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Swannanoa Valley Friends Meeting (Black Mountain, N.C.) Records

 Collection — Othertype SW/SA
Identifier: QM-SA-S900

Scope and Contents

Records include both physical and born-digital records. The collection includes a nearly comprehensive run of minutes, membership directories and reports, State of the Meeting reports, a sampling of committeee records (including Peace and Social Concerns and Ministry and Counsel), and miscellaneous records largely related to the history of the meeting and its affiliation and disaffiliation with SAYMA.


  • Creation: 1996 - 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

Swannanoa Valley Preparative Meeting began under the care of Asheville Monthly Meeting (part of Southern Appalachian Yearly Meetnig and Associtaion) in September 1996. It traces its history to 1994 as a mid-week worship group, shifting to a First Day worship group in early 1996, and it was set off as a monthly meeting in 1997.

Swannanoa Valley Monthly Meeting left SAYMA at the end of 2021 after a year of concern over management and budgeting for SAYMA's Uplifting Racial Justice Committee. The meeting is active and independent.


1 linear ft. (2 boxes)

0.2 GB

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Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposits, Swannanoa Valley Friends Meeting.

Related Materials

For mention of Swannanoa Valley Friends Meeting from its pre-2022 affiliation with SAYMA, please see QM-SA (Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting and Association Records).

Guilford College is a co-depository for SVFM.

Swannanoa Valley Friends Meeting (Black Mountain, N.C.) 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