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North Pacific Yearly Meeting Records


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

North Pacific Yearly Meeting was set off from Pacific Yearly Meeting in 1972, consisting of the monthly meetings which were part of the Willamette and Pacific Northwest (Northwest) Quarterly Meetings. Montana Gathering of Friends affiliated in 1988.

Limited records of North Pacific Yearly Meeting, 1972-present. Also includes minutes of the Elkton Monthly Meeting, an independent CPS meeting which met in 1945 under the care of the American Friends Fellowship Council.

Multnomah Friends Meeting has deposited digitized and born digital records from their history 1952-2020, including their years affiliated with Pacific Yearly Meeting prior to the establishment of North Pacific Yearly Meeting.

Deposit, Elkton Monthly Meeting, 1945

Deposit, North Pacific Yearly Meeting

Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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Inventory prepared by: FHL Staff
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Access Restrictions

Where available, access is through microfilm.

Use Restrictions

Information on reproduction policies available in the library.

Collection Inventory

SG2/North Pacific. Proceedings, 1972-2008.
Scope and Contents

Missing 1979, 1993, 1995-99, 2002.

Also includes North Pacific Gathering, 1972.

Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Contents

The Steering Committee onsists of representatives of each of the monthly meetings and meets about every two months to conduct the business of the Yearly Meeting.

RG2/NP. Minutes, 1978-2003.
Scope and Contents

Includes: 1978-79, 1989, 1992 (5), 1993 (5), 1994 (4), 1999, 2000 (4), 2001 (4), 2002 (4), 2003 (3).

Physical Description

1 box

RG2/Z/E458. Minutes, 1945.
Scope and Contents

Bound volume also includes copies of correspondence and an epistle from Gatlinburg and Big Flats (CPS) Meetings.

Physical Description

1 volume

Archival Resource Key. Minutes (digitized), 1956-1982.

These electronic files have been digitized from paper records, and quality varies. The Friends Historical Library does not have the paper records.

Scope and Contents

Most files include the year's minutes, arranged by month. Each month generally includes decisions made on committee recommendations but not necessarily the committee report. Called meetings are also included in the compiled digitized file.

These digitized minutes have been abstracted by the meeting member who compiled the History of Multnomah Monthly Meeting.

Physical Description

25 .pdf files (digitized)

Archival Resource Key. Minutes (digital), 2010-2020.
Scope and Contents

Some years include sporadic draft minutes in addition to the approved minutes. 2014's budget spreadsheet is filed with the 2013 minutes. Treasurer's reports are present as separate files sporadically from 2013-2018.

Approved files usually include the attachments (committe reports, budget informat, etc.).

Physical Description

160 files in 11 folders (mostly .pdf, also includes some text files (.doc, .docx, .rtf) and an .xls budget attachment)

Archival Resource Key. Finance Committee records (digital), 2015-2016.
Scope and Contents

Finance Committee records include general budget information as well as more granular expense documentation and investment information. The folder also includes minutes of the committee and other committees' dealings with Finance.

Physical Description

50 files (includes .doc, .docx, .pdf, .xls, xlsx)

Archival Resource Key. Oversight Committee minutes (digitized), 2011-2012.
Scope and Contents

Oversight Committee minutes include records of clearness and care committees and are restricted until 75 years after date of creation.

Physical Description

1 .pdf file

RG2/NP/M 1.1. Newsletter, 1960.
Scope and Contents

1 issue (Vol 1, No. 10 - November 1960)

Archival Resource Key. Newsletters (digitized), 1968-2006.
Scope and Contents

Digitized newsletters are generally combined into 1 pdf for each year. Quality of the digitization varies; Friends Historical Library does not have the source records.

Physical Description

43 pdf files

Archival Resource Key. Newsletters (digital), 2007-2020.
Scope and Contents

Born-digital newsletters, almost entirely in .pdf format. One issue per file, organized into folders by year, generally 11 issues/year.

Lacking: Jan-Jul/Aug, Oct-Nov 2007; Jan-Feb, May, June 2008; January 2012. January 2010 is present but corrupted.

Physical Description

158 files in 15 folders, including 1 .doc file listing issues lacking

Archival Resource Key. History of Multnomah Monthly Meeting (digital), circa 2001.
Scope and Contents

This 32-page history covers some months in great detail, and others more summarily. Includes information about meetings under Multnomah's care as well as worship, social concerns, property, and meeting policies throughout its history.

Physical Description

1 .rtf text file

RG2/NP/U 1.1. Gleamings [newsletter], 1988.
Scope and Contents

September and October issues only

Physical Description

1 folder

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