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Norristown Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-Ph-N600

Scope and Contents

Collection includes: minutes of the Business Meeting, 1936-2021 (including 1936 records of Norristown Preparative Meeting). Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Corporation and Board of Trustees minutes, 1962-2005, along with other legal and financial papers (including incorporation files related to Norristown Monthly and Preparative Meetings). Other records include an index of marriages, financial and property records (including relating to Providence Meeting House and Norristown Preparative Meeting), and a newsletter, Friendly Notes.

The records of Norristown Monthly Meeting also include some records of its predecessor, Norristown Preparative Meeting, which was under care of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) and Abington Quarterly Meeting. Bulk of records related to Norristown Preparative Meeting are described separately in QM-Ph-N620.


  • Creation: 1830 - 2022


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Norristown Monthly Meeting was established in 1936 by Abington Quarterly Meeting (Hicksite) out of Norristown Preparative Meeting at the dissolution of the first Gwynedd Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). It became a united meeting in 1953 by affiliation with the two Abington Quarterly Meetings. Norristown is currently an active monthly meeting


4.5 linear ft.

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Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition


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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