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Archives & Manuscripts

Friends Association of Byberry Records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-019

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the records of the Friends Association of Byberry, 1900-1932.

Dates

  • 1900-1932

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Biographical / Historical

The Byberry Friends Association was a Quaker group which met monthly in Byberry, Pennsylvania, to hear papers on a variety of topics and to discuss issues of the day.

The Byberry Friends Association was founded in 1900 in the belief that “a thorough knowledge of the history and testimonies of the Religious Society of Friends is essential to an active interest and participation in its affairs.” Although it was structured like a Young Friends Association, Arabella Carter, its first Chairwoman, felt that the use of the word “young” in the name of the Association would limit participation by older Friends.

Dues paying members met monthly to hear papers on a variety of subjects and to discuss vital issues of the day. In the beginning, the primarily Quaker membership was large enough to meet in the Byberry Friends Meeting House, but later meetings were held in private homes.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

The Byberry Friends Association was a Quaker group which met monthly in Byberry, Pa, to hear papers on a variety of topics and to discuss issues of the day. This collection contains the records of the Friends Association of Byberry, 1900-1932.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into three series. The series are:
  1. Constitution and by laws
  2. Minutes
  3. Papers by Arabella Carter and others
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Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Byberry Monthly Meeting, 1991

Processing Information

Removed from Byberry Monthly Meeting Records in 1991 and catalogued separately.

Creator

Title
An Inventory of the Friends Association of Byberry Records, 1900-1932
Author
FHL staff
Date
2000
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

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