Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 93 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The Abortion Study Group was formed by the Family Relations Committee to discuss the Yearly Meeting's position on abortion issues. It met monthly for two years, and wrote position papers supporting the pro-life and pro-choice points of view. Records include minutes, reports, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers.
Scope and Contents Records of the Ad-Hoc Committee for Financing the Youth and Family Facility at Burlington Meetinghouse held at Haverford include the group's Minutes (1990-1995), Correspondence (1988-1993), Financial Records (1989-1992), records pertaining to Keast and Hood Engineers (1992-1993) and its Operations and Use Subcommittee (1993-1994).
Overview The AIDS Working Group of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting began in 1992 as a response to the growing severity of the AIDS epidemic. The main focus of the group, organized under the title of "A Quaker Ministry to Persons With AIDS," was to visit those terminally ill with AIDS to provide solace, friendship, and spiritual counseling. The AIDS Working Group also organized the Quaker presence at the Philadelphia AIDS Walk and held retreats and seminars for caregivers of AIDS patients. The group was...
Overview A general meeting for Friends in the Delaware Valley area was first convened at Burlington in 1681. The first general meeting held in Philadelphia was in 1683, and in 1685, it was agreed that the meetings in New Jersey and Pennsylvania should be combined into one yearly meeting with alternate sessions at Philadelphia and at Burlington. The great Separation among Philadelphia Friends into Orthodox and Hicksite branches occurred at the Yearly Meeting of 1827. Through the course of the early 20th...
Scope and Contents The collection contains pre-separation, Orthodox, and Hicksite records of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting. The records of the Stony Run Meeting include pre-separation and Hicksite minutes, committee records, and miscellaneous items from 1677-1967. Minutes included are men's from 1677-1912, and women's from 1790-1899. Memorials, registers, treasurer's accounts, and cash books make up the material covering vital statistics and financial information. Records of the Homewood Meeting are primarily...
Overview The Committee on Bequests was established by Representative Meeting September 23, 1976 with instructions to review requests for financial aid from three bequests: The Longstreth Fund (given by Emily P. Longstreth), the Troemner Fund (given by S. Edna Troemner), and the Keeney Bequest (given by Virginia Drysdale Keeney), and to recommend such appropriations as seemed best in the Committee's judgment to the Representative Meeting for approval by that body. The committee continues to 2004 under...
Overview This collection contains the papers of Philadelphia Quaker Owen Biddle (1737-1799), his son, Clement Biddle (1778-1856), and numerous descendants. Owen Biddle, a scientist and merchant, was a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting and helped in the establishment of Westtown School (1799). Owen Biddle's papers, 1772-1793, (Series 1) include correspondence, and journals, some of which relate to his Revolutionary War activities. Three of his letterbooks, 1778-1779, have been microfilmed. The...
Scope and Contents Records of Canadian Friends Committee of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, 1798-1809, include a small number of miscellaneous papers; generally correspondence between the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and Canadian meetings.
Overview The Central America Working Group of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting began in 1985 under the name "Sanctuary Working Group." In 1986, the group was given over twenty one thousand dollars with which to send volunteers to the American southwestern border to aid refugees. In 1989, the name of the group was changed to the Central America Working Group, and its three main areas of activism became lobbying, education, and refugee assistance. The most recent minute of the group in this collection is...
Overview The Church Unity Committee was composed of a small group of members-at-large appointed by the Yearly Meeting and those Friends who served "in any official capacity as representatives of this Yearly Meeting on State, National, or World Councils of Churches." It had originally been appointed by the Orthodox branch to coordinate ecumenical contacts. The Committee was laid down by Representative Meeting in 1973.