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:
Birmingham Monthly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1964)
Creator:
Birmingham Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (1956- )
Title:
Birmingham Monthly Meeting Records
ID:
QM/Ph/B520
Date [inclusive]:
1770-2013
Physical Description:
2.5 Linear Feet
Language of the Material:
English

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Biographical / Historical

Birmingham Monthly Meeting was established in 1815. At the time of the Hicksite separation in Phila. Yearly Meeting in 1827 it split into Hicksite and Orthodox branches. It was known informally in later years as the Chestnut Street (West Chester) Friends Meeting, and merged with West Chester Monthly Meeting in 1964. The Hicksite branch was discontinued in 1955; in 1956, its constituent preparative meetings, Birmingham and West Chester, were set up as monthly meetings. Birmingham Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends is currently active.

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Scope and Contents

Records of Birmingham Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and its predecessors, the pre-Separation meeting (1815-1827) and the Hicksite meeting include: Minutes, 1815-2013 (gaps); Woman's minutes, 1827-1895, and account book, 1857-1898; Ministry & Counsel minutes, 1924-1940; Overseers' minutes, 1941-1952; Vital records, 1770-1955; and other miscellaneous materials.Also includes Orthodox records: Vital Records, 1816-1963; Marriage certificates, 1818-1962; Removals, 1827-1963; Overseers minutes and miscellaneous correspondence, 1959-1962; Membership records, 1956-1963; and other miscellaneous papers, 1915-ca.1940; Minutes, 1827-1957; Women's Minutes, 1815-1916; Ministers and Elders' Minutes 1896-1962.

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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

Revision Description

This finding aid was updated by Madison Arnold-Scerbo in 2017. 2017

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit

Conditions Governing Access

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

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.

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County
  • Quakers -- Pennsylvania -- West Chester
  • Chester County (Pa.) -- Genealogy
  • West Chester (Pa.) -- Genealogy
  • Birmingham Monthly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1964)
  • Birmingham Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1815-1827)
  • Birmingham Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : Hicksite : 1827-1955)
  • Birmingham Monthly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1964)
  • Birmingham Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : 1815-1827)
  • Birmingham Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : Hicksite : 1827-1955)
  • Birmingham Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (1956- )

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Collection Inventory

Vital Records

Biographical / Historical: At the time of the Separation in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting in 1827-28, pre-Separation vital records were generally retained by the branch with which the recorder was affiliated. Researchers are advised to consider vital records which span this period carefully: in many cases, the meeting without the original records may have reconstructed these records for its membership only, giving the impression that individuals in the other branch were never members.

Births and deaths [copy], 1770-1899

Physical Description: 1 folder ; 38 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 3.1

Scope and Contents: Birth and death data copied from Birmingham Monthly Meeting's record books by Dorothy Lapp, Chester County Historical Society, January 6 1939. Earliest recorded birth : 1770. Latest recorded death : 1899.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Marriage Certificates, 1816-1962

Physical Description: 1 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B52 1.1

Scope and Contents: Meeting's copies of marriage certificates, 1816-1962, and births & deaths, 1781-1818. Volume also includes: Births entered in back, in reverse direction to marriage certificates. Titles on covers: Record Marriage Certificates A; Record Births & Burials. Includes indexes. Includes pre-Separation births, deaths, & marriages. Marriages to 1939 also available in microfilm

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 27
  • Haverford: No Film
Marriages-Papers, 1951

Physical Description: 1 folder (1 item)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhM.B500.01.001 (1250/J5.15.1)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Marriage correspondence, 1980

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 3.2

Scope and Contents: Correspondence concerning marriages under the care of Birmingham Monthly Meeting, 1980.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Marriage certificates, 1993

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 3.3

Scope and Contents: Meeting's copies of marriage certificates of Michael Lee Cook to Ann Bowen Bartlett, 26 6mo 1993, and Jennifer Marie Kipp to David Duane Stewart, 12 6mo 1993.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Membership, 1815-1906 or 1907

Physical Description: 1 v.; 33 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 3.6

Scope and Contents: Book of S. Emlen Sharples (1828-1914): containing names of persons belonging to Birmingham Monthly Meeting of Friends, showing increase and decrease of membership from the organization of the meeting (1815-1906). Membership abstracts. Volume also contains : recorder's reports (1887-1895). "Presented by him 3mo 16 1907 to A. D. Sharples." S. Emlen Sharples was recorder of Birmingham Monthly Meeting.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Membership, 1816-1955

Physical Description: 1 v.; 45 cm. + 30 membership forms (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 3.4

Scope and Contents: Running title. Certificate of removal and other pertinent papers laid in.

