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Quakers Uniting in Publications (QUIP) Records

Identifier: SFHL-RG4-103

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the original proposals for QUIP and correspondence surroundings its formation, membership lists, financial records, correspondence, catalogs, and documents relating to the annual and midyear meetings.

The QUIP Youth Book Project (YBP) was an attempt to collect pieces and art works about Quakerism from young friends (age 15-30) from all over the world. Whispers of Faith: Young Friends share their experiences of Quakerism was published in 2005, and the more extensive collection, titled Spirit Rising: Young Quaker Voices was published in 2010 under the guidance of Angelina Conti, project coordinator. The documents in the second half of the collection mainly deal with the production of Spirit Rising including grant proposals, budgets, making of the editorial board, initial submissions, and writers’ conferences.

Organized into eight series:

  1. Historical
  2. Treasurer's/Administrative records
  3. Annual and Midyear meeting records
  4. Catalogs
  5. Whispers of Faith
  6. Spirit Rising-Editorial Board
  7. Spirit Rising-Submissions and Drafts
  8. Miscellaneous


  • 1983-2010


Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce items in this collection beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to copyright law must be obtained from the copyright holder or their heirs/assigns. See

Biographical / Historical

The organization of Quakers Uniting in Publications (QUIP) was proposed at Pendle Hill, the Quaker conference and study center in Wallingford, Pa., in November 1983. After a series of informal meetings, the first formal meeting was held in February 1984 at Pendle Hill. The group intended to have "a focus on how to let potential readers know what Quaker books are available and how to get them." This included maintaining databases of Quaker publications, negotiating wholesale prices for the publications, creating forums for editorial concerns and discussions, creating centers for the distribution of Quaker books, holding annual meetings for education, and starting a fund to assist in production and distribution of Quaker publications. The group is currently active.


3 Linear Feet (6 boxes)




Quakers Uniting in Publications (QUIP) is a group founded in 1983 to promote production and distribution of Quaker materials. It is an international network of organizations and individuals that work to make Quaker publications more accessible and to support the production of Quaker publications through forums, conferences, annual meetings, and collaborative projects. This collection includes documents concerning the group's formation, membership lists, treasurer's records, correspondence, annual and midyear meetings, and catalogs. Additional donations in 2006 and 2012 expanded the collection to include submissions, drafts, and the production process of Whispers of Faith: Young Friends share their experiences of Quakerism (2005) and Spirit Rising: Young Quaker Voices (2010).

Physical Location

For current information on the location of materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: Quakers Uniting in Publications, 1997 (Acc. 1997-026)

Gift of Elizabeth Muench (QUIP Treasurer), 2006 (Acc. 2006.002)

Gift of Liz Yeats (QUIP Administrative Facilitator), 2012 (Acc. 2012.26)

Processing Information

Records, correspondence, etc. were organized, put in folders and document boxes, and placed in RG 4.


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