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
Title:
Salem Quarterly Meeting Records
ID:
QM/Ph/S270
Date [inclusive]:
1681-2015
Physical Description:
10.75 Linear Feet
Language of the Material:
English

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Biographical / Historical

A quarterly meeting for Gloucester and Salem was established in1682 at a general meeting held in Salem. In 1794, Haddonfield Quarterly Meeting was created out of division of this quarterly meeting. The resulting meeting was then known as Salem Quarterly Meeting.

In 1904, Salem Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox) was absorbed into Haddonfield Quarterly Meeting, forming Haddonfield and Salem Quarterly Meeting. When Haddonfield Quarterly Meeting (Hicksite) merged with Haddonfield and Salem Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox), in 1954, the former Orthodox meetings at Salem and Greenwich were then returned to Salem Quarterly Meeting.

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Scope and Contents

Records of Salem Quarterly Meeting and its predecessors, the pre-Separation, Hicksite and Orthodox meetings, since 1681, include: men's minutes, 1697-1966/1986-2015; women's minutes, 1707-1904; ministers' and elders' minutes, 1735-1965/2012-16; financial records, 1719-1750; committee records; and other miscellaneous papers.

Before the Separation, this meeting was known as Gloucester and Salem Quarterly 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. 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 -- New Jersey -- Salem County
  • Society of Friends -- New Jersey -- Gloucester County
  • Society of Friends -- New Jersey -- Salem County
  • Society of Friends -- New Jersey -- Gloucester County
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Gloucester and Salem Quarterly Meeting
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1827-1955). Salem Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955). Salem Quarterly Meeting
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955). Haddonfield and Salem Quarterly Meeting
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Salem Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. Gloucester and Salem Quarterly Meeting
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite: 1827-1955). Salem Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955). Salem Quarterly Meeting
  • Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Orthodox : 1827-1955). Haddonfield and Salem Quarterly Meeting

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Collection Inventory

Men's Meeting and Joint

Biographical / Historical: Official records of proceedings kept for all Quaker business meetings. Only Quakers could participate. Beginning at the end of the 19th century, men and women ceased to hold separate business meetings, meeting instead in joint session.

Minutes, 1697-1794

Physical Description: 2 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 1.1-1.2

Scope and Contents: Minute books of the pre-Separation men's meeting as follows: 1697-1776, 1776-1794. Volume 1 includes index.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 580
  • Haverford: Film 22*
Minutes-Rough, 1710-1717

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: 1250/C6.2

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes [rough], 1776-1816

Physical Description: 3 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 1.3-1.5

Scope and Contents: Rough minutes of the pre-Separation men's meeting as follows: 1776-1788; 1789-1795; 1795-1816.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 582 (1789-1794)
  • Haverford: Film 21* (1789-1794)
Minutes, 1795-1839

Physical Description: 1 v. (360 p.) ; 34 cm. Box 127.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 1.6

Scope and Contents: Minute book of the Orthodox quarterly meeting, 1795-1839. Contains pre- Separation minutes 1795-1827.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 581
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1827-1953

Physical Description: 5 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 1.7-1.11

Scope and Contents: Minute books of the Hicksite meeting from 11mo15 1827 to 6mo6 1953 as follows: 1827-1880, 1880-1904, 1904-1922, 1922-1946, 1946-1953.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes [extracts], 1827-1862

Physical Description: 1 v. (ca. 20 p. used)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 1.12

Scope and Contents: Extracts from 11mo15, 1827 to 12mo4, 1862 with gaps. Entries are not arranged in strict chronological order.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1839-1887

Physical Description: 1 vol. (356 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhQ.S270.01.001 (1250/I4.2)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph582
  • Haverford: Film 21*
Minutes, 1887-1904

Physical Description: 1 vol. (154 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhQ.S270.01.002 (1250/I4.3)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph582
  • Haverford: Film 21*
Minutes [rough], 1892, 1893

Physical Description: 1 item (20 sheets in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 1.13

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes [rough], 1911-1924

Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 1.14

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1953-1966/1986-2004

Physical Description: 4 v. ; 30 cm. + 2 folders.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 1.15-1.19

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the united meeting as follows: 1953-1958, 1958-1962, 1962-1966, 1986-2001, 2001-2004. Volume 1953-1958 includes minutes of the Hicksite meeting, 1953-1955.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 2003-2015

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 1.20

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Women's Meeting

Minutes, 1707-1780

Physical Description: 1 v. (172 p.) ; 33 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 2.1

General Note: Minute book of Haddonfield Quarterly Meeting of Women Friends includes minutes of Gloucester and Salem Quarterly Meeting of Women Friends, 1781-1794; microfilmed on reel with Salem Quarterly Meeting, MR-Ph253.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 253
  • Haverford: Film 24*
Minutes [rough], 1707-1749

Physical Description: 1 v. (99 p.) ; 21 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 2.2

Scope and Contents: Minutes from 29th 2mo 1707 to 17th 1mo 1748/9. Volume also contains: women's meeting account book, 1719-1750, and rough minutes of Haddonfield Monthly Meeting women's meeting, 4mo-7mo 1773.

