Main content

Lake Erie Yearly 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

The Lake Erie Yearly Meeting opened on August 31, 1963, as an outgrowth of the Great Lakes Regional conference begun in May, 1939 and called Lake Erie Association of Friends Meetings after 1944. The Association began meeting annually on May 10, 1946 and continued meeting concurrently with the Yearly Meeting until August 23, 1969.

Records include minutes and other records of Lake Erie Association, Lake Erie Yearly Meeting, and its constituent quarterly and monthly meetings.

These records are organized into series according to Meeting:

  1. Lake Erie Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends)
  2. Akron Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : Akron, Ohio)
  3. Ann Arbor Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : Ann Arbor, Mich.)
  4. Birmingham Friends Meeting (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.)
  5. Broadmead Monthly Meeting (Toledo, Ohio)
  6. Cleveland Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : Cleveland, Ohio)
  7. Detroit Friends Meeting (Detroit, Mich.)
  8. Grand Rapids Friends Meeting (Grand Rapids, Mich.)
  9. Granville Friends Meeting (Granville, Ohio)
  10. Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting (Society of Friends)
  11. Kalamazoo Friends Meeting (Kalamazoo, Mich.)
  12. North Columbus Monthly Meeting (Columbus, Ohio)
  13. Oberlin Friends Meeting (Oberlin, Ohio)
  14. Pine River Friends Meeting (Mt. Pleasant, Mich.)
  15. Pittsburgh Monthly Meeting of Friends (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  16. Red Cedar Friends Meeting (Lansing, Mich.)
  17. Wooster Friends Meeting (Wooster, Ohio)

Deposit, 19-[ongoing]

Publisher
Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
Inventory prepared by FHL Staff
Finding Aid Date
2001
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Digital files are accessible to TriCollege accounts or on-campus users.

Use Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf Friends Historical Library as the owner 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

Includes the Records of the Lake Erie Association

Great Lakes Regional Conference records, 1939-1942.
Box 1
Annual Conference and related history materials, 1951-1963. 3 folders.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Files include minutes, programs and agendae, and attendee lists, with some gaps.

Physical Description

3 folders

Yearly Meeting and Miscellaneous - Wilmington, 1962.
Box 1
Yearly Meeting and Miscellaneous - Barnesville, 1963.
Box 1
Yearly Meeting and Miscellaneous - Wilmington, 1964.
Box 1
Yearly Meeting and Miscellaneous - Malone College, 1965.
Box 1
Yearly Meeting and Miscellaneous - Wilmington, 1966.
Box 1
Yearly Meeting and Miscellaneous - Barnesville, 1967.
Box 1
Yearly Meeting and Miscellaneous - Bluffton, 1968.
Box 1
Yearly Meeting and Miscellaneous - Bluffton, 1969-1971. 3 folders.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Arranged chronologically: 1969, 1970, and 1971.

Physical Description

3 folders

Yearly Meeting - Ann Arbor, 1972.
Box 2
Yearly Meeting - Barnesville, 1973.
Box 2
Yearly Meeting - Hiram College, 1974-1976. 3 folders.
Box 2
Arrangement

Arranged chronologically: 1974, 1975, and 1976.

Physical Description

3 folders

Annual Meeting - Hiram, Ohio, 1977.
Box 3
Minutes, 1978-1981.
Box 3
Minutes, 1984.
Box 3
Minutes, 1985-1987.
Box 3
Minutes, 1991.
Box 3
Annual Records, 1999.
Box 3
Annual Records, 2000.
Box 3
Annual Records, 2002.
Box 3
Annual Records, 2003.
Box 3
Minutes and Representative Meeting Minutes, 2004.
Box 3
Annual Records, 2004.
Box 3
Annual Records, 2005.
Box 3
Annual Records, 2006.
Box 3
Annual Records, 2007.
Box 3
Annual Records, 2008.
Box 3
Annual Records, 2009.
Box 3
Annual Records, 2010.
Box 3
SG2. Annual Records, 2011-2022.
Physical Description

