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:
Media Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Title:
Media Monthly Meeting Records
ID:
QM/Ph/M440
Date [inclusive]:
1924-2009
Physical Description:
5 Linear Feet
Language of the Material:
English

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Biographical / Historical

In 1948, Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) released some of its members to form Springfield Monthly Meeting. The members of Chester Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) merged with Chester Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) in the same year to form Chester United Monthly Meeting of Friends. The membership of Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) was therefore identical with that of Media Preparative Meeting, its only remaining preparative meeting. The preparative meeting was accordingly discontinued. In 1952, the monthly meeting became a united meeting by affiliation with the two Concord Quarterly Meetings. In 1955, the meeting's name was changed to Media Monthly Meeting

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Scope and Contents

Records of Media Monthly Meeting and its immediate predecessor, Chester Monthly Meeting (Media, Pa.) from 1948. Includes: vital records to 2009, minutes, 1948-2003, financial records, committee records, and miscellaneous. Of particular interest are the records of the Sanctuary Committee, 1986-1990, and blueprints of the Media meetinghouse

The pre 1948 records of Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) have been described with the records of Chester Monthly Meeting

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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 electronic finding aid was updated in Summer 2016 by Abdulrezak Kemal in preparation for importing into ArchivesSpace, to conform to current markup standards and the ArchivesSpace data model. 2016

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 -- Delaware County
  • Society of Friends -- Pennsylvania -- Media
  • Delaware County (Pa.) -- Genealogy
  • Chester Monthly Meeting of Friends (Media, Pa.)
  • Media Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
  • Chester Monthly Meeting of Friends (Media, Pa.)

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Collection Inventory

Vital Records

Biographical / Historical: Earlier records of the members of Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) are described with those of the Chester Monthly Meeting

Marriage certificates, 1928-1995

Physical Description: 2 v. (loose-leaf)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:O/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44 2.1-2.2

Scope and Contents: Includes Orthodox and United meeting marriage records

General Note: Photostatic copies of marriage certificates. Recent certificates (1961-1995) housed in OVERSIZE Filmed to 1961

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph297 (to 1961)
  • Haverford: No Film
Record book of marriage certificates, 1928-1950

Physical Description: 1 v. (p. 1-73)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44 2.10

Scope and Contents: Typescript copies of certificates for marriages held under the meeting's oversight.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Membership, 1925-1957

Physical Description: 1 v

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:O/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44 2.3

Scope and Contents: Register contains information on births, deaths, marriages, removals, etc

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Membership - former members, 1956-2009

Physical Description: 3 v. (loose-leaf) and 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44 2.4-2.7

Scope and Contents: Membership record forms for members lost through resignation, removal, or death, 1956-1985, 1985-1994, 1985-1995, and 1998-2009. Includes information on births, marriages, names of children, addresses, and dates of removal or death

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Removal Certificates and Related Materials, 1965-1967

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44 2.8

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Membership Records (terminations), 2008

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44 2.9

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Meeting for Business

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, 1949-2003

Physical Description: 6 v. + 7 folders

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:O/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44 1.1-1.13

Scope and Contents: Minutes of Media Monthly Meeting and of its predecessor as follows: 1949-1964; 1965-1973; 1973-1979; 1980-1983; 1984-1990; 1990-1993; 1993-1995; 1995-1997; 1997-1998; 1998-1999; 1999-2001; 2001-2003. Also includes index to minutes, 6mo 1986-1mo 1990

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 298 (1949-1962)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 298 (1965-1973)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 299 (1973-1979)
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 2003 8mo-2005 6mo

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M440 1.14

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
  • Haverford:No Film
Minutes, 2005 9mo-2007 6mo

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M440 1.15

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
  • Haverford:No Film
Minutes, 2007 9mo-2008 6mo

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M440 1.16

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
  • Haverford:No Film
Minutes, 2008 9mo-2010 6mo

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M440 1.17

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
  • Haverford:No Film
Minutes, 2010 9mo-2012 6mo

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M440 1.18

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
  • Haverford:No Film
Minutes, 2012 9mo-2013 7mo

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M440 1.19

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Worship and Ministry

Minutes, 1944-1962

Physical Description: 1 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44 3.1

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Financial Records

Miscellaneous financial Records, 1924-1955

Physical Description: 9 items (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:O/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44 4.1

Scope and Contents: Records of the Trustees under the will of Evelina D. Caldwell. Bank books, accounts, and correspondence relating to the Estate of Evelina D. Caldwell and its trust for Clara Davis Myers, 1924-1955

