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Green Street Monthly Meeting Records

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Green Street Monthly Meeting of Friends was established in 1816 by Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting out of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Northern District. Its original location of the Green Street meeting house was at 4th and Green Streets in Philadelphia. In 1827, at the time of the Hicksite separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, the meeting remained with Hicksite Friends. Orthodox Friends were transferred to Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Northern District.

Green Street Monthly Meeting left the Green Street meeting house in 1913 and circulated between the meeting houses at Girard Avenue and Germantown. By 1917, the monthly meeting was held entirely at Germantown. Green Street Monthly Meeting reunited with Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Orthodox) in 1955 and is currently active. Greene Street Friends School's history dates to the 1855 creation of a School Committee by Hicksite Quakers in Germantown. The school expanded several times through the years. It remains under the oversight of Green Street Monthly Meeting.

Fair Hill Indulged Meeting (also called Fair Hill Worship Group) was at the site of Fair Hill Meeting House, which traces meeting for worship back to 1703. The property came under the care of Green Street in 1818 but meeting for worship was not regularly held until 1882. In the early 20th century Fair Hill had a very active First Day School, attracting many neighborhood attenders who were not Quakers. Meeting attendance declined through the 1960s and the meeting was discontinued in 1972.

Fair Hill Burial Ground was established on land bequeathed by George Fox in 1690, although property ownership was tangled for the first several decades. The land came under care of Green Street Monthly Meeting in 1818 and while interments had happened previously it was not then regularly used for burials. The Burial Ground was established around 1830 for the three Hicksite monthly meetings in Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Spruce Street, and Green Street). For a time, a joint committee of the Hicksite monthly meetings managed the burial ground. In the 20th century, the redlining of Fairhill caused disinvestment in the area; Green Street and Fair Hill trustees made several attempts to re-purpose or sell Fair Hill Burial Ground, finally selling in 1985 to Ephesians Baptist Church. Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting bought the property back in 1993, the same year Historic Fair Hill, a community non-profit , was incorporated (under the name Fair Hill Burial Ground).

Frankford Preparative Meeting (also known as "Frankford Friends Meeting, Waln Street," "Frankford Indulged Meeting," and "Frankford Particular Meeting") was under care of Green Street Monthly Meeting from 1827 through 1999, when it became a monthly meeting under the name "Unity Monthly Meeting, Frankford."

Germantown Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was established in 1877 but discontinued after Green Street Monthly Meeting removed to the area in 1914. The meeting at Germantown included an active group of members, the Germantown Friends Association, in the early 20th century. Germantown Friends Association was primarily a social group, and it was established during the Preparative Meeting and continued after Green Street's business meeting removed to the School Lane Meeting House.

Girard Avenue Indulged Meeting was set up by Greene Street in 1859 for Quakers in northwest Philadelphia. After Green Street left its original location at 4th and Green in 1913, the Girard Avenue Meeting House was used for Green Street's monthly meeting for business on a bimonthly basis between 1914 and 1917, when it permanently removed to Germantown. There was a school held there, first at the meetinghouse and then in a dedicated building, between 1872 and 1923. After years of declining attendence at meeting for worship, the indulged meeting was discontinued in 1934 and the property was sold in 1941.

Records of Green Street Monthly Meeting, 1775-2018, including its many subordinate meetings and organizations. Green Street has a long history in Philadelphia, with members widely dispersed across the city. Past clerks retained original disciplinary transmittals which help tell the story of Quaker moral enforcement in the 1810s-1830s. There are also small files of material related to sufferings due to military fines, conscientious objectors in the Vietnam era, and Quaker military service in various capacities during World War II. Material related to redlining and white flight is an undercurrent throughout the collection with tensions especially present in the Fair Hill series.

Includes: vital records (1775-2013) across the breadth of the meeting's history (including some vital records held by the meeting of Frankford and Germantown Preparative Meetings and Fair Hill Worship Group); men's and joint session minutes, including several files of former clerks (1816-2009); women's minutes (1816-1904); and minutes of the Meeting on Worship and Ministry and of its predecessors, the Meeting of Ministers and Elders and the Meeting of Ministry and Counsel (1816-1976).

There is a substantial accounting in Series IV (1811-2016) of the finance and properties owned or under care of Green Street, including its various Preparative Meetings and Worship Groups, much material relating to the Fair Hill Meeting House and Burial Ground, and documentation of rents, expansions, sales, etc. across Green Street's portfolio. Green Street's many financial interests are managed by Trustees, and those files were kept separately from that of the meeting treasurer. There is much material related to the Anna Jeanes Cremation Fund (now managed by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting) and the many bequests left to Green Street and its subordinates. The expansion of Greene Street Friends School is also partly addressed in this series where files were maintained by Trustees.

Series VI, Committee Records (1819-2015) include both the commitee's own records (in the case of Education or Property) but also records maintained by the monthly meeting of miscellaneous reports of its committees during the Meeting for Business. The earliest records include the Joint Committees of Philadelphia's various monthly meetings (and post-1828, that of Philadelphia's Hicksite monthly meetings).

Series VII includes records of Fair Hill Indulged Meeting and Fair Hill Burial Ground (1853-1993). There is a separate collection at Swarthmore for Fair Hill, but the material in this series, deposited by Green Street Monthly Meeting, have remained with the meeting records. Of particular note is the material related to the attempted sales of Fair Hill in the late 20th century and a late-19th century register of lot certificates.

Significant records are present from Frankford Meeting (1834-1999), which ultimately became Unity Montly Meeting, having been collected by former clerk Walter Longstreth in the 1930s-1960s. Less comprehensive material also covers Germantown Preparative and Girard Indulged Meetings.

Greene Street Friends School (1863-2010) physical plant, which remains under care of Green Street Monthly Meeting, is very well-documented through the 1960s-2000s. Additional materials related to property purchases and expansion plans are in Series IV.

Miscellaneous material (1817-2015) includes historical material, correspondence, meeting records related to specific issues or concerns, and newsletters.

Deposit

Publisher
Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Date
2011 revised 2022
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.

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

RG2/Ph/G7 3.3. Birth and Death Register, 1775-1874.
Volume 3.3
Scope and Contents

Register contains : births (1775-1869) and deaths (1781-1874).

General

Microfilm is faint and spotted in some places.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph206
  2. Haverford: Film 15X (1775-1860)
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.4. Burial and Birth Register, 1816-1940.
Volume 3.4
Scope and Contents

Register begins in 1816 and includes a list of burials (with name, age, date of death, and burial location) entered chronologically through 1940. The list includes non-members buried in Friends cemeteries. Flipping the volume, starting at the back is a list of births covering 1816-1936. The register had papers laid in, including correspondence about death and burial dates and locations, which have been retained in an envelope housed with the bound volume but have not been microfilmed.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph206
  2. Haverford: Film 15X
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.20-3.21, 3.27-3.28. Membership registers, 1815-1972.
Volume 3.20-3.21, 3.27-3.28
Scope and Contents

Registers includes information on births, marriages, removals, disownments, etc. Volume 3.28 (1899-1972) dates are approximate.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph206 (1850-1858)
  2. Haverford: Film 16X
Physical Description

4 volumes

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.5-3.7. Births reported, 1816-1867.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Unbound reports of births by family. Dates covered are: 3.5 1836-1867, 3.6 1836-1862, 3.7 1816-1848.