bound volumes

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Bulletin, 1961-1963.
Box 3.5
Bulletin, 1963-1964.
Box 3.5
Bulletin, 1965-1966.
Box 3.5
Bulletin, 1967-1968.
Box 3.5
Bulletin, 1969-1970.
Box 3.5
Bulletin, 1970-1972.
Box 3.5
Bulletin, 1973-1974.
Box 3.5
Bulletin, 1974-1975.
Box 4
Bulletin, 1976-1978.
Box 4
Bulletin, 1979-1981.
Box 4
Bulletin, 1981-1983.
Box 4
Bulletin, 1983-1985.
Box 4
Bulletin, 1985-1987.
Box 4
Bulletin, 1987-1991.
Box 4
Bulletin, 2005-2009.
Box 4
Bulletin, 2010-2015.
Box 14
RG2/LEy. Bulletin, 2020-2022.
Box 14
Continuing Committee Minutes, 1954, 1956-1960, 1962.
Box 5
Executive Committee Minutes, 1961.
Box 5
Function of LEA-Ad Hoc Committee records, 1961-1962.
Box 5
Lake Erie Association - Restructure Planning and Organizational Procedures, 1957-1961.
Box 5
Continuing Committee for Greater Unity records, 1962-1970.
Box 5
FCCP Coordination Committee for Peace records, 1968-1972.
Box 5
AFSC (Philadelphia) records, 1968-1973.
Box 5
Friends for Human Justice records, 1968-1975.
Box 5
Peace records, 1970-1973.
Box 5
Representative Committee (Kent, Ohio) records, 1972.
Box 5
FWCC (Faith and Life Conference) records, 1972-1975.
Box 5
FWCC (Friends World Committee for Consultation) records, 1972-1975.
Indian Affairs Committee records, 1974.
FCNL records, 1974.
FGC - Executive Committee records, 1974-1975.
Advancement Committee records, 1978-1991.
Nominating Committee records, 1978-1992.
AFSC Regional Office (Dayton) records , 1979-1983.
Speeches, Talks, etc., 1979-1985.
Friends Committee on National Legislation records, 1980-1992.
Judy Brutz (support committee) records, 1981-1984.
Program Committee records, 1981-1992.
Peace Committee records, 1982-1993.
Friends World Committee for Consultation (Philadelphia) records, 1982-1983.
Friends World Committee for Consultation (Midwest Region) records, 1982-1986.
AFSC Corporation (Philadelphia) records, 1983-1991.
Archives Committee records, 1985-1991.
Executive Committee Correspondence, 1987-1988.
Representative Committee records, 1990-1992.
Friends Committee on Unity with Nature records, 1991-1992.
Ministry & Oversight, 1993-1996.
Ministry and Oversight Committee records, 1981-1992.
Minutes, 1993-1996.
Contacts, 1981-1990.
Epistles, 1986-1988.
Representative Meeting Agendas, 1999-2000.
Statistical Reports, 1991.
Minutes, 1964-1990 (gaps).
Correspondence, 1986-1989.
Committee Letters, 1981-1990.
Business Miscellaneous, 1983-1989.
Friends' Consultations at Quaker Hill Conference Center, 1982-1988.
Forms and Letterhead, n.d.
Query Sheets and Letters, 1989-1991.
Pamphlets, n.d.
Judy Bruntz, Friends Family Services, 1986-87.
Couples Workshops, 1975-1988.
Detroit Friends School, 1989.
Homosexuality, 1985-1990.
Faith and Practice Revision, 1984.
Query Responses, 1985.
Query Responses, 1986.
Query Responses, 1987.
Query Responses, 1988.
Query Responses, 1989.
Query Responses, 1990.
Query Responses, 1991.
Query Responses, 1992.
Query Responses (copies), 1985-1992.
Queries, 1985-1988.
Ann Arbor Controversy, 1989.
Correspondence, 1989-1990.
Olney Friends School, 1985-1990.
State of the Meeting Reports Correspondence - Akron, 1985.
State of the Meeting Reports Correspondence - Ann Arbor, 1982-1989.
State of the Meeting Reports Correspondence - Athens, 1985.
State of the Meeting Reports Correspondence - Birmingham, 1985.
State of the Meeting Reports Correspondence - Broadmead, 1982-1983.
State of the Meeting Reports Correspondence - Cleveland, 1976-1988.
State of the Meeting Reports Correspondence - Detroit, 1982-1988.
State of the Meeting Reports Correspondence - East Lansing, 1982.
State of the Meeting Reports Correspondence - Grand Rapids, 1984-1985.
State of the Meeting Reports Correspondence - Granville, 1984-1985.
State of the Meeting Reports Correspondence - Kalamazoo, 1981-1987.
State of the Meeting Reports Correspondence - Kent, 1984-1985.
State of the Meeting Reports Correspondence - North Columbus, 1982-1985.
State of the Meeting Reports Correspondence - Oberlin, 1983-1989.
State of the Meeting Reports Correspondence - Pine River, 1982-1984.
State of the Meeting Reports Correspondence - Pittsburgh, 1971-1982.
State of the Meeting Reports Correspondence - Red Cedar, 1982-1983.
State of the Meeting Reports Correspondence - Wooster, 1982.
Files, 1991.
Files, 1990.
Files, 1989.
Files, 1988.
Files, 1987.
Procedures of LEYM, 1975.
Recording Committee Evaluations, 1988.
YM Minutes, 1993-2000.
YM Epistles, 1993-2000.
Expanded Expense Report, 1992-1993.
Friends Fellowship of Healing, 1984-1990.
Financial Papers, 1956, 1957-1958, 1960.
Treasurer's Book, 1961/62-1981/82.
Treasurer's Book, 1961-1974.
Treasurer's Book, 1971-1973.
Treasurer, 1972-1975.
Treasurer's Book, 1974-1975.
Treasurer's Book, 1978-1979.
Treasurer's Book, 1979-1980.
Treasurer: Budget Categories Other Funds,, n.d.
Clerk's Office Expenses, 1983-1992.
Finance and Budget Committee, 1976-1993.
Treasurers' reports, 1993-1995.
Treasurers' records, 1997-1999.
Correspondence, 1954-1963.
Correspondence to LEYM, 1977.
Recording Clerk's Correspondence, 1978-1980.
Correspondence and Concerns, 1980-1992.
Correspondence, 1982-1984.
Reports from Local Meetings,, 1955, 1957-1958, 1962.
State of the Meeting Reports, 1971-1972.
State of the Meeting Reports, 1974.
State of the Meeting Reports, 1974-1975.
Reports of the Monthly Meeting, 1976.
Reports of the Monthly Meeting, 1977.
State of Meeting Reports, 1979-1987.
State of Meeting Reports, 1980-1988.
Collection of Epistles, 1975-1976.
Epistles Sent, 1979-1991.
Epistles Received, 1990-1992.
Epistles Received, 1995-2005.
Collection of Epistles, 1977.
Representative Meeting, Birmingham, 1977.
Representative Meeting, Wooster, 1976.
FGC (Friends General Conference), 1967-1972.
FGC (Friends General Conference), 1973-1975.
Friends General Conference, n.d..
Friends Boarding School, Olney, 1979-1980.
Detroit Friends School, 1987-1991.
Junior Yearly Meeting Reports, 1959.
YFNA (Young Friends of North America), 1960-1974.
Young Friends of LEYM, 1978-1985.
World Gathering of Young Friends, 1984-1985.
Young Friends of North America, 1991.
William Penn House, 1966-1973.
William Penn House, National Consultative Committee records, 1982-1985.
William Penn House (including LEYM Youth Seminar, 1991) records, 1984-1991.
Friends Journal records, 1969.
Reports to Friends Journal, 1985 & n.d.
Gay and Lesbian Issues, 1985.
Friends for Lesbian and Gay Concerns records, 1990-1991.
Memorial Minutes, 1984.
Travelling Minutes, 1985-1991.
"Cleveland Visit" Meetings and Miscellaneous records, 1965-1966.
Pittsburgh, 1973.
North West Pennsylvania W.G., 1991-1992.
Chronology, 1939-1999.
History of Green Pastures QM., 1961.
Review of the Lake Erie Association, 1963.
Friends Council on Education, 1969-1973.
Korea, 1971.
Advancement, 1973-1974.
Fayette-Haywood Workcamps, 1974.
Hiedelberg College as Site, 1974.
Quaker UN Office, 1974-1975.
World Peace Tax Fund, 1974-1975.
Procedures, 1975.
Intervisitation, 1978-1986.
Statistics, 1979-1991.
Children, 1980.
Annual Meeting Arrangements, 1981-1992.
Mailing Lists, 1983-1993.
Statement of Faith and Practice, ca.1985.
Friends United Meeting, 1991.
Recollection, 1998.
Information to support minute of support for David Miyoke Inouye Bassett (war tax), 1999.
Objectives and Organization, n.d.
Miscellaneous, 1955-1961.
Miscellaneous Papers, 1966-1991.
Miscellaneous records, 1990-2007.
Epistles Received, 1987-1992.
Scope and Contents

