Rogerenes of New England photograph collection
Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081
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Although often referred to as Rogerene Quakers, the Rogerenes had no connection to the Society of Friends founded by George Fox. Instead, they were originally a splinter sect of the Rhode Island Seventh Day Baptists and were founded by John Rogers Sr. in the late 1670s. As an oppositional group to the Congregational Church, the Rogerenes believed in not paying taxes to the church, and most scandously, disrupted church service to make their beliefs known and to argue with the minister. Fined and repeatedly imprisoned, the Rogerenes nevertheless persisted into the early 20th century. They were, however, active in the abolition movement and in the push for women's rights.
This collection of prints and copy negatives consists of sepia photos (some mounted and/or damaged) and their loose negatives depicting the Rogerene Meeting House and cemetery and other structures. There also photographs of individuals standing by their houses or of landscapes/signs, but the majority of the photographs are of the Rogerene's Meeting House in Connecticut.
Transferred from the Swarthmore College Peace Collection in 1998 as part of the Rogerenes of New England Collection, cataloged by FHL as MSS/053. Ellen Starr Brinton researched and wrote about the Rogerenes while serving as the curator of the Peace Collection.
The photographs were described and housed by staff at the Swarthmore College Peace Collection. Stored in archival photo envelopes.
- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
- Finding Aid Author
- Jissel Becerra Reyes
- Finding Aid Date
- Access Restrictions
This collection is available for research use.
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