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Media Friends' Association minutes


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

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Media Friends Association, a Quaker study and social group, was established in 1894 in Media, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, by members of Providence Preparative Meeting. The goal of the Association was to further discussion and knowledge of the history and testimonies of Friends, and the meetings included reports, papers, and readings. Meetings were open to all who were interested.

This collection contains two volumes of minutes, 1894-1908 and 1908-1925, which include the constitution and by-laws of the organization. Inserted into the second volumebook is a letter from the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite), 1913, urging (Young) Friends' Associations to discuss and support women's suffrage.

Donor: Chester Monthly Meeting (Providence Preparative Meeting), 1997

Donor: Margaret Roeske, 2008

Transferred from the records of Providence Preparative Meeting (Chester Monthly Meeting) and catalogued separately as an RG 4 in 1997. A second volume of minutes was given by Margaret Roeske in 2008 and added to the collection in 2016.

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Scope and Contents

Includes constitution and by-laws. Also includes a letter from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite) re: the Young Friends Association.

Minutes book, 1908-1925.
Minute book, 1908-1925.

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