General Note: Membership forms numbered (170-199) for microfilming.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph343
  • Haverford: Microfilm 125A
Membership, 1827-1842

Physical Description: 1 v.; 23 cm. + 1 folder.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 3.8

Scope and Contents: Membership list of the Hicksite meeting (1827-1832) with birth dates and, in some instances, death dates. Accompanying folder contains birth and death information for some members and their children (1827-1842). Membership list of the Hicksite meeting (1827-1832) with birth dates and, in some instances, death dates. Accompanying folder contains birth and death information for some members and their children (1827-1842). "A part of the members of Birmingham Monthly Meeting having separated themselves from their Brethren on the 8th of 11mo 1827 and since that time, the following is a list so far as it extends of the members attaching themselves to the regular Monthly Meeting. Each member subscribing his or her name to this list except children's names written by parents or except those otherwise specified at the place." -- preliminary page.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Membership, 1885-1921

Physical Description: 1 vol. (236 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhM.B500.01.006 (1250/J5.12)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph12
  • Haverford: No Film
Membership Lists, 1863-1955

Physical Description: 1 folder (5 items)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhM.B500.01.005 (1250/J5.16.2)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Membership-Papers, 1846-1955

Physical Description: 4 folders

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhM.B500.01.003 (1250/J5.16.1)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Membership, 1918-1958

Physical Description: 1 vol. (94 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox/United

Call Number: HC.PhM.B500.01.008 (1250/J5.16)

Membership records, 1956-1963

Physical Description: 4 folders

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B52 1.2, 1.4, 1.5-1.6

Scope and Contents: Membership records of Birmingham Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) as follows: Membership lists, 1956-62 & n.d.; Membership statistics, 1956-63; Recorders' notebook, 1956-63; Correspondence, 1957-63.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Membership list and transfers, 1979-1989

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 3.5

Scope and Contents: Membership list (1981), correspondence concerning transfers of membership, and statistical reports to yearly meeting, 1979-1989.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Register, 1788-1955

Physical Description: 1 v.; 33 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 3.7

Scope and Contents: Volume contains the following : Births (1788-1861) ; Deaths (1827-1861) ; Marriages (1828-1955).

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph30
  • Haverford: No Film
Certificates of removal, 1816-1919

Physical Description: 1 v.; 34 cm. + 1 folder (69 items)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 3.9

Scope and Contents: Meeting's copies of certificates issued by the meeting for members removing to other meetings (1816-1868). Volume also includes : abstract of removals issued (1866-1918) ; abstract of removals received (1865-1919). Folder contains loose certificates received by the meeting and letters acknowledging receipt of certificates issued by the meeting (1870-1919). Title transcribed from cover.

General Note: Items in folder are numbered 160 to 229 for microfilming.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph30
  • Haverford: No Film
Removals Issued, 1828-1859

Physical Description: 1 vol. (143 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhM.B500.01.002 (1250/J5.13)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph29
  • Haverford: Microfilm 25
Removals Issued, 1859-1890

Physical Description: 1 vol. (173 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhM.B500.01.004 (1250/J5.15)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph29
  • Haverford: Microfilm 25
Removals Issued, 1890-1926

Physical Description: 1 vol. (176 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhM.B500.01.007 (1250/J5.14)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph29
  • Haverford: Microfilm 25
Removals, 1893-1915

Physical Description: 1 folder (4 items) ; 38 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 3.13

Scope and Contents: Letter from Nathaniel G. Hickman requesting removal from membership (1893 11mo 14) ; Certificates of removal from Sadsbury Monthly Meeting for Lillian C. Webster and Mary C. Webster (1915 7mo 7) ; Certificate of removal from London Grove Monthly Meeting for Blanche L. P. Slack (1915 8mo 12).

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Certificates of removal, 1927-1963

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B52 1.3

Scope and Contents: Certificates of removal sent and received. Some certificates include membership information.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Removals received, 1935-1948

Physical Description: 1 folder (23 items) ; 38 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 3.15

Scope and Contents: Copies from membership record of persons, whose memberships were transferred to Birmingham Monthly Meeting. Also included is one certificate of dismission issued by First Presby. Church of Waynesburg, Pa. (1942). These forms accompanied certificates of removal issued by direction of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Some forms are undated and missing information.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Memorials, 1923, 1933, 1977

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 3.10

Scope and Contents: Photocopies of memorials written for Mary Parker Darlington, Jennie J. Darlington, Isaac A. Passmore, George Steele, and Horace F. Darlington Sr.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Men's Meeting and Joint

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. Beginning at the end of the 19th century, men and women ceased to hold separate business meetings, meeting instead in joint session.

