of the organization..

Joy family journals,1812-1813, 1844   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6014
Diary of Arad Joy (1812-1813) discusses events during his service in the War of 1812 including punishment of deserters, living conditions, a visit to Niagra Falls, a skirmish, and duties as paymaster. The travel journals of Henry Joy (1844) relate details of his trip through the Midwest, including accommodations, a meeting with a former senator from Ohio, Mr. Spaulding, and a sermon by Harriet Beecher Stowe's husband, Dr. Calvin Stowe, discussion of the Pennsylvania Dutch and their farming methods, description of an iron works, a glass works and a nail factory, drawings of historical sites, descriptions of various towns including Chicago, Milwaukee, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Michigan, and descriptions of Indians he saw canoeing on the upper Mississippi.

Kaercher and Packer family papers   2.5 cubic ft; 4 v.; 2 museum folders.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 347
Correspondence and other papers relating the life of George Kaercher, who was a divinity student at Burr Seminary in Manchester, Vermont and Western Reserve College in Ohio, and later a minister in Ohio. Also includes papers of the Packer family.

Koberg, Emma collector, letters,1822-1852.   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6001
Forty-one letters concerning the Sons of Temperance, religious activities, legal actions, family matters, 1848 Democratic State Convention, a Revolutionary War widow's pension, a petition for a government post for a physician, and complaints about a bequest. Correspondents include John F. Graham, Jno. H. Redington, Aaron Vanderpool, and Erastus Corning.

Kramer family papers, 1939-2009   5.5 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 3970
Papers include letters written to the Kramer family from Kevin Kramer while in Vienna. Also, pictures, letters, and diaries relating to Jeffrey A. Kramer's service aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz; papers concerning Samuel Kramer's World War II service; and Anne Gudis' and Samuel's war-time correspondence. Also, papers, research materials, notes, clippings, and correspondence relating to the history of the Ithaca Jewish Community.

Lempert, Lesly   9 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6774
Documentation from Israeli and Palestinian Human Rights Groups during the First Intifada (1987).

Lewis, Jack collection   ca. 70 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6508
Personal and professional papers of Jack Lewis relating to his career as a chaplain and minister; the Christian Faith and Life Community; Cornell United Religious Work (CURW) and many community based social support programs.

Lockwood, Elmer Leo cemetery records and genealogy, 1957-1960.   1 item,

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2167
Microfilm of tombstone inscriptions for the Town of Caroline, Tompkins County, New York. Also, Mr. Lockwood's correspondence and research materials concerning the genealogy of the Lockwood and related families, including cemetery records from Honeoye Falls and Lima, and notes from churches and public records in Dutchess, Livingston, Monroe, and Ulster Counties. Also, a typed report on Moses DeWitt written by Myron Melvin, 1933.

Loomis, Elisha papers, 1816-1859   .3 cubic ft.,

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2275
Filmed papers consist of four journals (1819-27, 65 ft. microfilm) dealing with Loomis's experiences as an educator and as a Congregational missionary in the Hawaiian Islands.

Lovejoy, Peter diary,1867-1875   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6087
Begins as a memoir containing reminiscences of Lovejoy's boyhood, adolescence and young adulthood including memories of family, the town of Benton, Methodist Episcopal church members and activities including revivals and personal spiritual growth. Diary entries (1-5 per year) record activities and opinions as a religious leader in the Methodist Episcopal church; births and deaths of family members and friends; quarter meetings and district conferences attended; sermons heard and prayers for spiritual growth.

Mattox, Elmer L. papers, 1905-1954   .5 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4283
Pamphlets, brochures, and other materials relating to Hangchow Christian College and other colleges and universities in China, including a typescript history of the college by Mattox, 1952; Presbyterian missions in Hainan and Yunan; religious education in general; and other topics relating to China.

Methodist Episcopal Church of Bath records,1857-1870   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6092
One volume of preprinted register containing lists of baptisms, marriages, probationers, members and classes.

