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Providence Monthly Meeting (Delaware County, Pa.) Records

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Held at: Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Providence Monthly Meeting was established by the dissolution of the original Chester Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) in 1934. The records and business of the parent meeting were continued by Providence Monthly Meeting. In 1937, the meeting formed a united meeting by affiliation with the two Concord Quarterly Meetings. In 1955, Providence Monthly Meeting became part of the newly-formed Chester Quarterly Meeting. This is currently an active monthly meeting.

Records of the Hicksite meeting include: Minutes 1934-1992; vital records since 1769; minutes of Ministry and Counsel, 1934-1944; trustees' minutes, 1938-1987; miscellaneous papers, 1717-1973 and n.d.

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/P7 2.1. Burials (Media, Pa.), 1769-1959.
Scope and Contents

Spine title: Register A, Providence Friends Burying Ground.

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. ; 32 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:H/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 2.2. Burial ground account book, 1926-1981.
Scope and Contents

Lists fees for plots, burial permits, dates of interments. Photocopy. Includes index.

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. ([12], 81 p.) ; 28 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:H/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 2.3. Certificates of removal received, 1978-1985.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

27 items (in folder).

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 2.4. Marriage certificates, 1912-2004.
Scope and Contents

Meeting's register of marriage certificates, 1912-1978. Includes copies of certificates for marriages under the care of Chester Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1912-1928. Also includes an abstract created by FHL in 2023 for marriages approved by Providence Meeting (1981-2004) with spouse names, date, and ceremony location.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

1 volume, papers laid in

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 2.5. Membership - former members, 1883-1995.
Scope and Contents

Membership records sheets for members released by transfer, resignation, death, or other causes from ca. 1980-1996.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

111 items (in box).

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:H/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 2.6. Membership - former members, 1934-1970.
General

Filmed to 1947.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 527
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 box (ca. 300 sheets)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:H/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 2.7. Membership statistics, 1937-1953.
Scope and Contents

Recorder's reports to the yearly meetings, 1937-1953.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

39 items in folder ; 3 x 30 x 20 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 2.8. Membership - former members, 1970-1978.
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/P7 2.9. Membership statistics, 1970-1992.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

30 items (in folder).

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 2.10. Membership statistics, 1937-1983.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 2.11-2.12. Member Registers, 1960-2007.
Physical Description

2 volumes

RG2/Ph/P7 1.1-1.11. Minutes, 1934-1992.
Scope and Contents

Minute books of Providence Monthly Meeting as follows: 1934-1937; 1938- 1944; 1945-1951; 1951-1960; 1960-1966; 1966-1971; 1971-1976; 1977-1983; 1984-1987; 1989-1991; 1991-1992. Minute book, 1934-1937 also contains minutes of Chester Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1926-1934. Volumes are 1.1 1934-37, 1.2 1938044, 1.3 1945-51, 1.4 1951-60, 1.5 1960-66, 1.6 1966-71, 1.7 1971-76, 1.8 1977-83, 1.9 1984-1987, 1.10 1989-1991, 1.11 1991-1992.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

11 v. (3 linear ft.).

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:H/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 3.1. Ministry and Counsel minutes, 1936-1944.
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. (200 p.) ; 25 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:H/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 3.5. Ministry & Counsel minutes, 1951-1964.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 3.6. Worship & Ministry Minutes, 1964-1971.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 3.7. Worship & Ministry Minutes, 1970-1981.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 3.8. Worship & Ministry Minutes, 1979-1983.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 3.9. Worship & Ministry Minutes, 1983-1985.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 3.10. Worship & Ministry Minutes, 1988-1990.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 3.11. Worship & Ministry Minutes, 1989-1991.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 3.4. Travelling minutes, returning minutes and related correspondence, 1940- 1958.
General

Housed in box marked Miscellaneous Papers, Box 2.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

130 items.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 3.2-3.3. Military and CPS Papers, 1940-1947.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, reports and other pertinent papers. Includes correspondence from men in Civilian Public Service camps, military camps and related papers. Volumes are 3.2 Reports + Correspondence, 3.3 1942-45.

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 (ca. 60 items).

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 4.1-4.2. Financial Records, 1938-1978.
Scope and Contents

Included are: budget, 1938-1939, 1947-1978; treasurer's reports and balance sheets, 1955-1978 and other financial papers. Volumes are 4.1 Budget, 4.2 Treasurer.