General Note: Pages foxed. Volume stored in acid-free folder.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1795-1822

Physical Description: 2 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 2.3-2.4

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the pre-Separation Women's meeting as follows: 2mo16 1795-5mo15 1809; 8mo21 1809-2mo14 1822.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 581
  • Haverford: Film 24*
Minutes, 1822-1836

Physical Description: 1 v. (140 p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 2.5

Scope and Contents: Women's minutes from 1822 5mo16 to 1836 8mo11. Contains pre-Separation minutes, 1822-1827.

General Note: MR-Ph 581.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph581
  • Haverford: Film 24*
Minutes, 1827-1901

Physical Description: 3 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 2.6-2.8

Scope and Contents: Minute books of the Hicksite women's meeting as follows: 1827-1881, 1881-1899, 1899-1900. Volume also includes minutes of first joint session of men and women Friends, 1901 3mo7.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1836-1851

Physical Description: 1 vol. (144 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhQ.S270.02.001 (1250/I4.10)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph582
  • Haverford: Film 21*
Minutes, 1851-1865

Physical Description: 1 vol. (136 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhQ.S270.02.002 (1250/I4.11)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph582
  • Haverford: Film 21*
Minutes, 1865-1904

Physical Description: 1 vol. (183 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhQ.S270.02.003 (1250/I4.12)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph582
  • Haverford: Film 21*

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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, 1735-1794

Physical Description: 3 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 3.1-3.3

Scope and Contents: Minute books of the pre-Separation Meeting of Ministers and Elders as follows: 1735-1745, 1763-1792, 1792-1794.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 251 (1763-92, 1792-94)
  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 580 (1735-1745)
  • Haverford: Film 22*
Minutes, 1823-1886

Physical Description: 1 v. (ca. 150 p.)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 3.4

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the Meeting of Ministers and Elders of Salem Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox). Volume also contains pre-Separation minutes, 1823-1827.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 580
  • Haverford: Film 21*
Minutes, 1870-1904

Physical Description: 2 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 3.5-3.6

Scope and Contents: Minute Books as follows: 1870-1888; 1888-1904.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1886-1904

Physical Description: 1 vol. (66 p.)

Physical Location: Haverford College Quaker and Special Collections

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation/Orthodox

Call Number: HC.PhQ.S270.03.001 (1250/I4.15)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 580
  • Haverford: Film 22*
Minutes, 1923-1953

Physical Description: 2 v.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 3.7-3.8

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the Hicksite quarterly meeting of Ministry and Counsel, 1923-1939, 1939-1953.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 1953-1965

Physical Description: 1 v. (disbound, in folder)

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 3.9

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the Committee on Worship and Ministry and its predecessor, Ministry & Counsel, 1953-1965. Includes minutes of the Hicksite meeting, 1953-1955. Committee called "Ministry and Counsel" until 2nd mo 1954.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 2012 12mo-2016 3mo

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 3.10

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Committees

Salem First Day School Union (Salem, N.J.)

Minutes, 1896-1950

Physical Description: 1 v. + 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 4.1-4.2

Scope and Contents: Minute book of the Salem First Day School Union, 1898-1950. Also includes a folder with miscellaneous papers found in the book: reports, 1934-38, and Business Committee minutes, 1890-1915.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Visiting Committee Minutes, 1896-1911

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 4.4

Scope and Contents: Minute book of the Salem First Day School Union, 1898-1950. Also includes a folder with miscellaneous papers found in the book: reports, 1934-38, and Business Committee minutes, 1890-1915.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

Steering Committee

Minutes, 1990-1996

Physical Description: 1 folder.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 4.3

Scope and Contents: Minutes of the Steering Committee of Salem Quarterly Meeting, 1990-1996.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:
  • Haverford: No Film
Minutes, 2010-2015

Physical Description: 1 folder

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation:

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 4.5

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Miscellaneous

A collection of Christian brotherly advices, [1762]

Physical Description: 32 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Pre-Separation

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 5.1

Scope and Contents: "Given forth from time to time by the yearly meetings of Friends for Pennsylvania & New- Jersey held alternately at Burlington and Philadelphia : alphabetically digested under proper heads." Copy marked for the Quarterly Meeting of Glocester & Salem.

General Note: Manuscript.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Miscellaneous papers, 1681-1838

Physical Description: ca. 100 items (foldered, in book) ; 1.5 linear ft

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 5.2

Scope and Contents: Papers of Salem Quarterly Meeting, 1681-1838. Chiefly concern Salem Monthly Meeting.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Miscellaneous papers, 1896-1900

Physical Description: 12 items (foldered)

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 5.3

Scope and Contents: Includes the following: Committee on Boarding Home reports, 1896-1899; report concerning First Day Schools, 1900 3mo8; reports from Pilesgrove (Woodstown) Monthly Meeting, 1896-1897; report on the Port Elizabeth property, 1898.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Miscellaneous papers, 1946-1952

Physical Description: ca. 300 items (in box)

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 5.4

Scope and Contents: Miscellaneous papers of Salem Quarterly Meeting, 1946-1952. Includes Clerk's correspondence, reports, statistics, and other miscellaneous papers.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Salem Quarter news, 1974-79/1997-99

Physical Description: 28 cm.

Call Number: RG2/Ph/S27 5.5

Scope and Contents: Description based on: First Day (December 8, 1974); title from caption.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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