Methodist Episcopal Church of Corning records,1832-1897   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6079
Records of the Painted Post Circuit quarterly conference meeting (1832-1839) and the Painted Post Church (1832-1833); records of the leader's minutes for the Corning circuit, and quarterly conference meeting minutes for the Methodist Episcopal Church of Corning. Also Class Number One's class leader's records (1839-1844), Trustee's annual meeting minutes (1857-1897) and a register listing the history of, statistics about and a subscription list for the church built in 1861; marriage, probationer's, membership and class lists. Subjects discussed include slavery, temperance, a missionary society, revivals and church discipline.

Methodist Episcopal Church of Danby records,1831-1915   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6056
One volume of Trustees' Annual Meeting minutes (1831-1915), one volume of Steward's Quarterly Conference meeting minutes (1831-1885), and a Register (1856-1906) listing members, baptisms and marriages.

Methodist Episcopal Church of Dresden records,1827-1929.   2 reels microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6130
One volume register (1827-1929), a leader's and a steward's book (1869-1908), one volume of quarterly conference records (1868-1903), a Sunday school register (1859-1873), one volume of Ladies Benevolent Society meeting minutes (1855-1877), and one volume of financial records concerning the construction of the church (1830-1832).

Methodist Episcopal Church of Lansing, West Dryden and Asburg records,1850-1880   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6071
Register listing baptisms, marriages, probationers, ministers and members for all three churches (which were charges on one circuit) and class lists for the West Dryden and Asbury societies.

Methodist Episcopal Church of Lyons records,1851-1887   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6047
One volume of steward's quarterly conference meeting minutes (1851-1887) and one volume of class leader's meeting minutes. Central issues in the church are the Sunday school, church finances, and during the 1870-80s, revival activity and the lyceum.

Methodist Episcopal Church of Mecklenburg records,1849-1963   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6054
Three volumes which include a quarterly conference meeting minutes of the Mecklenburg charge and the Methodist Episcopal Church of Mecklenburg (1849-1893); a church membership register (1863-1883) containing lists of baptisms, marriages, probationers, members in full and class members, with removals, deaths and dismission; and a "Comprehensive Church Record of th Methodist Episcopal Church" (1882-1963) with much information on early Mecklenburg, the McIntyre settlement, area churches, circuits and villages.

Methodist Episcopal Church of Montour Falls records,1850-1869   1 reel microfilm

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6060
Register which lists members and probationers; pastors and trustees; class members, leaders and elders; baptisms, marriages, expulsions and deaths; and annual reports (1850-1855).

Methodist Episcopal Church of Savona records,1855-1882   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6097
One volume pre-printed register lists baptisms, marriages, probationers, members and classes.

Methodist Episcopal Church of Seneca Falls records,1851-1871   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6007
Minutes and subscription lists pertaining to the history and operation of the church.

MethodistEpiscopal Church of Catharine records,1819-1882   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6082
One volume of quarterly conference minutes for the Catharine Circuit (1819-1847), a class book for the first class in Johnson's Settlement (1833-1839) listing members' attendance, and a record book (1852-1882) of the Catharine Sunday School Association.

Moody, Robert papers, 1842-1978.   20.6 cubic ft.,

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2473
Letters, programs, deeds, newspaper clippings, notes, cemetery records, a diary (1881), a history of Rushville (1788-1934), and other records pertaining to early settlers, local families, and events in Rushville. Also, "Centennial Celebration of the Congregational Church of Rushville, N.Y." (1902) and "The Pioneer Church, 1802-1952," a sesquicentennial history of the Rushville Church by Robert Moody. Also, farm records, diaries, local government records, Mapes estate papers, and Ringer estate papers. Also positive microfilm copy of "Centennial Celebration of the Congregational Church of Rushville, N.Y."

Moran, Hugh Anderson papers, 1919-1947.   1.2 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 39-2-972
Papers relating to Moran's career as a Presbyterian clergyman in Ithaca, N.Y. and his involvement in various local, national, and international organizations.

Nearpass family letters,1863-1864   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6040
Four letters written in 1863 and 1864. Three are from Philip Nearpass, a Union soldier, to his sister Libbie Nearpass of Arcadia (now Newark and Palmyra). The last is from Jacob Wentzel, also a Union soldier, to Libbie Nearpass, presumably after Philip's death.