3.5 is looseleaf register sheets recording the births of children to two meeting members, 3.6 is looseleaf register sheets for children who were not birthright members (because only one parent was a meeting member), 3.7 includes rough notes on families and births presumably made by former recording clerks.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph206 (3.5-3.6 1836-1867)
Physical Description

3 folders

Material Specific Details

Pre-Separation/Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 3.19. "List of members belonging to women Friends of the Monthly Meeting of Green Street", 1815-1840.
Volume 3.19
Scope and Contents

Includes material laid in.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph206
  2. Haverford: Film 16X
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.74-3.75. Applications, 1821-1849, 1922-1999.
Box 6
Physical Description

2 folders

Material Specific Details

Pre-Separation/Hicksite/United

RG2/Ph/G7 3.29-3.30. Resignations, 1830-1852, 1950-2005.
Box 2
Physical Description

2 folders

Material Specific Details

Hicksite/United

RG2/Ph/G7 3.24. Registers of inactive members [including Frankford and Germantown Meetings], 1840-1849.
Volume 3.24
Scope and Contents

First page titled "List of names of members of Green Street Monthly Meeting to be inquired after." 1840 list with revisions to 1849 inclusive, recording members who have not recently been regular attenders at meeting.

Membership lists of Frankford Preparative Meeting (1850), Germantown Meeting (1849), and a record of removals issued (1853-1857) laid in.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph206
  2. Haverford: Film 16X
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.25-3.26. Membership Registers [including Frankford Preparative Meeting], 1840-1905.
Volume 3.25-3.26
Scope and Contents

Volume 3.25 (1840-1862) also contains membership register of Frankford Preparative Meeting, 1840-1862. Membership lists of Frankford Preparative Meeting (1853) and (ca. 1860) laid in.

Volume 3.26 (1862-1905) includings membership register of Frankford Preparative Meeting, 1862-1903 and list of members withdrawn circa 1889.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph206 (1840-1862)
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph209 (1862-1905)
Physical Description

2 volumes

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.64. Burial permits, 1843-1844.
Box 6
Physical Description

1 folder (49 items)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.72. Inventory of male members born before 1921, 1939-1942.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Typescript compiles the dates of adult male members, covering birthdates from 1850s through 1920s. Arranged alphabetically, it is likely not comprehensive.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.54-3.55. Directories [corrected], 1941-2002.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

These folders are the working files used to correct and maintain member directories. Clean copies of directories 1894 - present can be found in PG1: Directories, a separate collection in FHL.

Physical Description

2 folders

Material Specific Details

Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.56-3.61. Meeting Membership Record forms [inactive], circa 1880s-2011.
Box 5
Scope and Contents

The first set of these forms (on pink paper) includes former members (whether by transfer, resignation, or death) as of approximately 1950. A second set of these forms (on white paper) are of former members (whether by transfer, resignation, or death) as of 2011 and include an index and abstract. A third set of forms are incomplete, likely copied elsewhere during the transition from one record book to its successor.

Physical Description

6 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.62-3.63. Membership Forms, circa 1980s-1990s.
Box 6
Physical Description

2 folders

Material Specific Details

United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.9-3.10. Acknowledgements, 1817-1852 and n.d.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Original handwritten letters of apology from members who have been found to have acted contrary to Discipline. Arranged alphabetically by member.

Physical Description

2 folders (90 items)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.11. Disownments, 1816-1837 and n.d.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Loose handwritten testimonies recording those disowned by Green Street Meeting for violating Discipline (marrying out, excessive drinking, immorality, etc.). Arranged alphabetically by disowned member.

Physical Description

1 folder (79 items)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.8. Removals Issued [register copy], 1816-1834.
Volume 3.8
Scope and Contents

Meeting's copy of certificates of removal issued on behalf of members transferring to other meetings. Includes index.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph209
  2. Haverford: Film 16X
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.49. Removals Issued [bound stubs], 1834-1866.
Volume 3.49
Scope and Contents

Stubs for certificates of removal sent on behalf of persons transferring to other meetings.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph213
  2. Haverford: Film 16X
Physical Description

1 volume + Index.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.32. Removals issued, 1819-1851.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Meeting's copies of certificates issued on behalf of persons transferring to other meetings.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 folder (31 items)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.33-3.46. Removals received [originals], 1816-1858.
Box 3 Box 4
Scope and Contents

Certificates received from assorted monthly meetings for persons transferring their membership to Green Street Monthly Meeting, alphabetically arranged.

Physical Description

2 boxes (113 items in 14 folders)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.47-3.48. Removals received [originals], 1895-2005.
Box 2
Physical Description

2 folders

Material Specific Details

Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.31. Removals Received [register copy, with index], 1816-1933.
Volume 3.31
Scope and Contents

Volume is the meeting's transcribed record of all removals received by Green Street. Originals from new members' prior meetings for 1816-1858 have also been retained (3.33-3.46) Volume includes alphabetical index at beginning.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph213
  2. Haverford: Film 13Q
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.50. Removals issued and received [abstract], 1864-1867.
Volume 3.5
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.51-3.52. Requests for removal and transfer, circa 1950s-1970s.
Box 2
Physical Description

2 folders

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 3.1-3.2, 3.18. Marriage certificates, 1817-1992.
Volume 3.1-3.2, 3.18
Scope and Contents

Meeting's copies of marriage certificates as follows : 3.1 1817-1856, 3.2 1856-1931, 3.18 1932-1992 (photostats).

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph206 (1817-56)
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph209 (1856-1931)
  3. Haverford: Film 15X (1817-56)
  4. Haverford: Film 13Q (1856-1931)
General

Volume 3.18 (1932-1992) is photostatic reproductions

Physical Description

3 volumes

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.12-3.14. Marriage requests and approvals, 1817-1852 and n.d.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

File includes : 3.12 Certificates of clearness for marriage received from other meetings (1835- 1852); 3.13 letters of parental consent (1817-1852 and n.d.); 3.14 announcements of intent (1832-1852 and n.d.).

Physical Description

3 folders (125 items)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.15. Miscellaneous marriage records, 1918-1999.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Mostly requests and approvals to marry under the care of the meeting, but also includes a book of registry stubs.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite/United

RG2/Ph/G7 3.16-3.17, 3.22-3.23. Membership-related correspondence, 1822-1996.
Box 1 Box 2
Scope and Contents

These folders cover a variety of topics, from transfers and resignations to directory updates. Only the first (3.16) is arranged chronologically, 1822-1850. Otherwise they are not organized by name or date.

