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Archives & Manuscripts

Foreign Missionary Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Phy-830
Records of the Foreign Missionary Association of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1921-1953, include its Minutes (1882-1921) as well as the records of its Executive Board (1883-1923), International Committee (1918-1924), Young Women's Auxiliary and other Miscellaneous reports and correspondence (1883-1923). Also included are records from the Committee's Branches at Downingtown, Germantown, Haverford, Moorestown, Philadelphia and West Chester Meetings.

Dates

  • 1882-1923

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

5.75 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

Originally named the "Women's Foreign Missionary Association", the group was organized in 1882. The constitution adopted in that year defined the Association's responsibility "to promote the knowledge of the Gospel among women and children in heathen lands, and to assist in the Christian education, as ability and qualification are given by the Lord." As the statement suggests, the Association was concerned primarily with spreading Christianity, but also with more general schooling in the case of uneducated women.

By the turn of the 20th century, the "Foreign Missionary Association of Friends" had extended its scope to include men and its duties to several countries as it worked cooperatively with the efforts of PYM's Mission Board and Japan Committee.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
FOREIGN MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILADELPHIA YEARLY MEETING
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Records Deposited in the Haverford College Library Quaker Collection
Author
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends: 1676- : Delaware County, Pa.).
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