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Archives & Manuscripts

Records of Ministry and Counsel and its Predecessors of New York Yearly Meeting

Identifier: QM-NYy-400_499
Records of the Yearly Meeting on Ministry and Counsel, its Coordinating Committee, the Meeting of Ministry and Counsel, its Executive Committee, and its Orthodox and Hicksite predecessors, the Meetings of Ministers and Elders of New York Yearly Meeting.


  • 1656-2000

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research. Access is through microfilm, if available.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to the Repository. 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.


46 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

New York Yearly Meeting was first held in 1696 as the Yearly Meeting at Flushing or Long Island, consisting essentially of the Flushing Quarterly Meeting that was set off from New England Yearly Meeting. Meeting for Sufferings was established in 1758 and was held quarterly to represent and hold any business of the Yearly Meeting while it was not in session.

In 1978 Ministry and Counsel was reorganized and enlarged, the name of its Executive Committee changed to the Coordinating Committee on Ministry and Counsel, and the nme of its parent body to Yearly Meeting on Ministry and Counsel. At this time it had four constituent committees: Epistle, Faith and Practice, Human Relations, and Sufferings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

A Finding Aid for its Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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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.

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