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Friends Historical Library collection of meetinghouse photograph collections

 Sub-Group
Identifier: SFHL-PA-QMH

Scope and Contents

Here are listed, in approximate chronological order, collections of photographs of Quaker meetinghouses, stored at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. The collections were photographed or assembled by various individuals at various times. Most of the meeting houses are in the Eastern United States, but there are also some in the United Kingdom or other locations.

Dates

  • 1800 - 2000

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is available for research use.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library. All requests for permission to reproduce images must be submitted to the Curator. 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

Most Quakers use the term "meetinghouse" or "meeting house" to describe the building where they meet for worship. Most meetinghouses are plain, without steeples or adornment, and none are consecrated. Some 20th and 21st century Quakers, especially in the Evangelical Quaker tradition, prefer the term "church."

Extent

5 Cubic Feet

Language

English

Overview

Here are listed, in approximate chronological order, collections of photographs of Quaker meetinghouses, stored at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. The collections were photographed or assembled by various individuals at various times.

Arrangement

Individual collections have been preserved, and are identified by a PA number. They are listed in approximate chronological order.

Related Materials

See also photographs filed immediately in Friends Historical Library meetinghouse picture file, SFHL-PA-MPF: North American meetinghouses, PA 110; Great Britain meetinghouses, PA 131; Foreign meetinghouses, PA 130.
Author
Zoe Peyton Jones
Date
2018
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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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