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Unami Monthly Meeting 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

Unami Monthly Meeting was established in 1972 by Abington Quarterly Meeting. It grew out of a worship group that began to meet in 1971. The meeting is currently active.

Records of Unami Monthly Meeting, 1972-ongoing. Includes: minutes and some founding documents, 1972-2014 paper 2015-2020 digital, assorted vital records and inactive membership records through 1999, records of Ministry & Worship and Overseers, 1976-2005 (gaps) and other committee records (pre-2014 paper, 2015-2020 digital), the organizational manual for the meeting, and newsletters (pre-2015 paper, 2015-2020 digital).

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

Scope and Contents

At the time of the Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in 1827-28, pre-Separation vital records were generally retained by the branch with which the recorder was affiliated. Researchers are advised to consider vital records which span this period carefully: in many cases, the meeting without the original records may have reconstructed these records for its membership only, giving the impression that individuals in the other branch were never members.

RG2/Ph/U5 2.1. Marriage certificates, 1987.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Marriage certificates of Unami Monthly Meeting, 1987. Includes color transparency of the marriage certificate of Bruce Grimes and Geoffrey D. Kaiser, 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 item (in folder) ; 30 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/U5 2.2. Ceased member forms, 1972-1999.
Box 1
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/U5 2.3. Membership transfers and removals, 1973-2001.
Box 1
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/U5 2.4. Applications, Transfers, etc., 1972-2001.
Box 1
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/U5 2.5. Membership lists, [1971]-1999.
Box 1
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

1 item folder)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/U5 2.6. Membership statistics, 1971-1999.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/U5 1.1-1.4. Minutes, 1972-1999.
Scope and Contents

Minutes of Unami Monthly Meeting, 1972-81, 1982-87, 1988-94, 1995-1999.

Physical Description

4 volumes

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/U5 1.5-1.8. Minutes, 2000-2005; 2008-2014.
Box 1
General

For gaps 2006-2007 see newsletters file, which include minutes.

Physical Description

4 folders

RG2/Ph/U5 1.7. Minutes (digital), 2015-2020.
Physical Description

60 PDFs

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Scope and Contents

Series includes records of its predecessor, Ministry and Oversight.

RG2/Ph/U5 3.1-3.5. Minutes, 1973-1998.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Files are mostly minutes of Worship & Ministry meetings. Also includes some reports from the Committee to the Monthly Meeting.

Physical Description

5 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

RG2/Ph/U5 3.6. Reports (digital), 2015-2016, 2018-2020.
Physical Description

5 PDFs

Material Specific Details

Affilition: United

RG2/Ph/U5 4.1-4.3. Care and Membership Committee records, 1989-2005.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Records of Care and Membership and its predecessor, Overseers: 1989-1990, 1997-2000, & 2000-2005.

Physical Description

3 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/U5 4.4. First Day School Committee records, 1985-1999.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/U5 4.5. Nominating Committee records, 1979-1983.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/U5 4.6. Property Committee minutes, 1998-1999.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/U5 4.7. Social Action Committee minutes, 1988-1996.
Box 2
General

Upon its first meeting in 1988, the committee was known as the Community Action Committee.

Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/U5 5.1. Reports and statistics for Abington Quarterly.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

Includes Unami's annual reports to Abington Quarterly Meeting and their responses to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's annual Supplementary Queries and Monthly Meeting Fact Sheets that were sent to the Quarter.

Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/U5 5.2. Clerk's file [correspondence sent and received], 1986-1999.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/U5 5.3. "The Formation of Unami Meeting," by Bruce Grimes, 2005.
Box 2
RG2/Ph/U5 5.11++. Petition to Abington Quarterly Meeting from Unami to establish Unami Monthly Meeting, 1972.
Physical Description

1 item (in oversized folder)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/U5 5.4-5.10. Newsletters, 1973-2014.
Box 2 Box 3
Physical Description

7 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/U5 OE 5.12. Newsletters (digital), 2015-2020.
Physical Description

64 PDFs

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

RG2/Ph/U5 OE 5.13. Reports and policies (digital), 2015-2020.
Physical Description

11 PDFs

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

RG2/Ph/U5 5.12. Annual Reports, 2008-2015.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

Occasional annual reports, including some State of the Meeting reports from the clerk, Treasurer's report for 2008, and 2014 Worship & Ministry annual report to the meeting.

Physical Description

1 folder

RG2/Ph/U5 5.13. Plan of Organization for Unami Monthly Meeting, circa 1972-2013.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

This copy was revised in 2013, from an original plan of organization first drafted in 1972 (and then periodically revised several times). Includes a calendar noting when various committees and reports will be presented, a list of officer titles and their duties, committee charges, and information about types of membership and assorted meeting funds.

Physical Description

1 folder

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