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New York Congregational Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-N451
Records of the New York Congregational Meeting and its predecessor, New York Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1828-1957. Includes minutes, minutes of the Overseers and the Pastoral Committee, Reception/Visiting Committee, Mission Committee, First Day School (including the Bible-School Assn. of Friends & First Day School Assn.), financial Records and women's minutes of the Eastern District, 1808-1824, and Southern District, 1824-1828. Also includes miscellaneous records of the Friends Lyceum, Friends Freedmen's Association, and Christian Endeavor Society.

Dates

  • 1808-1957

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Where available, access is through microfilm.

Copyright and Rights Information

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Extent

2 Linear Feet (36 volumes)

Overview

Records of the New York Congregational Meeting and its predecessor, New York Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1828-1957. Includes minutes, minutes of the Overseers and the Pastoral Committee, Reception/Visiting Committee, Mission Committee, First Day School (including the Bible-School Assn. of Friends & First Day School Assn.), financial Records and women's minutes of the Eastern District, 1808-1824, and Southern District, 1824-1828. Also includes miscellaneous records of the Friends Lyceum, Friends Freedmen's Association, and Christian Endeavor Society.

Biographical / Historical

New York Preparative Meeting was established in 1753 by Flushing Monthly Meeting. After the Separation of 1828, the two surviving Orthodox preparative meetings, Northern and Southern Districts, merged in 1828 to form the Preparative Meeting of New York (Orthodox). In 1902 the name was changed to New York Congregational Meeting (also known as 20th Street Congregation); it merged with the Hicksites at 15th Street in 1958.

Arrangement

Divided into series: 1. Minutes (men's & joint); 2. Women's minutes; 3. Pastoral Committee; 4. Overseers; 5. Directories; 6. Friends' Lyceum; 7. New York First Day School; 8. Friends' Freedmen's Association; 9. Christian Endeavor Society; 10. Reception/Visiting Committee; 11. Mission Committee.

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.
Title
RECORDS OF NEW YORK PREPARATIVE MEETING (ORTHODOX) AND NEW YORK CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
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
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