Some gaps.

Policies & Procedures, 1975-2011.
Scope and Contents

Includes published manuals as well as some drafts.

Member Directory, 2004.
Clerks' correspondence, 1991-1999.

Scope and Contents

Akron Monthly Meeting in Summit County, Ohio was established on June 16, 1978. Before that, it was a preparative meeting from March 31, 1974, to June 6, 1978. It was possibly under Kent Monthly Meeting during this time period

Minutes, 1974-1982.
Box 1
Minutes and Newsletters, 1982-1988.
Box 1
Minutes and Newsletters, 1989-1991.
Box 1
Minutes and Newsletters, 1992-1993.
Box 1
Minutes and Newsletters, 1994.
Box 1
The Kindler (Newsletter), 2000-.
Box 3
Letters of Application, 1987-1993.
Box 2
Ministry and Oversight records, 1974-1993.
Box 2
Zoning Problem with City of Akron, Ohio, 1984-1985.
Box 2
Persian Gulf War Opposition, 1990-1991.
Box 2
Miscellaneous Activities, 1974-1994.
Box 2
Membership Lists, 1978-1991.
Box 2

Scope and Contents

Ann Arbor Monthly Meeting in Washtenaw County, Michigan, was established on January 18, 1938. Prior to that date, it was made a meeting for worship in 1935. Its two preparative meetings were East Lansing, from 1957 to before November, 1973, and Toledo, from 1958 to 1964

Physical Description

5.5 linear ft.