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Treasurer's Records, 1970-1986

Physical Description: 7 folders (in box)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44 4.2

Scope and Contents: Includes audit correspondence and statements (1971-1984), samples of contribution/appeal letters (1978-79), accounts of fees for meetinghouse space (1970-77), insurance records (1978-82), records of Media Interfaith Housing Corporation (1984-86), war tax materials (1984-86), and other miscellaneous records

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Finance Committee Records, 1969-1979

Physical Description: 1 box

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44 4.3

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Property Records

Blueprints of proposed alterations to meeting house and school, 1935-1937

Physical Description: 13 items

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/C432++ 6.2

Separated Materials: Housed with records of Chester Monthly Meeting (Orithodox).

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Blueprints for alteration and addition to Media Friends meeting house, 1956-1965

Physical Description: 10 items in oversize folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44++ 5.1

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Property Committee Records, 1921-1972

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:O/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44 5.2-5.3

Scope and Contents: Includes papers of the Business and Property Committee, 1921-1969 and of the Finance Committee, 1969-1972. The Business and Property Committee was reorganized in 1969 to form separate Finance and Property Committees

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Committees

Overseers Committee

Records, 1974-1992

Physical Description: 6 folders

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44 6.1-6.6

Scope and Contents: Records of the Committee of Overseers, 1974-1992. Includes minutes, 1980-81 & 1991-92, correspondence, 1974-77, Care List, 1981-91, funds, grants, & scholarships, 1980-91, and Sharing List, 1983-91

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

Sanctuary Committee

Records, 1986-1990

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44 6.7

Scope and Contents: Records of the Sanctuary Committee of Media Meeting, 1986-1990. Includes minutes and miscellaneous records. Also includes materials from Central American Sanctuary Alliance (CASA) of Delaware County

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Miscellaneous committee papers, 1933-1988

Physical Description: ca. 800 items in box

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:O/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44 6.8

Scope and Contents: Miscellaneous committee papers as follows: Community Relations Committee, 1957-1964; Community Support Corporation, 1971-1976; Coordinating Committee reports, 1948-1953, 1966-1973; Coordinating Committee papers concerning Shoemaker Fund/Mtg. Sec'y, 1955-1961; Coppock-Patterson Committee, 1957- 1960; Fellowship Activities Committee, 1957-1960; The Harned Committee, 1937-1955, 1967-1969; Long Range Planning, 1969-1976; Overseers, 1957-1968; Religious Education (also called Fist Day School Committee) reports, 1945-1965 and God and Country Award Data, 1956-1958; School Committee, 1967; School Relationship Committee, 1980-1988; Peace Committee reports and correspondence, 1954-1965; Worship and Ministry, 1955-1969; Young Friends, 1944-1958

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

Peace Committee

Reports and miscellaneous correspondence, 1954-1965

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44 6.9

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Miscellaneous Records, 1944-1958

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44 6.10

Scope and Contents: Includes records of Young Friends.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous papers, 1930-1971

Physical Description: 1 box

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:O/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44 7.1

Scope and Contents: Papers concerning meeting's history, including name change, organic union, transfer of responsibility from preparative meetings to monthly meeting, 1930-1971; membership lists, 1941-1956; membership correspondence, 1957- 1966, 1969; marriage permissions, 1951-1969; miscellaneous membership and education statistics, 1946-1968; papers relating to draft resistance and conscientious objectors, 1940-1969; travel minutes, 1930-1965; memorials, 1946-1960 & n.d.; reports to Quarterly Meeting, 1951-1967; queries and answers to queries, 1946-1968

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Clerk's correspondence, 1970-1981

Physical Description: 6 folders (in 2 boxes)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44 7.2-7.7

Scope and Contents: Clerks correspondence of Media Monthly Meeting, 1970-72, 1973-74, 1975-76, 1977, 1978-79, 1980-81.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Remarks on the Occasion of the Family Memorial Service for Albert Nicholson Votaw, 1983

Physical Description: 2 items (in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44 7.9

Scope and Contents: Typescript copy of remarks on the occasion of the family memorial service for Albert Nicholson Votaw (1925-83), given at the Florida Avenue Friends Meeting House (Washington, D.C.) on April 27, 1983. Also includes letter from Greg Votaw to Friends of Media Monthly Meeting, 8 May 1983, received with the remarks

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Newsletter, 2009

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/M44 7.10

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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