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Orono Monthly Meeting of Friends Records

1971-2007
2 boxes (1 linear foot)
Call no.: MS 902 O766

The Orono (Maine) Monthly Meeting of Friends began meeting as an independent worship group as early as 1960, but in 1969, continued as a worship group in 1969 under the care of the Vassalboro (Maine) monthly meeting. They continued as a worship group until 1973, when they were set off as an independent monthly meeting, and a member of the Vassalboro Quarterly Meeting. In the 2010s, membership fluctuated with members moving out of state, and new members arriving and joining, though membership remained small. In the late 2010s, membership dropped again and the meeting shifted to being a worship group as of 2017.

The largest portion of the collection consists of a partially-complete set of minutes from 1971 to 2007 (lacking 2001-2003), that included annual State of the Society Reports; these have been filed separately for easier identification. The collection also has a substantial set of treasurer's reports from 1973-2000 (lacking 1993), and a set of newsletters from 1977-1991. There is one report from a constituent preparative meeting--Still Waters Conservative Friends Meeting--in 2005. In addition, there are several folders with correspondence, committee reports, and some vital and administrative records.

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Background on Orono 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

The Orono (Maine) Monthly Meeting of Friends began meeting as an independent worship group as early as 1960, but in 1969, continued as a worship group in 1969 under the care of the Vassalboro (Maine) monthly meeting. They continued as a worship group until 1973, when they were set off as an independent monthly meeting, and a member of the Vassalboro Quarterly Meeting. In the 2010s, membership fluctuated with members moving out of state, and new members arriving and joining, though membership remained small. In the late 2010s, membership dropped again and the meeting shifted to being a worship group as of 2017.

Scope of collection

The largest portion of the collection consists of a partially-complete set of minutes from 1971 to 2007 (lacking 2001-2003), that included annual State of the Society Reports; these have been filed separately for easier identification. The collection also has a substantial set of treasurer's reports from 1973-2000 (lacking 1993), and a set of newsletters from 1977-1991. There is one report from a constituent preparative meeting--Still Waters Conservative Friends Meeting--in 2005. In addition, there are several folders with correspondence, committee reports, and some vital and administrative records.

