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Archives & Manuscripts

First Day School Association Records

Identifier: QM-Phy-579
Records of First Day School Association of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Delaware County, PA), 1833-1956, including Association's Minutes (1862-1930), Minutes of its Executive Committee (1862-1913), Minutes of its Small Executive Committee (1912-1914) and the printed papers, proceedings and reports of its annual meetings (1865-1930).

Records germane to the "First Day School Committee", including the Committee's Minutes (1890-1923), Circulating Libraries Records (1893-1901) and other materials, are catalogued among the records of the Religious Education Committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, with which they are also maintained.


  • 1862-1927

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.


1.5 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

The First Day School Assoc. is the committee which provides guidance to the First Day Schools (classes for adults and children, usually held directly before or after Meeting for Worship) of the monthly meetings underneath PYM.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

A Finding Aid for its Records Deposited in the Haverford College Library Quaker Collection
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends: 1676- : Delaware County, Pa.).
Language of description

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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