Newman, Jared Treman papers, 1803-1953.   23.2 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2157
Jared Treman Newman was an Ithaca, New York attorney, 1893-1896, and mayor, 1907-1908; Cornell University Trustee, 1895-1903 and 1907-1933; and a bank official.

Nichols, Chauncy Smith diaries,1860-1865   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6015
Contains three diaries of Chauncey Smith Nichols which report on social events, school attendance, family news and everyday activities (1860,1864, 1865). The 1864 volume includes financial records. Also included is a resolution to establish and a constitution for the Methodist Female Missionary Society on the Hector circuit (April 9, 1845).

Ovid, N.Y. account books,1829-1835, 1838-1856   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6031
Accounts of W.P.F.B. Pomeroy, an Ovid cabinet maker (1838-1856) and Rockwell Manning, a hosteler (1829-1835). In the Manning ledger are notes of Laverne Blackwell, a child, on curing horses and penmanship practice exercises.

Parker, Samuel J. papers, [ca. 1892]-1895.   .3 cubic ft., 2 reels negative microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2521
"The History of Oregon and the Pacific Coast and Its Especial Connection with Ithaca, New York," a handwritten account concerning the journey begun in 1835 by the author's father, Rev. Samuel Parker, from Ithaca to the Oregon Territory. Also, "Papers Relating to the History of the Presbyterian Church, Ithaca, N.Y.," by S. J. Parker and "A Picture of Ithaca, N.Y. as I Saw It in Childhood," 1895, by S. J. Parker.

Poate family papers, 1935-1993   .7 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4417
Frederick William Poate papers include correspondence, photographs, map, ephemera, and bulletins of the Old Comrades Association.

Pratt family papers, 1758-1903   3 folders.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 223
Letters received by Horace L. Edgar Pratt, a Protestant Episcopal rector on Staten Island, New York; also, a Civil War draft exemption certificate issued to John A Kernochan, Sept. 10, 1863; Queens County documents including a four year indenture apprenticing Joseph Lawrence to Effingham Lawrence; a bill of sale selling Joseph, a Negro boy; a receipt for a twelve pound bounty for William Aitken for New York militia service during the Revolutionary War; and a proclamation of Governor George Clinton.

Rabinowitz, Issac papers   12.5 cubic feet.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-30-3937
Correspondence and subject files relating to his career and to the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell.

Records of the Ithaca College Study Center for Early Religious Life in Western New York,1978-1981.   3.4 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6000
Office files, lists of contact persons, record files, and field inventory files of the Ithaca College Study Center for Early Religious Life in Western New York.

Reformed Church of Interlaken, New York records, 1830-1980   1.1 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 3780
Records of the Reformed Church of Interlaken, New York.

Richmond, Judah L. papers, 1807-1868.   1 reel positive microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 1991
Diary in which preaching in Forestville, New York is described, his attendance at meetings of the Genesee River Baptist Association, the Baptist State Convention (1844), and a meeting of the Liberty Party; also makes an attack on slavery. Letters to Richmond and his wife Julia Ann from Henry Meloy, describing trips through western New York.

Rivoire, John (collector) New York City street broadsides, 1960-1995.   2.3 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2039
Handbills, broadsides, and other printed items pertaining to political organizations and religious and civic groups, collected by John and Alice Rivoire in New York City.

Roosevelt, Theodore collection   0.4 linear ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4652
Consists mainly of letters by Roosevelt to a variety of correspondents, but also includes several autographs, photographs, one printed item, and one document.

Root family papers, 1830-1970   1 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 3894
Civil War letters and diaries of William Harrison Root, a lieutenant in Company B, 75th Regiment, New York Volunteers. Also a notebook of Root's, clippings, and his account book of Company B, 1861. Also, letters, and typescripts of selected letters and reminiscences, of Helen Isabel Root (Cornell University Class of 1896), a missionary in Ceylon and India. Additional material includes account books, clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, genealogical charts, deeds and other legal documents, and photographs. Material concerns areas of Fort Byron, Cayuga County; Virgil, Cortland County; and Spencer, Tioga County, New York.

