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SFHL/FHL/RG4. Organizational Records

 Record Group Term
Identifier: SFHL/FHL/RG4
Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College holds the records of many organizations that were established by or largely under the direction of members of the Society of Friends.

Found in 125 Collections and/or Records:

Novelty Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-107

The Novelty was a women's social club founded in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, in 1887. Most of its first members were Quakers and members of Lansdowne Monthly Meeting. The group was established "for the promotion of sociability and good house and home-keeping," according to its by-laws. The records include minutes, 1887-1938 and scattered, 1954, 1982-1984; by-laws and membership lists and attendance, writings by members, histories, and some miscellaneous material.

Dates: 1887-1992

National Conference of Friends on Race Relations Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-108
Abstract The National Conference of Friends on Race Relations was initiated in 1956 in order to stimulate individual Friends and Quaker meetings to work directly in the field of race relations. Conferences were held at irregular intervals and various locations between 1956 and 1970. It was succeeded in 1970 by Friends for Human Justice which in turn was laid down circa 1976. Both organizations were under the umbrella of Friends World Committee for Consultation. (FWCC). The Records include materials...
Dates: 1960-1970

Fellowship of Quakers in the Arts Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-109

The Fellowship of Quakers in the Arts was founded in 1993 "to nurture and showcase the literary, visual, musical and performing arts within the Society of Friends, for the purpose of Quaker expression, ministry, witness and outreach," according to the group's mission statement. The collection contains the records of the Fellowship of Quakers in the Arts from its founding in 1993 until 1998, including administrative documents, newsletters, and member information.

Dates: 1993-1998

Quaker Universalist Fellowship Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-110
Abstract Contains records, 1982-1990, of the Quaker Universalist Fellowship which was founded in 1983 in part as an American response to the London-based Quaker Universalist Group. As stated in publications: The Quaker Universalist Fellowship is an informal gathering of persons who cherish the spirit of universality that has always been intrinsic to the Quaker faith. The Fellowship produces annual pamphlets and a journal, Universalist Friends: The Journal of The...
Dates: 1982-1990

Quaker Women's Conference on Faith and Spirituality, Midwest Region, records

 Collection — Othertype RG4-134
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-134

The Quaker Women's Conference on Faith and Spirituality, Midwest Region, was formed in 1999, drawing Friends from South Central Yearly Meeting, Great Plains Yearly Meeting, and Mid America Yearly Meeting. They met biennially until 2011. The records include minutes from planning sessions, printed programs, evaluations, other Conference materials, and some photographs.

Dates: 1999-2013

Friends Center Corporation records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-133
Abstract The records document the planning and progress of renovations of Friends Center, a campus of Quaker-related organizations in Center City, Philadelphia. Friends Center Corporation was organized in 1972 to oversee construction plans. It is responsible for managing the Friends Center property with the goal of furthering the beliefs and testimonies of the Reigious Society of Friends. Documents illustrate Quaker process in the world of business and construction. Includes minutes, financial,...
Dates: 1917-2010

New York Friends Center records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-135
Abstract Established in 1938 by the New York Monthly Meetings (Hicksite and Orthodox) at the 20th Street meeting house, the New York Friends Center was created initially to provide a meeting place for Quakers and to serve as a Quaker information and reception center in New York City. Lectures and social events were held. Sponsorship of service projects began in the 1940’s. In November 1962, the American Friends Service Committee assumed responsibility for the programs of the New York Friends...
Dates: 1938 - 1964

Byberry Improvement Association Minutes

 Collection — Othertype RG4-125
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-125

Minutes of the Byberry Improvement Association which was organized "for the general improvement of Byberry and vicinity." The group had about forty members and met monthly. They were concerned with the condition of the local roads, transportation, and schools. The minute book also includes attendance records and the constitution and by-laws of an earlier Association (1895)

Dates: 1922 - 1925

Byberry Philosophical Society Minutes

 Collection — Othertype RG4-124
Identifier: SFHL-RG4-124

Minutes of the Byberry Philosophical Society which was formed in the early nineteenth century for the "acquisition and promotion of scientific knowledge." The group collected specimens of flora, fauna, minerals, and items of historic interest and eventually erected a building to hold the collection. Almost all of their members were Quakers, but this was not a condition of membership.

Dates: 1837-1925, 1927-1959

Haddonfield Friends School records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-131
Abstract The Haddonfield Friends School (HFS) was established by members of the Haddonfield Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends in New Jersey in 1786. The first "public" school in the borough, it accepts both Quaker and non-Quaker students. This collection consists of records compiled by Patricia Kane Williams, who joined the School Committee (Board) in 2003 and served as its clerk. It includes minutes, correspondence, and other records of the School Committee and its subcommittees,...
Dates: 1990 - 2009; Majority of material found within 2003 - 2006