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Western Quarterly 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

Western Quarterly Meeting was established in 1758 by Philadelphia Yearly Meeting out of a division of Chester Quarterly Meeting. Many of the monthly meetings in this quarter were transferred to Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

In 1955, Western Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox) merged with Western Quarterly Meeting (Hicksite).

Records of Western Quarterly Meeting, 1758-2019, include: minutes, 1758-2019 (2013-2019 minutes are digital); pre-Separation and Hicksite women's minutes, 1758-1900; Ministers and Elders' minutes, 1763-1985; financial records; and miscellaneous papers; Orthodox records of the William Jackson bequest for the education of children of West Grove Preparative and Western Quarterly Meetings, 1835-1929 (including minutes of the Trustees, 1836-1900, accounts, 1849-71, 1871-94, & 1894-1928, and other bills, receipts, and miscellaneous correspondence).

The collection also includes more recent records related to the London Britain burial ground, as the London Britain Meetinghouse and its cemetary are owned by Western Quarterly Meeting.

Deposit

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

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy. Digital files are accessible to TriCollege accounts or on-campus users.

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/W47 1.1-1.10. Minutes, 1758-1979.
Scope and Contents

Minutes of Western Quarterly Meeting, 1758-1979. Included are: minutes of the pre-Separation men's meeting, minutes of the Orthodox men's minutes and joint sessions, and United meeting minutes. Volumes include: 1758-1779 (indexed), 1779-1818 (indexed), 1827-1877 (indexed), 1877-1899 (indexed), 1900-1923 (indexed), 1923-1945 (indexed), 1946-1955, 1955-1965, 1966-1973, & 1974-1979.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph633 (1758-79)
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph634 (1779-1818)
  3. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph636 (1827-77, 1877-99, 1900-23, 1923-45)
  4. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph637 (1946-55)
  5. Haverford: Film 28* (1827-1945)
  6. Haverford: Film 29* (1946-1955)
Physical Description

10 v. (9 linear feet)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/O/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 1.11-1.16. Minutes, 1819-1955.
Scope and Contents

Minute books of the Hicksite Quarterly Meeting as follows: 1819-1861, 1861-1892, 1892-1918, 1919-1934, 1934-1944, 1945-1955. Volume for 1819-1861 contains pre-Separation minutes, 1819-1827. Volume 1934-1944 includes index.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 635 (1819-61, 1861-92)
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

6 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 1.17-1.18. Minutes, 1919-1948.
Scope and Contents

MInutes of Western Quarter (Hicksite), 1919-1934 & 1934-1948.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

2 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 1.19-1.22. Minutes, 1979-1996.
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the United Quarterly Meeting as follows: 1979-1982, 1983-1987, 1987-1993, and 1992-1996.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

4 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47. Minutes (digital), 2013-2019.
Physical Description

(7) digital files (PDF)

Material Specific Details

United

RG2/Ph/W47. Minutes (digital), 2020-2022.
Scope and Contents

Digital files includes quarterly meeting minutes, as well as agendae, state of the meeting reports from the monthly meetings, reports from the committees of the Quarter, and Coordinator notes and reports.

Physical Description

30 pdf files

RG2/Ph/W47 1.25-1.33. Minutes Executive Committee Minutes, 1959, 1962-2012.
Scope and Contents

Includes minutes and Executive Committee minutes, 1959, 1962-94 & 1993-2006; 2007-2012.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

3 boxes

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 1.24. Executive Minutes, 1937-1938.
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: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 1.23. Executive Minutes, 1975-1996.
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/W47 1.27. Answers to Queries, 1985–1987 & 1998–1999.
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/W47 2.1. Minutes, 1758-1798.
Scope and Contents

Minute book of the pre-Separation women's meeting, 1758 11mo20-1798 5mo21.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph638
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v. (359 p.) ; 34 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 2.2-2.4. Minutes, 1798-1897.
Scope and Contents

Minute books of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1798-1833, 1833-1884, 1884- 1897. Volume for 1798-1833 contains pre-Separation women's minutes, 1798- 1827.

