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Atlantic City Area Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: QM-Ph-A800

Scope and Contents

Records include: Clerk's correspondence, 1981-1985; Deeds, 1866-1884.


  • Creation: 1866-1884, 1981-1985, 2023


Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy. Digital files are accessible with a TriCollege account or by connecting from a TriCollege campus.

Copyright and Rights Information

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

Atlantic City Friends Meeting traces its origins to 1856, soon after the establishment of Atlantic City as a resort town. Several prominent Friends raised the necessary funds to acquire property on South Carolina and Pacific Avenues. They formed the Trustees for Friends Meeting House and Lots, a body charged with overseeing the finances and property holdings of the Atlantic City meeting. In 1872, a permanent meeting house was built. In 1874, Atlantic City Meeting became an indulged meeting for worship under the care of Haddonfield Monthly Meeting (Orthodox).

In 1900, the Atlantic City Friends School was started for members' children, and a second floor was added to the meeting house. In 1926, a larger Colonial Revival building designed by Walter Price was built on the lot, incorporating the old meeting house. The meeting in Atlantic City was very active in the 1950s, and it was set off as a separate monthly meeting in 1956 with a membership of about 60. A high school adjacent to the main school grounds was also founded in this period.

Beginning in the late 1960s, the Atlantic City Meeting and, in particular, the Friends School, were hit by a financial crisis. The downturn was linked to economic recession in Atlantic City. They sold the Atlantic City property in 1985, and moved to Galloway Township in 1988, adding "Area" to the meeting name. Atlantic Friends School was laid down by the Board of Directors on the recommendation of the Ad Hoc Committee in August 1988.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

0.1 Gigabytes



Physical Location

This collection includes records stored at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College and at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections. Please contact for more information on depositing new records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Related Materials

The Atlantic City Friends Collected Records (SFHL-RG4-113) is a larger collection of records related to the Trustees of the Atlantic City Meeting House and Atlantic City Friends School, covering 1872-1991. Other records of the Atlantic City Friends School may be found with the records of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Representative Committee, Ser. 11 (RG2/Phy/047) at Swarthmore.

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