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Media Monthly 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 1948, Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) released some of its members to form Springfield Monthly Meeting. The members of Chester Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) merged with Chester Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) in the same year to form Chester United Monthly Meeting of Friends. The membership of Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) was therefore identical with that of Media Preparative Meeting, its only remaining preparative meeting. The preparative meeting was accordingly discontinued. In 1952, the monthly meeting became a united meeting by affiliation with the two Concord Quarterly Meetings. In 1955, the meeting's name was changed to Media Monthly Meeting

Records of Media Monthly Meeting and its immediate predecessor, Chester Monthly Meeting (Media, Pa.) from 1948. Includes: vital records to 2009, minutes, 1948-2013/2015-18, financial records, committee records, and miscellaneous. Of particular interest are the records of the Sanctuary Committee, 1986-1990, and blueprints of the Media meetinghouse

The pre 1948 records of Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) have been described with the records of Chester Monthly Meeting.

Deposit

Publisher
Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Date
2003
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/M44 2.1. Marriage certificates (photocopies and index), 1928-1995.
Volume 2.1
Scope and Contents

Includes Orthodox and United meeting marriage records

General

Photostatic copies of marriage certificates. Post 1961 certificate photocopies were not retained, but an index of names and dates is included.

Filmed to 1961

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph297 (to 1961)
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 binder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:O/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 2.10. Record book of marriage certificates, 1928-1950.
Scope and Contents

Typescript copies of certificates for marriages held under the meeting's oversight.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

1 v. (p. 1-73)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 2.3. Membership, 1925-1957.
Scope and Contents

Register contains information on births, deaths, marriages, removals, etc

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

1 v

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:O/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 2.4-2.7. Membership - former members, 1956-2009.
Scope and Contents

Membership record forms for members lost through resignation, removal, or death, 1956-1985, 1985-1994, 1985-1995, and 1998-2009. Includes information on births, marriages, names of children, addresses, and dates of removal or death

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

3 v. (loose-leaf) and 1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 2.8. Removal Certificates and Related Materials, 1965-1967.
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:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 2.9. Membership Records (terminations), 2008.
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:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 1.1-1.13. Minutes, 1949-2003.
Scope and Contents

Minutes of Media Monthly Meeting and of its predecessor as follows: 1949-1964; 1965-1973; 1973-1979; 1980-1983; 1984-1990; 1990-1993; 1993-1995; 1995-1997; 1997-1998; 1998-1999; 1999-2001; 2001-2003. Also includes index to minutes, 6mo 1986-1mo 1990

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 298 (1949-1962)
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 298 (1965-1973)
  3. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 299 (1973-1979)
  4. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

6 v. + 7 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:O/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M440 1.14. Minutes, 2003 8mo-2005 6mo.
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:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M440 1.15. Minutes, 2005 9mo-2007 6mo.
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:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M440 1.16. Minutes, 2007 9mo-2008 6mo.
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:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M440 1.17. Minutes, 2008 9mo-2010 6mo.
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:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M440 1.18. Minutes, 2010 9mo-2012 6mo.
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:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M440 1.19. Minutes, 2012 9mo-2013 7mo.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M440 1.20. Minutes, 2015 9mo-2018 6mo.
Physical Description

United

RG2/Ph/M44 3.1. Minutes, 1944-1962.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 4.1. Miscellaneous financial Records, 1924-1955.
Scope and Contents

Records of the Trustees under the will of Evelina D. Caldwell. Bank books, accounts, and correspondence relating to the Estate of Evelina D. Caldwell and its trust for Clara Davis Myers, 1924-1955

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

9 items (in folder)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:O/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 4.2. Treasurer's Records, 1970-1986.
Scope and Contents

Includes audit correspondence and statements (1971-1984), samples of contribution/appeal letters (1978-79), accounts of fees for meetinghouse space (1970-77), insurance records (1978-82), records of Media Interfaith Housing Corporation (1984-86), war tax materials (1984-86), and other miscellaneous records