General

Joint sessions in which men and women met together for business on 4mo20 1897.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph638
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

3 v. ; 34 cm. or smaller.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 2.5-2.6. Minutes, 1827-1919.
Scope and Contents

Minutes, 1827-1884, 1884-1919.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph637
  2. Haverford: Film 29*
Physical Description

2 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 3.1-3.3. Minutes, 1763-1955.
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the pre-Separation meeting of Ministers and Elders and of its Orthodox successor, 2mo 1763 (fragment)-8mo 1785; 1827-1882; 1883-1955. Volume 1 imperfect: p. 1-37, missing.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph637 (1827-82, 1883-1955)
  2. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph639 (1763-85, pp. 1-37 missing)
  3. Haverford: Film 29* (1827-1955)
Physical Description

3 v. (v. 1 p. 1-37 missing)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 3.4. Minutes, 1785-1877.
Scope and Contents

Minute book of the Hicksite quarterly meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1785 11mo19-1877 11mo22. Volume also contains pre-Separation minutes, 1785-1827.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph639
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

1 v. (368 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 3.5. Minutes, 1878-1939.
Scope and Contents

Minute book of the quarterly meeting of Ministry and Counsel, 1878-1939. Volume contains minutes of the meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1878-1918.

General

Meeting's name changed from Ministry and elders to Ministry and Counsel in 1918.

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. (356 p.) ; 28 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 3.6. Minutes, 1939-1990.
Scope and Contents

Minute book of the quarterly meeting of Ministry and Counsel, 1939-1985, with a folder of loose minutes (gaps), 1979-1990. Includes Hicksite members before reunion in 1955.

General

Meeting's name changed from Ministers and Elders to Ministry and Counsel in 1918.

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. 1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 3.7. Minutes, 1991.
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/W47 3.8. Reports of Ministry Worship to Western Quarterly Meeting, 1965-1966.
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/W47 3.9. Minutes Reports, 1969-72/1980-85 (gaps).
Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

4 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47. Support Committee minutes (digital), 2020-2022.
Physical Description

12 PDF files

RG2/Ph/W47 4.1. Account book, 1957-1970.
Scope and Contents

Leger includes: Jackson Fund accounts, 1957-1970; traveling ministers fund accounts, 1957-1970.

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. (137 p.)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 4.2-4.5. Check registers, 1965-1974.
Scope and Contents

Registers as follows: 1965-1969; 1969-1971; 1971-1973; 1973-1974.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

4 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 4.6. Financial records, 1835-1929.
Scope and Contents

Records of the William Jackson bequest for the education of children of West Grove Preparative and Western Quarterly Meetings, 1835-1929. Includes: minutes of the Trustees, 1836-1900, accounts, 1849-71, 1871-94, & 1894-1928, and other bills, receipts, and miscellaneous correspondence.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

5 folders (in 1 box) + 1 bag.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 4.7-4.9. Treasurer's accounts, 1814-1923.
Scope and Contents

Treasurer's accounts of Western Quarterly Meeting, 1814-1923. Includes: account books, 1814-1863, 1883-1906, & 1871-1904, a savings book, 1914-1923, and miscellaneous receipts. The latter account books primarily contain accounts of the fund for the use of traveling ministers.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

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

4 v. + 41 items.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 4.10. Check register, 1981-1982.
Scope and Contents

Check register of Western Quarterly Meeting, 1981-1982.

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/W47 4.11. Miscellaneous papers, 1900-1935.
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous papers concerning property and funds under the care of Western Quarterly Meeting, 1900-1935.

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: Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 4.12. Papers relating to the William Jackson Fund for Education, 1929-1984.
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, history and reports of the William Jackson Fund for Education, 1929-1984.

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 (ca. 250 items).

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 4.13. Financial Records and By-Laws, 1967-1988.
Scope and Contents

Includes: Accounts: Bills Paid, 1972; Accounts: Bills Paid, 1973; By-Laws, n.d.; By-Laws & Reports, ca. 1975; Financial Records, 1985- 1987; Friends Boarding Home Financial Records, 1967- 1985; Treasurer's Reports & Proposed Budgets, 1971- 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 box

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 5.1++ and 5.2. Deeds and other papers, 1801-1896.
Folder RG2 OVERSIZE
Scope and Contents

Deeds for meetings within Western Quarter, including Doe Run, Fallowfield, Homeville, London Britain, London Grove, New Garden, and West Grove.