Rowland family papers,1832-1874   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6025
Bank notes, promissory notes, leases, legal documents, bills, and receipts from family business. Also a large group of receipts from Hubbel Rowland.

Schiess, Betty Bone papers, 1965-2014   18.8 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4468
Correspondence, litigation files, documents, clippings, photographs, audio and video cassettes concerning the various causes and organizations with which Reverend Schiess was concerned, particularly the ordination of women and feminist issues. Organizations include the International Association of Women Ministers, the Episcopal Society for the Examination of Feminist Issues, the National Organization for Women, and the Movement for the Ordination of Women. Much of the material pertains to the July 1974 ordination of the "Philadelphia 11" and to the Lambeth Conference (England) and the General Convention of the Episcopal Church. Files, 1889-1991, compiled by Lois M. Black relating to the Episcopal Society of the Examination of Feminist Issues and other topics relating to women's ordination. Includes a nomination submission for the National Women's Hall of Fame, 1994. Book: Why Me Lord?; typescript paper "Goodbye to All That" explaining her current feelings about the Episcopal Church and women's issues; and cassette tape - New Zealand Public Radio, 1993.

Second Baptist Church of Walworth records,1832-1866   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6044
Covenant meeting minute book (1832-1865), Wayne Baptist Association minutes for 1840, trustees' record book (1833-1866), church indenture (deed) of June, 1833, account book (1833-1834). Also covers church discipline, financial matters and temperance, slavery and anti-secret society resolutions.

Second Presbyterian Church of Fayette records,1825-1859   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6080
Session minutes which document the acceptance and dismissal of members, selection of delegates to the Presbytery, selection of elders and trustees, and matters of church discipline. Lists of baptisms and members.

Sleeper, Harold Reeve papers, 1911-1960.   29.1 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2135
Business and personal papers consisting mainly of correspondence, records, and files, including sketches and photographs dealing with architectural work and with professional associations and councils in which Sleeper was active, but also including personal correspondence, minutes, reports, and published material dealing with the American Institute of Architects (national, New York, and other chapters), Architectural League of New York, Downtown - Lower Manhattan Association, Inc., New York State Association of Architects, New York Building Congress, National Institute for Architectural Education, New York City Mayor's panel of architects, and other groups; correspondence, data, and publications related to the Presbyterian Church, including the Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue parishes; lecture notes and other papers relevant to lectures given at New York School of Interior Decoration, Columbia University, and Princeton University; drawings, blueprints, photographs, and financial and business records for architectural work completed, including churches, banks, schools, other public buildings, and private homes; research notes and/or published copies of books and articles by Sleeper or to which he contributed, including ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHIC STANDARDS (1932, 4th ed. 1951) and BUILDING PLANNING AND DESIGN STANDARDS (1955).

Smith, Cordelia H. diaries,1835-1843   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6067
Diaries kept by a young woman while whe tried to earn her living by teaching school in Schuyler County, N.Y. and after she returned to live with her family include comments on daily activities, marriages, deaths and illnesses of friends, church attendance and revivals and opinions on current events.

Smith, Goldwin papers   30 cubic ft.,

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 14-17-134
Correspondence; scrapbooks; journals; clippings; addresses; translations; drafts, manuscripts, and articles; printed copies of works by or about Goldwin Smith.

Spalding, Lyman A. papers, 1811-1864 (bulk)   .4 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 522
Contains correspondence, manuscripts, records, and publications related to the career of Lyman A. Spalding, a nineteenth-century Quaker merchant and abolitionist who lived in upstate New York. He was co-editor of the newspaper Plain Truth and established the newspaper Priestcraft Exposed and Primitive Christianity Defended.

St. John's Episcopal Church of Ithaca records,1822-1906   1 reel microfilm

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6058
Two parish registers (1831-1837, 1843-1870) which list baptisms, confirmation, membership, marriage and burial records and one volume of vestry meeting minutes (1822-1906) which record the organizaiton of the church, vestrymen elected, and discussion of parish finances and affairs.