Membership files, 1970-1997.
Box 1
Material Specific Details

United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Minutes, 1937-1956.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Missing 1939

Minutes, 1957-1967.
Box 3
Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Minutes, 1968-1985.
Box 4
Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Newsletter, 1952-1971.
Box 5
Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Newsletter, 1972-1982.
Box 6
Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Newsletter, 1983-1992.
Box 7
Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Newsletter, 1991-1996.
Box 8
Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Newsletter, 1995-1998.
Box 9
Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Newsletter, 1999-2002.
Box 10
Newsletter, 2001-2004.
Box 11
Newsletter, 2005-2014.
Box 12
Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Newsletter, 2015-2021.
Box 13
Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Scope and Contents

Birmingham Monthly Meeting in Oakland County, Michigan, was established on September 21, 1968. It was a preparative meeting before 1960 under Detroit Monthly Meeting. It was made a meeting for worship in November of 1967

Birmingham Preparative Meeting files and reports, 1957-1960.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

The file includes the initial correspondence by the Birmingham area Friends group requesting to become a Preparative Meeting under the care of Detroit Friends Meeting, as well as later reports from Birmingham Preparative to Detroit's monthly Meetings for Business.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Miscellaneous Papers, 1972-1997. 23 folders.
Box 1
Arrangement

Arranged chronologically, foldered by year. Missing 1993-95.

Physical Description

23 folders

Newsletters, 1996-1999.
Box 2

Scope and Contents

Records of Broadmead Monthly Meeting as well as the minutes and other records of Friends who wopshipped in Toledo, Ohio, mostly under the care of Broadmead.

RG2/LE/B5. Membership Records and Letters of Transfer, 1974-1986.
RG2/LE/B5. Minutes of Meetings of Toledo Friends, (1942-1952).
Scope and Contents

Volume includes a list of Toledo Friends Group, 1941.

RG2/LE/B5. Minutes of Toledo Preparative Meeting, 1953-1962.
RG2/LE/B5. Broadmead Business Meeting Minutes, 1983-2000.
Box 1
General

Some gaps.

RG2/LE/B5. Minutes of Toledo Friends Meeting, 1966-1979.
RG2/LE/B5. Toledo Friends Minutes, 1985-1986.
RG2/LE/B5. Minutes of Toledo Preparative Meeting, 1992 11mo-1993 5mo.

Scope and Contents

Cleveland Monthly Meeting in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, was established on September 17, 1936. Before that date, it was established as Eldred Hall Meeting for Worship on April 2, 1925. Community Monthly Meeting merged with Cleveland Monthly Meeting in May, 1975. It has had two preparative meetings; Painesville from 1961 to November, 1966, and Berea from February, 1968 to the present.

Minutes of the Meeting for Business 1950-51 and Annual Meeting 1950 (4th mo 15-16), 1950-1951.
Box 1
Minutes 7mo 2 1939-3mo 1942, 1939-1942.
Box 1
Annual Meeting 4mo 1942 to and including 3mo monthly meeting 1943, 1942-1943.
Box 1
Minutes April 1943 April 1944 Monthly and Annual, 1943-1944.
Box 1
Minutes 4/23/1944 to 3/4/1945 Cleveland Annual and Monthly Meetings, 1944-1945.
Box 1
Minutes 4/22/1945-4/1/1946, 1945-1946.
Box 1
Minutes 4/1/1946-4/1/1947, 1946-1947.
Box 1
Minutes 4/1947-3/1948, 1947-1948.
Box 1
Minutes 4/1948-3/1949, 1948-1949.
Box 1
Minutes 4/1949-3/1950, 1949-1950.
Box 1
Minutes 4/1951-3/1952, 1951-1952.
Box 2
Minutes 4/1952-3/1953, 1952-1953.
Box 2
Minutes 4/1953-3/1954, 1953-1954.
Box 2
Minutes 4/1954-3/1955, 1954-1955.
Box 2
Book of Recording Clerk 5/1955-3/1956, 1955-1956.
Box 2
Minutes 1956-1957, 1956-1957.
Box 2
Meeting for Business Minutes 6/1957-5/1958, 1957-1958.
Box 2
Meeting for Business Minutes 1958-59 and Correspondence of Clerk same period, 1958-1959.
Box 2
Minutes, 1959-1963.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Includes folders: 1959 7mo-1960 5mo, 1960 6mo-1961 6mo, 1961 6mo-1962 6mo, 1962 6mo-1963 6mo.

Minutes, 1963-1966.
Box 4
Minutes, 1999 7mo.
Box 4
Meeting Directories, (1974-1994, 2004).
Box 5
Annual Meeting Reports, 1955-1957.
Box 5
Annual Meeting Reports, 1952-1953.
Box 5
Annual Meeting Reports, 1953-1954.
Box 5
Annual Meeting Reports, 1954-1955.
Box 5
Annual Meeting Reports, 1958-1961.
Box 5
Annual Meeting Minutes and Reports, 1963-1964.
Box 5
Treasurer's Correspondence [J. Donald Brumbaugh], 1952-1955.
Box 5
Treasurers' Reports, 1990, 1998.
Box 5
Clothing Committee Records, 1945-1953.
Box 5
Peace and Social Concerns Committee [Evelyn Culver], 1988-1991.
Box 6
The Tatler [newsletter], 1939-1979.
Box 8
Arrangement

Arranged chronologically in folders: 1939-45, 1945-50, 1950-54, 1954-60, 1961-66, 1967-69, 1970-79.