Physical Description

4 folders

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.73. Correspondence regarding Conscientious Objector status and the Vietnam War draft, 1968-1972.
Box 6
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 3.65-3.66. Memorial Minutes, 1823-2009.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Fewer than fifty memorial minutes and death notices of meeting members. Includes a separate folder of biographical research about Lucy Perkins Carner.

Physical Description

2 folders

Material Specific Details

Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.67-69. Traveling minutes, 1820-1855, 1983-1999.
Box 6
Scope and Contents

Certificates issued by the meeting to members travelling to other meetings to visit and/or preach. Also included are returning minutes. The early minutes (1820-1852) are arranged alphabetically by member, the later minutes (1983-1999) are arranged chronologically.

Physical Description

3 folders

Material Specific Details

Pre-Separation/Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 3.70-3.71. Statistical reports, 1936-2013.
Box 6
Physical Description

2 folders

Material Specific Details

Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 1.1-1.4 (minutes) and 1.13-1.16 (index volumes). Minutes [with separate indexes], 1816-1893.
Volume 1.1-1.4, 1.13-1.16
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the men's meeting, 1.1 1816-1836, 1.2 1837-1853, 1.3 1854-1873, 1.41873-1893. These minutes include separate indexes: 1.13 1816-1836, 1.14 1837-1853, 1.15 1854-1873, and 1.16 1873-1893.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph207 (1815-36, 1837-53)
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph208 (1854-73, 1873-93)
Physical Description

8 volumes

Material Specific Details

Pre-Separation/Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 1.17-1.23. Minutes [rough], 1816-1883.
Volume 1.17-1.23
Scope and Contents

Volumes kept in protective folder. Minutes 1816-1852 (14 vols.) in one protective folder: 1816-17, 1817-21, 1821-27, 1827-32, 1832-33, 1833-36, 1836-38, 1838-39, 1839-40, 1840-41, 1841-42, 1843-45, 1845-47, 1947-50, 1850-52; also vols. 1852-1854, 1855 -1857, 1857-1860, 1861-1868, 1868-1874, 1875-1883. Volumes are 1.17 1816-52, 1.18 1852-54, 1.19 1855-57, 1.20 1857-60, 1.21 1861-68, 1.22 1868-74, and 1.23 1875-1883.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

20 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 1.5-1.12. Minutes, 1894-1966.
Volume 1.5-1.12
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the men's meeting: 1.5 1894-1901, 1.6 1901-1909, 1.7 1909-1915, 1.8 1916-1921, 1.9 1921-1926, 1.10 1926-1931, 1.11 1931-1945, 1.12 1945-1966.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph209 (1894-1901)
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph210 (1901-09)
  3. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph211 (1901-09, 1909-15, 1916-21, 1921-26)
  4. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph211 & 212 (1926-31)
  5. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph212 (1931-45)
  6. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph212 (1945-1966)
Physical Description

8 volumes

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 1.24-1.27. Minutes, 1966-2009.
Volume 1.24-1.27
Physical Description

4 volumes

Material Specific Details

United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 1.28-1.33. Clerk's file [Jacob M. Ellis], 1866-1875.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Green Street Monthly Meeting's clerk, Jacob M. Ellis, folded and filed transmittals of member discipline (disownments, acknowledgements) and marriage from Overseers and committees, along with transmittals from the Joint Committee (comprised of representatives from the Hicksite Philadelphia Monthly Meetings) to Green Street about administration. Records activities at Green Street Preparative, the indulged meeting at Girard, Frankford Preparative, and Germantown Preparative.

Physical Description

6 folders

RG2/Ph/G7 1.34-1.36. Clerk's file [S. W. Black], 1866 and earlier.
Box 7
Scope and Contents

Green Street Monthly Meeting's clerk, Jacob M. Ellis, folded and filed transmittals received from the prior clerk, S.W. Black.

Physical Description

3 folders

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 1.37. Clerk's file [Elizabeth Cunningham], 1981-2003.
Box 7
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 2.1-2.7. Minutes, 1816-1904.
Volume 2.1-2.7
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the women's meetings as follows : 2.1 1816-1840, 2.2 1840-1859, 2.3 1859- 1879, 2.4 1879-1894, 2.5 1894-1904; separate indexes for 1816-1859 (2.6) and 1859-1879 (2.7).

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph210 (1894-1904)
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph214 (1816-40, 1840-59)
  3. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph215 (1859-79, 1879-94)
  4. Haverford: 16Q (1894-1904)
  5. Haverford: 14Q (1816-40, 1840-59)
  6. Haverford: 15Q (1859-79, 1879-94)
Physical Description

5 volume + 2 indexes

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 2.8. Minutes [rough], 1816-1818.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Rough or clerk's copy of minutes of the pre-Separation women's meeting, 6mo 20, 1816 - 7mo 23, 1818.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph142
  2. Haverford: Film 58
Physical Description

1 folder, with later index laid in

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 4.1. Minutes, 1816-1824.
Volume 4.1
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the pre-Separation meeting of ministers & elders, 7mo 25, 1816 to 7mo 15, 1824.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph142
  2. Haverford: Film 58
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 4.2-4.10. Minutes, 1851-1970.
Volume 4.2-4.10
Scope and Contents

Minute books as follows : 4.2 1851-1877, 4.3 1877-1919, 4.4 1919-1940, 4.5 1940 -1946, 4.6 1946-1951, 4.7 1951-1955, 4.8 1956-1961, 4.9 1962-1966, and 4.10 1967-1970.

General

Name changed to Ministry and Counsel.

Physical Description

9 volumes

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 4.11-4.12. Minutes and Reports [rough], 1969-1971 and 1975-1976.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Rough minutes of Worship and Ministry, 4.11 1969-1971 and 4.12 1975-1976.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

2 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 5.1-5.4, 5.9-5.11. Ledgers [Men's Meeting and Joint], 1816-1847, 1894-1993.
Volume 5.1-5.4, 5.9-5.11
Scope and Contents

These ledgers, mainained by the treasurers of Green Street Monthly Meeting, also include accountings of Fair Hill and meeting houses under the care of Green Street. Earliest ledgers are from when men and women had separate treasurers and kept separate accounts.

Physical Description

7 volumes

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 5.12. Ledger [Women's Meeting], 1868-1903.
Volume 5.12
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 5.8. Treasurer's journal, 1818-1822.
Volume 5.8
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

RG2/Ph/G7 5.13. Treasurer's journal [unbound sheets], 1819-1828.
Box 9
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Pre-Separation

RG2/Ph/G7 5.6. Receipt book [Men's Meeting], 1816-1886.
Volume 5.6
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 5.7. Receipt book [Women's Meeting], 1868-1904.
Volume 5.7
Scope and Contents

Receipt book belonging to the Women's Meeting. Includes extract from will of Sarah Zane, (3mo24, 1819, proved 4mo21, 1821).

Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 5.15. Cash book of Treasurer Peter[?] Wright, 1854.
Box 9
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 5.14. Ledger (Ground Rent), 1811-1829.
Volume 5.14
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Pre/Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 5.16. Day Book [for Green Street's properties], 1848-1894.
Volume 5.16
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 5.18. Mortgage Ledger, 1910-1934.
Volume 5.18
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 5.5. Financial correspondence and oversight receipts, 1812-1852.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Reports of Committee to examine and settle treasurer's account; treasurer's accounts; minute extracts concerning financial matters; reports of committees concerned with finances; abstracts from wills, etc.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 5.19-5.21. Records of member collections, 1915-1939.
Volume 5.19-5.21
Physical Description

3 volumes

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 5.37-5.38. Financial correspondence, 1967-1975.
Box 9
Physical Description

2 folders

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 5.39. Undesignated Funds, 1972.
Box 9
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 5.17. Treasurer's Reports, 1967-1975.
Box 9
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 5.40. Fund balances and reports, 2011-2016.
Box 9
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 5.41, 5.57-5.58. Minute books, 1925-1974.
Volume 5.41, 5.57-5.58
Scope and Contents

The first minute book also includes the details of the trustees incorporation and by-laws.

Physical Description

3 volumes

Material Specific Details

Hicksite/United

RG2/Ph/G7 5.42-5.43. Minutes and related correspondence, 1984-2015.
Box 9
General

Water damage

Physical Description

2 folders

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 5.44, 5.47-5.49. Ledgers, 1903-1925, 1946-1986.
Volume 5.44, 5.47-5.49
Physical Description

4 volumes

Material Specific Details

Hicksite/United

RG2/Ph/G7 5.50. Ledger [unbound sheets], 1969-1990.
Box 8
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 5.34-5.36. Annual financial reports and summary statements, 1949-1978, 1992-2012.
Box 8
Scope and Contents

Some gaps in reports

Physical Description

3 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 5.31-5.32. Anna T. Jeanes Estate: Orphans Court filings, 1907-2002.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

Filings from Orphans Court regarding the estate of Anna T. Jeanes, its use as a cremation fund and for care of Fair Hill, related legal correspondence, stipulations, and reports.

Physical Description

2 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 5.22-5.30. Anna T. Jeanes Cremation Fund Applications and Annual Summaries, 1957-1987.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

Anna T. Jeanes bequeathed a fund to the Trustees of Green Street (responsible for the Fair Hill Burial Ground) to defray the costs of cremation for any member of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Green Street's Trustees managed the fund from 1922 through its transfer to PYM in 2017.

Physical Description

9 folders

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 5.55. By-Laws and Incorporation Proceedings, 1923.
Box 11
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 5.60. By-Laws revision, 1976-1990.
Box 11
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 5.48. Contracts, 1818-1929.
Box 10
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 5.46. Friends Central School agreements, 1935-1944.
Box 10
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 5.45. Funds Statements, 1977.
Box 11
Physical Description

1folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

RG2/Ph/G7 5.56. Funds notes: "Assets held by trustees", 1979-1993.
Box 11
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 5.51. Funds notes, 1984-2004.
Box 11
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 5.52. Insurance Policies, 1905-1917.
Box 10
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 5.33. Legal agreements and deeds, 1910-1925.
Box 10
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 5.54. Sarah L. Fisher Fund, 1877-1953.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Sarah S. Fisher stipulated in her will that "I give the women's committee of both branches of Friends' Preparative Meetings in Germantown the sum of Fifty Dollars" for mutual aid of its members.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 5.53. Tax exemption records and correspondence, 1974-2008.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Includes records related to deeds and taxes for Greene Street Friends School.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7++ 6.21-6.22. Deeds and Property Records [mostly oversize], 1689-1947.
Folder RG2 OVERSIZE Box 10
Scope and Contents

Deed, Sam'l Bettle et al to Joseph Townsend et al., 1817 (Greene Street and various); Deed, W.M. Stevenson et al to John M Ogden et al, 1847 (various); Deed, John M. Ogden et al to Sam'l Jeanes, 1881 (Greene St.); Deed, Sam'l Jeanes to John M. Ogden et al, 1881 (Greene St.); Deed, Clarkson L. Webster to Joseph Bacon et al, 1891 (Greene St.); Deed, Arnold Cassell to Nicholas Waln et al, 1703 (Fair Hill); Deed of Trust, Nicholas Waln et al, 1703; Lease, Job Goodson to John Warder et al, 1728 (Northern Liberties); Release, Job Goodson to John Warder et al, 1728 (Northern Liberties); Deed, John Warder et al. to Edw Catharall et al, 1728 (Fair Hill); Deed, Sam'l Preston Moore et al to Edw Catharall et al, 1748 (Fair Hill); Deed of Trust, Edw Catharall et al, 1754; Lease with plan of 20 acres, Edw Catharall to Sam'l Pleasants, 1775 (Northern Liberties); Release and Confirmation, John Fox et al to Edw Catharall et al, 1767 (various); Deed, Sam'l Bettle et al to Joseph Townsend et al, 1822 (Fair Hill); Deed of Exchange, Chas. Norris et al to John M. Ogden et al, 1856 (8th and 9th, Indiana and Cambria); Covenant, Chas. Norris et al with John M. Ogden et al, 1849; Record of Road Running through Fair Hill (1783 certified copy), 1711; Extracts of Minutes of Phila. Monthly Mtg., 1795 (re: George Fox bequest); Deed, John Warder et al to Edw Catharall et al, 1754 (Northern Liberties); Map (ms.) of road running through Fair Hill Property, n.d.; Report of the Committee of Twelve re: George Fox bequest with accounts, 1795; Report of Committee to Green Street Monthly Meeting re: exchange of land, 1849; Legal papers, reports, etc. re: Fair Hill Property, 1795-1858 and n.d.; Records of the division of property between Hicksite and Orthodox, inside smaller folder in Folder 1: ; Deed (copy) Samuel Bettle et al to Isaac C. Jones et al for Joint Property, 1818; Extracts from Green Street Monthly Meeting minutes relative to undivided property, 1857 (with history of previous actions); Deed (copy), Jones et al to Vaux et al, 1828; Deed (copy), Bettle et al to Lea et al, 1817; Notice, 1855; Report concerning joint property, 1858; Citation, 1866; Deed (conveyance), Griffith Jones to Nathaniell Sykes, 1689; Deed, Geo. Knorr et al to Daniel Rittenhouse et al, 1846; Deed, Robt. Harper to Jesse Walton et al, 1809; Deed, Fred Emhardt to Wm Dorsey, 1853; Mortgage, 1901; Assignment of Mortgage, 1912; Mortgage, 1905; Declaration of No Set-off, 1912; Mortgage, 1905; Assignment of Fire Insurance Policy, 1906; Deed, Trustees of Public School of Germantown to John Hart, 1856; Deed, Rowlet et al to Jones et al, 1854; Deed, Longstreth et al to Foulke, 1906; Deed poll, Jacob Strembeck to George Knorr, 1829; Deed, Craig D. Ritchie to John Rowlet et al, 1854; Deed poll, Jacob Strembeck to John Hart, 1829; Deed, George Knorr to Abraham Davis, 1829; Deed, Craig C. Ritchie to John Rowlet et al, 1854; Deed, Jonathan Rittenhouse et al to Craig D. Ritchie, 1854; Statement of Joseph Bunting concerning ground rents, 1881; Bond and Warrant, Joseph Fussell et al to Theodore Starr Savings Bank, 1901; Deed, William G. Foulke to Samule N. Longstreth et al, 1906 (Greene Street and School House Lane).

