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Media Friends' Association minutes

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-085
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.

Dates

  • 1894-1925

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

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.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

Media Friends Association, a Quaker study and social group, was established in 1894 in Media, Pennsylvania, by members of Providence Preparative Meeting (Hicksite). The goal of the Association was to further discussion and knowledge of the history and testimonies of Friends, and the meetings, which included reports, papers, and readings, were open to all who were interested. The collection contains one volume of minutes, with constitution and by-laws included.

Biographical / Historical

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.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Chester Monthly Meeting (Providence Preparative Meeting), 1997
Donor: Margaret Roeske, 2008

Processing Information

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.

Creator

Title
An Inventory of the Media Friends' Association Minutes, 1894-1925
Author
FHL staff
Date
1997
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Encoding made possible by a grant by the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation to the Philadelphia Consortium of Special Collections Libraries

Revision Statements

  • 2016: This electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model.
  • 2016: A second volume of minutes was added to the collection, September 2016, Susanna Morikawa

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