Minutes, 1815-1955

Physical Description: 3 linear ft. (6 v.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 1.1-1.6

Scope and Contents: Minute books of the Hicksite men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women as follows : [1.1] 1815-1844, [1.2] 1844-1888, [1.3] 1888-1912, [1.4] 1913-1936, [1.5] 1936- 1953, [1.6] 1953-1955. Volume 1815-1844 contains pre-Separation men's minutes, 1815-1827.

General Note: Joint sessions where men and women met together for business began in 1896.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph23 (1888-1936)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph24 (1936-55)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph27 (1815-88)
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes-Copy, 1815-1827

Physical Description: 1 vol. (170 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: HC.PhM.B250.02.001 (1250/J5.A1)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph28
  • Haverford: Microfilm 24
Minutes, 1827-1847

Physical Description: 1 vol. (375 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhM.B250.02.002 (1250/J5.1)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph28
  • Haverford: Microfilm 24
Minutes, 1847-1875

Physical Description: 1 vol. (398 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhM.B250.02.003 (1250/J5.2)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph28
  • Haverford: Microfilm 24
Minutes, 1875-1916

Physical Description: 1 vol. (600 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhM.B250.02.004 (1250/J5.3)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph28
  • Haverford: Microfilm 24
Minutes, 1916-1922

Physical Description: 1 vol. (160 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhM.B250.02.005 (1250/J5.4)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph29
  • Haverford: Microfilm 24
Minutes, 1923-1930

Physical Description: 1 vol. (303 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhM.B250.02.006 (1250/J5.5)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph14
  • Haverford: Microfilm 99
Minutes, 1931-1941

Physical Description: 1 vol. (299 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhM.B250.02.007 (1250/J5.6)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph14
  • Haverford: Microfilm 99
Minutes, 1941-1957

Physical Description: 1 vol. (299 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox/United

Call Number: HC.PhM.B250.02.008 (1250/J5.7)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph14
  • Haverford: Microfilm 99
Minutes [rough], 1944-1946

Physical Description: 2 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 1.7-1.8

Scope and Contents: Volumes as follows: 1.7 1944, 1.8 1945-46.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1957-1964

Physical Description: 1 vol. (163 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: HC.PhM.B250.02.008 (1250/J5.8)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph14
  • Haverford: Microfilm 99
Minutes, 1956-1989, 1993-2005

Physical Description: 1.5 linear ft. (5 v.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 1.9-1.14

Scope and Contents: Minute books as follows : [1.9] Jan. 1, 1956-Jan. 2, 1966; [1.10] Feb. 5, 1966-Dec. 6, 1970; [1.11] 1971-1974; [1.12] 1974-1979; [1.13] 1980-1989 (13 folders), [1.14] 1993-2005. Volume 1956-1966 contains membership list (1mo 1, 1956). Volume 1966- 1970 includes ten-year analysis of membership (1956-1966). Pertinent papers laid in.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph25 (1956-66)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph26 (1966-79)
  • Swarthmore: No film (1980-89, 1993-2005)
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 2006-2013

Physical Description: 3 folders

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 1.15-1.17

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the monthly meeting for business: 2006-07, 2008-09, and 2010-2013 4mo.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 2014-2015

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B500 1.18

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
  • Haverford:No Film

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Women's Meeting

Minutes, 1827-1895

Physical Description: 2 v. ; 35 cm. or smaller.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 2.1-2.2

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the Women's Meeting from 11mo 8, 1827 to 12mo 28, 1895. Volumes as follows: 2.1 1827-1878, 2.2 1878-1895.

