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Northwest Yearly Meeting photographs


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

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NORTHWEST Yearly Meeting of Friends Church opened 1893/06 as Oregon Yearly Meeting, set off from the Progressive, now FUM, branch of Iowa Yearly Meeting. It joined in founding FUM in 1902 but withdrew in 1926. It joined in founding EFA in 1965 and the succeeding EFI in 1989. It has stored most of its and the subordinate-body records in the Yearly Meeting vault located in the Newberg Friends Church or George Fox University's Murdoch Library, Newberg, Oregon. Ralph K. Beebe, A Garden of the Lord: A History of Oregon Yearly Meeting of Friends Church (1968), contains histories of nearly all monthly meetings established in the first 75 years. In 2017 it released some monthly meetings to organize the Sierra-Cascades Yearly Meeting of Friends, which scheduled its opening sessions 2018/05/18-20. The two YMs expect to have separated legally by 2018/07/01.

Source: Thomas C. Hill, Copyright © 1992-2018 Earlham College. All rights reserved.

This collection contains loose black and white photographs of people and places connected to Northwest Yearly Meeting.

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Zoe Peyton Jones
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LaVonne Gregory and child.
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LaVonne Gregory who, with her husband Fred, served World Relief Commission in Bangladesh where they adopted this delightful young child. At one time all of the overseas directors for World Relief Commission (the relief arm of the National Association of Evangelicals) were from Northwest Yearly Meeting.

Ralph Beebe.
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Ralph Beebe, author of the History of Oregon Yearly Meeting (now Northwest Yearly Meeting) is a history professor at George Fox College, Newberg, Oregon. One of the annual sessions of Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends Church held at George Fox College in Newberg, Oregon.

Walter and Gladys Cook, of the Reedwood Friends Church team, visit an elderly friend in the nursing home (Portland, Oregon).
Camp Tilikum.
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A 90 acre farm with a 15 acre lake (now called Camp Tilikum) was given to Northwest Yearly Meeting by Russell and Irene Baker. It serves a summer camp and year-round retreat center.

This delightful tree house at Northwest Yearly Meeting's Camp Tilikum fascinates the young people.
Twin Rocks Friends Conference Center.
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On the beautiful Pacific Ocean at Twin Rocks, Oregon, Northwest Yearly Meeting has Twin Rocks Friends Conference Center. They are just now purchasing the hill in the foreground making a total acreage of 102.

A group of campers at the Twin Rocks High School Camp on the Oregon coast.
One of the early buildings at Northwest Yearly Meeting's Twin Rocks Conference Center was named after a much loved former Superintendent, Chester Hadley.
Dr. Jack Willcuts addresses a new group of young Christians at the Tacna Friends Church in Peru, South America, started by missionaries Everett and Alda Clarkson.
Dr Jack Willcuts, Randal Morses and Gilber Georges.
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Dr Jack Willcuts, Randal Morses and Gilber Georges--Missions Department Chairman, Dr. Jack Willcuts, introduces two missionary couples entering language school this year in Costa Rica in preparation for service in Bolivia and Peru. The Randal Morses, left, and Gilbert Georges right.

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