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Frederick Friends Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-F691

Scope and Contents

Frederick Friends Meeting records (1981-2021) includes records from its initial period as a worship group as well as its time as a Preparative under care of Bethesda. Minutes are both paper (1981-2019) and digital (2020-2021). Other records including membership forms and correspondence; memorial minutes for deceased members; Frederick's Incorporation and By-Laws; and the meeting' newsletter (with gaps) which for many years also included the prior month's approved minutes.


  • Creation: 1981 - 2021


Language of Materials

Records entirely in English

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy. Digital files are accessible to TriCollege accounts or on-campus users.

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

Quakers began meeting informally in Frederick, Maryland, as early as 1981. Frederick Friends Worship Group, occasionally referred to as Catoctin Meeting, was established as Frederick Preparative Meeting under Bethesda Monthly Meeting in 1984. It was set off as a monthly meeting in 1987, and was transferred from Potomac to Warrington Quarterly Meeting.


1.75 linear ft.

0.1 GB

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, Frederick Friends Meeting. Some digital records from the 2010s deposited by Wayne Finegar, General Secretary of Baltimore Yearly Meeting, in 2020.

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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 repoductions from Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library