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R. W. Harrington slide and photo collection, New York Yearly Meeting


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the 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

R. Ward Harrington, a Quaker, was the clerk of Flushing Meeting and professor of philosophy and economics of the New York City Community College of the City University of New York. He was involved with various Friends organizations including New York Yearly Meeting, Friends Journal, and Quaker Religious Thought.

This collection consists of color photographs of both individuals and groups, as well as color slides, primarily of meeting houses in New York Yearly Meeting. There are also some miscellaneous shots.

This collection is organized into three folders, one of photographs and two of slides.

Gift of New York Yearly Meeting, 1997

A more detailed typewritten inventory is available in the box.

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
Zoe Peyton Jones
Finding Aid Date
Access Restrictions

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Collection Inventory

PA096/01/001. Chris Hodgkin & ?.
PA096/01/002. Duty Hall, Phil Gilbert, Harold Carrothers, & others.
PA096/02/001. Ginny Floyd, Larry Apsey, & Others.
PA096/03/001. Lloyd Bailey & Marjorie Sykes (from India).
PA096/04/001. Fred Flynn, Roy Moger, & George Rubin.
PA096/05/001. Horace Stubbs.
PA096/06/001. Unidentified individuals @ meeting.
PA096/06/002. Unidentified individuals @ meeting.
PA096/06/003. Unidentified individuals @ meeting.
PA096/06/004. Students Reporting.
PA096/06/005. Meeting in Progress.
PA096/06/006. Center: Headmaster, Right: Students.
PA096/06/007. Students.
PA096/06/008. Meeting in Progress.
PA096/06/009. Meeting in Progress.
PA096/06/010. Students.
PA096/06/011. Meeting in Progress.
PA096/06/012. Meeting in Progress.

PA096/07. Meeting Houses in New York Yearly Meeting, 1973-1979.
Scope and Contents

Includes slides of: Bethpage Meeting House; Clintondale Friends Church; Collins Friends Church; Fifteenth Street Meeting House; Flushing Meeting House; "Fox Rock"; Bowne House; Jericho Meeting House; Manhasset Meeting House; Matinecock Meeting House; Orchard Park Meeting House; Plainfield Meeting House; Poplar Ridge Meeting House; Poughkeepsie Meeting House; Purchase Meeting House; Scarsdale Meeting House; West Branch Meeting House; Westbury Meeting House; Wilton Meeting House; Saratoga Meeting House; Crum Elbow Meeting House; Cornwall Meeting House; Manasquan Meeting House; Croton Valley Meeting House; Amawalk Meeting House.

PA096/08-12. New York Yearly Meeting Annual Sessions, 1971-1975.
Scope and Contents

These slides are of New York Yearly Meeting annual sessions at Silver Bay, NY in 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, and 1975. They include slides of committees, meetings, and Silver Bay surroundings.

PA096/13. New York Yearly Meeting Representative Meetings, 1972-1978.
Scope and Contents

These slides are of New York Yearly Meeting Representative Meetings in Poplar Ridge (May 1972); Brooklyn (December 1972); Matinecock, Locust Valley (May 1975); and Syracuse, NY (May 1978).

PA096/14. Financial Services Committee, 1972-1977.
Scope and Contents

Includes photos of committee meetings in Poughkeepsie, NY (1972), Scarsdale, NY (1972), Powell House (1973), Poughkeepsie, NY (1977), and Scarsdale, NY (1977).

PA096/15. Prison Committee, 1978-04.
Scope and Contents

Powell House meeting, 1978

PA096/16. Long Island Quarterly Meeting, 1974-07-1977-10.
Scope and Contents

These are slides of Westbury/Long Island Quarterly Meeting: At Westbury (July 1974), at Flushing (October 1974), at 15th Street (December 1974), at Westbury (July 1975), and at Manhasset (October 1977).

PA096/17. Schools, 1973-1978.
Scope and Contents

These slides are of: the Oakwood School; Board of Managers meeting (1978); Friends Academy, Locust Valley, NY; and Friends World College, Lloyds Harbor, NY.

PA096/18. Individuals, 1963-04-1977.
Scope and Contents

These include slides of various individuals in New York Yearly Meeting.

PA096/19. Unlabeled Miscellaneous.

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