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Colora Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-C502
Men’s and Joint Minutes 1890-1945 ; Women’s Minutes 1890-1903.


  • 1890-1945.

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to the Repositories All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the individual Meeting or its successor. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Repositories as the holder(s) of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.


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Biographical / Historical

An indulged Meeting for worship at Colora was established in 1885 by New Garden Monthly Meeting (PA) (O) under the care of West Grove Preparative Meeting (PA). A meeting for worship and preparative meeting at Colora were established in 1890 by Western Quarterly Meeting under New Garden Monthly Meeting. In 1945, Colora Preparative Meeting was established as Colora Monthly Meeting.

When Colora Monthly Meeting was discontinued in 1980, a second Colora Preparative Meeting, attached to West Grove Monthly Meeting, was established. This preparative meeting was discontinued in 1983. Currently, Colora Meeting is held from April to November.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

A Finding Aid for its Meeting Records Deposited in the Haverford College Library Quaker Collection
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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.
  • 2017: This electronic finding aid was updated by Sierra Zareck, 2017

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