General

Housed in box marked Miscellaneous Papers, Box 2.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

85 items in 2 folders.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 4.3. Trustees Minutes, 1938-1987.
Scope and Contents

Minutes from 3mo 7, 1938 to 6mo 7, 1987.

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. (74 p.) ; 26 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 4.4. Finance Committee, 1989-1992.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 4.5. Finance: Mellon PSFS, 1987-1991.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 4.6. Finance: Paine Webber, 1986-1994.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 4.7. Finance: Putnam, 1987-1992.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 4.8. Finance: Delaware Group/Delchester, 1987-1992.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 4.9. Finance: Lord Abbett, 1990-1994.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 4.10. Finance: Friends Fiduciary, 1991-1994.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 4.11. Finance: Fidelity Bank/Taylor Trust, 1961-1993.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 4.12. Finance: Community Foundation Lease, 1990-1993.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 4.13. Finance: Provident Bank, 1987-1992.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 4.14. Finance: Bucks Contributorship, 1987-1992.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 4.15. Finance: Budget, 1987-1991.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 4.16. Finance: Scholarship Committee, 1987-1993.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 4.17. Finance: Miscellaneous, 1962-1987.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 4.18. Finance: Miscellaneous, 1986-1991.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 5.1-5.2++ and 5.4. Deeds and other property records, 1717-1948.
Folder RG2 OVERSIZE
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

18 items in 2 oversize folders.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:Pre-Separation/Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 5.3. Miscellaneous papers concerning property, 1896-1955.
Scope and Contents

Chiefly papers relating to alterations to meeting house.

General

Housed in box marked Miscellaneous Papers, Box 2.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

26 items in folder.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:H/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7. 6.1. Correspondence, 1965.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence of the Memorial & Funeral Committee with local funeral directors.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

4 items (in 1 folder).

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 7.10. Guest book, 1988-2016.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 6.2. Miscellaneous Records, 1981-1983.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence and other records of the Social Action Committee, 1981-83, relating to the peace testimony.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

7 items in folder.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 6.3. Overseers Minutes, 1955, 1976-1987.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 6.4. Overseers Minutes, 1978.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 6.5. Overseers Minutes, 1985-1998.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 6.6. Overseers Minutes, 1987-1992.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/P7 6.7. Media Friends Association minutes, 1925-1932.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Hicksite

RG2/Ph/P7. 7.1. Miscellaneous papers, 1879-1964 and n.d.
Scope and Contents

Papers relating to meeting's history, 1962, 1964 and n.d.; legal documents, 1920, 1935, 1944, 1974; miscellaneous papers, 1879-1963 and n.d.; photographs of Providence Meeting House, [190-? ] and 1931. Deeds and related papers (1717-1948) have been removed, catalogued separately, and are housed in chart case. Travelling minutes and related correspondence, 1940-1958; correspondence, 1933-1951, 1952-1960; property records, 1896-1955; and financial records, 1938-1939, 1947-1973, 1955-1973 have been removed, catalogued separately, and are housed in box marked Miscellaneous Papers, Box 2.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

ca. 38 items in 1 box (1.5 linear ft.).

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:H/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 7.2-7.3. Correspondence, 1933-1960.
General

Housed in box marked Miscellaneous Papers, Box 2. Volumes are 7.2 1933-51, 7.3 1952-60.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

125 items (in 2 folders) ; 37 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:H/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 7.4. Guest register, 1957-1988.
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. ; 36.3 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 7.10. Guest book, 1988-2016.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

United

RG2 7.5. Media Friends' Association Minutes, 1894-1908.
Scope and Contents

Minute book also includes the Association's constitution and by-laws, 1894 with amendments, 1914.

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. (150 p.) ; 34 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 7.7, 7.9. The news letter of Media and Providence Monthly Meetings, 1955-ongoing.
Existence and Location of Copies

Volumes are 7.7 1967-85, 7.9 1986-. Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

28 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 7.6. The news letter of Chester and Providence Monthly Meetings, 1950-1955.
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

28 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 7.8. Providence Meeting news, 1943-1950.
Scope and Contents

Description based on: April, 1943 issue; title from caption.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

RG2/Ph/P7.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation:Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/P7 7.11. Providence UGRR Research Report, 2018.
Scope and Contents

This report about Providence Meetinghouse's history with the Underground Railroad includes input from the descendent community as well as testimony channeled by a meeting member of the spirit of an enslaved woman who died in Providence on her travel to freedom.

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