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Continuing Committee on Greater Unity records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-160
Includes: Kenneth Ives' correspondence regarding the Continuing Committee of Greater Unity, 1958-1961 and n.d.; minutes of the Continuing Committee on Greater Unity, 1958-1963; and information on the Gatherings of Friends, 1959-1964.

Dates

  • 1958-1964 & n.d

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (2 folders.))

Biographical / Historical

The Continuing Committee on Greater Unity was formed in 1958 including representatives of Wilmington Yearly Meeting, Ohio Yearly Meeting (Conservative), and the Lake Erie Association of Friends. Its main concerns were the promotion of greater unity between its constituents and cooperation concerning the Lake Erie Association of Friends (LEAF) interest in establishing a yearly meeting affiliation. In 1962, it was the sense of the committee that the LEAF should become Lake Erie Yearly Meeting and affiliate itself with Friends General Conference. The Committee worked to promote greater understanding between the different branches of Quakerism in the area, including the tri-annual issuance of a calendar of Quaker events in the area, large retreats, more inclusive Young Friends activities, and regular intervisitation by committee members.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Kenneth Ives, 1990. Method of acquisition--Gift of.

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