General Note: Joint sessions with men began in 1896.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph30
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1815-1846

Physical Description: 1 vol. (346 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhM.B250.03.001 (1250/J5.8.1)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph14
  • Haverford: Microfilm 99
Minutes, 1846-1896

Physical Description: 2 vol. (427 p., 54 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhM.B250.03.002 (1250/J5.9)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph31
  • Haverford: Microfilm 100
Minutes, 1896-1919

Physical Description: 1 vol. (213 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhM.B250.03.003 (1250/J5.10)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph31
  • Haverford: Microfilm 100
Minutes-Rough, 1908-1916

Physical Description: 1 vol. (95 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhM.B250.03.004 (1250/J5.11)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Worship and Ministry and its predecessors

Biographical / Historical: Committee which had care of the spiritual welfare of the meeting, particularly the meeting for worship. Ministry and Counsel committees were established in 1918 by Hicksite meetings, which no longer designated members as ministers or elders. The predecessor of Ministry and Counsel was the Preparative Meeting of Ministers and Elders.

Minutes, 1896-1934

Physical Description: 1 vol. (182 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: 1250/J5.18.1

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1934-1962

Physical Description: 1 vol. (183 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox/United

Call Number: 1250/J5.18.2

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1924-1940

Physical Description: 1 v. (189 p.) ; 22 x 15 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 4.1

Scope and Contents: Minutes from 10mo 19, 1924 to 4mo 14, 1940.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph24
  • Haverford: No Film

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Financial Records

Account Book [Women], 1857-1897

Physical Description: 1 v. (44 p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 5.1

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Financial records, 1869-1997

Physical Description: 4 v. + 1 folder.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 5.2-5.6

Scope and Contents: Financial records of Birmingham Monthly Meeting, 1869-1997. Includes account books, [5.2] 1869-1949, [5.3] 1949-71, [5.4] 1971-86 & [5.5] 1986-97, and a folder of miscellaneous papers, [5.6] 1966-68. Volumes 1869-1949 & 1949-1971 include the records of Birmingham Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1869-1956.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Agreement with Friends Fiduciary Corporation (Hannum Trust Funds), 1987

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 5.7

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Property Records

Octagonal Schoolhouse Deed Transfer, 1967

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 6.1

Scope and Contents: Records of Octagonal Schoolhouse Deed Transfer, 1967. Includes correspondence and copy of deed.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Specifications and conditions of classroom addition to meetinghouse, 1967

Physical Description: 1 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 6.2

Scope and Contents: Architectural specifications and notes on the classroom addition to Birmingham Friends meeting house in Chester County, Pennsylvania, designed by William Macy Stanton and Cope & Lippincott, Architects, 1967.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Deed, 1991

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 6.3

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Committees

Overseers

Minutes, 1941-1952

Physical Description: 2 v.; 22 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 7.1, 7.10

Scope and Contents: Minute books as follows : [7.1] 1941-1945 ; [7.2] 1946-1952.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1963-1976

Physical Description: 1 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 7.2

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the Overseers of Birmingham Monthly Meeting, 1963-1976.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Records, 1959-1962

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B52 2.1

Scope and Contents: Records of the Overseers of Birmingham Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), primarily concerning the merger with West Chester Monthly Meeting. Included are: Minutes, 1959-1962; Membership lists, 1959-1962; and other miscellaneous papers.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

Advancement Committee

Record book of meals held at High Street Friends' Meeting, 1931-1955

Physical Description: 1 v.; 25 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 7.4

Scope and Contents: Account book relating to quarterly, monthly, and preparative meeting suppers, as well as to suppers served for fund-raising and social purposes at the West Chester meeting house. Included are: names of members of orgainizing committees; names of food donors; menus; news clippings, etc. Pertinent papers laid in.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

Building Committee

Records, 1966-1986

Physical Description: 1 v. + 2 folders

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 7.5, 7.11-7.12

Scope and Contents: Records of the Building Committee of Birmingham Monthly Meeting, 1966-86. Includes: [7.5] account book, 1966-86; [7.11] Education Wing plans, 1966-67; [7.12] miscellaneous papers, 1966-71.

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First Day School

Microfilm availability:

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  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1946-1949

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 7.6

Religious Education Committee

Miscellaneous records, 1980-1989

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 7.7

Scope and Contents: Miscellaneous reprts and correspondence of the Religious Education Committee, 1980-1989.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Vacation School records, 1969

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 7.8

Scope and Contents: Miscellaneous records of Birmingham Friends Vacation School, 1969. Includes lesson plans, announcements, and other materials.

Historical Committee

Octagonal Schoolhouse History and Rehabilitation, 1981-1982

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 7.9

Scope and Contents: Includes a photocopy of a brief history of the school (1854-72), correspondence, and a Historical Structure Report prepared by John M. Dickey.

