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:
South Central Yearly Meeting of Friends
Title:
South Central Yearly Meeting Records
ID:
QM/SC
Date [inclusive]:
1949-2013
Physical Description:
1 Linear Feet
Language of the Material:
English
These records are entirely in English
Abstract:
South Central Yearly Meeting opened in 1961 as a member of Friends General Conference, growing out of the Southwest Conference that began meeting in 1957. Most of its early monthly meetings were originally recognized as such by FWCC. Today South Central includes unprogrammed Quakers meeting in Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

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Biographical / Historical

South Central Yearly Meeting opened in 1961 as a member of Friends General Conference, growing out of the Southwest Conference that began meeting 1957/01/25.

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Scope and Contents

Records of the South Central Yearly Meeting and of its member meetings.

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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

Conditions Governing Access

Where available, access is through microfilm.

Conditions Governing Use

Information on reproduction policies available in the library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposit, South Central Yearly Meeting.

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Related Materials

Related Materials

Records of the American Friends Fellowship Council (RG4/004), on deposit in Friends Historical Library, include correspondence and other records of meetings at Corpus Christi (1941-47), Dallas (1943, 1953), Little Rock (1952), New Orleans (1945-53), Oklahoma City (1938-46), and South Central Friends (1942-47).

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Controlled Access Headings

  • Society of Friends -- Texas
  • Society of Friends -- Arkansas
  • Society of Friends -- Missouri
  • Society of Friends -- Oklahoma
  • Society of Friends -- Louisiana
  • South Central Yearly Meeting of Friends

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Collection Inventory

South Central Yearly Meeting of Friends

Newsletter

SCYM Newsletter, 1962-1991

Physical Description: 1 volume

Call Number: SG1

South Central Yearly Meeting News, 1992-2008/2010

Physical Description: 1 volume and 1 folder

Call Number: SG1

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Friends Meeting of Austin (Austin, Texas)

Biographical / Historical: The meeting was founded in 1948. It first home was on Washington Square in central Austin, a beautiful old brick building which in turn became home to the Austin Zen Center in 2001. The Meeting worshipped at the Hancock Recreation Center until, in 2007 they moved into their current meeting house on East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in East Austin in a church building that was formerly home to St. James Episcopal Church. (Abstracted from the Meeting's web site, 2010)

Business Meeting

Minutes, 1949-1974

Physical Description: 1 folder

Call Number: RG2/SC/A

Minutes, 1975-1987

Physical Description: 1 folder

Call Number: RG2/SC/A

Minutes, 1988-1994

Physical Description: 1 folder

Call Number: RG2/SC/A

Minutes, 1995

Physical Description: 1 folder

Call Number: RG2/SC/A

Minutes, 1996-1998

Physical Description: 1 folder

Call Number: RG2/SC/A

Minutes, 1999-2002

Physical Description: 1 folder

Call Number: RG2/SC/A

Minutes, 2004 7mo-2009

Physical Description: 1 folder

Call Number: RG2/SC/A

Newsletter

Friendly Notes, 1996-2010

Physical Description: 1 folder

Call Number: SG1

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Fayetteville Friends Monthly Meeting (Fayetteville, Arkansas)

Biographical / Historical: The consistent Quaker presence in Fayetteville began in the early 1950's, when Judy Fowler, a birthright Quaker and history teacher, moved there with her husband Herb Fowler, an architecture professor. Originally a worship group, early friends were involved in civil rights, anti-McCarthyism, ecology, and anti-war demonstrations, among other causes. The Quakers met in individuals' homes until around 1984, when they began meeting at the Presbyterian Campus Center (now United Campus Ministries) at 902 W. Maple. They also met for a short time at 21 West Ave. (in the Grapevine house,) and for a shorter time at the United Methodist Church. Originally listed as a worship group under the care of Dallas Monthly Meeting, they came under the care of Little Rock when the latter became a monthly meeting in 1981. Little Rock Friends were instrumental in helping Fayetteville pull themselves back into meeting in 1987 after an internal conflict. Shortly after re-grouping, they became a Preparative meeting, and in 1997, became a monthly meeting. (Abstracted from the Meeting's web site, 2010)

Business Meeting

Minutes, 1992-1999

Physical Description: 1 folder

Call Number: RG2/SC/F

Scope and Contents: Includes Newsletters.

Minutes, 2000-2009

Physical Description: 1 folder

Call Number: RG2/SC/F

Scope and Contents: Includes Newsletters.

Minutes, 2010-2011

Physical Description: 2 folders

Call Number: RG2/SC/F

Scope and Contents: Includes Newsletters.

Minutes, 2012-2013

Physical Description: 2 folders

Call Number: RG2/SC/F

Minutes, 2014

Call Number: RG2/SC/F

Minutes, 2016 2mo-12mo

Call Number: RG2/SC/F

Miscellaneous

State of the Meeting Reports, 1982, 1991-94, 1997-2000, 2003-09

Physical Description: 1 folder

Call Number: RG2/SC/F

Miscellaneous Records, 1952-2007

Physical Description: 1 folder

Call Number: RG2/SC/F

Scope and Contents: Miscellaneous records, including attendance records, 1990-93, members' list and membership records, programs, and press clippings.

Miscellaneous Records, 2010-2012

Physical Description: 1 folder

Call Number: RG2/SC/F

Scope and Contents: Miscellaneous records, including State of the Meeting report, list of Clerks, membership, and other materials.

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San Antonio Monthly Meeting (Society of Friends : San Antonio, Texas)

Biographical / Historical: Friends in San Antonio began meeting for worship in 1971, under the care of Austin. The Meeting became a Preparative Meeting in 1976, and a Monthly Meeting in 1979.

Business Meeting

Minutes, 1976-1979

Physical Description: 1 folder

Call Number: RG2/SC/S

Scope and Contents: Includes minutes of the Worship Group and of the Preparative Meeting.

Minutes, 1979-1980

Physical Description: 1 folder

Call Number: RG2/SC/S

Minutes, 1981-1996

Physical Description: 1 folder

Call Number: RG2/SC/S

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