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Archives & Manuscripts

Committees on Worship & Ministry, Ministry and Counsel, and Ministers & Elders of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Phy-400

Scope and Contents

Records of the Yearly Meeting of Ministers and Elders and its successors.

Dates

  • 1827-1998

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.

Biographical / Historical

The Yearly Meeting of Ministers and Elders and its successor bodies have had responsibility for the spiritual life of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and its members. Ministers and Elders considered queries pertaining to spiritual matters, prepared minutes for ministers travelling to other yearly meetings, heard reports from travelling ministers, and received minutes from visiting ministers of other yearly meetings. In 1919, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) changed the name of Ministers and Elders to Ministry and Counsel. With the reunion of the Philadelphia Yearly Meetings in 1955, a new body called (since 1975) Committee on Worship and Ministry was formed to consider spiritual matters.

Extent

4 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

The Meeting on Worship and Ministry is a gathering of Friends in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting concerned with the spiritual life of the Society, which nurtures and assists Monthly Meetings and individuals with their spiritual and worship concerns.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit
Title
PHILADELPHIA YEARLY MEETING OF THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS. MEETING ON WORSHIP AND MINISTRY.
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

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