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Burlington Monthly Meeting of Friends Records

1959-2010
2 boxes (0.75 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 902 b875

Friends in Burlington, Vermont, began gathering as an informal, unaffiliated worship group in 1951, joining the New England Yearly Meeting five years later as part of the Upper Connecticut River Valley Monthly Meeting. With the continued growth of Quakerism in the state, the meeting was divided in two with Burlington and Hanover becoming monthly meetings in 1959, jointly comprising the new Northwest Quarterly Meeting.

The somewhat spotty records of the Burlington Monthly Meeting include minutes for two brief spans of time in the early 1980s and early 1990s, leavened by a fairly complete run of newsletters from 1969 through 2010.

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Background on Burlington 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

Friends in Burlington, Vermont, began gathering as an informal, unaffiliated worship group in 1951, joining the New England Yearly Meeting five years later as part of the Upper Connecticut River Valley Monthly Meeting. With the continued growth of Quakerism in the state, the meeting was divided in two with Burlington and Hanover becoming monthly meetings in 1959, jointly comprising the new Northwest Quarterly Meeting.

During their relatively brief history, Friends in Burlington have provided care for worship groups at Barton-Glover (1991), Middlebury (1959-1962 and 1970), Plainfield (1959-1964) and Shelburne (1994-present), and preparative meetings at Barton-Glover (1991) and Middlebury (1971-1976). Three of these have subsequently been set off from Burlington as monthly meetingss: Plainfield (1965), Middlebury (1976), and Baron-Glover (1992).

Scope of collection

The somewhat spotty records of the Burlington Monthly Meeting include minutes for two brief spans of time in the early 1980s and early 1990s, leavened by a fairly complete run of newsletters from 1969 through 2010.

Inventory

Minutes
1982-1994
Burlington Monthly: Minutes
1982-1985
Box 2: 3
Burlington Monthly: Minutes
1993-1994
Box 2: 4
Correspondence and reports
1959-2004
Burlington Monthly: Pastoral Care Committee
1998 Sept.-2000 Jan.
Box 2: 1
(11:A7)
Burlington Monthly: State of the Society reports (and directory)
1987, 1993
Box 2: 2
(11:A7)
Burlington Monthly: State of the Society reports
1959, 1960, 2004
Box 2: 3
Newsletters and publications
1969-2010
Burlington Monthly: Newsletters
1969-1985
Box 1: 1
(11:A6)
Burlington Monthly: Newsletters
1986-1988
Box 1: 2
(11:A6)
Burlington Monthly: Newsletters
1989-1998
Box 1: 3
(11:A6)
Burlington Monthly: Newsletters
1999-2002
Box 1: 4
(11:A6)
Burlington Monthly: Newsletters
2002-2010
Box 1: 1
(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

Burlington Monthly Meeting website (accessed Nov. 2018).

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, October 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Burlington Monthly Meeting of Friends Records (MS 902 b875). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

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

Contributors

  • Burlington Monthly Meeting of Friends [main entry]

Genres and formats

  • Minutes (Administrative records)
  • Newsletters

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