The Tatler [newsletter], 1980-2003.
Box 9
Cleveland Friend, 2010-2011.
Box 9
Scope and Contents

Gaps.

Clerk's Correspondence 4/1956-4/1957, 1956-1957.
Box 6
American Friends Fellowship Council/AFSC Correspondence and Reports, 1935-1942.
Box 6
Clerk's Records [William Bliss], 1950-1953.
Box 6
Clerks' Records [M.C. Morris and William Bliss], 1955-1956.
Box 6
Clerk's Correspondence, 1965.
Box 6
Clerk's Correspondence [Marty Grundy], 1982-1985.
Box 6
Personal Correspondence Received by Cleveland Meeting, 1987-1989.
Box 6
Correspondence, Cleveland Meeting and Ohio Yearly Meeting, 1982-1989.
Box 6
Cleveland Friends Meeting [History], 1929-1975.
Box 6
"Other Activities", 2000.
Box 6
Miscellaneous records, n.d.
Box 6
Clerk's Correspondence, 1960 6mo-1961 6mo.
Box 7
Regional Intervisitation, 1962-1963.
Box 7
Merger of Community Friends, 1969-1978.
Box 7
Miscellaneous records, 1976-2009.
Box 7

Scope and Contents

Detroit Monthly Meeting in Wayne County, Michigan, was established on January 18, 1938. It began meeting for unprogrammed worship as the Detroit Association of Friends in 1924, having split off from the Detroit Friends Church (established in 1919 under the care of Muncie Montly Meeting). It is an active meeting.

Birmingham Preparative Meeting was included in it from 1958 until 1967, its records can be found in the Birmingham Friends Meeting series.

1.1. L. Oscar Moon transfer, 1940-1989.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This file includes correspondence by and to L. Oscar Moon, who was minister of Friends' Church of Detroit when he left the meeting over sectarian differences. He requested a Certificate of Removal to Lansdowne Monthly Meeting, but ultimately joined other former Friends' Church Members in forming the Detroit Association of Friends, a then-independent meeting.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

1.2. Membership lists, 1947-1990.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

1.3. Member statistic reports, 1971-1988.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

1.4. Member-related records, 1940-1989.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Arrangement

Some folders of meeting minutes are by fiscal year and some by calendar yet.

2.1-2.16. Minutes, 1924-1989.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Minutes are largely from monthly Meeting for Business as well as the Annual Meeting. Some minutes have been stapled into monthly business packets. This arrangement has been retained, so some months this file includes correspondence by members with other Quaker organization and Detroit organizations, as well as member-related correspondence. Minutes file also includes occasional State of the Meeting reports.

Physical Description

16 folders

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/LE/D4 2.17-2.36. Minutes, 1990-2011.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Minutes file includes the monthly Meeting for Business minutes as well as Treasurer's Reports and occasionally memos from the Clerk to committees or similar correspondence to the full business meeting. They maintain the original arrangement by fiscal year, and were sometimes kept in reverse chronological order.

Minutes (digital), 2016-2021. 0.1 GB.
Scope and Contents

Digital minutes include meetings for business held remotely via zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic

Physical Description

0.1 GB

3.1-3.3. Annual reports, 1926-1948.
Box 1
Physical Description

3 folders

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

3.4. Monthly treasurer's reports and related files, 1941-1990.
Box 1
General

Additional treasurer's reports for the 1990s and 2000s were maintained by the meeting in their minutes file, where the records remain.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

5.1. Abstracts of Detroit meeting businss in the 1910s-1930s, 1959.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

These historical summaries were created by Kenneth Ives, meeting clerk, in 1959.

The first abstract is about the Detroit Friends Church, which was set up in 1919 under the care of Muncie Monthly Meeting (part of Indiana Yearly Meeting) and remained active until 1984. Excerpts from its minute book (now in the Earlham College Quaker collections) cover 1919-1926. The church, also called First Friends Church, split in 1924 with some members and its minister starting an independent unprogrammed meeting for worship "in the manner of Philadelphia" as the Detroit Association of Friends.

There are two summaries about the "Detroit Friends Meeting (FWC)" covering the 1920s and 1930s. Most of the records survive elsewhere in the collection, but the abstract narrates the origin and affiliation of what is now Detroit Friends Meeting, a constituent monthly of Lake Erie Yearly Meeting.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

5.2. Historical accounts of Quakerism in Detroit, 1925 - circa 1950s.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Includes two typescripts, one by Carlisle Davidson (a member of Friends Church) and one unsigned, about William Savery and early Friends in Detroit. One typescript by Carlisle Davidson on "Anti-Slavery Activity of Hicksite Friends in Michigan, 1830-1860" and 1925-1926 clippings about Detroit Quaker meetings and weddings

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

5.3. Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws, 1925-1957.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

5.4. Committee of Overseers, 1942-1951.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Includes committee minutes and a small file related to peace activist Alice Herz, who applied for membership to Detroit Friends Meeting in 1944. In 1951, the Committee of Overseers requested that she resign membership because of "the disturbances and disruption" that her calls to political action caused during meeting for worship.