Physical Description

3 oversize folders and 2 regular folders

Material Specific Details

Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 5.3. Receipts and Authorizations for Records, 1854-1960.
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: Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47. London Britain Burial Ground records (digital), 2020-2023.
Scope and Contents

London Britain Meetinghouse and Burial Ground is under care of Western Quarterly Meeting, although most members of the London Britain Committee are from Newark Monthly Meeting. This file includes the 2023 burial ground plot plan and the 2020 Graveyard Guidelines for London Britain Burial Ground. This record of the plot plan is based on previous plot plans, the headstones, old images of headstones in findagrave.com, and an inspection of the graveyard. Names on the plot plan without dates indicate plots that have been purchased.

Physical Description

2 PDF files

RG2/Ph/W47 6.1-6.3. Meeting for Conference Minutes, 1779-1787.
Scope and Contents

Minute book of the pre-Separation Conference Meeting on Sufferings, 1779- 1780; 1780-1782; 1782-1787.

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 342
  2. Haverford: No Film
Physical Description

3 v. ; 23 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/W47 6.4-6.6, 6.8. Minutes, 1873-1934.
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the Western First Day School Union, as follows: 1873-1875, 1876- 1878, 1879-1882, 1882-1887, 1888-1900, 1901-1934.

Physical Description

6 v. in 3 folders ; 25 cm. or smaller.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 6.7. Executive Committee Minutes, 1888-1915.
General

Committee known as "Business Committee" until 1905.

Physical Description

1 v. (ca. 60 p.) ; 21 cm.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/W47 6.9. Minutes, 1918-1928.
Physical Description

1 v.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Orthodox

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/W47 6.10. Records, 1987-1994.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 6.21. Records, 1962-1991.
Scope and Contents

Includes: Coordinator Job Description & Committee Meeting Records, 1962–1977; Coordinator Salary Suggestion & Coordinator's Log, 1975; Coordinator's Notes & Salary and Expense Sheets, 1979–1980; Coordinator's Report of Meetings Attended, 1973; Correspondence & Other Records of Coordinator Ralph Passmore, 1962–1966; Informational Records on Committee & Post of Coordinator, 1980; Minutes, 1980–1983; Minutes & Communications of Related Activities, 1970–1972; Minutes & Communications of Related Activities, 1972–1981; Minutes, Correspondence, & Misc., 1980– 1991; Miscellaneous, 1976–1979; Coordinator Lewis L. Palmer.

Physical Description

1 box

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/W47 6.15. Minutes, 1928-1947.
Physical Description

1 volume

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 6.11. Correspondence Miscellaneous Records, 1943-1954.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 6.12. Financial Records, 1942-1956.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 6.13. Young Friends Correspondence, 1937.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 6.14. Young Friends Reading Reports, 1942 & n.d.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: Hicksite

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47 6.27. Western Quarter Youth Group, 1989, 1996-2000.
Scope and Contents

Includes: Youth Activities Committee, Reports on Youth Activities, and Western Quarter Youth Group.

Physical Description

2 fols.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/W47 6.18-6.19. Records, 1888-1906.
Scope and Contents

Minutes of the Committee of Western Quarterly Meeting having charge of the indulged meeting for worship at Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, 1888-1899 & 1897-1906. The latter minutes are loose and include reports to the Quarterly Meeting.

Physical Description

1 v. + 1 folder.

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/W47 6.20. Records, 1964-1983.
Scope and Contents

Includes: Minutes, 1972; Minutes, Correspondence, & Other Records, 1964-1980; Outreach Guide, 1974-1979; Penn Project, 1975 & 1981; Seekers' Day Invitation letter, 1983; Minutes of Advancement Committee, Nominating Committee, & Executive Committee, 1972-1973

Physical Description

6 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/W47 6.22. Records, 1975-1990.
Scope and Contents

Meetinghouse Notepaper, 1975, 1983; Sales Records, 1987-1989; Sales Records, 1989-1990; Meetinghouse Notepaper Project, 1975 & 1983; Sales Records, 1987-1989; Sales Records, 1989-1990

Physical Description

2 boxes

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/W47 6.23. Correspondence, Agendas, and Miscellaneous, 1979.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/W47 6.24. Members, Reports, and Correspondence, 1981.
Physical Description

1 folder

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/W47 6.25. Records, 1950-1992.
Scope and Contents

