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:
Woodstown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.
Title:
Woodstown Monthly Meeting Records
ID:
QM/Ph/W630
Date [inclusive]:
1928-2013
Physical Description:
3 Linear Feet
Language of the Material:
English

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Biographical / Historical

Woodstown Monthly Meeting was established in 1928 by Salem Quarterly Meeting (Hicksite) out of Pilesgrove Preparative Meeting at the dissolution of Pilesgrove Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). Its first business sessions were held in 1929. Woodstown is currently an active monthly meeting.

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Scope and Contents

Records of Woodstown Monthly Meeting, 1928-2013, include: Hicksite/United minutes 1929-2013; Hicksite membership register, 1928-1958; minutes of the Hicksite Meeting of Worship and Ministry and of its predecessors, the Meeting of Ministry and Counsel and the Meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1897-1963.

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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 -- New Jersey -- Salem County
  • Society of Friends -- New Jersey -- Woodstown
  • Salem County (N.J.) -- Genealogy
  • Woodstown (N.J.) -- Genealogy
  • Pilesgrove
  • Woodstown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends

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Collection Inventory

Vital Records

Membership, 1928-1958

Physical Description: 1 v. (125 p.) ; 24 x 36 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/W63 2.1

Scope and Contents: Register contains information on births, deaths, marriages, removals, etc. Microfilm copy deposited in the Quaker Collection of Haverford College. Also available in microfilm, for use in the repository only

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 237
  • Haverford: Film 127A
Burial records (Pilesgrove), 1816-2013

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

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

Call Number: RG2/Ph/W630 2.2

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
  • Haverford:No Film

Scope and Contents: Record book begun in 1899. Alphabetical chart tipped in. Includes index of lot holders.

Burial records (Pilesgrove), 1816-2013

Physical Description: 1 volume

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

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

Call Number: RG2/Ph/W630

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore:No Film
  • Haverford:No Film

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

Minutes, 1929-1996, 2005-2013

Physical Description: 10 v. + 3 folders ; 34 cm. or smaller

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/W63 1.1-1.13

Scope and Contents: Minutes as follows, with some gaps: 1929-1937, 1938-1945, 1945-1955, 1956-1964, 1965-1968, 1968-1971, 1972-1978, 1978-1984, 1985-1989, 1990-96, 2005-2006, 2008 9mo-2009 9mo, and 2009 9m-2013 11mo. Minute book (1929-1937) also contains minutes of Pilesgrove Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1927-1929. Minutes to 1965 also available in microfilm (SW)

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: Microfilm MR-Ph 670 (to 1965)
  • 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.

Meeting of Ministry and Counsel Minutes, 1929-1937

Physical Description: 1 v. (299 p.) ; 27 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/W63 3.1

Scope and Contents: Minutes from 5mo 28, 1929 to 8mo 9, 1937. Minute book also contains: minutes of Pilesgrove Meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1897-1918, and minutes of Pilesgrove Preparative Meeting of Ministry and Counsel, 1918- 1929. Pertinent papers laid in.

General Note: The Meeting of Ministers and Elders changed its name to Ministry and Counsel in 1918.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Meeting of Ministry and Counsel Minutes, 1937-1950

Physical Description: 1 v. (299 p.) ; 27 cm.

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite

Call Number: RG2/Ph/W63 3.2

Scope and Contents: Minutes from 9mo 13, 1937 to 8mo 1, 1950. Pertinent papers laid in.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film
Committee on Worship and Ministry Minutes, 1956-1963

Physical Description: 1 v. (299 p.) ; 26 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/W63 3.3

Scope and Contents: Reports and other pertinent papers laid in.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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Miscellaneous

Newsletter of the Woodstown Monthly Meeting

Physical Description: 28-36 cm

Physical Location: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Quaker Meeting Note: Affiliation: Hicksite/United

Call Number: RG2/Ph/W63 4.1

Scope and Contents: Description based on: First month, 1970 issue; title from caption.

Microfilm availability:

  • Swarthmore: No Film
  • Haverford: No Film

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