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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records: Ministry & Care and its predecessors

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: QM-Phy-400

Scope and Contents

Records of the Yearly Meeting of Ministers and Elders and its successors.


  • Creation: 1827-1998


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

The Yearly Meeting of Ministers and Elders and its successor bodies have had responsibility for the spiritual life of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and its members. Ministers and Elders considered queries pertaining to spiritual matters, prepared minutes for ministers travelling to other yearly meetings, heard reports from travelling ministers, and received minutes from visiting ministers of other yearly meetings. In 1919, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Hicksite) changed the name of Ministers and Elders to Ministry and Counsel. With the reunion of the Philadelphia Yearly Meetings in 1955, a new body called (since 1975) Committee on Worship and Ministry was formed to consider spiritual matters.


4 linear ft.

Language of Materials



The Meeting on Worship and Ministry is a gathering of Friends in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting concerned with the spiritual life of the Society, which nurtures and assists Monthly Meetings and individuals with their spiritual and worship concerns.

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


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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