Includes: Chester County Ecumenical Peace Conference Flyers/Advertisements, 1982 – 1987; Chester County Ecumenical Peace Conference Organizers and Participants, n.d.; Chester County Ecumenical Peace Conference Planning Meeting Agenda and Notes; Conference Evaluations, 1983 – 1985; Ecumenical Peace Conference , 1985 – 1990; Monthly Meeting Peace Committee Records, 1990 – 1994; Nonviolence and Children Committee Newsletter, 1990 – 1991; Paths in Peace, 1994; Peace and Dignity, 1991 – 1992; Peace and Dignity Delaware Valley, 1992; Peace and Dignity Route Information, 1992; Abortion Lobbying Notes, 1991; Abortion Rights Literature, n.d.; Alternatives to Violence Project, 1989; Alternatives to Violence Project, 1990 – 1991; Amnesty Plea Letters and Amnesty International Brochures, 1991; Announcement Flyers, Program Agendas, Reports, 1976 – 1978 and n.d.; Annual Report, 1993; Celebrating the Child Publication, n.d.; César Chavez Memorial Celebration, 1993; Chester County Ecumenical Peace Conference Budget Records, 1983 – 1985; Chester County Ecumenical Peace Conference Files, 1987; Chester County Ecumenical Peace Conference Correspondence and Misc., 1990; Minutes and Related Records, 1974 – 1987; Minutes and Related Records, 1987 – 1991; Minutes and Related Records, 1993; Minutes and Related Records, 1994; Peace and Social Concerns Conference, 1981; Peace Awareness Contest Records, 1985 – 1987; Peace Conference, 1982 – 1983; Peace Field Secretary Hiring and Evaluation Records, 1984 – 1994; Peace Field Secretary Program, 1971 – 1993; Peace Field Secretary's Files: AFSC South Africa Fact-Finding Trip, 1992; Peace Field Secretary's Files: Cape Town Peace Education Project , 1992 and n.d.; Peace Field Secretary's Files: Center for Partnership Education Newsletter and Brochure, 1991; Peace Field Secretary's Files: Central and Southern Africa Yearly Meeting , 1989 – 1991 ; Peace Field Secretary's Files: Conscientious Objectors Under Selective Service Booklet, 1950; Peace Tax Fund Bill Lobbying, 1989; Proposals for Role of Peace Field Secretary, 1973; Peace and Social Concerns Celebrating the Child Publication, n.d.; Peace and Social Concerns Correspondence, 1989-1990; Peace and Social Concerns March on Washington, 1/26/1991; Peace and Social Concerns Peace and Social Concerns Conference, 1981; Peace and Social Concerns Peace Awareness Contest Records, 1985-1987; Peace and Social Concerns The Peace Banner, 1985; Peace and Social Concerns Yearly Meeting Relations to Regional Staff, 1993

Physical Description

3 boxes

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/W47 6.26. Records, 1989-1992.
Scope and Contents

Includes: Chester County Prison Conflict Resolution, 1991; Children as the Peacemakers, 1991 – 1992; Committee for Criminal Justice, 1989-1993; Conflict Resolution Training Course Completion Certificate, n.d.; Gene Hillman Correspondence on Chester County Prison, 1990; Guidelines for Volunteers in Corrections, 1989; The Contender (County Corrections Gospel Mission Newsletter), 1990; Thresholds Program at Chester County Prison, n.d.

Physical Description

1 box

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/W47 6.28. Records, 1970-1979.
Scope and Contents

Includes: Minutes, Correspondence, and Misc., 1970-73, and Minutes, Correspondence, and Misc. Records, 1973-1979.

Physical Description

2 folders

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Existence and Location of Copies

Available on microfilm in the following location(s):

  1. Swarthmore: No Film
  2. Haverford: No Film
RG2/Ph/W47 6.29. Records, 1970-1979.
Scope and Contents

Includes: Agenda, 1970; Agenda and Letter to Speaker, 1971; Announcement, Agenda, Hilltop Quarterly Meeting Minutes, 1974; Announcement and Newsletter, 1975; Agenda, Thank-You Note, Summary of Evaluations, and Correspondence, 1976; Announcement, Agenda, Bill, and Registration Form, 1977; Agenda, Bill, and Registration Form, 1978; Announcement, Agenda, Bill, Registration Form, Evaluation Request, and Historical Attendance Data, 1979.

Physical Description

8 folders (in 1 box)

Material Specific Details

Affiliation: United

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

RG2/Ph/W47. Committee reports (digital), 2020-2022.
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Digital files include quarterly meeting minutes, as well as agendae, state of the meeting reports from the monthly meetings, reports from the committees of the Quarter, and Coordinator notes and reports.

