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Friends Meeting of Washington DC Records

Identifier: QM-B-F751


  • Creation: 1927 - 2021


Language of Materials

Records in English

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy. Digital files are accessible to TriCollege accounts or on-campus users.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on reproduction policies available in the Library.

Biographical / Historical

Friends Meeting of Washington was established as an independent meeting on Florida Avenue in the District of Columbia in 1930. It provided a convenient place of worship for then President Herbert Hoover and his wife, Lou Henry Hoover; Mrs. Hoover was greatly involved with the creation of the meeting and the construction of the meeting house. In 1944, Friends Meeting of Washington affiliated with both the Orthodox and Hicksite Baltimore Yearly Meetings. The older Washington Monthly Meeting, referred to as I-Street and Orthodox in origin, merged with College Park Friends in 1956 to form Adelphi Meeting.


47.5 linear ft.

0.3 GB


Divided into series: Minutes; Vital Records; Ministry & Worship and Overseers; Financial and Property Records; Committee Records; Miscellaneous.

Physical Location

This collection is stored at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Friends Meeting Washington office and archives. A subset of the digital records were deposited by Wayne Finegar, General Secretary of Baltimore Yearly Meeting, in 2020.

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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 or requesting repoductions from Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library