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Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous papers, 1844, 1893-1903

Physical Description: 2 folders (10 items)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 8.1

Scope and Contents: Financial papers concerning payment to school teacher (1897) ; recorder's report (1893) ; letters of parental consent to a marriage (1844, 1896) ; extracts from the minutes of Birmingham Preparative Meeting pertaining to the custody and recording of property deeds dating from 1721 to 1820 (1903).

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  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Anniversary pamphlets, 1965-1990

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 8.2

Scope and Contents: Anniversary pamphlets for 275 and Tricentennial celebrations, 1965 and 1990.

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  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Gravestone inscriptions of Lafayette Cemetery, Birmingham, Chester County, Pa., 1936

Physical Description: 1 folder ; 38 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 8.3

Scope and Contents: Lists gravestone inscription found at Lafayette Cemetery (Hicksite), Birmingham, Pa. (1814-1936). Folder also contains : gravestone inscriptions found at the Orthodox Friends Cemetery (1858-1938). Carbon copy of typescript. With : Gravestone inscriptions of the Orthodox Friends Cemetery, Birmingham, Chester County, Pa. / copied on July 18, 1936 by Bart Anderson and Marwood Darlington

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph30
  • Haverford: No Film
Guest books, 1940-1997

Physical Description: 3 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 8.4, 8.14

Scope and Contents: Guest books belonging to Birmingham Monthly Meeting, 1940-1997. Includes: [8.4] meeting house visitors' book, 1940-77; [8.13] Tricentenial Celebration Guest Book, 1990; [8.14] and Potluck Gathering book, 1996-97.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
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History, [189-]

Physical Description: 1 v. in folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 8.5

Scope and Contents: "The History of Birmingham Monthly and West Chester Preparative Meetings : taken principally from the minutes of Concord, Bradford, Goshen, Birmingham Monthly and West Chester Preparative Meetings". Manuscript history of Birmingham Monthly and West Chester Preparative Meetings up to 1850. Included are : a list of members of West Chester Preparative Meeting received from Goshen, Bradford and Concord Monthly Meetings (1815); and a list of members of West Chester Preparative Meeting (1827, 11mo 8). Accompanied by : Typescript copy (1958). "For the better understanding of the history of Birmingham Monthly and West Chester Preparative Meetings, it has been thought best to give a short account of Goshen, Bradford, and Concord Monthly Meetings ; Birmingham Preparative Meeting being a branch of Concord Monthly Meeting prior to 1815. It is also proposed to give some account of the place on which the Borough of West Chester now stands before it was made the seat of justice in 1786." -- p. 1.

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Manuals of procedures, 1972-1996

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 8.6

Scope and Contents: Manuals of procedures and revisions, 1972, 1982, 1990, and 1996. List duties of standing committees and officers.

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  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Officers and Committee Members, 1962-1987

Physical Description: 1 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 8.7

Scope and Contents: Notebook containing lists of officers and committee members of Birmingham Monthly Meeting, 1962-1987.

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  • Swarthmore: No Film
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Papers, 1915-ca. 1940

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B52 3.1

Scope and Contents: Miscellaneous papers of historical interest, including the script of Christmas tableaux (ca.1940), and notes on the celebration of the centennial of Birmingham meeting, 1915.

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  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Correspondence, 1990, 1993

Physical Description: 2 folders

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 8.9, 8.15

Scope and Contents: Miscellaneous correspondence of Birmingham Monthly Meeting, 1990-1993. Includes clerk's correspondence, membership lists, memorials, mailings, and other records. Volumes as follows: 8.9 1990, 8.15 1993.

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  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Annual Reports, 2003-2005

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 8.10

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Birmingham Monthly Meeting Messenger, 1920-1955

Physical Description: 1 v.; 18-21 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 8.11-8.13

Scope and Contents: Description based on: First month, 1920; title from caption. Volumes as follows: 8.11 1920-38, 8.12 1938-44, 8.13 1945-55.

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  • Swarthmore: No Film
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Friends messenger, 1958-[ongoing]

Physical Description: 28 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 8.19

Scope and Contents: Vol. 8.19 1970-1989; 8.20 1993-1996.

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  • Swarthmore: No Film
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A Manual of Procedures, 1990

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 8.17

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
By-Laws, 2007

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 8.18

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Safe Deposit Box Contents in 2000, reviewed in 2005, 2005

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B5 8.16

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Miscellaneous, 2007-2015

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/B500 8.21

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
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