Oversize material also includes blueprints, elevations, and original graphite pencil drawings of proposed alterations to the School Building on Greene Street, 1901.

Physical Description

4 oversize folders; 2 regular folders

Material Specific Details

Pre-Separation/Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 5.59. Incorporation of Frankford Asylum, 1858.
Box 10
Scope and Contents

The Friends Asylum, also known as the Frankford Asylum for the Insane (now Friends Hospital) was founded in 1813 by Quakers: mostly individual subscribers supporting it but also monthly meetings. The Separation complicated fundraising and support and management, and it was separately incorporated in 1858.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 5.65. Miscellaneous deeds, 1906-2003.
Box 10
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite/United

RG2/Ph/G7 5.63. Armat Street Parking Lot project with Redevelopment Authority, 1988-1992.
Box 11
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 5.61. Acquisition of 5500-5506 Germantown Avenue [Mellon Bank] for Greene Street Friends School, 1997-2008.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Between 1997 and 2008, there were several opportunities to purchase a lot to expand Greene Street Friends School, initially occupied by Mellon Bank and later Citizens Bank, although neither of the purchases were not completed.

Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 5.66. Acquisition of 61 W. Schoolhouse Lane for Greene Street Friends School, 2003-2004.
Box 11
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 5.67. Trustee accounting of land and property, 2009.
Box 11
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 5.69-5.94. Bequests, 1837-2010.
Box 11 Box 12
Scope and Contents

Orphans Court filings and related records regarding bequests both to Green Street Monthly Meeting and to the Trustees, related to care of Fair Hill Burial Ground, Frankford Meeting House, and other concerns. The more comprehenive material related to Anna T. Jeanes is in the sub-series for the Trustees. Most are foldered by estate, with miscellaneous smaller bequests filed at end.

Physical Description

26 folders

Material Specific Details

Hicksite/United

RG2/Ph/G7 5.68. 4th and Green Streets Meeting House Benches, 1932.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between William C. Rowland and Joseph L. Heacock concerning the history of the removal of the benches from the 4th and Green Street meeting to Germantown and their subsequent alteration, 1932.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

2 items (in 1 folder)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 5.64. "Subscription to assist Friends in Germantown to build a Meeting House", 1828.
Box 11
Scope and Contents

This is a rough subscription book (owned by John Wright) and a fair copy for fundraising towards the Meeting House built on School House Lane in 1828, now the site of Greene Street Friends School.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 6.19. Annual and Committee reports, 1962-1975.
Box 17
Scope and Contents

Not comprehensive collection of annual reports and committee reports for the years 1962-1975. Also includes reports from preparative and indulged meetings and reports from Green Street to the Quarterly Meeting.

Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 6.1. Committee charges and assignments, 1971-2000.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

The Nominating Committee's file includes a c. 1970 list of committee charges and lists of committee assignments and committee members from 1971 through 2000.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 6.20. Committee members and trustees, circa 1890.
Box 17
Scope and Contents

Brittle and water-damaged. List of trustees and committee members for Green Street (and its affiliated meetings) from the late 19th century.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 6.2-6.4. Committee Reports to Green Street Monthly Meeting, 1957-1961, 1968-1975, 2011-2015.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous reports to the monthly meeting. 1957-1961 includes the Peace Committee, the Committee on Interments, Worship & Ministry, and Overseers. 1968-1975 includes the Property Committee, the Peace Committee, the Interment Committee, the Green Street Friends School Committee, Worship & Ministry, and annual reports to the Quarterly Meeting. 2011-2015 includes the Meeting Structure Committee, the Green Team, the Trustees, and the Green Street Friends School Oversight Committee.

Physical Description

3 folders

Material Specific Details

United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 6.36. Lists of Minor Members, ca. 1930.
Box 17
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 6.37-6.38. Educational Survey, 1930, 1956.
Box 17
Scope and Contents

In 1930 and again in 1956 the Education Committee surveyed Green Street's membership about the educational plans and financial needs of members' children, these files are the responses the Education Committee received.

Physical Description

2 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 6.39. Minutes, 1949-1991.
Box 17
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 6.41. Educational Funds Committee Treasurer's Account Book, 1962-1978.
Volume 6.41
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 6.40. Summary reports, 1978-1993.
Box 17
Scope and Contents

Application materials have not been retained, but this file includes yearly summary information about scholarships awarded by the Education Committee.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 6.20-6.22. First Day Schools Committee minute books, 1893-1932.
Volume 6.20-6.22
Scope and Contents

6.21: Minutes of the Committee appointed to oversee the monthly meeting's First Day schools, 12mo19 1893 to 2mo25 1906. Committee reports (1904-1907) and other pertinent papers laid in.

6.22: "Minutes of the Committee appointed by Green t. Monthly meeting to have oversight of and cooperation with our First-day Schools" (1906-1930). Includes material laid in and a 2020 summary by Green Street's archivist.

6.23: "Minutes of the First Day Schools Committee" (1930-1932). Includes material laid in and a 2020 summary by Green Street's archivist.

Physical Description

3 volumes

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 6.24. Joint Committees, 1819-1853 & n.d.
Box 17
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous records from joint committees of Philadelphia's monthly meetings, including schools oversight and worship schedules.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 6.25. Joint Committee on Interments records, 1828-1850 & n.d.
Box 17
Scope and Contents

Reports and correspondence of the Joint Committee of the Three Monthly Meetings.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 6.5. Joint Committee on meeting boundaries, 1849-1850.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

Reports of the committee appointed to determine the boundary lines of the three Hicksite monthly meetings in Philadelphia, 1849-50.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 6.12-6.13. Disciplinary papers, 1816-1852 and n.d.
Box 16
Physical Description

2 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

RG2/PH/G7 6.14-6.16. Women's Committee minute books, 1861-1914.
Volume 6.14-6.16
Scope and Contents

Minute books as follows: 7.1 1861-1873; 7.2 1874-1889; 7.3 1890-1914. Pertinent papers laid in.

