QM/Ph/YM. Yearly Meeting business and committees
Record Group Term
YEARLY MEETING: A large autonomous body of Quakers, which meets for several days once a year. In theory, its decisions are binding on the monthly and quarterly meetings within its jurisdiction and on the committees and staff which carry out the work of the yearly meeting. It meets annually to conduct business, formulate the discipline, receive reports and concerns from its constituent meetings, review the state of the Society, and communicate with other yearly meetings and non-Quaker organizations.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Records of the Foreign Missionary Association of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1921-1953, include its Minutes (1882-1921) as well as the records of its Executive Board (1883-1923), International Committee (1918-1924), Young Women's Auxiliary and other Miscellaneous reports and correspondence (1883-1923). Also included are records from the Committee's Branches at Downingtown, Germantown, Haverford, Moorestown, Philadelphia and West Chester Meetings.
Scope and Contents Records of the Mission Board of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting at Haverford include the minutes, financial accounts and other records from the time of the groups inception in 1923 until 1956, as well as those of its branches at Germantown, Haverford and Moorestown Monthly Meetings and other miscellaneous documents, including the extensive diary collection of missionary Edith F. Sharpless, which begins in 1908 but provides a thorough chronicle of her experience with the Mission Board in Japan.