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Framingham Friends Meeting Records

1963-2018
4 boxes (3 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 902 f736

Beginning as an informal gathering in the home of Margaret Welch in 1959, Framingham Friends Meeting of the Society of Friends evolved organizationally into a formal worship group under the care of Cambridge Monthly Meeting in 1961 and then a preparatory meeting (1964). It was set off as an independent monthly meeting in 1979.

A newer monthly meeting, Framingham is well documented through a continuous set of meeting minutes from 1983-2018 (with some extending back to 1963) and a long run of newsletters and directories of members. The minutes often include official reports and other documents.

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Background on Framingham Friends Meeting


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 informal gathering in the home of Margaret Welch in 1959, Framingham Friends Meeting of the Society of Friends evolved organizationally into a formal worship group under the care of Cambridge Monthly Meeting in 1961 and then a preparatory meeting (1964). It was set off as an independent monthly meeting in 1979.

The meetinghouse in Framingham is the town's former #7 schoolhouse. Originally built in 1839, the building was moved to its present location in 1964. The meeting supports a first day school and other activities.

Scope of collection

A newer monthly meeting, Framingham is well documented through a continuous set of meeting minutes from 1983-2018 (with some extending back to 1963) and a long run of newsletters and directories of members. The minutes often include official reports and other documents.

Inventory

Minutes
1983-2018
Framingham Monthly: Minutes and related documents (lacking Nov. 1984)
1983-1984
Box 1: 2
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Minutes and related documents
1985
Box 1: 3
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Minutes and related documents
1986
Box 1: 4
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Minutes and related documents
1987
Box 1: 5
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Minutes and related documents
1988
Box 1: 6
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Minutes and related documents (includes First Day school report)
1989
Box 1: 7
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Minutes and related documents (includes Directories for 1989-1990 and 1990-1991)
1990-1991
Box 1: 8
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Minutes, statistics, reports, and budget
1991
Box 1: 9
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Minutes and related documents
1992 Jan.-Sept.
Box 1: 10
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Minutes and related documents
1993-1994
Box 1: 11
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Minutes and related documents
1994
Box 1: 12
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Minutes and related documents
1995
Box 1: 13
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Minutes and related documents
1996 Jan.-Nov.
Box 1: 14
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Minutes and related documents
1997
Box 1: 15
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Minutes and related documents
1998-1999
Box 3: 1
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Minutes and related documents
2000
Box 3: 2
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Minutes and related documents
2001
Box 3: 3
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Minutes and related documents
2002-2003
Box 3: 4
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Minutes
2004-2018
Box 4: 5
(11:B6)
Correspondence and reports
1979-2018
Framingham Monthly: Membership
1979-1981
Box 1: 1
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Membership
1979-2018
Box 4: 3
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: State of the Society reports
1992-1994
Box 3: 5
(11:B6)
Vital records
1972-2018
Framingham Monthly: Directories (lacking 2001/2002)
1998-2012
Box 3: 6
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Directories
2013-2018
Box 4: 5
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Marriages held at the Meeting or under its care
1972-2018
Box 4: 2
(11:B6)
Newsletters and publications
1982-2018
Framingham Monthly: Newsletters
1982-1986
Box 3: 1
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Newsletters
1987-1996
Box 3: 2
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Newsletters
1997-2001
Box 3: 3
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Newsletters
2002-2004
Box 3: 4
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Newsletters
2005-2010
Box 3: 5
(11:B6)
Miscellaneous
1979-2013
Gardescu, Paul: School House #7, Framingham (second copy in Box 4)
1985
Box 3: 7
(11:B6)
Framingham Monthly: Monthly calendar and "miscellaneous guidance for record keeping"
2010-2018 June
Box 4: 6
(11:B6)
Framingham Preparative Meeting
1963-1979
Framingham Preparative Meeting: Minutes and miscellaneous records
1963-1979
Box 4: 1
(11:B6)

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

Framingham Friends Meeting website (accessed Nob. 2018).

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, November 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Framingham Friends Meeting Records (MS 902 f736). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • Framingham (Mass.)--Religious life and customs
  • New England Yearly Meeting of Friends
  • Quakers--Massachusetts
  • Society of Friends--Massachusetts

Contributors

  • Framingham Friends Meeting [main entry]

Genres and formats

  • Minutes (Administrative records)
  • Newsletters
  • Vital records (document genre)

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