Inventory

Minutes
1971-2007
Orono Monthly: Minutes (contains only 1971-May, Sep, Dec; 1972-Jan-Mar)
1971-1972
Box 1: 1
Orono Monthly: Minutes
1973
Box 1: 2
Orono Monthly: Minutes
1974
Box 1: 3
Orono Monthly: Minutes (lacking Oct)
1975
Box 1: 4
Orono Monthly: Minutes
1976
Box 1: 5
Orono Monthly: Minutes (lacking Apr, May)
1977
Box 1: 6
Orono Monthly: Minutes
1978
Box 1: 7
Orono Monthly: Minutes)
1979
Box 1: 8
Orono Monthly: Minutes
1980
Box 1: 9
Orono Monthly: Minutes
1981
Box 1: 10
Orono Monthly: Minutes
1982
Box 1: 11
Orono Monthly: Minutes (lacking Dec)
1983
Box 1: 12
Orono Monthly: Minutes (lacking Dec)
1984
Box 1: 13
Orono Monthly: Minutes (lacking Feb)
1985
Box 1: 14
Orono Monthly: Minutes
1986
Box 1: 15
Orono Monthly: Minutes
1987
Box 1: 16
Orono Monthly: Minutes (lacking Sep, Dec)
1988
Box 1: 17
Orono Monthly: Minutes (lacking Feb)
1989
Box 1: 18
Orono Monthly: Minutes (lacking Feb, Jun-Oct)
1990
Box 1: 19
Orono Monthly: Minutes (contains only 1991--Sep, Dec; 1992--Jan-Mar, Sep-Dec)
1991-1992
Box 1: 20
Orono Monthly: Minutes (contains only Mar, Oct-Dec)
1993
Box 1: 21
Orono Monthly: Minutes (lacking Jul, Aug, Dec)
1994
Box 1: 22
Orono Monthly: Minutes (lacking Aug)
1995
Box 1: 23
Orono Monthly: Minutes (lacking Jun-Aug)
1996
Box 1: 24
Orono Monthly: Minutes (lacking Jul, Aug, Oct)
1997
Box 1: 25
Orono Monthly: Minutes (lacking Jul, Aug, Oct)
1998
Box 1: 26
Orono Monthly: Minutes (lacking Jul, Aug, Oct)
1999
Box 1: 27
Orono Monthly: Minutes (lacking Jul, Aug)
2000
Box 1: 28
Orono Monthly: Minutes (lacking Mar, Jul, Aug)
2004
Box 1: 29
Orono Monthly: Minutes (lacking May-Aug)
2005
Box 1: 30
Orono Monthly: Minutes (lacking Jul, Aug)
2006
Box 1: 31
Orono Monthly: Minutes (lacking Jul, Aug, Dec)
2007
Box 1: 32
Orono Monthly: State of the Society Reports (lacking 1976, 1980-1984, 1986)
1973-1989
Box 1: 33
Orono Monthly: State of the Society Reports (lacking 1991, 1998)
1990-2000
Box 1: 34
Correspondence
1992, 2000
Orono Monthly: Correspondence
1992, 2000
Box 1: 35
Committees
1974, 1998
Orono Monthly: Ministry and Counsel Report
1974
Box 1: 36
Orono Monthly: Contributions Committee Report
1998
Box 1: 37
Finance and Property
1973-2000
Orono Monthly: Treasurer's Reports
1973-1974
Box 1: 38
Orono Monthly: Treasurer's Reports
1975-1976
Box 2: 1
Orono Monthly: Treasurer's Reports
1977-1978
Box 2: 2
Orono Monthly: Treasurer's Reports
1979-1980
Box 2: 3
Orono Monthly: Treasurer's Reports
1981-1982
Box 2: 4
Orono Monthly: Treasurer's Reports
1983-1984
Box 2: 5
Orono Monthly: Treasurer's Reports
1985-1986
Box 2: 6
Orono Monthly: Treasurer's Reports
1987-1988
Box 2: 7
Orono Monthly: Treasurer's Reports
1989-1990
Box 2: 8
Orono Monthly: Treasurer's Reports
1991-1992
Box 2: 9
Orono Monthly: Treasurer's Reports (none for 1993)
1994-1995
Box 2: 10
Orono Monthly: Treasurer's Reports
1996-1997
Box 2: 11
Orono Monthly: Treasurer's Reports
1998-1999
Box 2: 12
Orono Monthly: Treasurer's Reports
2000
Box 2: 13
Vital and Administrative Records
1973-1998
Orono Monthly: Memorial Minutes
1987-1998
Box 2: 14
Orono Monthly: Marriage Announcement
1976 May
Box 2: 15
Orono Monthly: Mailing Lists/Membership
1973-1976
Box 2: 16
Orono Monthly: Mailing Lists/Membership
1984
Box 2: 17
Newletters and Publications
1977-2004
Orono Monthly: Prayers for Orono Monthly Meeting
2004
Box 2: 18
Orono Monthly: Newsletters
1977
Box 2: 19
Orono Monthly: Newsletters
1978
Box 2: 20
Orono Monthly: Newsletters
1979
Box 2: 21
Orono Monthly: Newsletters
1980
Box 2: 22
Orono Monthly: Newsletters
1981
Box 2: 23
Orono Monthly: Newsletters
1982
Box 2: 24
Orono Monthly: Newsletters
1983
Box 2: 25
Orono Monthly: Newsletters
1984
Box 2: 26
Orono Monthly: Newsletters
1985
Box 2: 27
Orono Monthly: Newsletters
1986
Box 2: 28
Orono Monthly: Newsletters
1987
Box 2: 29
Orono Monthly: Newsletters
1988
Box 2: 30
Orono Monthly: Newsletters
1989
Box 2: 31
Orono Monthly: Newsletters
1990
Box 2: 32
Orono Monthly: Newsletters
1991
Box 2: 33
Constituent Meetings
2005
Still Waters Conservative Friends Meeting (Preparative)
2005
Box 2: 34

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

https://neym.org/meetings/orono

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, October 2018; Susan E. Creighton, June 2019.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Orono Monthly Meeting of Friends Records (MS 902 O766). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

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

Contributors

  • Orono Monthly Meeting of Friends [main entry]

Genres and formats

  • Annual reports
  • Correspondence
  • Minutes (Administrative records)
  • Newsletters

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