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New York Quarterly Meeting Records

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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

In 1974, New York Monthly Meeting was set off from New York-Westbury Quarterly Meeting as New York Quarterly Meeting. The former preparative meetings of New York Monthly Meeting were reestablished as monthly meetings within the Quarterly Meeting: Fifteenth Street, Brooklyn, Morningside, and Staten Island. New York Quarterly Meeting is still active, and currently includes the above monthly meetings as well as Flushing and Manhattan Monthly Meetings.

The Workroom was established in 1940 by the Joint Peace and Service Committee of the New York Monthly Meetings. The Workroom, a sewing room, served the world in its relief efforts by its production of garments for needy children during World War II and later expanding to include Greece, Nigeria and other locations world-wide until December 31, 1976.

Transferred from Haviland Records Room by NYYM in 1997.

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
2007
Use Restrictions

Information on reproduction policies available in the library.

Collection Inventory

RG2/NY/N477 1.1. Minutes, 1974-1980.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY361
Physical Description

1 vol.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

RG2/NY/N477 1.2. Minutes, 1980-1984.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY361
Physical Description

1 vol.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

RG2/NY/N477 1.3. Minutes, 1985-1987.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY361
Physical Description

1 vol.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

RG2/NY/N477 1.4. Minutes, 1988-1989.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY362
Physical Description

1 vol.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

RG2/NY/N477 1.6. Minutes, 1975-1989.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Draft.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY362
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

RG2/NY/N477 1.5. Minutes, 1990-1991.
Scope and Contents

Includes reports from Monthly Meeting, Committee Reports.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY362
Physical Description

1 vol.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

RG2/NY/N477 1.7. Minutes, 2003 6mo.
Box 1
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

RG2/NY/N477. Minutes (digital), 2018-2021.
Scope and Contents

Minutes and reports from Quarterly Meeting, January 2018 through July 2021 (no meeting in April 2020 at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic).

Each folder generally includes an agenda, the meeting's minutes, and separate files for the reports from the six constituent monthly meetings (plus annual reports for Downtown Allowed Meeting) along with reports from QM committees.

Physical Description

286 PDF files in 22 folders

RG2/NY/N477 3.1. Membership Correspondence, 1979-1993.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Primarily includes correspondence relating to membership in Morningside Meeting after it was laid down.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

RG2/NY/N477. Ministry & Counsel records (digital), 2018-2021.
Scope and Contents

Arranged by quarterly meeting date. Ministry & Counsel also has care of the Concern for Quaker Life Working Group.

During this period, Ministry & Counsel records include threshing sessions related to the newly-established independence of NYC Friends Schools. Particular concerns of the Committee were the unionization of Brooklyn Friends School, and a well-publicized employment dispute at Friends Seminary.

RG2/NY/N477. Miscellaneous Committee reports (digital), 2018-2021.
Scope and Contents

Arranged by quarterly meeting date. Includes records from the Cemetery Committee, Communications Committee, Friends in the City, Great Lakes African Education Committee, Handbook Committee, Nominating Committee, and Relief Committee.

RG2/NY/N477 2.1. Herbert Leon Ernestine White Memorial Funds, 1994-1995.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Copies. Income to Barrington Dunbar Fund for Black Development.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-NY362
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

RG2/NY/N477. Audit and Budget reports (digital), 2018-2021.
Scope and Contents

Primarily annual reports and proposed budgets.

RG2/NY/N477. Education Fund reports (digital), 2018-2021.
RG2/NY/N477. Trustees of the Corporation annual reports (digital), 2018-2021.

RG2/NY/N478 1.1. History and News Coverage, 1940-1978.
Box RG2/NY/N478 1
Scope and Contents

3 folders: History, 1940-55; History, 1960-78; News Coverage

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-
Physical Description

3 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

RG2/NY/N478 2.1. Minutes and accounts, 1940-1960.
Box RG2/NY/N478 1
Scope and Contents

4 folders: 1940-41, 1943-46, 1947-52, 1953-57.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-
Physical Description

4 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

RG2/NY/N478 2.2. Minutes and accounts, 1961-1977.
Box RG2/NY/N478 2
Scope and Contents

5 folders: 1961-63, 1964-66, 1967-69, 1970-73, 1974-77.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-
Physical Description

5 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

RG2/NY/N478 3.1. Scrapbook, 1940-1978.
Box RG2/NY/N478 2
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the Library:

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-
Physical Description

1 volume in box

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

RG2/NY/N477. Friends Schools reports (digital), 2018-2021.
Scope and Contents

Annual Reports of Friends' schools in New York City, including Brooklyn Friends School, Friends Seminary, and Mary McDowell Friends School. Records related to changes in the oversight of schools and other concerns are described as part of the Ministry & Counsel file.

RG2/NY/N477. Handbook (digital), 2019.
RG2/NY/N477. Jubilee Year records (digital), 2019-2020.
Scope and Contents

In 2019 Ministry and Counsel presented a call for a "jubilee year" running July 2019 through July 2020 for deepening fellowship within the Quarter. Files include monthly meeting responses to the Jubilee Year as well as NYQM's M&C call, yearly schedule, and closing summary.

RG2/NY/N477. Pennington Friends House records (digital), 2019.
Physical Description

2 PDF files

RG2/NY/N477. Zoom guides for virtual meeting (digital), 2020.

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