Related Materials

SCPC-CDG-A-Herz, Alice Herz and Helga Herz Collected Papers

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

5.5-5.7. Correspondence, 1924-1955.
Box 1
Physical Description

3 folders

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

5.8. Fellowship Council and Independent Meetings, 1932-1939.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

5.9-5.10. Program announcements, 1925-1941.
Box 1
Physical Description

2 folders

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

5.11. Property records of the Fort Street Meetinghouse, 1957-1998.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

5.12. Rebecca Shelley Repatriation Committee, 1935-1938.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Rebecca Shelley was a committed pacificst, although not a Quaker, who refused to take the citizenship oath to bear arms. The Meeting created a committee to support her in her repatriation claim.

Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/LE/D4 5.19-5.25. Reports to annual meeting and LEYM, 1989-2011.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Reports file includes reports to Lake Erie Yearly Meeting (and occasional Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting), like annual statistical reports and special minutes to the YM. File also includes the minutes of Detroit Friends Meeting's Annual Meeting and annual reports from Committees, including Peace and Social Concerns, Ministry and Counsel, membership reports from the Recorder, and the Treasurer's Annual Report.

Physical Description

7 folders

Special Minutes (digital), 2017-2021.
Scope and Contents

This file includes special minutes on meeting business, including venue rentals and grant applications, as well as activities important to the meeting, including minutes supporting the New Sanctuary Movement, protests against racial injustice, and "Becoming an Antiracist Faith Community."

Physical Description

6 PDFs

5.13-5.16. Newsletters, 1945-1989.
Box 2
Physical Description

4 folders

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/LE/D4 5.17-5.18. Newsletters, 1991-2011.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Newsletter file for 1991-2011 has many gaps, particularly pre-2007.

Physical Description

2 folders

RG2/LE/D4. Newsletters (digital), 2017-2021.
Physical Description

47 PDF files

Scope and Contents

Grand Rapids Friends Meeting was established as a monthly meeting in 1971. There had been a worship group meeting since 1962, and prior to becoming a monthly meeting it was a preparative under care of Kalamazoo Monthly Meeting. The meeting remains active.

Records are retained by the meeting, the only material at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College are mailed newsletters.

RG2/LE/GR 1.1. Newsletters, 1990-1991.
Physical Description

1 folder (3 issues)

Minutes, (1952-1962/1974.). 1 volumes.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 volumes

Minutes, 1982-1983. 1 folders.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folders

Minutes, 1983-1987. 5 folders.
Box 1
Physical Description

5 folders

Minutes, 1993-2010. 18 folders.
Box 1
Physical Description

18 folders

RG2/LE/G5. Minutes and budget reports, 2011-2015. 5 folders.
Box 2
Physical Description

5 folders

RG2/LE/G5. Minutes and budget reports, 2016-2019. 4 folders.
Box 2
Physical Description

4 folders

Births, 1997.
Box 2
Deaths, 1986-2011.
Box 2
Marriages, 1984-2007.
Box 2
Membership records, 1993-2015.
Box 2
Member Directories, 1982-1999.
Box 2
Member information, 1956-1988.
Box 2
Member Directories, 2000-2010.
Box 2
RG2/LE/G5. Directory of Members and Attenders, 2016. 1 folders.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folders

RG2/LE/G5. Membership Information, 2011-2015.
Box 2
Newsletters, 2004-2012.
Box 2
Travelling Friends, 1986-2005.
Box 2
Clerks' Correspondence, 1956-1998.
Box 2
Clerks' Correspondence, 1992-2010. .
Box 2
Clerks' correspondence regarding membership, 1993-2015.
Box 2
Official GFM Statements (Minutes) on Issues, 1985-1999.
Box 2
Clerks' Correspondence, 2001-2007.
Box 2
Histories of the Meeting, 1957-2003.
Box 2
Miscellaneous papers, 1956-1960.
Box 1

Scope and Contents

Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was incorporated on September 26, 1964. Its initial constituent Meetings and Worship Groups were the Ann Arbor Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, the Detroit Friends Meeting, the Kalamazoo Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, the East Lansing Preparative Friends Meeting, the Grand Rapids Friends Meeting (Preparative), and the Flint Area Worship Group. The quarterly meeting was established before September 28, 1957. It joined the FGC on June 28, 1960.

Minutes, 1960-1969.
Box 1
Minutes, 1970-1975.
Box 1
Minutes, 1976-1987.
Box 1
Minutes, 1988-1992.
Box 1

Scope and Contents

Kalamazoo Friends Meeting in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, was established on October 27, 1954. Grand Rapids Preparative Meeting was under its care from 1962 to 1971

Minutes, 1946-1977.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Includes: Vol.1 1946-July 1961, Vol.2 Sept. 1961-April 1966, Vol.3 May 1966-March 1970, April 1970-April 1973, 1973 5mo-1977 5mo.

