The Resource Richmond Friends Meeting records, (microform)

Richmond Friends Meeting records, (microform)

Label
Richmond Friends Meeting records, 1849-2004
Title
Richmond Friends Meeting records
Inclusive dates
1849-2004
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Records, 1849-2004 (bulk 1914-2004), of the Richmond Friends Meeting, including committee files, correspondence, financial records, historical materials, membership records, minutes, newsletters, publications, and reports that document Quaker history and tradition in Richmond and Virginia. These records also detail the meeting's involvement in the war tax resistance movement, helping war refugees since World War I with the American Friends Service Committee, and social issues, such as same-sex marriage and terminal illness
  • SERIES I: Monthly Meeting Minutes, 1963-1996. Includes meeting minutes, committee reports, treasurer's reports, budget and financial records, attendance lists, and membership records that document the activities of the Richmond Friends Meeting, including the meeting's various committees
  • SERIES II: Clerk. Consists of records of the clerk of the Richmond Friends Meeting, including correspondence, memos, reports, newsletters, and brochures. These records concern meeting business, communications between the Monthly meeting and the Yearly meeting, contributions, committee clerking, and the realignment of the Quarterly meeting
  • SERIES III: Recorder. This series includes a handbook on the creation, maintenance, and preservation of Meeting records, and reports and memos concerning the role of the Meeting Recorder
  • SERIES IV. Treasurer, 1914-1985. Contains a bank deposit book recording deposits in the Savings Bank of Richmond for the years 1915-1917, bills, 1917-1921, budgets, 1974-1985, cancelled checks, 1916-1921, incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1916-1992, expenditures, 1914-1918, flip charts highlighting operating expenses and the proposed budget for 1959, receipts, 1916-1922, and a treasurer's account book, 1917-1935. These records document the financial history of the Richmond Friends Meeting. Of note is the correspondence and cancelled checks concerning the fundraising activities of the Richmond Friends Meeting for various charities
  • SERIES V: Meeting Historian. Includes materials relating to Quaker history and tradition, the history of Quakers in Richmond and Virginia, and the history of the Richmond Friends Meeting. Of note are the materials documenting Richmond Quakers during the Civil War, and efforts to save the Jacob House from being destroyed in the expansion of Virginia Commonwealth University. Also includes an article on the John Miller House, photocopies of the journals of Elias Hicks and John Woolman, agendas and minutes of the History Committee from August 1992 to September 1993, research notes and rough drafts of the history of Richmond Friends Meeting written by Mary Fran Hughes, correspondence containing information on Quaker history and requests for information, and records of the Friends Christian Endeavor Society. Arranged alphabetically
  • SERIES VI: Committee Files. Includes files of the following committees: Ad Hoc Committee on the Clearing, Ad Hoc Committee on Growth, Advancement and Outreach Study, Bicentennial, Buildings and Grounds, Care and Counsel, Clearing, Financial Stewardship, Ministry and Counsel, Ministry and Worship, Peace, Peace Education, Religious Education, Spring Retreat, and Trustees
  • SERIES VII: Membership Records, 1849-1998. This series includes annual reports of membership statistics (1982-1987), guest registers (1953-1991), membership register (1849-1997), membership cards, seeker's packets, Richmond meeting directories (1956, 1974-1998), Baltimore Yearly Meeting directories, correspondence of the meeting recorder regarding membership, memorials, and lists of committee members (1957-1958, 1964-1966, 1975-1987), members withdrawn, meeting children, and Midlothian and Williamsburg transfers. The earliest date in the membership register, 1849-1997, represents the birth year of one of the members. Also includes files on the following individual members: Seth Arginteanu and Emmett Shorter. Of interest is files of the Talent Resource Book, compiled by the meeting's 3rd-5th graders and describing the talents and interests of the member of the Richmond Friends Meeting
  • SERIES VIII: Newsletters, 1956-2001. These newsletters include schedules of events, business meeting news, committee news, budget information, announcements, and member notes
  • SERIES IX: American Friends Service Committee. This series includes material relating to the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization established in 1917 to provide conscientious objectors with an opportunity to help civilian war victims. Consists of 50th anniversary publications, 1963 and 2002 annual reports, information on the Algerian relief program, Life Over Debt Campaign, and recovery kits for Kosovo refugees, and a copy of the Winter 2004 edition of Quaker Action, a publication of the American Friends Service Committee