Physical Description

3 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 6.17-6.18. Minute books, 1914-1931.
Volume 6.17-6.18
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the overseers' meeting as follows: 7.4 12mo12 1914-3 mo18 1920 and 7.5 4mo22 1920-6mo18 1931.

Physical Description

2 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 6.30-6.35. Minutes [looseleaf], 1931-1960.
Volume 6.30-6.35
Physical Description

6 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 6.26. Peace and Service Committee reports, 1923-1932.
Box 17
Scope and Contents

Mostly financial reports but also a handful of activity reports to the monthly meeting.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/G7 6.6. Reports, 1842-1847.
Box 16
Scope and Contents

Report on a lot of ground (east side of Old York Rd. north of Jefferson St.) subject of a dispute between Green St. Monthly Meeting and Orthodox Friends (1844) with statement of accounts (1836-1841); report of committee to nominate Friends to be added to the Property Committee (1842); list of deeds to meeting's property (1847); report of Committee to take into consideration the titles of property belong to the meeting (1847)

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 6.7. Correspondence, 1923-1940.
Box 16
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 6.8-6.9. Minutes, 1931-1945.
Box 16
Physical Description

2 folders

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 6.10. Minutes, 1961-1977.
Box 16
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 6.11. Minutes, 1993-1995.
Box 16
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 6.27. Sewing Committee minute book, 1945-1963.
Box 17
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite/United

RG2/Ph/G7 6.28. Sewing Committee reports, 1949-1960.
Box 17
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 6.29. Sufferings Committee records of military fines and requisitions, 1816-1835.
Box 17
Scope and Contents

Accounts of penalties incurred by members of Green Street Monthly Meeting on account of their testimony against war, 1816-1835.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

General

A larger collection of material by and about Fair Hill Burial Ground can be found in SFHL-RG4-069.

RG2/Ph/G7 7.1. Thomas B. Longstreth daybook [loose pages], 1853.
Box 21
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 7.18. "Register of Certificates for Lots", 1855-1941.
Volume 7.18
Scope and Contents

A list, by date, of people who paid for lots at the Fair Hill Burial Ground. Includes date of purchase, name, lot assignment, lot size, and amount paid. A-Z name index in front of volume.

Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 7.2. "Rules and Regulations", 1879-1954.
Box 21
Scope and Contents

Also includes a sample lot certificate

Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 7.3, 7.19. Interment Records, 1920s-1970s.
Box 21 Volume 7.19
Scope and Contents

7.3 is a folder of records related to lots under perpetual care. The book (7.19) is largely blank, but several names were entered in the front A-Z index pages with age, dates of death and burial, and section and lot locations.

Physical Description

1 volume and 1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 7.4. Bequests to Fair Hill Burial Ground, 1922-1923.
Box 21
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 7.5. Committee on Interments reports to Green Street, 1923-1941.
Box 21
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 7.6. Treasurer's Reports, 1944-1977.
Box 21
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 7.7-7.8. Correspondence regarding Fair Hill, 1954-1994.
Box 21
Scope and Contents

Includes records of the sale of Friends Fair Hill Burial Ground and correspondence with Trustees.

Physical Description

2 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 7.17. Fair Hill Friends Meeting House [Henry Beck's file], 1963-1971.
Box 21
Scope and Contents

Henry Beck's file of attempts to find weekday uses for the Meeting House and community complaints about the Meeting House and gentrification.

Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 7.20. "Friends' Fair Hill Burial Ground Book #3" [Account register], 1967-1976.
Volume 7.2
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 7.9. "Fairhill Cemetery and what I found about it", 1968.
Box 21
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 7.13-7.15. Duane Morris & Heckscher file on Fair Hill Burial Ground and the Philadelphia School District, 1969-1984.
Box 22
Scope and Contents

This is the closed file from Duane, Morris & Heckscher regarding the law firm's work for the Trustees regarding the possible sale of the Fair Hill Burial Grounds to the Philadelphia School District, and includes research material. The file was opened by partner Alan Hunt in 1970, and sent from their record room to Green Street in 1984.

Physical Description

3 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 7.11-7.12. Fair Hill Burial Ground records, 1970-1993.
Box 21
Scope and Contents

Records relating to the use of the Fair Hill Burial Ground property, including the summer 1970 use by AFNA (American Foundation for Negro Affairs), the failed sale to the Philadelphia School District, the successful sale to Ephesians Baptist Church, and discussions of repurchasing the property.

Physical Description

2 folders

RG2/Ph/G7 7.16. Henry Beck's correspondence file re attempted sale to School District, 1970-1974.
Box 22
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 7.10. Agreement of sale [drafts] with the Philadelphia School District, 1972-1974.
Box 21
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 7.21. Minute book, 1882-1903.
Volume 7.21
Scope and Contents

Begins with a brief 1882 historical sketch of worship, begun in late 1880, that led to the request of an indulged meeting and the creation of the Committee to have Care of the Indulged Meeting held at Fair Hill, whose minutes are recorded.

Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 7.22-7.26. Fairhill First Day School records, 1898-1955.
Box 23 Volume 7.22-7.23
Scope and Contents

Fairhill First Day School was a project of Fair Hill Friends Association, and unique in that few of its students were members of Fair Hill Indulged Meeting or other Quaker meeting. Records include minutes of the "Young People's Class," reports and correspondence files, and minutes of meetings of First Day School teachers (1898-1908, 1922-1939).

Physical Description

2 volumes, 3 folders

RG2/Ph/G7 7.27. Histories of the meeting and school, 1916-1956.
Box 23
Scope and Contents

The file includes a 1925 "History of Fair Hill," Walter Brenner's "A Concise Early History of Fair Hill Friends Meeting" (1933) and research compiled about the history of the meeting, meetinghouse, and school.

Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 7.28. Fair Hill Friends Association minutes and reports, 1919-1962.
Box 23
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 7.29. Correspondence and reports, 1928-1985.
Box 23
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 7.34. Fair Hill Friends Association scrapbook, 1930-1935.
Volume 7.34
Scope and Contents

Record of Fair Hill Friends' Association's activities, 1930-1935, kept by Henry and Erma R. Beck. Includes reports of Meeting for Worship at Fair Hill, clippings related to Fair Hill activities, and other reports.

Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 7.30. World War II correspondence, 1943-1945.
Box 23
Scope and Contents

Letters to and from Fair Hill Friends Meeting for meeting members and former students serving in the Armed Forces and in Conscientious Objector camps. This file had been maintained separate from general correspondence and that arrangement continues.

Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 7.31. Newsletter, 1957-1971.
Box 23
Scope and Contents

Newsletter coverage is unclear as issues aren't consistently numbered. A few printed event calendars are also interfiled.

Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 7.32. Inventory of Books and Records of their Dispersal from the Library of Fair Hill Meeting, 1966-1971.
Box 23
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 7.33. Aubrey Baldwin's file on the history of Fair Hill, 1973-1986.
Box 23
Scope and Contents

Aubrey Baldwin's two-volume history, "The Indulged Meeting at Fair Hill," is part of the Friends Historical Library's book collection. This file includes correspondence, oral history fragments, and maps and deeds collected by Baldwin in his research project.

Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 9.1. Property and related records, 1834-1872.
Box 13
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7++ 9.2. Deeds and Property Records [oversize], 1845-1962.
Scope and Contents

Blueprints, G-M Iron Works and Barclay White, 1962; Blueprint, Warm Air Heating, 1947; Blueprint, Frankford Property, 1947; Blueprint, Alterations and Additions to Frankford, 1947; Deed, Jesse Walton to Isaac Whitelock, 1835 (Frankford); Deed, Joseph Walmsby et al to Mahlon Murphy et al, 1857 (Frankford); Deed, Comly Shoemaker to Clayton Denn et al, 1894 (Waln); Deed, Walter C. Longstreth to Milton Jackson et al, 1907 (Frankford); Deed, Samuel N. Longstreth et al to Walter C. Longstreth, 1907 (Frankford); Deed, Thomas P. Rowlett et al to Jonathan Rittenhouse et al, 1872 (Frankford); Deed, James Gaskill et al to Comly Shoemaker, 1894 (Frankford); Deed, Jonathan Rittenhouse et al to Joseph Bacon, 1873 (Frankford); Warranty Deed, Samuel N. Longstreth et al to Trustees of Green Street Monthly Meeting, 1825 (Frankford).

Physical Description

2 oversize folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7++ 9.2. Plan of Property [oversize], 1894.
Scope and Contents

Plan of Property Surveyed for Clayton Denn et.al. Trustees for Frankford Meeting; shows property lines and location of meeting house and burial ground. A separate sheet includes some burial plot information.

Physical Description

2 oversize folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 9.3-9.4. Ownership records for Frankford lot, burial grounds, and property, circa 1873-1933.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

File was maintained by Walter Longstreth and includes transcribed extracts from old deeds, various property drawings, and other documentation to determine legal ownership of the grounds and buildings at Unity and Waln Streets, related to Frankford Meeting's authority (or not) independent of Green Street and various investigations into selling and/or moving the property and lot. Selected 1930s reports from Green Street's Committee for Oversight of Frankford Meeting are also present.

Physical Description

2 folders

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 9.2++, 9.5-9.7. Property records related to renovations (some oversize), 1947-1963.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

Includes building plans, construction contracts, schematics, correspondence, and related records. Blueprints and elevations have been removed, unfolded, and added to the oversize file of property records for Frankford Meeting (oversize folder 9.2).

Physical Description

3 folders, 1 oversize folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite/United

RG2/Ph/G7 9.8. Member list, 1836.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

"There is a few members the committee did not get to lis[t] names not recollected."

Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 9.32. Treasurer's daybook, 1873-1918.
Volume 9.32
Scope and Contents

Account book of Frankford Particular Meeting, 1873-1918. Also included is a few pages of daybook entries for the Frankford school fund trustees account book, 1885-1897.

Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 9.33. Minutes, Committee in Charge of Frankford Particular Meeting, 1876-1918.
Volume 9.33
Scope and Contents

With gaps: 1879-1880, 1884, 1886, 1888, 1893, 1899, 1901, 1903, 1906, 1908, 1917. Includes copy of a letter from Charles F. Jenkins to trustees of Frankford Meeting Property (1923 3mo15, copied 1923 5mo17).

Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 9.9-9.11. Frankford Burial Ground and the Playground Association, 1924-1932.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

Although various committees and relatives approved the adaptive re-use of the Frankford Burial Ground as a playground, the formal process was never concluded. The first file includes letters (both in support and against the playground use) and related records, along with a 1931 publication about Smith Memorial Playgrounds that discusses the Unity and Waln location. The second two folders are Thomas Shoemaker's correspondence files working to prevent the lease or sale of the Burial Ground and its use as a playground.

Physical Description

3 folders

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 9.12. Report of Frankford First-day School, 1930.
Box 13
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 9.13-9.21. Frankford Friends Forum records, 1930-1980.
Box 13
Scope and Contents

The Frankford Friends Forum was started in 1930 by attenders of Frankford meeting, primarily driven by Walter C. Longstreth who served as organizer through 1951. The records are a preserved sampling, and include correspondence files, press releases, and lecture summaries primarily from 1940-1951, along with a chronological series of programs from 1930-1980.

Lecturers included Henry J. Cadbury, Bayard Rustin, Countee Cullen, Rachel Davis DuBois, Clair Wilcox, Scott Nearing, and many others.

Physical Description

9 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite/United

RG2/Ph/G7 9.22-9.26. Frankford Feautures [newsletter], 1949-1967.
Box 13
Physical Description

5 folders

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 9.34. "Frankford Friends Meeting House Fund" ledger, 1947-1949.
Volume 9.34
Scope and Contents

Mostly blank, with a few pages of contributors by date.

Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 9.35-9.36. Ledgers, 1951-1989.
Volume 9.35-9.36
Scope and Contents

Financial records of the Frankford Friends Meeting and its various funds.

Physical Description

2 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 9.37. Membership, 1957-1976.
Volume 9.37
Scope and Contents

Membership records of the Frankford Friends Meeting, 1957-1976. Includes membership records and updates and a list of marriages at the Frankford Meeting House.

Physical Description

1 volume with papers laid in

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 9.27. Treasurer's Reports [rough], 1960-1982.
Box 14
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 9.28. Budget Committee files, 1962, 1999.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Includes an enclosure letter from W. Bruce Jones, proviing context for the 1962 letter requesting support for what was then Frankford Friends Meeting under care of Green Street.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 9.29. Use of the Meeting House at Unity and Waln [Frankford Preparative], 1968-1993.
Box 14
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 9.30. Unity Place at Frankford Meeting House, 1967-1971.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Unity Place was a YWCA community center, held at the Frankford Meeting House, budgeted independently. Frankford Meeting did not manage the project, although Walter Longstreth, a weighty member, personally supported it and his files including committee minutes and correspondence. The file also inludes records related to Frankford Meeting members working to clarify the meeting's relationship with Green Street.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 9.31. Unity Meeting transition, 1998-1999.
Box 14
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 10.1. Minutes [rough] of the Joint Committee on the New Meeting House, 1869-1872.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

The joint committee was composed of members of Green Street Monthly Meeting, Spruce Street Monthly Meeting, and the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Race Street): the three Hicksite Monthly Meetings in Philadelphia. Minutes are largely on scrap paper and include the occasional brochure about the meeting house fund and collecting committee.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 10.2. Girard Avenue Meeting House subscription books, 1868-1872.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Girard Avenue Indulged Meeting was established by Green Street in 1859, with a meeting house built in 1872 with joint support from Green Street Monthly Meeting and what is today Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia, Race Street). The indulged meeting was laid down in 1932.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 10.3. Records of contributions to new meeting house collections, 1869-1872.
Box 14
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 11.1. Collections, 1886-1889.
Box 14
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 11.6-11.8. Germantown Friends Association minute books, 1909-1929.
Volume 11.6-11.8
Scope and Contents

Includes 1909-1917, 1917-1921, and 1921-1929. All volumes include material laid and pasted in, and copies of constitution and by-laws.

