Skip to main content

Buffalo Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-B837

Scope and Contents

Records of Buffalo Monthly Meeting and of the Buffalo Niagara Friends Group, 1939-ongoing. Includes minutes (with most coverage pre-1970 and post-2012), the member files and related material of inactive members before 2020, newsletters, some material from the Ministry & Counsel Committee, and additional records, including a file on the Christ is the Answer International Fellowship, a meeting of Evangelical Friends under care of Buffalo. Minutes and newsletters deposited digitally beginning in 2020.


  • Creation: 1939 - 2022


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

Buffalo Niagara Friends Group was established as a meeting for worship in 1939. In 1940 it became a United monthly meeting under Scipio United Quarterly Meeting. By the early 1950's, the meeting name did not always include Niagara, and Buffalo Meeting was used exclusively after 1953. This meeting remains active.


1.5 linear ft. (3 boxes, 4 volumes)

0.1 GB


Records of Buffalo Monthly Meeting and of the Buffalo Niagara Friends Group, 1939-ongoing. Includes: Minutes, Ministry & Counsel files, Newsletters, and miscellaneous records.


Divided into series: Minutes: 1.1 1939-1944, 1.2 1944-1955, 1.3 1955-1964, 1.4 1964-1970; Ministry & Counsel: 2.1 Clerk's files 1968-69; Newsletter: 3.1 1946-73, 3.2 1982-87, 3.3 1990-95; Miscellaneous: 4.1 State of Society Reports 1943-48, 4.2 Historical Notes on Vital Records 1982 & 1994, 4.3 Meeting History 1987.

Physical Location

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

Custodial History

Transferred from Haviland Records Room by NYYM in 1997.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, 1997.


Newsletters 1990-94 include minutes.

Buffalo Monthly Meeting Records
Inventory prepared by: FHL Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

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