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Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-O
Records of the Ohio and Indiana Yearly Meetings deposited in the collections of Friends Historical Library. Primarily include those of the Hicksite and Wilburite branches and their predecessors, but some Gurneyite materials are resprented in the collections as well.

Dates

  • 1755-1956

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.

Extent

42 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

The Ohio Yearly Meeting was set off from Baltimore Yearly Meeting in 1812 for Friends west of the Allegheny Mountains (including Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana). It opened in 1813 at Short Creek in Mount Pleasant, Ohio. Indiana Yearly Meeting was set off in 1821, composed of Friends in the states of Indiana, Illinois, and the western part of Ohio.

Ohio Yearly Meeting separated into Hicksite and Orthodox branches in 1828, and Congregational/Progressive meetings split off in 1850-1852. In 1854, the Orthodox branch further divided into Wilburite and Gurneyite sections. Members of nine particular Wilburite meetings split off in 1862-63 and formed the Ohio General Meeting of Men and Women Friends. The Hicksite branch of Ohio Yearly Meeting stopped holding business sections in 1919, and by the 1940s, it had laid down all of its constituent meetings.

Arrangement

Divided into series by meeting name.

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Custodial History

Most of the Hicksite records were transferred by the Executive Committee of Ohio Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) to FHL after 1919. Concord Monthly Meeting records were deposited by Theorora Wieneke in 1983. Freeport records were deposited by Austin G. Evans in 1946.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposits, 1919-1983
Title
Records of the Ohio and Indiana Yearly Meetings of the Religious Society of Friends
Subtitle
An Inventory of Records at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Author
Inventory prepared by: FHL Staff
Date
2007
Description rules
dacs
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