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Bennington Monthly Meeting of Friends Records

1958-2004
4 boxes (1.5 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 902 B466

Beginning as an independent worship group in Arlington, Vermont, in 1949, the Bennington Monthly Meeting settled in Bennington in about 1959. It has been affiliated with the Northwest Quarterly Meeting in 1962, and two monthly meetings have been set off from it since: Putney (1969) and Wilderness (1978). Bennington has also cared for worship groups in Pawlet (1988-1989), Putney (1964-1968), and Williamstown, Mass. (1989-1992), as well as the Wilderness Preparative Meeting in Plymouth, Vt. (1977-1978).

Although lacking the earliest years of the meeting minutes, the records of the Bennington Friends Meeting contain consistent coverage between 1970 and 2004, along with a handful of state of the society reports and a disbound scrapbook that includes some details on the early years.

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Background on Bennington Monthly Meeting of Friends


An image of: Abbie Loring in Cape Cod Quaker attire, ca.1930.Photo by Alton H. Blackington

Abbie Loring in Cape Cod Quaker attire, ca.1930.
Photo by Alton H. Blackington

Beginning as an independent worship group in Arlington, Vermont, in 1949, the Bennington Monthly Meeting settled in Bennington in about 1959. It has been affiliated with the Northwest Quarterly Meeting in 1962, and two monthly meetings have been set off from it since: Putney (1969) and Wilderness (1978). Bennington has also cared for worship groups in Pawlet (1988-1989), Putney (1964-1968), and Williamstown, Mass. (1989-1992), as well as the Wilderness Preparative Meeting in Plymouth, Vt. (1977-1978).

Scope of collection

Although lacking the earliest years of the meeting minutes, the records of the Bennington Friends Meeting contain consistent coverage between 1970 and 2004, along with a handful of state of the society reports and a disbound scrapbook that includes some details on the early years.

Inventory

Minutes
1970-2004
11:A6
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
1970 Aug.-Dec.
Box 1: 1
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
1971
Box 1: 2
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
1972
Box 1: 3
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
1973
Box 1: 4
Bennington Monthly: Minutes (lacking July)
1974
Box 1: 5
Bennington Monthly: Minutes (lacking June)
1975
Box 1: 6
Bennington Monthly: Minutes (no meeting in April, May lacking)
1976
Box 1: 7
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
1977
Box 1: 8
Bennington Monthly: Minutes (no meeting in Jan. 1978)
1978-1979
Box 1: 9
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
1980-1982
Box 1: 10
Bennington Monthly: Minutes (lacking July)
1983
Box 1: 11
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
1983
Box 2: 1
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
1984
Box 1: 12
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
1986
Box 2: 2
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
1987-1989
Box 2: 3
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
1990
Box 2: 4
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
1991
Box 2: 5
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
1992
Box 2: 6
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
1993
Box 2: 7
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
1994
Box 2: 1
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
1995 Jan.-June
Box 2: 9
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
1995 July-1996
Box 2: 10
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
1997-1998
Box 2: 11
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
1999-2000
Box 2: 12
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
2001-2002
Box 2: 13
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
2003
Box 2: 14
Bennington Monthly: Minutes
2004 Jan.-July
Box 2: 15
Correspondence and reports
1990-2000
Bennington Monthly: State of the Society reports
1990-2000
Box 2: 16
Newsletters and publications
1992-2002
Bennington Monthly: Newsletters
1992-2002
Box: 0.5 lin. ft.
Box 4
(11:G3)
Miscellaneous
1958-1985
Bennington Monthly: Scrapbook
1958-1985
3 folders
Box 3
(11:A6)

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

Gift of the New England Yearly Meeting of Friends Records, March 2016.

Related Material

This collection is part of the New England Yearly Meeting Records.

Current contact for the meeting

Bennington Friends Website (accessed Nov. 2018).

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, October 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Bennington Monthly Meeting of Friends Records (MS 902 b466). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • Bennington (Vt.)--Religious life and customs
  • New England Yearly Meeting of Friends
  • Quakers--Vermont
  • Society of Friends--Vermont

Contributors

  • Bennington Monthly Meeting of Friends [main entry]

Genres and formats

  • Minutes (Administrative records)
  • Newsletters

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