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Brooklyn Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-B797
Minutes of Brooklyn Preparative Meeting and its Hicksite predecessor, 1837-1974. Includes: Men's minutes, 1837-1974; women's minutes, 1837-1901; minutes, Brooklyn First Day School Association and its Board, 1868-1886, Friendly Hand, 1889-1987, Brooklyn Fellowship Group, 1927-56.

Dates

  • 1837-1974

Creator

Language of Materials

These records are entirely in English

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Where available, access is through microfilm. Records of the Friendly Hand are restricted; please consult the Curator for details.

Copyright and Rights Information

Information on reproduction policies available in the library.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet (36 volumes)

Overview

Minutes of Brooklyn Preparative Meeting and its Hicksite predecessor, 1837-1974. Includes: Men's minutes, 1837-1974; women's minutes, 1837-1901; minutes, Brooklyn First Day School Association and its Board, 1868-1886, Friendly Hand, 1889-1987, Brooklyn Fellowship Group, 1927-56.

Biographical / Historical

Brooklyn Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) was established in 1837 under New York Monthly Meeting. In 1857 it changed its location to Schermerhorn Street, where it remained. It was responsible for the formation of a First Day School in 1868. In 1975 the preparative meeting at Brooklyn was established as a monthly meeting; it is currently active.

Arrangement

Divided into series: Minutes: 1.1 1837-87, 1.2 1887-1912, 1.3 1913-21, 1.4 1922-26, 1.5 1927-33, 1.6 1934-36, 1.7 1937-39, 1.8 1940-41, 1.9 42-46, 1.10 1947-49, 1.11 1950-53, 1.12 1953-55, 1.13 1955-59, 1.14 1960-61, 1.15 1962-66, 1.16 1966-72, 1.17 1972-73, 1.18 1973-74; Women's minutes: 2.1 1837-53, 2.2 1853-70, 2.3 1870-97, 2.4 1897-1901; Minutes of the Brooklyn First Day School Association: 3.1 1868-86, 3.2 Board 1868-75, 3.3 Board 1875-86; Friendly Hand: 4.1 1889-92, 4.2 1892-96, 4.3 1917-30, 4.4 1930-42, 4.5 1942-52, 4.6 Booklet 1893, 4.7 Account book 1923-39, 4.8 Account book 1922-60, 4.9 Account book & miscellaneous; Brooklyn Fellowship Group: 5.1 1927-37, 5.2 1937-50, 5.3 1950-56; Property: 6.1 Properties and Deeds 1856-1917; Misc.: 7.1 Correspondence and Papers 1846-1960.

Custodial History

Transferred from Haviland Records Room by NYYM in 1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, 1997.
Title
RECORDS OF BROOKLYN PREPARATIVE MEETING AND BROOKLYN PREPARATIVE MEETING (HICKSITE)
Subtitle
An Inventory of Its Records at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Author
Inventory prepared by: FHL Staff
Date
2007
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

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 Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library