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Lafayette Avenue Friends Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-L336

Scope and Contents

Records of Lafayette Avenue Friends Meeting and its predecessor, Brooklyn Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1861-1959. Includes: Minutes 1869-1959; Vital Records 1857-1957; Sunday School Records 1861-1921; Young Peoples Association, 1892-1897; Christian Endeavor Society 1825-1934; Ladies League, 1911-1941; Pastoral Committee 1906-1959; Bulletins, 1932-59; and Correspondence and Papers 1895-1979.

Dates

  • 1861-1959

Creator

Language of Materials

These records are entirely in English

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Where available, access is through microfilm.

Copyright and Rights Information

Information on reproduction policies available in the library.

Biographical / Historical

Lafayette Avenue Friends Meeting was established as Brooklyn Preparative in 1869 under New York Monthly Meeting (Orthodox). The preparative meeting was laid down in 1902, according to the Uniform Discipline, and New York Monthly Meeting appointed a local business meeting for its Brooklyn Congregation. This meeting became known as Brooklyn Congregational or Lafayette Avenue Friends Meeting. This meeting was laid down in 1959.

Extent

1.7 Linear Feet (23 volumes plus one box)

Overview

Records of Lafayette Avenue Friends Meeting and its predecessor, Brooklyn Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1861-1959. Includes: Minutes 1869-1959; Vital Records 1857-1957; Sunday School Records 1861-1921; Young Peoples Association, 1892-1897; Christian Endeavor Society 1825-1934; Ladies League, 1911-1941; Pastoral Committee 1906-1959; bulletins, 1932-59; and Correspondence and Papers 1895-1979.

Arrangement

Minutes (men's and joint): 1.1 1869-71/1885-99 (includes women's minutes, 1869-1871), 1.2 1899-1902, 1.3 1902-1931, 1.4 1932-1959; Vital Records: 2.1 Membership 1878-1918, 2.2 Membership 1857-1957; Sunday School Records: 3.1 1861-1876, 3.2 c.1870-1930, 3.3 1885-1887, 3.4 1887-1907, 3.5 1887-1921; Young Peoples Association: 4.1 1892-1897; Christian Endeavor Society: 5.1 1824-1935, 5.2 1897-1902, 5.3 1924-1934; Ladies League: 6.1 1911-1916, 6.2 1928-1941; Pastoral Committee: 7.1 1906-1911, 7.2 1911-1919, 7.3 1919-1927, 7.4 1928-1940, 7.5 1941-1959; Bulletins: 8.1 1932-36, 8.2 1937-41, 8.3 1941-44, 8.4 1943-51, 8.5 1951-59; Miscellaneous: 9.1 Correspondence and Papers 1895-1979.

Custodial History

Transferred from Haviland Records Room by NYYM in 1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, 1997.
Title
RECORDS OF LAFAYETTE AVENUE FRIENDS MEETING AND BROOKLYN PREPARATIVE MEETING (ORTHODOX)
Subtitle
An Inventory of Its Records at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Author
Inventory prepared by: FHL Staff
Date
2007
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

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