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Green Haven Friends Meeting Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/NY/G755
Identifier: QM-NY-G755

Scope and Contents

Records of Green Haven Friends Meeting includes minutes, reports, and member lists for worship call-out, records from the New York Yearly Meeting related to administrative problems at the prison impacting the ability for worship to be regularly held, and Mary Foster Cadbury's personal files related to incarcerated Friends at the prison.


  • 1976-1997


Language of Materials

These records are entirely in English

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is open for research. Access to the inmate files of Mary Foster Cadbury are restricted. Contact Curator for further details.

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Biographical / Historical

A formal Friends meeting was first held in 1976 at Green Haven Correctional Facility. The worship meeting began as part of the Quaker Project on Community Conflict, designed to train people incarcerated at the Green Haven Correctional Facility in processes of non-violent resolution, but continued after 1976 as a more traditional Quaker worship group.

It remains active as the Green Haven Prison Preparative Meeting under care of New York Yearly Meeting.


0.8 Linear Feet (2 boxes)


Records of Green Haven Friends Meeting. Includes: minutes 1976, and miscellansoue records.

Physical Location

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

Custodial History

Transferred from Haviland Records Room by NYYM in 1997.

Green Haven Friends Meeting Records
Inventory prepared by: FHL Staff
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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 reproductions from Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library