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Charleston Friends Meeting (Charleston, W. Va.) Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/Z
Identifier: QM-SA-C400

Scope and Contents

The Charleston Friends Meeting records include newsletters (which include the prior month's business minutes) for some of the 1960s, 1980s, and 1990s, and a more complete run from 2000-2023. Paper records include a 1981 membership list and guestbook from the late 1960s. 2023 records were deposited digitally, and include business minutes and financial and Treasurer records.


  • Creation: 1962 - 2023


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy. Digital files are accessible to TriCollege accounts or on-campus users.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Friends Historical Library. 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

Charleston, West Virginia was home to a Quaker worship group beginning in 1962. They first affiliated with FWCC as a monthly meeting in 1965, and in late 1976 joined the newly established Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association (SAYMA).

Charleston Friends Meeting officially disaffiliated from SAYMA in 2022 after concerns about Quaker business procedures and financial priorities related to the SAYMA URJ (Uplifting Racial Justice) group. It is currently an active independent monthly meeting.


0.5 linear ft. (1 document case, 1 volume)

0.1 GB

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Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposits, Charleston Friends Meeting

Related Materials

For early affiliation with FWCC (1965-1966) please see SFHL-RG1 (Friends World Committee for Consultation, Section of the Americas Records). For mention of Charleston Friends Meeting from its 1976-2022 affiliation with SAYMA, please see QM-SA (Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association Records).

Charleston Friends Meeting (W. Va.) Records
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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