RG2/Ph/W47 7.1. Coordinator's files, 1980-1985.
Scope and Contents

Coordinator's files (Lewis Palmer) for Western Quarterly Meeting, 1980-1985. Includes description of responsibilities and expense accounts.

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1 folder.

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RG2/Ph/W47. Coordinator's notes and reports (digital), 2020-2022.
Scope and Contents

Digital files include quarterly meeting minutes, as well as agendae, state of the meeting reports from the monthly meetings, reports from the committees of the Quarter, and Coordinator notes and reports.

RG2/Ph/W47 7.2. A List of the Meetings Constituting the Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends [Annotated], 1908-ca.1909.
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1 volume

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Affiliation: Hicksite

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RG2/Ph/W47 7.3-7.4. Clerks' Records, 1924-1944.
Scope and Contents

(14) folders of clerks' records in two boxes.

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2 boxes

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RG2/Ph/W47 7.5-7.7. Clerks' Records, 1921-1979.
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Includes: Clerk's correspondence and notebooks; coordinator committee- minutes; membership-statistics reports; papers-records of quarterly meeting; and reports-miscellaneous.

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RG2/Ph/W47 7.14. Clerks' Records, 1986-2000.
Scope and Contents

Includes: Clerk Richard Bernard; Correspondence, Financial Records, and Reports, 1986-1988; Records of Clerk Sally Rickerman, 1989; Clerk John J. Beer; Agendas, Minutes, Correspondence, Financial Records, and Reports, 1991; Clerk Marjorie Anderson; Correspondence, Membership Directory, and Notes, 1992-1997; Clerk John J. Beer; Agendas, Minutes, Correspondence, Financial Records, and Reports, 1992; Clerk John J. Beer; Agendas, Minutes, Correspondence, Financial Records, and Reports, 1993; Clerk John J. Beer; Agendas, Minutes, Correspondence, Financial Records, and Reports, 1994; Clerk John J. Beer; Agendas, Minutes, Correspondence, Financial Records, and Reports, 1995; Clerk John J. Beer; Agendas, Minutes, Correspondence, Financial Records, and Reports, 1996; Clerk John J. Beer; Agendas, Minutes, Correspondence, Financial Records, and Reports, 1997; Clerk John J. Beer; Agendas, Minutes, Correspondence, Financial Records, and Reports, 1998; Clerk Sally Rickerman; Correspondence and Misc., 1997-1999; Clerk John J. Beer; Agendas, Minutes, Correspondence, Financial Records, and Reports, 2000.

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2 boxes

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RG2/Ph/W47 7.8. Papers, 1765-1878.
Scope and Contents

Includes: Account book [London Grove Monthly Meeting (Hicksite)], 1860- 1878; correspondence; discipline case-report; educational statistical reports; lease [draft] extract from minutes of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Ministers and Elders; survey [Homeville Preparative Meeting graveyard and meetinghouse grounds?].

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17 items (in folder) ; 38 cm.

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Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

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RG2/Ph/W47 7.9. Extracts from minutes of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1758-1777.
Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous extracts for the following years: 1758-1766 (some duplication) and 1775-1777. Folder also contains: Miscellaneous epistles from London Yearly Meeting for Sufferings, 9mo 1759.

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15 items (in folder) ; 38 cm.

