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Acton Monthly Meeting of Friends

Acton Monthly Meeting of Friends Records

1954-2012
3 boxes 1.25 linear feet
Call no.: MS 902 A286

Acton Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends began in 1956 as a worship group under care of Cambridge Monthly. By 1965, Acton was set off as a monthly meeting of its own, part of Salem Quarterly.

The records of Acton Monthly Meeting include a nearly complete set of minutes from its days as a worship group through its formal establishment as a monthly meeting to the present, along with less complete material on membership and finances. The minutes are somewhat sporadic in the early years, but have been regularly maintained since 1965.

Background on Acton Monthly Meeting

Acton Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends began in 1956 as a worship group under care of Cambridge Monthly. By 1965, Acton was set off as a monthly meeting of its own, part of Salem Quarterly.

Currently, the meeting gathers in Friends’ homes and meets occasionally for business in the Acton area. They meet in conjunction with the Nashoba Worship Group.

Scope of collection

The records of Acton Monthly Meeting include a nearly complete set of minutes from its days as a worship group through its formal establishment as a monthly meeting to the present, along with less complete material on membership and finances. The minutes are somewhat sporadic in the early years, but have been regularly maintained since 1965.

Inventory

Minutes
1716-2018
11:A5
Acton Monthly: Minutes
1954 Dec.-1965
Box 1: 1
Contents:

Sporadic run: 1954 Dec.-1955 Jan.; 1955 Dec.; 1963 July-1965 Dec.

Acton Monthly: Minutes
1966-1970
Box 1: 2
Acton Monthly: Minutes
1971-1975
Box 1: 3
Acton Monthly: Minutes
1976-1980
Box 1: 4
Acton Monthly: Minutes
1981-1985
Box 1: 5
Acton Monthly: Minutes
1986-1989
Box 1: 6
Acton Monthly: Minutes
1990-1994
Box 1: 7
Acton Monthly: Minutes
1995-1999
Box 1: 8
Acton Monthly: Minutes
2000-2004
Box 2: 1
Acton Monthly: Minutes
2005-2007 Oct.
Box 2: 2
Acton Monthly: Minutes
2009 Sept.-2012 May
Box 2: 3
Correspondence and documents
1716-2018
Acton Monthly: Membership (1965-1992) and Statistical reports (incomplete)
1965-1992
Box 3: 1
Acton Monthly: Members’ biographies (incomplete)
1979-1991
Box 3: 2
Acton Monthly: State of Society reports
1976, 1979-1991
Box 3: 9
Finance and property
1716-2018
Acton Monthly: Treasurer
1963-1983
Box 3: 3
Acton Monthly: Minutes
1988 June-1989 June
Box 3: 4
Acton Monthly: Treasurer correspondence
1988 June-1989 June
Box 2: 5
Acton Monthly: Financial records
1977-1981
Box 2: 6
Acton Monthly: Financial records
1981-1986
Box 2: 7
Acton Monthly: Financial records
1983-1984
Box 2: 8

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

Acton Monthly Meeting information (accessed Nov. 2018).

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, October 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Acton Monthly Meeting of Friends Records (MS 902 a286). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • Acton (Mass.)–History
  • Quakers–Massachusetts
  • Society of Friends–Massachusetts

Names

  • New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

Genre terms

  • Minutes (Administrative records)
  • Newsletters

Link to similar SCUA collections

Gift of New England Yearly Meeting of Friends, April 2017

Subjects

Acton (Mass.)--Religious life and customsQuakers--MassachusettsSociety of Friends--Massachusetts

Contributors

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

Types of material

Minutes (Administrative records)Newsletters

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