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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records: Records Services Group and its predecessors (c. 1887-2005)

Identifier: QM-Phy-380

Scope and Contents

Records of the Records Services Group, 1887-1979, include its Minutes () as well as accounts (1931-1978), correspondence () and miscellaneous () especially as relating to the microfilming of records.


  • Creation: 1887-1979


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.

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

A records committee first published a report in the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Proceedings in 1955, though its work had begun earlier. The work of the committee was to record deposits of the records of various meetings in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware in the Friends Library at 142 N. 16th St. at least as of 1887. In 1977 the Bequests Committee gave the Records Committee $15, 475 to microfilm certain Friends records in order to guarantee the preservation of the documents. There are three copies of each reel: a master negative stored in the Bryn Mawr College Library, and two positive copies, one each at Swarthmore College and Haverford College. Today the Records Services Group, a working group under the care of the Standing Committee is charged to "oversee the collection, preservation, and future use of the records of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and its constituent quarterly, monthly, and preparative meetings."


3 linear ft.

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Physical Location

This collection is stored at the Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records: Records Services Group and its predecessors (c. 1887-2005)
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends: 1676- : Delaware County, Pa.).
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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