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Centre Monthly Meeting (Centre County, Pa.) Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: QM-B-C374

Scope and Contents

Records of Centre Monthly Meeting, pre-Separation, Hicksite, and Orthodox, 1754-1936. Pre-Separation and Hicksite records include: men's and joint minutes 1803-1936, women's minutes 1803-85, vital records 1754-1923, and miscellaneous 1889-1920. Orthodox records include: men's and joint minutes 1868-1918, women's minutes 1863-1892, Ministers and Elders minutes 1841-1898, and miscellaneous, 1927-1929.


  • Creation: 1754-1936


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

Information on reproduction policies available in the Library.

Biographical / Historical

Centre was established as a preparative meeting under Warrington in 1797, and became a monthly meeting in 12mo 1803. During the Separation of 1828, the meeting affiliated with the Hicksite branch of Friends; Orthodox members withdrew. In 1835, the Hicksite meeting came under the jurisdiction of the newly established Centre Quarterly Meeting. Centre Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) was held regularly until the 1930s, but was not laid down until 1975. Centre Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) was re-established in 1834. After 1840 it was under the jurisdiction of the Dunnings Creek Meeting. It was finally laid down in 1919.


2 linear ft.

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Divided into series: 1.Men's and Joint Minutes; 2.Women's Minutes; 3.Vital Records; 4. Worship and Ministry and its Predecessors; 5. Committees; 6. Miscellaneous.

Physical Location

This collection includes records stored at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Baltimore Yearly Meeting.

Existence and Location of Copies

Also available in microfilm, for use in the Library only: MR-B23, 96, B8B


Vol. 1.2 includes indexed minutes.

Centre Monthly Meeting Records
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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