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Midcoast Friends Meeting Records

1964-2009
2 boxes (0.75 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 902 M533

Founded in coastal Camden, Maine, the Midcoast Friends Meeting began as an independent worship group in 1962 and was set off as Camden Monthly Meeting in 1964. After the meeting moved to Damariscotta, it changed name in 1972 to Midcoast Friends Meeting.

The records of Midcoast Monthly Meeting (formerly Camden Monthly) are comprised of a nearly unbroken run of minutes from 1964to 2009, lacking only 2002.

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Background on Midcoast 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

Founded in coastal Camden, Maine, the Midcoast Friends Meeting began as an independent worship group in 1962 and was set off as Camden Monthly Meeting in 1964. After the meeting moved to Damariscotta, it changed name in 1972 to Midcoast Friends Meeting.

As part of Vassalboro Quarterly Meeting from its inception, Midcoast has cared for worship grounds in Camden (1972-1978, Megunticook since 1985), Damariscotta (1969-1977), Orland (1972-1979), and at the prison in Thomaston (1996-present). Orland was set off as Narramissic Valley Monthly Meeting in 1979.

Scope of collection

The records of Midcoast Monthly Meeting (formerly Camden Monthly) are comprised of a nearly unbroken run of minutes from 1964to 2009, lacking only 2002.

Inventory

Minutes
1964-2009
Midcoast Monthly
1964-1971
Box 1: 1
(11:C4)
Midcoast Monthly
1972-1977
Box 1: 2
(11:C4)
Midcoast Monthly
1978-1980
Box 1: 3
(11:C4)
Midcoast Monthly
1981-1984
Box 1: 4
(11:C4)
Midcoast Monthly
1985-1987
Box 1: 5
(11:C4)
Midcoast Monthly
1988-1990
Box 1: 6
(11:C4)
Midcoast Monthly
1991-1993
Box 1: 7
(11:C4)
Midcoast Monthly
1994
Box 1: 8
(11:C4)
Midcoast Monthly
1995-1996
Box 1: 9
(11:C4)
Midcoast Monthly
1997
Box 1: 10
(11:C4)
Midcoast Monthly
1998
Box 1: 11
(11:C4)
Midcoast Monthly
1999
Box 1: 12
(11:C4)
Midcoast Monthly
2000
Box 2: 1
(11:C4)
Midcoast Monthly
2001
Box 2: 2
(11:C4)
Midcoast Monthly
2003
Box 2: 3
(11:C4)
Midcoast Monthly
2004-2006
Box 2: 4
(11:C4)
Midcoast Monthly
2007-2008
Box 2: 5
(11:C4)
Midcoast Monthly
2009
Box 2: 6
(11:C4)
Camden-Mid-Coast Monthly: Minutes
1974-1983
Bound vol.
09:A3

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

Midcoast Friends Meeting website (accessed Nov. 2018).

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, October 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Midcoast Friends Meeting Records (MS 902 M533). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • Camden (Me.)--Religious life and customs
  • New England Yearly Meeting of Friends
  • Quakers--Maine
  • Society of Friends--Maine

Contributors

  • Midcoast Friends Meeting [main entry]

Genres and formats

  • Minutes (Administrative records)

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