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Committee on the Religious Life of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Phy-507
Records of the Committee on the Religious Life of Our Society, 1944-1950. Includes minutes, correspondence, and publications.

Dates

  • 1944-1950

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 (3 folders)

Overview

In 3mo 1944, Rufus Jones published an article, "Are We Ready," in Friends Intelligencer. In response to his concern for deepening the spiritual life of the Religious Society of Friends, members of both the Race Street and Arch Street Philadelphia Yearly Meetings gathered six months later in the meeting house at 15th and Race Streets. Records include minutes, correspondence, and publications.

Biographical / Historical

In 3mo 1944, Rufus Jones published an article, "Are We Ready," in Friends Intelligencer. In response to his concern for deepening the spiritual life of the Religious Society of Friends, members of both the Race Street and Arch Street Philadelphia Yearly Meetings gathered six months later in the meeting house at 15th and Race Streets. Originally called the Committee to Further the Concern of Rufus M. Jones, the group formed a joint body and met regularly. Rufus Jones participated in the Committee before his death in 1948, and introduced a number of ideas, including having Quaker youth become involved in intervisitation in order to revitalize local meetings. Richmond P. Miller wrote On your marks! Get set! The Committee on the Religious Life of Our Society also published a Study Outline on the Religious Life of a Meeting (1946).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit

Related Materials

Related material may be found in the Rufus Jones papers, 1894-1947 [SC066], Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Title
COMMITTEE ON THE RELIGIOUS LIFE OF OUR SOCIETY (SOCIETY OF FRIENDS)
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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