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Friends Institute minutes


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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Overview and metadata sections

Friends Institute was founded as the Friends Institute for Young Men, in 1880, in Philadelphia as a reading room, lecture, and meeting room suitable for young men who were members of the Religious Society of Friends. It had approximately 200 founding members. Women were allowed to use the reading room, and by 1885 the name should be changed to Friends Institute. Today the organization exists as a granting group through Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, supporting the ministry of Quakers ages 18 - 35 years.

(source: Friends Institute records, MC 1197)

This collection is comprised of one book of Board of Managers minutes from the Friends Institute. It includes the organizations' by-laws, minutes from the beginning of the organization, as well as an attendance record in the back.


Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed December 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Mary A. Crauderueff
Finding Aid Date
December 2015
Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Minutes, 1880-1898.
Volume 1

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