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.
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The Committee on the Organization of Friends in the Washington Metropolitan Area was formed in 1966 to address concerns regarding the organizational structure of Quakerism in the Washington, D.C., area. Members active in the various preparative meetings and monthly meetings experienced overlapping responsibilities and redundant activities. From the recommendations proposed by the Committee, the Friends Council of the National Capital Area was established on November 9, 1966, to coordinate the efforts and resources of Friends, specifically in the areas of community outreach, administrative services, services to groups within the membership, and contact with other organizations. Friends Council held its first meeting February 20, 1967. This group was laid down when it in turn established the National Capital Area Association of Friends (NCAAF) on September 25, 1971. The larger NCAAF continued the work of the Friends Council.
This collection contains the minutes, financial records, and other papers concerning the National Capital Area Association of Friends and its predecessors, the Committee on the Organization of Friends in the Washington Metropolitan Area and Friends Council of the National Capital Area.
The collection is divided into three series:
- Committee on the Organization of Friends in the Washington Metropolitan Area
- Friends Council of the National Capital Area
- National Capital Area Association of Friends
Donor: Friends Meeting of Washington, 1992
The collection was given with material deposited by Friends Meeting of Washington.
Removed from Friends Meeting of Washington records and cataloged separately as a Record Group 4. Divided into series based on issuing body.
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- Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
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