Physical Description

2 vols. + 3 folders

Mnutes, 1977-2011. 8 folders.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Includes: 1977 5mo-1981 4mo, 1981 5mo-1985 4mo, May 1985-April 1990, May 1990-Dec. 1995, Jan. 1996-May 2000, May 2000-April 2005, May 2005-April 2010, May 2010-April 2011.

Physical Description

8 folders

RG2/LE/K2. Minutes, 2011-2023.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Minutes are filed by meeting fiscal year (May 1 - April 30)

Newsletters, 2000-2023.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Monthly newsletters filed by Kalazmazoo Friends Meeting fiscal year (May 1 - April 30)

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Directories, 2007-2020.
Box 4
Physical Description

1 folder

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/LE/K2. List of Marriages Under the Care of the Meeting [from 1958 to 2012], about 2012.
Annual committee reports and state of the meeting, 1954-1979, 2012-2023.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Committee reports submitted at close of fiscal year (April 3) for the meeting. Includes both full State of the Meeting Report by the meeting clerk, as well as various committees (Pastoral Care, Peace and Social Action, Ministry and Worship, Library, etc.) and the fiscal year Treasurer's report.

Physical Description

3 folders

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

History of the Kalamazoo Friends Meeting, circa 1954.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

Written by Robert Friedmann, covering "The Beginnings" of 1946-1952

Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/LE/K2. Legal file: Quaker Park Battle Creek, 1998-2000.
Physical Description

1 folder

Traveling Minute, 2019.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

This file inclues endorsements relative to a Travel Minute for meeting member Mey Hasbrook, who discerned with the Meeting that she was called by Spirit to travel in ministry.

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Scope and Contents

Kent Friends Meeting was established in 1965, and prior to that had been holding meetings for worship since 1960. The meeting is active.

RG2/LE/K4 1.1. Concerns [newsletter], 1990.
Physical Description

1 folder (1 item)

Scope and Contents

North Columbus became a monthly meeting in 1938.

Minutes, 1991 2mo-8mo.

Minutes, 1950-1966.
Box 1
Minutes, 1977-1979.
Box 1
Minutes, 1997-2003.
Box 1
Minutes, 2004-2006.
Box 1
Minutes, 2007-2009.
Box 1
RG2/LE/O1 2.5. Minutes and meeting records, 2016-2020.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Bound meeting packets made by the clerk for Oberlin Monthly Meeting's fiscal years 2017-2020. Most of the packet is minutes of Meetings for Business, but they include member lists, statistical reports, and State of Meeting reports.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Membership Records, circa 1925-2009.
Box 1
Members and Attenders Lists, 1999-2009.
Box 1
Student and Resident Attendence, 1989-1999.
Box 1
Correspondence, circa 2001-2010.
Box 2: Series RG2/LE/O1
Clippings, circa 1965-2005.
Box 2: Series RG2/LE/O1
Scope and Contents

Some gaps.

Minutes, 1968-2001, 2011-2013.
Box 1
General

The minutes for 1971-1979 were recorded in a spiral notebook, with relevant material (treasurer's reports, state of the meeting, statistical surveys, etc.) laid in.

Physical Description

8 folders

State of the Meeting reports, 1989-2013.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Membership lists, 1970-2016.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Responses to LEYM queries, 1988-2013.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

Petition for monthly meeting status, 1970.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

A petition from Nancy Nagler, convenor of Pine River Friends, to Green Pastures Quarterly Meeting requesting monthly meeting status for Pine River. It was granted later that year.

Miscellaneous records, 1990-2010.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Includes official correspondence from the meeting related to invited speakers in the area, membership correspondence, and a 2010 program celebrating the meeting's 40th anniversary.

Physical Description

1 folder

Membership (terminated), 1940-1997.
Box 3
RG2/LE/P4. Membership register, 1940-1950.
Box 3
Memorial minutes, 1994-2019.
Box 3
Physical Description

1 folder

Membership report (digital), 2021.
Corporation Minutes, 1955-1998.
Box 3
Physical Description

1 volume (minutes 1955-1998) and 1 folder (records 1955-1957)

Minutes, 1934-1945.
Box 1
Minutes, 1945-1956.
Box 1
Minutes, 1956-1961.
Box 1
Minutes, 1962-1966.
Box 2
Minutes, 1966-1970.
Box 2
Minutes, 1970 6mo-1982. 14 folders.
Box 7
Physical Description

14 folders

Minutes, 1983-1990. 8 folders.
Box 8
Physical Description

8 folders

Minutes, 1991-1999. 9 folders.
Box 9
Physical Description

9 folders

Minutes, 2000-2004-07.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

In addition to minutes the files frequently include meeting annoucements and agenda, along with the relevant committee reports. The 2003-2004 file was kept as a running clerk's file by Debby Hollingshead (through July 2004), and includes member-related correspondence and other records.

Physical Description

5 folders

Minutes (digital), 2020-2021.
Scope and Contents

An incomplete digital record of final meeting for business minutes, including committee reports. Begins with a May 2020 report from Archives describing the current and proposed workflow for meeting recordkeeping, with final approved minutes with corrections indicated starting in June 2020. File includes committee assignements. 2021 files include reports and presentations from the Treasurer and Finance Committee with budget proposals.

