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Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/O
Identifier: QM-O

Scope and Contents

Records of the Ohio and Indiana Yearly Meetings deposited in the collections of Friends Historical Library. Primarily include those of the Hicksite and Wilburite branches and their predecessors, but some Gurneyite materials are resprented in the collections as well.


  • Creation: 1755-1956


Language of Materials

These records are entirely in English

Conditions Governing Access

Where available, access is through microfilm.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on reproduction policies available in the library.

Biographical / Historical

The Ohio Yearly Meeting was set off from Baltimore Yearly Meeting in 1812 for Friends west of the Allegheny Mountains (including Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana). It opened in 1813 at Short Creek in Mount Pleasant, Ohio. Indiana Yearly Meeting was set off in 1821, composed of Friends in the states of Indiana, Illinois, and the western part of Ohio.

Ohio Yearly Meeting separated into Hicksite and Orthodox branches in 1828, and Congregational/Progressive meetings split off in 1850-1852. In 1854, the Orthodox branch further divided into Wilburite and Gurneyite sections. Members of nine particular Wilburite meetings split off in 1862-63 and formed the Ohio General Meeting of Men and Women Friends. The Hicksite branch of Ohio Yearly Meeting stopped holding business sections in 1919, and by the 1940s, it had laid down all of its constituent meetings.


42 linear ft.


Divided into series by meeting name.

Physical Location

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Physical Location

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

Custodial History

Most of the Hicksite records were transferred by the Executive Committee of Ohio Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) to FHL after 1919. Concord Monthly Meeting records were deposited by Theorora Wieneke in 1983. Freeport records were deposited by Austin G. Evans in 1946.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposits, 1919-1983


Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends Records
Inventory prepared by: FHL Staff
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