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Friends Environmental Working Group Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Phy-740

Scope and Contents

Records of the Working Group on Nuclear Energy, the Working Group on Energy, the Working Group on Stewardship of the Environment, and the Friend’s Environmental Working Group, all of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, 1977-1992.

Organization:
  1. Series 1. Predecessor Committee Records
  2. Series 2. Minutes
  3. Series 3. Correspondence
  4. Series 4. Clerks’ Files
  5. Series 5. Financial Papers
  6. Series 6. Events
  7. Series 7. Publicity
  8. Series 8. Other groups
  9. Series 9. Photographs
  10. Series 10. Miscellaneous

Dates

  • 1975-1994

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 Friend’s Working Group on the Environment of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting was originally formed at the 1975 Yearly Meeting as the Working Group on Nuclear Energy to address a concern on nuclear power plant legislation. At the 1977 Yearly Meeting, the group recommended that it be continued under the name of Working Group on Energy, and its focus shifted from the debate on nuclear power to conservation and consciousness of energy among Friends. In 1980 the group reported irresolvable differences amongst its members on the issue of nuclear power, and seems to have stopped meeting from 1981 to 1983, at which point the concern of nuclear power was taken up by both the Special Peace Project and the New Call to Peacemaking. The Working Group on Stewardship of the Environment was created in 1984 and presented its mission to the 1985 Yearly Meeting as preserving God’s Creation through education and conservation. The group continued its work under various names, eventually becoming the Friend’s Environmental Working Group, through 1992.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Records of various Philadelphia Yearly Meeting groups concerned with energy and the environment, 1975-1994.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.
Title
PHILADELPHIA YEARLY MEETING OF THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS. FRIENDS ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING GROUP.
Subtitle
A Finding Aid for its Records Deposited in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Date
2004
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
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