Special Minutes (digital), 2018, 2021.
Scope and Contents

2018 special minutes include memorials and member appreciation as well as a minute responding to gun violence after the fall shootings in a Kentucky church and the nearby Tree of Life synagogue. 2021 special minutes include minutes of appreciation and a PYM minute on migration.

Handbook, reports, and correspondence, 2003-2016.
Box 11
Minutes, 2004-2006.
Folder Restricted
Letters to Distant Friends, 1997-2005.
Box 11
Finance Committee records, 2000-2002.
Box 11
Physical Description

1 folder

Funeral Committee records, 1985-2006.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

File inclues some correspondence, meeting minutes, annual reports, and information including the official conveyance related to the purchase and resale of lots at Homewood Cemetery.

Physical Description

1 folder

Ministry Committee records, 1999-2002.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

File includes committee notes and minutes plus other records produced during the special "meeting identity" Intermezzo discernment project led by the committee.

Physical Description

1 folder

Outreach Committee records, 1968-1972.
Box 11
Oversight Committee membership correspondence, 1959-2001.
Box 11
Physical Description

1 folder

Peace and Social Concerns Committee records, 2000-2002.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Much of the file records campaigns and issues of interest to P&SC (interfaith work, school reform, etc.) as well as some records created by the committee.

Physical Description

1 folder

Miscellaneous committee records, 1990-2002.
Box 11
Physical Description

1 folder

Newsletters, 1953-1969. 17 folders.
Box 4
Physical Description

17 folders

Newsletters, 1970-1981. 16 folders.
Box 5
Physical Description

16 folders

Newsletters, 1982-1998. 17 folders.
Box 6
Physical Description

17 folders

Newsletters, 1999-2001.
Box 10
Newsletters (digital), 2003-2014.
Newsletters (digital), 2015-2021.
Scope and Contents

Monthly newsletters include calendar, queries, draft minutes of the prior month's meeting for business, rotating columns and committee updates, and memorial minutes.

Physical Description

87 PDFs in 7 folders

General

The Pittsburgh Quaker Community was a cooperative begun in 1971. PQC purchased its first home in 1972 and a second property, designated for intergenerational community living, in 1975. Both houses were sold in 1987 and the proceeds funded the Quaker Community Fund.

History, 1997-1999.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

File includes Daniel Pierce's 1999 history based on interviews with early members/residents (Rodah Zarembka, Christine Wolfe, Walter Mead, etc.) and a 1999 reminiscence by Sue Beal.

Physical Description

1 folder

Property records and incorporation papers, 1971-1985.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Includes incorporation, by-laws, and trustee records for Pittsburgh Quaker Community as well as deeds, mortgages, and other legal documentation of the North Homewood Avenue and Meade Street properties

Physical Description

2 folders

Miscellaneous records, 1972-2018.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Includes a mix of legal documents (deeds, mortgages, etc.), correspondence, and minutes related to Pittsburgh Quaker Community, mostly from its early days in 1975/1976.

Physical Description

2 folders

Annual Reports, 1998-2002.
Box 10
Clerk's file [Darryl Phillips], 2000-2001.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

Darryl Phillips' clerk's file for Pittsburgh FM includes membership-related correspondence (resignations, applications for membership, etc.), memorial minutes, and correspondence to/from Pittsburgh and other meetings and Quaker groups.

Physical Description

1 folder

Clerk's file [Winthrop M. Leeds], 1940-1943.
Box 10
Disciplines, 1961-2007.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Pittsburgh Monthly Meeting adopted its Discipline in 1949, with revisions in 1957, 1961, 1971, and 1993 (renamed Faith and Practice), and a 2007 update.

Physical Description

2 folders

Pittsburgh Test Communications Program files , 1966-1969.
Box 11
General

In 1968, Pittsburgh Friends Meeting led a local pilot project on newspaper advertising chaired by Stanley C Marshall. It was in coordination with Friends General Conference and their larger National Test Communications Program.

Physical Description

1 folder

"Report of Observations at the Quaker Meeting House," Poli Cuteri Architects, 1994.
Box 3

Scope and Contents

Red Cedar Friends records from 1990-2019 came in a single accession and maintain original order, including the meeting archivist's index of missing minutes and newsletters for each decade.

Physical Description

1.65 linear ft.1 record carton and 1 document case

RG2/LE/R4. Minutes, 1990-1999.
Box 1
RG2/LE/R4. Minutes, 2000-2019.
Box 2
RG2/LE/R4. Adult Religious Education Committee minutes, 2011-2015.
RG2/LE/R4. Peace and Social Justice Committee minutes, 2009-2013.
Newsletters, 1990-2019.

Minutes, 1990 9mo-1991 8mo.
Box 1
Minutes, 2003.
Box 1
The Friendly Pages, 1987-1988.
Box 1

Print, Suggest