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Affiliation: Pre-Separation

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RG2/Ph/W47 7.13. Miscellaneous Meeting Correspondence and Other Records, 1958-1996.
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Includes: Western Quarter Education Committee, Fund and Plan, 1960-1985; Membership Statistics and Statistical Reports, 1964-1983; State of the Quarterly Meeting Reports, 1964-1978; Newspaper Clippings, 1969-1983; Marriage Certificate Blanks and Samples and Marriage Literature, 1970-1979; Literature Lists, Reports, and Newspaper Clippings, 1976-1983 and n.d.; Quarterly and Monthly Meeting Responses to PYM Supplementary Queries, 1972-1978; Miscellaneous Concerns Records, 1990-1996; Western Quarter Family Day, 1980-1985; Simple Life Workshop, 1976-1980; Newspaper Clippings, 1962-1966; Literature on Clerking and Consensus, 1976-1980; Family Day, 1980-1984; South Africa , 1988-1992 and n.d.; Miscellaneous, 1976-1979; Quakerbooks, 1975-1978; Quakerbooks Discussion Group 1, 1977-1980; Quakerbooks Discussion Group 2 , 1977-1980; Correspondence of William Goldsby, RECONSTRUCTION Project Coordinator, 1990-1993; Miscellaneous, 1990-1993; Mushroom Workers' Crisis, 1991-1994; Miscellaneous Records, 1974-1976; S piritual Life Seminar, 1976-1978; Worship Sharing Group Guidelines and Resources, 1979-1981 and n.d.; Quaker Dialogue Advice For Trainers, Schedules, Notes, and Correspondence, 1962-1964; Marlborough Meeting Correspondence, 1972-1974; Literature on Library Resources, 1977-1979 and n.d.; Employees, 1986-1988; La Comunidad Hispana, 1991-1993; Correspondence, 1989 - 1990; School of Living, 1988-1989; Survey of Monthly Meetings, 1970-1971; Tri-Quarter Conference, 1976-1977; Tri-Quarter Conference, 1977-1978; University and Community Booklet, 1967-1968; List of Possible Leaders for Young Friends Groups and Conferences; Documents on Civilian Defense, 1940-1941?; Nuclear Dialogue Project , 1988-1989 and n.d.; Friends Bank , 1989-1990 and n.d.; Correspondence on Gulf War and General Electric, 1990-1991; People United Together, 1990-1991; South African Violence , 1990-1991; Kennett Area Christian Action Coalition Records, 1991-1992; PYM Women's Committee , 1991-1992; Quaker Peace Centre, 1991-1992; South Africa Working Group , 1991-1992; Kalpulli Chaplin Publications, 1992-1993; William Goldsby Files, 1992-1993; Miscellaneous, 1993-1994; Executive Committee Meeting Announcement , 1958; Program Summary, 1959 ; Quaker Dialogues Suggestions for Follow-Up, 1962; Summary and Commentary on Replies on Meeting Secretary Questionnaire, 1962; Correspondence re: Lecture on "Friends Testimonies Today", 1963; Report on State of WQM, 1963; Kennett Area Joint Action Committee Report, 1970; Correspondence with US Senators on Draft Reform, 1971; Friends Hospital Handbook for Volunteers, History, Pamphlets, Reports, and Miscellaneous, 1976 and n.d.; Miscellaneous Records, 1976; Miscellaneous Records, 1977; Miscellaneous Records, 1978; Miscellaneous Records, 1979; Spiritual Discipline Group, 1979; Miscellaneous Records, 1980; Special Conference on Social Concerns for the 1980s, 1980; Conference on Business Meetings Correspondence, 1981; Miscellaneous Records, 1981; Miscellaneous Records, 1982; Quaker Universalist Fellowship Publications, 1984 and n.d.; Paired Meeting Records, 1986; Pennsylvania District Justice Project, 1986; Proposed New Zealand Trip , ca. 1987; Handbook, ca. 1988; Letter to General Electric and Related Correspondence, 1989; Media Clippings on Committee Work, 1989; Notes on Lecture By Rommell Roberts @ Kendal, 1989; United Society of Friends Women International Triennial Conference , 1989; Women's International Coalition Galileo Spacecraft Mailing, 1989; Correspondence between Edwin Staudt, III PYM General Secretary, and Jamie Tyson, WQ Peace Field Secretary, 1990; Correspondence from Bob Dockhorn, 1990; Correspondence of David Swift, 1990; Faith and Feminism Class , 1990 and n.d.; Gene Hillman Application for Sara Bowers Fund, 1990; International Children's Congress, 1990; International Theology Conference for Quaker Women , 1990; Never Again Campaign, 1990; Non-Violent Conflict Resolution , 1990 and n.d.; Persian Gulf Crisis, 1990; Restorative Justice Lecture, 1990; "The Impact of the Gulf Crisis on Women in Iraq" (Report), 1991; "The Silent Passage: Menopause" Article, 1991; Files from John Obenchain, Rector of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 1991; Jamie Tyson's Personal South Africa Trip, 1991; Kennett Area Churches Bridge Building Project, 1991; March on Washington (Jan. 26), 1991; Nuclear Dialogue Project Final Evaluation Report, 1991; Phil Mullen Correspondence, 1991; Priscilla Papers Newsletter, 1991; Report on Childhood Sexual Abuse Intervention Training and Info. on Violent Battered Women, 1991; Iroquois Influence on Women's Rights (Report), 1992; Justice Seminar Planning Group Minutes, 1992; PYM Women's Committee Retreat, 1992; Responses to AFSC South Africa Report, 1992; South Africa Correspondence and Reports, 1992; Soweto Quaker Centre Process, 1992; Gun Control, 1993; Indian Resources, 1993; Lenni-Lenape Efforts to Gain State Recognition, 1993; Letter on Somalia to President Clinton, 1993; Position Statement on Liberty Medal Award, 1993; Prisoner Visitation and Support (PVS) Letter, 1993; Southern Africa REPORT Article on Chris Hani Assassination, 1993; Yearly Meeting Relations to Regional Staff, 1993; Correspondence Regarding the Resignation of Peace Field Secretary Jamie Tyson, 1994; Miscellaneous, 1994; Coffeehouse, n.d.; Death Services and Information, n.d.; East/West Relations, n.d.; Family Relations Pamphlets, n.d.; Kennett Prison Transport Release, n.d.; Koshin Dispute Mediation Pamphlet, n.d.; Legislative Advocacy, n.d.; Lenni-Lenape Historical Society, n.d.; List of Books Belonging to WQ's Committee on Ministry Counsel, n.d.; Lists of Available Posters, n.d.; Literature on the Purpose of a Retreat, n.d.; "Creative Sharing."