  • SERIES X: War Tax Resistance. Consists of correspondence, brochures, newsletters, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, publications, and resource packets relating to efforts among the peace churches (Friends, Brethren, and Mennonites) to stop paying taxes that support war and establish a World Peace Tax Fund. Includes files on National Council for World Peace Tax Fund, Peace Tax Fund legislation, the Richmond Peace Education Center
  • SERIES XI: Virginia Quarterly Meeting 1961-1975. Includes records of the Virginia Quarterly Meeting, including attendance lists, correspondence, minutes of the Executive Committee, September 1962-October 1968, newsletters, newspaper clippings, programs, and schedules of events. Also includes files concerning the transfer of the Black Creek Monthly Meeting to the Corinth and Somerton Monthly Meetings and the disposition of the property of the Black Creek Monthly Meeting
  • SERIES XII: Representative Meeting, 25 Oct. 1997. This series consists of the agenda and minutes from the 25 October 1997 Representative Meeting. This meeting involved representatives from twenty-six monthly meetings comprising the Baltimore Yearly Meeting
  • SERIES XIII: Ashland Friends Meeting 1991-1999. Includes business meeting minutes, October 1991-June 1999,of the Ashland Indulged Meeting. These minutes contains lists of members present for meetings, announcements, financial reports, and committee reports
  • Series XIV: Midlothian Friends Meeting, 1988-1995. Includes brochures, business meeting minutes, 1989, 1991-1995, membership records, financial reports, reports, newsletters, and spiritual state of the meeting reports, 1990-1995, of the Midlothian Friends Meeting, now a full-fledged meeting
  • Series XV: Publications. Includes annual reports of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting (1977-1980, 1984-1985, 1987), Baltimore Yearly Meeting Faith and Practice Manual (1988), elders handbook, invitations to worship, songbooks, and copies of Fellowship (March 1990, April/May 1990), The Friend A Religious and Literary Journal (September 1848-September 1849), Friends Journal (February 1986-July 1990), Friends United Press Pamphlet Series, the Monthly Newsletter from the 57th Street Meeting of Friends (1969-1975), minutes, proceedings and yearbooks of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting (1929-2002), proceedings of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends at Park Avenue (1930), proceedings of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends at Stony Run (1959-1966), and proceedings of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (1958). Also includes miscellaneous newsletters such as the Dharma Wheel, Friends for Lesbian and Gay Concerns, Information Express, Right Sharing of World Resources, and TeenQuake, and miscellaneous pamphlets and brochures relating to conferences, workshops, and spirituality and worship. THIS SERIES IS NOT AVAILABLE ON MICROFILM
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Biographical or historical data
In 1795, a Richmond Indulged Meeting was organized under the care of the White Oak Swamp Monthly Meeting. When the Weyanoke Monthly Meeting (formerly known as the White Oak Swamp Monthly Meeting) was disbanded in 1841, its members joined the Richmond Particular or Preparative Meeting, which then became part of the Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting. In 1844, the Richmond Meeting was suspended under an agreement that the Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting would meet occasionally in Richmond. By 1854, the Monthly Meeting was only meeting in Richmond. In 1875, the Cedar Creek Monthly Meeting officially changed its name to the Richmond Monthly Meeting. The Richmond Monthly Meeting is part of the Baltimore Yearly Meeting.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Richmond Friends Meeting records, (microform)
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi00575.xml
Base of film
safety base polyester
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory available electronically through the website of the Virginia Heritage database at
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
silver halide
Extent
33
Generation
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
Richmond Friends Meeting
Organization method
  • Organized into the following series and subseries: I. Monthly Meeting Minutes, 1963-1999; II. Clerk; III. Recorder; IV. Treasurer, 1914-1985; V. Meeting Historian; VI. Committee Files (Subseries A. Ad Hoc Committee on the Clearing; B. Ad Hoc Committee on Growth; C. Advancement and Outreach Study; D. Bicentennial; E. Buildings and Grounds; F. Care and Counsel; G. Clearing; H. Financial Stewardship; I. Ministry and Counsel; J. Ministry and Worship; K. Peace; L. Peace Education; M. Religious Education; N. Spring Retreat; O. Trustees); VII. Membership Records, 1849-1998; VIII. Newsletters, 1956-2001; IX. American Friends Service Committee; X. War Tax Resistance; XI. Virginia Quarterly Meeting, 1961-1975; XII. Representative Meeting, 25 October 1997; XIII. Ashland Friends Meeting, 1991-1999; XIV. Midlothian Friends Meeting, 1988-1995; XV. Publications.
