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Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Records: Joint Young Friends Movement (1912-1975)

 Collection — othertype: HV/Phy/584
Identifier: QM-Phy-584

Scope and Contents

Records of the Joint Young Friends Movement at Haverford include the organization's General and Annual Meeting Minutes (1929-1933), Annual Reports (1931-1947), Conference and Seminar Papers (1931-1971), Correspondence (1933-1971), Financial Records (1931-1960) Photographs (1919-1925), records of its Advisory Committee (1963-1966), its Business Committee (1931-1961), its Executive Committee (1921-1964), its Committee on Young Friends (1931-1951) and other miscellaneous committee or general records.

Young Friends Movement records after 1975 at Haverford can be found with the records of the Religious Education Committee of PYM.

Records specific to either the Young Friends Committee (Orthodox) or Young Friends Movement (Joint) are catalogued under those respective headings.


  • Creation: 1912-1971


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

Founded in the interest of providing opportunities for "greater fellowship, to encourage the development of deeper spiritual experience, and to facilitate service projects for young Quakers" between the ages of 15 and 35 years, PYM's Young Friends Movement actually began as two groups, Hicksite and Orthodox (called the Young Friends Movement and the Young Friends Committee, respectively).

The Young Friends Movement of PYM (Hicksite) was officially organized in 1916 and recognized by the Yearly Meeting two years later. The Young Friends Committee (Orthodox), having met informally since 1912, was recognized by the Yearly meeting in 1925. In 1930 (25 years before the reunification of the two Philadelphia Yearly Meetings), these groups merged officially to form the Young Friends Movement (Joint).

In May, 1975, after a long period of evaluation, Young Friends Movement merged with the Religious Education Committee.


15.75 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: Joint Young Friends Movement (1912-1975)
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (Society of Friends: 1676- : Delaware County, Pa.).
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