St. John's Episcopal Church records   1 v.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 1995
Record of births (pre-1880 only), baptisms, confirmations, marriages, and deaths copied from parish registers for the Cayuga Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1958 (168 pp.).

St. John's Lutheran Church of Potter records,1841-1921   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6086
One volume register listing baptisms, confirmations, communicants, marriages, members and deaths and one volume of congregational meeting minutes which document the temporal affairs of the church.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church of Newark records,1850-1883   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6045
One volume of vestry records (1850-1883) containing minutes of regular and special church meetings and some accounts, and a register (1850-1871) listing parishioners, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials and church offerings.

St. Mary of the Lake Roman Catholic Church of Watkins Glen records,1848-1868   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6093
One volume baptismal and marriage records (1848-1869) in Latin.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Havana records,1847-1938   1 reel microfilm..

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6084
Two volumes of parish registers (1847-1918, 1848-1888), one volume of vestry meeting minutes (1856-1938), and miscellaneous papers including two affidavits certifying baptisms.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Waterloo records,1817-1892   2 reels microfilm; 1 folder.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6048
Minutes of annual, warden's and vestry meetings, 1817-1878; a parish register containing membership, baptism, marriage, confirmation and pew subscription lists, 1817-1848; church and parish school cash book, and accounts, 1852-1892; and records of the Ladies Sewing Society, 1837-1838. Articles of incorporation, 1818. Also illustrated pamphlet called St. Paul's Church Review by Emma B. Becker, 1963.

Stacy family letters,1849-1860   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6027
Five letters from John Stacy to his wife Dorothy in Port Gibson, N.Y. (1849-1850) discussing his trip to California during the Gold Rush and also Rio de Janeiro and four letters from Nancy Stacy, John's mother, to John and Dorothy from Nevada City, California.

Stoddard family papers,1852-1899   4 v.; 3 items.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6012
Two diaries (1860, 1861); a poem and an essay book by Lucy Maria Stoddard, an account book by J.M. and Lucy Stoddard (1883-1899) and miscellaneous papers.

Stringfellow, William papers, 1940-1985   80.5 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4438
Personal and professional effects of William Stringfellow, lawyer, theologian and social critic in Harlem, NY and Block Island, RI.

Stuart, Lyman collection, 1803-1895.   .6 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 1997
Correspondence and other papers of several New York State families, discussing everyday events and problems, agriculture, religion, and prices; also, Civil War letters of the Carver brothers of Savannah, New York; other letters concern life in Montana and the Dakota territories and western Canada (1870s). Includes correspondence of the Barnhardt family, Luke Blodgett, D. Watson Davis, Henry Dean, and Aaron Lane; correspondents include Theodore and W. H. Allen, Lydia Barnhardt, George Boardman, John and George Coventry, Alex Vattemore, the Salina and Central Square Plank Road Company, and the Waterloo Woolen Manufacturing Company.

Taylor, Myron papers, 1938-1952   8 cubic ft.; 1 o/s vol.; 1 map case folder.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 3308
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, statements, and clippings relating to Taylor's service as personal representative of President Truman to Pope Pius XII and U.S. Ambassador on Special Missions.

Temple Beth-El records   5.0 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 3834
Material pertaining to the founding, meetings, worship, and activities of the temple, a congregation in the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.

Townsend, J. Meeker diary,January-December 1865   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6042
Diary kept by a 13 year old boy from Townsendville, Seneca County. Includes accounts of everyday life including school, church, visitors, weather, and chores, which consisted of threshing flax and caring for his own sheep. Much of December is used for itemized lists of goods with prices and there are five poems or notes written to him by friends and family in the memoranda section.

Trinity Episcopal Church of Geneva records,1805-1874   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6013
Two volumes (1805-1836 and 1836-1855) listing marriages, baptisms, confirmations, burials, communicants, individual parishioners and some financial records. Two volumes of vestry minutes (1806-1836 and 1836-1874) contain detailed entries concerning official church functions and brief notes on elections for various officers, pew allocation, construction of the church building, acquisition or sale of vaious accroutrements, and various functionary resolutions.