  • Microfilm arrangement: MISC. REEL 4659 contains: Series I: Monthly Meeting Minutes, 1963-1999 (Box 1, Folder 1-12); MISC. REEL 4660 contains: Series I: Monthly Meeting Minutes, 1963-1999 (Box 1, Folder 13-20); MISC. REEL 4661 contains: Series I: Monthly Meeting Minutes, 1963-1999 (Box 1, Folder 21-27); MISC. REEL 4662 contains: Series I: Monthly Meeting Minutes, 1963-1999 (Box 1, Folder 28 - Box 2, Folder 3); MISC. REEL 4663 contains: Series I: Monthly Meeting Minutes, 1963-1999 (Box 2, Folder 4-11); MISC. REEL 4664 contains: Series II: Clerk; Series III: Recorder; Series IV: Treasurer, 1914-1985 (Box 2, Folders 12-29); MISC. REEL 4665 contains: Series V: Meeting Historian (Box 2, Folder 30-48); MISC. REEL 4666 contains: Series V: Meeting Historian (Box 2, Folder 49 - Box 3, Folder 4); MISC. REEL 4667 contains: Series V: Meeting Historian (Box 3, Folder 5-18); MISC. REEL 4668 contains: Series VI: Committee Files, Subseries A-D (Box 3, Folder 19-38); MISC. REEL 4669 contains: Series VI: Committee Files, Subseries E (Box 3, Folder 39-47).
  • MISC. REEL 4670 contains: Series VI: Committee Files, Subseries E (Box 3, Folder 48 - Box 4, Folder 6); MISC. REEL 4671 contains: Series VI: Committee Files, Subseries F (Box 4, Folder 7-21); MISC. REEL 4672 contains: Series VI: Committee Files, Subseries F (Box 4, Folder 22-31); MISC. REEL 4673 contains: Series VI: Committee Files, Subseries G-K (Box 4, Folder 32-57); MISC. REEL 4674 contains: Series VI: Committee Files, Subseries L (Box 5, Folder 1-17); MISC. REEL 4675 contains: Series VI: Committee Files, Subseries L (Box 5, Folder 18-29); MISC. REEL 4676 contains: Series VI: Committee Files, Subseries M (Box 5, Folder 30-53); MISC. REEL 4677 contains: Series VI: Committee Files, Subseries M (Box 5, Folder 54 - Box 6, Folder 9); MISC. REEL 4678 contains: Series VI: Committee Files, Subseries M (Box 6, Folder 10-23); MISC. REEL 4679 contains: Series VI: Committee Files, Subseries M (Box 6, Folder 24-29); MISC. REEL 4680 contains: Series VI: Committee Files, Subseries M (Box 6, Folder 30-40).
  • MISC. REEL 4681 contains: Series VI: Committee Files, Subseries N-O (Box 6, Folder 41-51); MISC. REEL 4682 contains: Series VII: Membership Records, 1849-1998 (Box 6, Folder 52 - Box 7, Folder 8); MISC. REEL 4683 contains: Series VII: Membership Records, 1849-1998 (Box 7, Folder 9-17); MISC. REEL 4684 contains: Series VII: Membership Records, 1849-1998 (Box 7, Folder 18-35); MISC. REEL 4685 contains: Series VIII: Newsletters, 1956-2001 (Box 7, Folder 36-43); MISC. REEL 4686 contains: Series VIII: Newsletters, 1956-2001 (Box 7, Folder 44 - Box 8, Folder 6); MISC. REEL 4687 contains: Series VIII: Newsletters, 1956-2001 (Box 8, Folder 7-11); MISC. REEL 4688 contains: Series VIII: Newsletters, 1956-2001; Series IX: American Friends Service Committee (Box 8, Folder 12-22); MISC. REEL 4689 contains: Series X: War Tax Resistance (Box 8, Folder 23-33); MISC. REEL 4690 contains: Series XI: Virginia Quarterly Meeting, 1961-1975; Series XII: Representative Meeting, 25 Oct. 1997; Series XIII. Ashland Friends Meeting, 1991-1999 (Box 8, Folder 34-41); MISC. REEL 4691 contains: Series XIV. Midlothian Friends Meeting, 1988-1995 (Box 9, Folder 1-13).
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positive
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low reduction ratio
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Type of unit
reels.

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