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Belfast Area Friends Meeting

Belfast Area Friends Meeting Records

1990-1994
1 box 0.25 linear feet
Call no.: MS 902 B454

The Belfast (Maine) Area Friends Meeting began as an independent worship group under the care of Vassalboro Quarterly Meeting in 1982. Two years after being set off as a monthly meeting in 1988, it changed its name slightly to the current Belfast Area Friends Meeting.

The Belfast Area Friends Meetings is sparsely documented, with only three state of the society reports from the early 1990s and an address listing of members.

Background on Allen’s Neck Monthly Meeting of Friends

Desiring a more convenient place of worship in 1758, Quakers in Allen’s Neck, Mass., built a meetinghouse on a hill overlooking Buzzards Bay, six miles from the Apponegansett Meeting House of their parent meeting, Dartmouth Monthly. A relatively small worship group, the meeting was designated the West Preparative Meeting under Dartmouth in 1813, but after experiencing modest growth during the mid-twentieth century, they were formally set off as a monthly meeting in 1956.

Part of Salem Quarterly Meeting since becoming a formal monthly, Allen’s Neck for business each month with Smith Neck Meeting at Apponegansett.

Scope of collection

The sparse records for Allen’s Neck Monthly Meeting consist of a broken run of newsletters with three annual directories and a brief run of State of the Society reports, all from the 1990s.

Inventory

Correspondence and documents
1990-1994
11:A5
Nominating Committee report
1993
Box 1: 1
State of the Society reports
1990-1994
Box 1: 2
Publications
1990-2010
11:A5
Directories
1991, 1995, 1996
Box 1: 3
Newsletters
1965-1966
Box 1: 4
Newsletters
1982-1984, 1988
Box 1: 5
Newsletters
1989-1991
Box 1: 6
Newsletters
1992-1997
Box 1: 7
Newsletters
1998-2001
Box 1: 8
Newsletters
2002-2006 Oct.
Box 1: 9
Newsletters
2007 Feb.-2010 Nov.
Box 1: 10

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

Allen’s Neck facebook page (accessed Nov. 2018).

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, October 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Allen’s Neck Monthly Meeting of Friends Records (MS 902 a454). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

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

Names

  • New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

Genre terms

  • Newsletters

Link to similar SCUA collections

Gift of New England Yearly Meeting of Friends, April 2017

Subjects

Belfast (Me.)--Religious life and customsQuakers--MaineSociety of Friends--Maine

Contributors

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

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