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

7 folders (in box)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 4.3. Finance Committee Records, 1969-1979.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

1 box

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/C432++ 6.2. Blueprints of proposed alterations to meeting house and school, 1935-1937.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

13 items

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44++ 5.1. Blueprints for alteration and addition to Media Friends meeting house, 1956-1965.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

10 items in oversize folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 5.2-5.3. Property Committee Records, 1921-1972.
Scope and Contents

Includes papers of the Business and Property Committee, 1921-1969 and of the Finance Committee, 1969-1972. The Business and Property Committee was reorganized in 1969 to form separate Finance and Property Committees

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

2 boxes

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:O/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 5.4. Alterations and Improvement Committee records, 1922-1927.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Orthodox

RG2/Ph/M44 6.1-6.6. Records, 1974-1992.
Scope and Contents

Records of the Committee of Overseers, 1974-1992. Includes minutes, 1980-81 & 1991-92, correspondence, 1974-77, Care List, 1981-91, funds, grants, & scholarships, 1980-91, and Sharing List, 1983-91

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

6 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 6.7. Records, 1986-1990.
Scope and Contents

Records of the Sanctuary Committee of Media Meeting, 1986-1990. Includes minutes and miscellaneous records. Also includes materials from Central American Sanctuary Alliance (CASA) of Delaware County

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:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 6.8. Miscellaneous committee papers, 1933-1988.
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous committee papers as follows: Community Relations Committee, 1957-1964; Community Support Corporation, 1971-1976; Coordinating Committee reports, 1948-1953, 1966-1973; Coordinating Committee papers concerning Shoemaker Fund/Mtg. Sec'y, 1955-1961; Coppock-Patterson Committee, 1957- 1960; Fellowship Activities Committee, 1957-1960; The Harned Committee, 1937-1955, 1967-1969; Long Range Planning, 1969-1976; Overseers, 1957-1968; Religious Education (also called Fist Day School Committee) reports, 1945-1965 and God and Country Award Data, 1956-1958; School Committee, 1967; School Relationship Committee, 1980-1988; Peace Committee reports and correspondence, 1954-1965; Worship and Ministry, 1955-1969; Young Friends, 1944-1958

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

ca. 800 items in box

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:O/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 6.9. Reports and miscellaneous correspondence, 1954-1965.
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:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 6.10. Miscellaneous Records, 1944-1958.
Scope and Contents

Includes records of Young Friends.

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:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 7.1. Miscellaneous papers, 1930-1971.
Scope and Contents

Papers concerning meeting's history, including name change, organic union, transfer of responsibility from preparative meetings to monthly meeting, 1930-1971; membership lists, 1941-1956; membership correspondence, 1957- 1966, 1969; marriage permissions, 1951-1969; miscellaneous membership and education statistics, 1946-1968; papers relating to draft resistance and conscientious objectors, 1940-1969; travel minutes, 1930-1965; memorials, 1946-1960 & n.d.; reports to Quarterly Meeting, 1951-1967; queries and answers to queries, 1946-1968

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

1 box

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:O/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 7.2-7.7. Clerk's correspondence, 1970-1981.
Scope and Contents

Clerks correspondence of Media Monthly Meeting, 1970-72, 1973-74, 1975-76, 1977, 1978-79, 1980-81.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

6 folders (in 2 boxes)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 7.9. Remarks on the Occasion of the Family Memorial Service for Albert Nicholson Votaw, 1983.
Scope and Contents

Typescript copy of remarks on the occasion of the family memorial service for Albert Nicholson Votaw (1925-83), given at the Florida Avenue Friends Meeting House (Washington, D.C.) on April 27, 1983. Also includes letter from Greg Votaw to Friends of Media Monthly Meeting, 8 May 1983, received with the remarks

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 folder)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/M44 7.10. Newsletter, 2009.
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:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

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