Trinity Episcopal Church of Seneca Falls records,1831-1886   3 reels microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6002
Two registers, 1831-1886, list baptisms, confirmations, communicants, families, marriages, and burials. In addition, there is a soldier's prayer book from the Civil War period and a mite book for 1858.

Waterloo Missionary Society proceedings,1817-1824   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6051
Constitution, annual and quarterly meeting minutes and a membership list of the Society. Also in this volume are accounts from St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Waterloo.

Wells, George Frederick papers   8 linear ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2141
Papers of George Frederick Wells include diaries, 1905-1958; writings on the rural church and various theological questions; sermons; scrapbooks and notebooks; and pamphlets, tracts and church programs. Also, correspondence, 1900-1958, much of it with World War II servicemen, but also concerning the Country Church Movement.

Wheeler, William Reginald papers, 1927-1957   .5 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4284
Personal correspondence, 1927-1957; documentation on agricultural work in China, 1927; athletics, 1933; Chinese women, 1935; foreign missionaries in China, 1934-1935; observations and eyewitness accounts by missionaries and teachers at Nanking ("The Nanking Incident of March 24-25, 1927").

White family papers,1851-1861   9 items.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6029
Miscellaneous documents include two letters to Hiram White from Henry W. Sage (Ithaca) discussing payment of a note and for a horse, a liquor license granted to Hiram White and a receipt from a New York liquor dealer, and four letters from Civil War soldiers J. M. Brown, Royal S. White, Herman Sawyer and Captain G. V. White discussing war clothing allotment, duties, salary, souvenirs, battles, and recruits. Schuyler County.

White, Hugh papers, 1750-1933.   8.3 cubic ft.; 39 v.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 610
Correspondence, letters, diaries, account books, tax receipts, deeds, inventories, contracts, surveys, land records, maps, photographs, church records, genealogical data and other papers pertaining chiefly to White's involvement in land in northern New York, particularly the counties of Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Oswego, and St. Lawrence; material concerning the cement business at Chittenango and Greenkills, New York. Also, political papers (1840-1867), which include material on the Whig Party, patronage, and national and local issues.

Willers family papers, 1820-1908.   2.8 cubic ft.; 2 v.; 1 folder.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 652
Letters and other material relating to patronage and machine politics of the Democratic Party in Seneca County; other topics include draft exemptions, laws relating to the hiring of substitutes in the Civil War, pardons, Poor House investigations, canals and canal appointments, letters concerning Governor Tilden's policies, Horatio Seymour's stand on the subject of bounties, and actions taken by the Romulus Convention (1875). Also, papers relating to the German Reformed Church at Bearytown, Seneca County, New York.

Williams, E.A. and Company journals,1844-1845   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6018
One volume of accounts of a dry goods merchant from Newark, New York.

Witchcraft collection, , unbound manuscripts 1560-1973.   3.7 linear ft. (242 items)

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 4620
Documents, broadsides, letters, and other manuscripts concerning witchcraft and witchcraft trials in Europe, mainly in Germany, through the early modern period, with a few documents from New England.

Women's Medical Society of New York State records, 1907-1972   2 cubic ft.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 2609
Correspondence for the United Board for Christian Colleges in China; officials in medical schools in China, Korea, and India; student recipients of medical scholarships; and medical missionaries concerning their activities and the financial support which the Society gave to Christian women medical students in these countries; letters of women doctors concerning the business of the Society; and newsletters and circular letters of the Society, its Medical Education Committee, and various organizations and persons mentioned above. Also, minutes, reports, and financial accounts (1937-1966), membership lists, a register (1907-1956) including signatures of those attending various Society meetings, a scrapbook (1911-1953), a record book (1918-1952) consisting mainly of accounts of the Medical Education Committee, clippings, photographs, and manuscript and printed miscellany.

Zion Episcopal Church of Palmyra records,1823-1917.   1 reel microfilm.

Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Collection Number: 6024
Baptismal and membership records for 1823-1895, one volume of vestry minutes (1827-1917) with entries on official church functions, financial matters and elections, and a sreies of annual sermons (1852-1861).


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