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Young Friends Movement papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1267

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of the Young Friends Movement, dating between 1916 and 1997, including Minutes, Correspondance, Newspaper Clippings, and Pamphlets.


  • Creation: 1916-1997


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Historical Note

Founded in the interest of providing opportunities for "greater fellowship, to encourage the development of deeper spiritual experience, and to facilitate service projects for young Quakers" between the ages of 15 and 35 years, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Young Friends Movement actually began as two groups, Hicksite and Orthodox (called the Young Friends Movement and the Young Friends Committee, respectively). In May 1975, after a long period of evaluation, Young Friends Movement merged with the Religious Education Committee.


0.21 linear ft. (1 box)

Language of Materials



This collection contains the papers of the Young Friends Movement, dating between 1916 and 1997. Included in the collection are materials published by the Young Friends, including their montly newspaper "The Quake," correspondence between members, and the papers of Clarence Pickett, the former secretary of the Young Friends Movement and executive secretary of the American Friends Service Committee, both relating to his time with the Young Friends and his time with the AFSC.


This collection is arranged in a single series, Papers.


The Young Friends Movement papers were donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in February, 2017 by Rachel Guaraldi.

Related Materials

  • QM-Phy-584 "Young Friends Movement (Joint) Records"
  • QM-Phy-585 "Young Friends Movement (Hicksite) Records"
  • SFHL-SC-189 "Young Friends Movement (Philadelphia, PA) records"

Processing Information

Processed by Alexandra Stern; completed November, 2018.

Young Friends Movement papers
Alexandra Stern
November, 2018
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