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RG2/Ph/W47 7.15. Monthly Meeting Files, 1963-1998.
Scope and Contents

Includes: Fallowfield, 1963; Hockessin, 1965-1983 ; Kennett, 1965-1998; London Grove, 1980-1985; London Grove, 1982-1985; Monthly Meeting Membership Changes, 1984-1985; Monthly Meeting Questionnaire on Goals, Resources, and Priorities, 1974.

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RG2/Ph/W47 7.16. Quaker Roots Project, 1777-1980.
Scope and Contents

Includes: "The Trackless Trail" Underground Railroad Pamphlet, 1976; Bibliography, ca. 1980; Bradford Meeting , n.d.; Center Meeting , n.d.; Colora Meeting , 1977, 1979 and n.d.; Correspondence, 1981-1982; Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings, Participant List, 1978; Doe Run Meeting, n.d.; Duck Creek Meeting, n.d.; Fallowfield (Hicksite) Meeting , n.d.; Fallowfield (Orthodox) Meeting , n.d.; Friends Boarding Home , n.d.; Historical Snippets on Lives of Brosius Family Members, 1928; History Files Cabinet Book List, ca. 1980; History of Western Quarterly Meeting, n.d.; Hockessin (Hicksite) Meeting , n.d.; Hockessin (Orthodox) Meeting , n.d.; Homeville Meeting , n.d.; Information on Meetings in the Western Quarter, n.d.; Kendal Meeting, n.d.; Kennett Marshall Street (Orthodox) Meeting , n.d.; Kennett Sickle Street Meeting , n.d.; List of Maryland Meetings Brochure, 1978; Lists of Meetings Near Kendal, 1974 and n.d.; London Britain Meeting , n.d.; London Grove (Hicksite) Meeting, n.d.; Longwood Meeting , n.d.; Maps, ca. 1980; Marlborough Meeting , n.d.; Marlborough Meeting, n.d.; Marriage Record Photocopies, 1777-1795; Meetinghouse Pilgrimage Notes, Map, Returned Meeting Evaluations, Newspaper Clippings, and Correspondence, 1976; Mill Creek Meeting, n.d.; New Garden (Hicksite) Meeting, 1965 and n.d.; New West Grove Meeting, 1972 and n.d.; Newark Meeting, 1978; Newark Meeting, n.d.; Old Kennet History, 1977 and n.d.; Oral History Among Friends Information and Correspondence, 1977-1979; Organizational Records, 1978 – 1980; Parkersville Meeting, n.d.; Pennsgrove Meeting, n.d.; Quaker Roots, 1980; Research Notes, ca. 1980; Spencer's Meeting, n.d.; Tentative Formatting, ca. 1980; Unionville Meeting, n.d.; West Grove Harmony Road (Orthodox) Meeting, 1975 and n.d.; West Grove Prospect Avenue (Hicksite) Meeting, n.d.

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RG2/Ph/W47 7.10-7.12. Friendly News, 1932-2006.
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Name changed from Newsletter to Friendly News in 1977.

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RG2/Ph/W47. Western Quarterly News (digital), 2013-2022.
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