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Media Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/Ph/M440
Identifier: QM-Ph-M440

Scope and Contents

Records of Media Monthly Meeting and its immediate predecessor, Chester Monthly Meeting (Media, Pa.) from 1948. Includes: vital records to 2009, minutes, 1948-2013/2015-18, financial records, committee records, and miscellaneous. Of particular interest are the records of the Sanctuary Committee, 1986-1990, and blueprints of the Media meetinghouse

The pre 1948 records of Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) have been described with the records of Chester Monthly Meeting.


  • Creation: 1924-2018


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

In 1948, Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) released some of its members to form Springfield Monthly Meeting. The members of Chester Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) merged with Chester Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) in the same year to form Chester United Monthly Meeting of Friends. The membership of Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) was therefore identical with that of Media Preparative Meeting, its only remaining preparative meeting. The preparative meeting was accordingly discontinued. In 1952, the monthly meeting became a united meeting by affiliation with the two Concord Quarterly Meetings. In 1955, the meeting's name was changed to Media Monthly Meeting


5 Linear Feet



Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Media Monthly Meeting Records
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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