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Archives & Manuscripts

New York Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-N453

Scope and Contents

Records of New York Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1783-1957. Includes minutes, vital records, minutes of Ministry and Counsel, financial and property records, committee records, First Day School Records, and records of Friends Seminary.

Dates

  • 1783-1957

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research. Certain files, as noted in the finding aid, are restricted. Details available in repository. Where available, access is through microfilm.

Copyright and Rights Information

Information on reproduction policies available in the library.

Biographical / Historical

While the Monthly Meeting of New York, also known as Flushing until 1795, was well established by 1682, the date of its first organization is unknown.

After 1828, at the time of the Hicksite Separation, there were two New York Monthly Meetings: the Orthodox met at Rutgers Medical College and later on Henry Street, and the Hicksites retained the Rose Street and Hester Street Meeting Houses. The 15th Street (Hicksite) and 20th Street (Orthodox) New York Monthly Meetings were reunited in 1958. In 1975, New York Monthly Meeting was reestablished as New York Quarterly Meeting, and New York Preparative Meeting (15th Street) was renamed 15th Street Monthly Meeting. The meeting is currently active.

Extent

25 Linear Feet (105 volumes (plus 4 boxes and 1 folder))

Language

English

Overview

Records of New York Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1783-1957. Includes minutes, vital records, minutes of Ministry and Counsel, financial and property records, committee records, First Day School Records, and records of Friends Seminary.

Arrangement

Divided into series: 1. Minutes (men's & joint); 2. Women's minutes; 3. Vital records; 4. Ministers and Elders; 5. Treasurer; 6. Property Committee; 7. Library Committee; 8. Registration Committee; 9. Philanthropic Committee; 10. Committee on the Education of Colored People/Work for Southern Schools; 11. Committee for Conscientious Objectors; 12. Relief Committee; 13. First Day School Assn.; 14. School Trustees; 15. Burial Grounds; 16. Miscellaneous; 17. Publications.

Physical Location

For current information on the location of records, please consult the Library’s online catalogue

Custodial History

Transferred from Haviland Records Room by NYYM in 1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, 1997.

Existence and Location of Copies

Minutes to 1855, women's minutes to 1868, and vital records to 1904 also available on microfilm, for use in the repository only: MR-NY 73-75, 78, 85-86.

General

The records of New York Monthly Meeting and its Orthodox, Hicksite, and pre-Separation predecessors ave each been described in separate finding aids, for ease of discovery.

Vol.2.7 includes a list of female students, probably of the monthly meeting school, dated 1833.
Title
RECORDS OF NEW YORK MONTHLY 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
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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