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Bequests Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Phy-54
The collection includes minutes of the Bequests Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1979-82, 1982-85, 1984-86, 1987-88, 1988-90, and 1990-92.

Dates

  • 1979-1992

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.

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Overview

The Committee on Bequests was established by Representative Meeting September 23, 1976 with instructions to review requests for financial aid from three bequests: The Longstreth Fund (given by Emily P. Longstreth), the Troemner Fund (given by S. Edna Troemner), and the Keeney Bequest (given by Virginia Drysdale Keeney), and to recommend such appropriations as seemed best in the Committee's judgment to the Representative Meeting for approval by that body. The committee continues to 2004 under the name Bequests Granting Group. It reviews applications and makes grants to selected organizations and individuals "seeking to nurture the heritage and testimonies of Friends." It is responsible for recommending uses of all bequests under $100,000. received by PYM.

Biographical / Historical

The Committee on Bequests was established by Representative Meeting September 23, 1976 with instructions to review requests for financial aid from three bequests: The Longstreth Fund (given by Emily P. Longstreth), the Troemner Fund (given by S. Edna Troemner), and the Keeney Bequest (given by Virginia Drysdale Keeney), and to recommend such appropriations as seemed best in the Committee's judgment to the Representative Meeting for approval by that body. Later, in 1977, the Representative Meeting decided that subsequent bequests, with the exception of those to Westtown School and George School should also be brought to the attention of the Bequests Committee and that the Bequests Committee should report the receipt of these to Representative Meeting at its next session and then or subsequently, recommend how these bequests should be managed, assigning some to existing Yearly Meeting Committees, as appropriate. Prior to 1976, the Representative Meeting had handled bequests directly.

The committee continues to 2004 under the name Bequests Granting Group. It reviews applications and makes grants to selected organizations and individuals "seeking to nurture the heritage and testimonies of Friends." It is responsible for recommending uses of all bequests under $100,000. received by PYM.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit

Bequests files received with the records of Elizabeth Cunningham, PYM Associate Secretary for Administration.
Title
PHILADELPHIA YEARLY MEETING OF THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS. BEQUESTS COMMITTEE.
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Date
2004
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.

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