Main content

Frederick Friends Meeting Records

Notifications

Held at: Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Quakers began meeting informally in Frederick, Maryland, as early as 1981. Frederick Friends Worship Group, occasionally referred to as Catoctin Meeting, was established as Frederick Preparative Meeting under Bethesda Monthly Meeting in 1984. It was set off as a monthly meeting in 1987, and was transferred from Potomac to Warrington Quarterly Meeting.

Frederick Friends Meeting records (1981-2021) includes records from its initial period as a worship group as well as its time as a Preparative under care of Bethesda. Minutes are both paper (1981-2019) and digital (2020-2021). Other records including membership forms and correspondence; memorial minutes for deceased members; Frederick's Incorporation and By-Laws; and the meeting' newsletter (with gaps) which for many years also included the prior month's approved minutes.

Deposit

Publisher
Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Date
2009
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy. Digital files are accessible to TriCollege accounts or on-campus users.

Use Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the Repositories All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the individual Meeting or its successor. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Repositories as the holder(s) of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Minutes begin with the notes of the Frederick Friends Worship Group in 1981, sometimes called Catoctin Friends. Early minutes also include related correspondence over the question of whether to become more formalized as a Preparative Meeting, which was established (under the care of Bethesda Monthly Meeting) in September 1984. Minute files are more exclusively minutes after that.

RG2/B/F691 1.1. Minutes [of the Frederick Friends Worship Group], 1981-1985.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/B/F691 1.7. Minutes [rough], 1983-1984.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 spiral notebook

RG2/B/F691 1.2-1.6. Minutes, 1986-1995.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Some minutes from Frederick Preparative Meeting before being set off as a Monthly Meeting in a process begun at the beginning of 1987.

Physical Description

5 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/F691 1.8-10. Minutes, 1996-2007.
Box 1
Physical Description

3 folders

RG2/B/F691 1.11-1.16. Minutes, 2008-2013.
Box 2
Physical Description

6 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/B/F691 1.17-1.22. Minutes, 2014-2019.
Box 3
Physical Description

6 folders

RG2/B/F691. Minutes (digital), 2020-2021.
Scope and Contents

Digital minutes (PDF/A files) include the attached reports, including budget and financial summary information, member statistics, and annual reports from various committees.

Physical Description

22 PDF files in 2 folders

RG2/B/F691 2.1. Membership forms and related correspondence, 1987-2015.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Folder also includes membership transfers and membership request letters

Physical Description

1 Folder

RG2/B/F691 2.2. Memorial minutes, 1995-2019.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Folder also includes photographs and obituary clippings for select members

Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/B/F691 3.1. Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, 1995-2021.
Box 5
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/B/F691 3.3. Records-related correspondence, 2008-2021.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Includes an inventory from Frederick Friends Meeting of the records first deposited in 2008 and receipt correspondence from the meeting recorder in 2020 and 2021.

RG2/B/F691 4.1-4.2. Frederick Friends' Newsletter, 1987-1994.
Box 4
Physical Description

2 folders

RG2/B/F691 4.3-4.7. The Newsletter [and minutes], 1995-2010.
Box 4
Physical Description

5 folders

RG2/B/F691 4.8-4.10. The Newsletter [and minutes], 2011-2013.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

Newsletter includes the prior month's meeting for business minutes.

Physical Description

3 folders

Print, Suggest