Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Summary Information

Repository:
Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Creator:
Alapocas Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends)
Title:
Alapocas Monthly Meeting Records
ID:
QM/Ph/A400
Date [inclusive]:
1974-2001
Physical Description:
3 Linear Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Records entirely in English.

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Biographical / Historical

In 1957, Wilmington Monthly Meeting appointed a Committee of Oversight to organize and oversee the development of a Meeting for Worship at Wilmington Friends School, in order to ease overcrowding at the parent meeting ; this Indulged Meeting and First Day School was referred to as the School Road Meeting. In 1962, the School Road Worship Group, with the encouragement of Wilmington Monthly Meeting, appointed a Clerk and started to hold business meetings on its own ; the Committee of Oversight was laid down in 1963. In 1974, Concord Quarterly Meeting approved the request of Wilmington Monthly Meeting to establish the School Road Worship Group as Alapocas Monthly Meeting.

Alapocas Monthly Meeting was laid down in 2001.

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Scope and Contents

Records include: minutes 1974-2001 ; membership records, 1975-2001 ; miscellaneous papers, 1975-2001.

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Administrative Information

Publication Statement

Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

friends@swarthmore.edu or hc-special@haverford.edu

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Access is through microfilm, if available.

Conditions Governing Use

Each meeting's records have been placed on deposit, so 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.

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Society of Friends -- Delaware -- New Castle County
  • Delaware -- New Castle County
  • Alapocas Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends)

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Collection Inventory

Vital Records

Membership, 1975-2001

Physical Description: 8 folders

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/A4 2.1-2.5

Scope and Contents: Membership renewals since 1975. Also included are copies of the form letters sent to members asking them to consider membership reaffirmation, a travelling minute, certificate of removal, some letters of resignation, etc.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Vital records, 1974-2001

Physical Description: 1 vol. + 9 folders (in 1 box)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/A4 2.6-2.15

Scope and Contents: Includes: a volume of membership records, 1974-1998, annual reports of the recorder, 1974-1996, emergency notification form, n.d., letters of transfer, 2000-01, lists of members, 1985, 1990, 1999-2001, marriage certificates, 1989-1993, membership reports, 1990-1999, obituaries, 1975-1994, recorder forms, n.d., and transfers, 1978-1996.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Joint Meeting

Biographical / Historical: Official records of proceedings kept for all Quaker business meetings. Only Quakers could participate. It has responsibility for care of members, authorizes removals and marriages, maintains discipline, considers the queries, manages meeting property, fosters social concerns, and reports regularly to the quarterly meeting.

Minutes, 1974-1979

Physical Description: 1 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/A4 1.1

Scope and Contents: Minutes for 1974-1975 and 1977 10mo 17 to 1979 12mo 16. Volume for 1974-79 is missing minutes for 1976 and part of 1977. These minutes are foldered separately.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph21
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1976-77, 1980-2000

Physical Description: 3 v. ; 30 cm. + 1 folder.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/A4 1.2-1.5

Scope and Contents: Minutes of Alapocas Monthly Meeting, 1976-77, 1980-85, 1986-95, and 1996-2000. Minutes from 1mo 10 1976 to 8mo 21 1977 in folder. Volume for 1980-85 in binder labelled: Alapocas Monthly Meeting History and minutes.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 2001

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/A4 1.6

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous papers, 1975-1979

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/A4 3.1

Scope and Contents: Correspondence, treasurer's reports, membership records, papers relating to various social concerns of the meeting, etc., 1975 and 1977-1979.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Miscellaneous papers, 1974-2001

Physical Description: 4 folders

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/A4 3.2-3.5

Scope and Contents: Includes publications, 1990-1994, correspondence, 1977-2000, annual reports, 1974-2001, and communication with PYM, 1974, 1981, & 1983.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Picture album, 1974-1996

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/A400 3.7

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
  • Haverford:No Film
Guest book, 1970-1999

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/A400 3.6

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
  • Haverford:No Film

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