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New York Yearly Meeting Records: Ministry and Counsel and its Predecessors

 Collection — othertype: SW/NYy/400_499
Identifier: QM-NYy-400_499

Scope and Contents

Records of the Ministry Coordinating Committee and related records of the united New York Yearly Meeting. This collection also includes the records of predecessor groups: the Yearly Meeting on Ministry and Counsel (1978-2007), the Meeting of Ministry and Counsel and its Executive Committee (1956-1978), the Orthodox and Hicksite Meetings of Ministers and Elders of the two New York Yearly Meetings (1828-1955), and the Pre-Separation records of Ministers and Elders (1650s-1828).


  • Creation: 1656-2000


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access is through microfilm, if available.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Repository. 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

New York Yearly Meeting was first held in 1696 as the Yearly Meeting at Flushing or Long Island, consisting essentially of the Flushing Quarterly Meeting that was set off from New England Yearly Meeting. Meeting for Sufferings was established in 1758 and was held quarterly to represent and hold any business of the Yearly Meeting while it was not in session.

In 1978 Ministry and Counsel was reorganized and enlarged, the name of its Executive Committee changed to the Coordinating Committee on Ministry and Counsel, and the nme of its parent body to Yearly Meeting on Ministry and Counsel. At this time it had four constituent committees: Epistle, Faith and Practice, Human Relations, and Sufferings.

At Summer Sessions 2007, the Coordinating Committee for Ministry and Counsel (CCMC) was laid down and a Ministry Coordinating Committee was established. Four new committees were created at the same time -- Worship at YM Sesions, State of the Society, Ministry and Pastoral Care, Spiritual Nurture -- so that the MCC could function as a coordinating committee rather than as a committee of the whole.


46 linear ft.

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Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition


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