Physical Description

3 volumes

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 11.2. Germantown Friends Association minutes, 1943-1947.
Box 14
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 11.3. Germantown Friends Association Constitution, About 1910.
Box 14
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 11.4. Germantown Friends Association annual financial reports, 1933-1943.
Box 14
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 11.9. Germantown Friends Association account journal, 1910-1929.
Volume 11.9
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 11.5. Germantown Friends Association newsletter, undated.
Box 14
Scope and Contents

Monthly calendars for public programs

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 12.1. Trustees of the School Fund minute book, 1863-1879.
Volume 12.1
Scope and Contents

Minutes from 8mo19, 1863 to 9mo8, 1879. Includes minute extracts relating to the establishment of the school fund and appointments of trustees (1862 6mo19 and 7mo17). Committee report (1862) and treasurer's reports (1863 and 1864) laid in.

General

School fund established in 1862.

Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 12.2-12.3. Reports, 1949-1955, 1968-1975.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

Includes reports from the Principal of Greene Street Friends School as well as the reports of the Green Street Monthly Meeting Oversight Committee for Greene Street Friends School. School sub-committee records (e.g., GSFS Finance) are also present.

Physical Description

2 folders

RG2/Ph/G7 12.4-12.7. Greene Street Friends School Committee minutes, 1972-1978, 1988-1995, 1998-1999.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the Greene Street Friends School Committee also include budget and financial reports.

Physical Description

4 folders

Material Specific Details

United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 12.8. Registration, By-Laws, and Incorporation records, 1994-2015.
Box 15
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 12.9-12.15. Student tuition registers, 1866-1936.
Volume 12.9-12.15
Scope and Contents

Registers record tuition payments and other expenses for enrolled students. 1866-1895 is two registers, one for "Green Street Primary School" and one for "Green Street Secondary School." There is a set for 1912-1931 and 1931-1936 and a third set that runs 1914-1928, 1928-1933, and 1933-1935.

Physical Description

7 volumes

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 12.16. "Bills and Receipts for New School House" [Greene Street Friends], 1876-1878.
Box 15
Physical Description

1folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7++ 12.17-12.18. Alterations to the School Building (some oversize), 1901.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

Includes photographs and plans. Additional architectural plans are in oversize G7 folder, including original architectural drawings by H. H. Busby and blueprints by M Fielding.

Physical Description

1 folder (12.18) and 1 oversize folder (12.17)

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 12.19. "Inventory and Appraisement of Fixtures and School Supplies", 1922.
Box 15
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 12.20. Debts related to the Kindergarten School, 1929.
Box 15
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 12.21-12.22. Greene Street Friends School ledgers, 1941-1948.
Volume 12.21-12.22
Physical Description

2 volumes

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 12.23. Financial records, 1972-1975, 1997-1998.
Box 15
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 12.24. Drainage plan, 1989.
Box 15
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/G7 12.25. Oversight of property and expansions, 1998-2008.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

Includes discussions at Greene Street Friends School and at Green Street Monthly Meeting about GSFS property, renovations/repairs, and expansion plans.

Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 12.26. Property surveys, 2010.
Box 15
Scope and Contents

Campus development maps and a property survey from the master plan by James Bradberry Architects

Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 8.8-8.9. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1817-1860.
Box 21
Scope and Contents

Includes drafts related to Elias Hicks' travels and the earliest objections to his ministry.

Physical Description

2 folders

Material Specific Details

Pre-Separation / Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 8.10. Answers to queries and espistles, 1820-1897 and n.d.
Box 21
Scope and Contents

Chiefly answers to queries from Green Street and Frankford Preparative Meetings (1820-1853 and n.d.). Also included are answers to queries from the Meeting of Ministers and Elders (1897).

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 8.11. Histories of Green Street and its associates, 1912-1990.
Box 21
Scope and Contents

Includes handwritten speeches and typescripts, and a 1912 "list of Friends residing in Germantown and its vicinity" which indexes their membership (Green Street, Race Street, or other) and whether they support Germantown Preparative Meeting and/or Friends' Association of Germantown. Printed histories of Green Street and its associated meetings and schools are filed with Swarthmore's PG series and published books are cataloged separately.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite/United

RG2/Ph/G7 8.7. "Book of Class I: Germantown First Day School", 1915-1917.
Volume 8.7
Scope and Contents

The Germantown First Day School records the first year of Green Street Monthly Meeting's religious education at the School House Lane Meeting House, and the 1916 expansion of the building. Laid in is a brief summary Green Street's archivist wrote in 2020.

Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 8.12. Photograph of members outside the School Lane Meeting House, circa 1920s.
Box 21
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/G7 8.1. Homecoming Day, 1953-1991.
Box 18
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite/United

RG2/Ph/G7 8.6. Germantown Homes, Inc., 1965-1979.
Box 18
Scope and Contents

Germantown Homes, Inc. is a non-profit that rehabilitated homes in the Germantown community. Green Street Monthly Meeting lent them money in 1969 or 1970.

Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/G7 8.5. Family Relations Committee records, 1968-1995.
Box 18
Scope and Contents

Primarily letters and minutes related to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Family Relations Committee and Committee on Homosexuality related to gay rights and gay marriage. Also includes a report from a Green Street member related to the Family Relations Committee discussion of marriage counseling.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 8.2. Peace Tax Fund correspondence of Ruth Hyde Paine, 1982-1988.
Box 18
Scope and Contents

Ruth Hyde Paine's correspondence to the IRS, Congress, and others related to her campaign for the Peace Tax Fund Bill to permit conscientious objectors to war to divert their taxes into non-military uses. (Ruth Hyde Paine lived in Florida at the time of this file, but had ties to Green Street Meeting and Greene Street Friends School, and sent them copies of her correspondence and filings.)

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 8.3. Green Street members' support for Elizabeth Cunningham, 1992.
Box 18
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7 8.4. West Philadelphia Friends Meeting petition for preparative status, 2015.
Box 18
Scope and Contents

In 2015, West Philadelphia Friends Meeting requested and received approval from Green Street Monthly Meeting to be granted preparative meeting status under Green Street's care.

Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/G7. Calendar / The Green Street Messenger [newsletters], 1943-1992, 1996-2004.
Box 19 Box 20
Scope and Contents

Newsletter run is not comprehensive.

Physical Description

2 boxes

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

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