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Friends Literary and Library Association of New York

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-096
The collection of records from 1880 to 1906 includes minutes, treasurers' records, and library catalogues.

Dates

  • 1880-1906

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

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Overview

The Friends Literary and Library Association was a Hicksite Quaker organization formed in New York City in 1880 to provide the opportunity for mutual improvement in religious and literary subjects. Records from 1880 to 1906 include minutes, treasurers' records, and library catalogues.

Biographical / Historical

The Friends Literary and Library Association was a Hicksite Quaker organization formed in New York City in 1880 to provide opportunity for mutual improvement in religious and literary subjects. Members gathered weekly to discuss published essays and social issues, give reports or read from their own essays. Debates were organized and held as public events. The organization also maintained a library. Some of the individuals involved included Rachel W. Underhill, Benjamin Smith, J. William Hutchinson, Mary J. McDowell, and John Cox.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into three series:
  1. Minutes
  2. Treasurers' Records
  3. Library Catalogues

Physical Location

For current information on the location of materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: New York Yearly Meeting, 1997

The collection was given as part of the transfer of records of New York Yearly Meeting from the Haviland Records Room in 1997.

Processing Information

Material was received with meeting records and transferred to RG4.

Creator

Title
An Inventory of the Friends Literary and Library Association of New York Records, 1880-1906
Author
POD assisted by RF
Date
2000
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.

Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library

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