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Hanover Friends Meeting

Hanover Friends Meeting Records

1974-2011
3 boxes 1.5 linear feet
Call no.: MS 902 H366

After operating as an independent worship ground for five years under the care of Upper Connecticut Valley Monthly Meeting, a group of Friends, most associate with Dartmouth College, were set off in 1959 as a formal monthly meeting. Hanover Friends Meeting has been part of Northwest Corner since its inception.

Although lacking documentation for the early years, the records of Hanover Friends Meeting include a continuous run of meeting minutes beginning in the late 1980s and newsletters from 1974 on. Additional records have been retained at the meetinghouse.

Background on Hanover Friends Meeting

After operating as an independent worship ground for five years under the care of Upper Connecticut Valley Monthly Meeting, a group of Friends, most associate with Dartmouth College, were set off in 1959 as a formal monthly meeting. Hanover Friends Meeting has been part of Northwest Corner since its inception.

During their early years, the meeting met in members’ homes, but a bequest in 1965 enable them to acquire property on Rope Ferry Road for a meetinghouse. When they outgrew this space in the 1980s, they relocated to Lebanon Street, renovating the space further in the early 2000s.

Scope of collection

Although lacking documentation for the early years, the records of Hanover Friends Meeting include a continuous run of meeting minutes beginning in the late 1980s and newsletters from 1974 on.

As of 1997, when Rick Statler compiled the previous guide to the New England Yearly Meeting Records, other records from Hanover Friends Meeting were housed at the meetinghouse. These included some duplicates of materials in SCUA, but also records from the meeting’s early years.

Inventory

Minutes
1988-2011
Hanover Monthly: Minutes
1988-1989
Box 1: 3
Hanover Monthly: Minutes
1990-1991
Box 1: 4
Hanover Monthly: Minutes
1992-1994
Box 1: 5
Hanover Monthly: Minutes
1995-1997
Box 1: 6
Hanover Monthly: Minutes
1998
Box 1: 7
Hanover Monthly: Minutes
1999
Box 1: 8
Hanover Monthly: Minutes (lacking Jan., Feb., Apr., May, and Oct., 2000
2000-2001
Box 1: 9
Hanover Monthly: Minutes
2009-2011
Box 1: 10
Correspondence and reports
1981-2000
Hanover Monthly: Committee minutes (mixed)
1992 Mar.-Nov.
Box 1: 2
Hanover Monthly: Meeting history
1981-1986
Box 1: 1
Hanover Monthly: State of society reports (lacking 1988, 1995, and 1999)
1987/2000
Box 1: 11
Newsletters and publications
1974-2010
Hanover Monthly: Newsletters
1974-1977
Box 2: 1
Hanover Monthly: Newsletters
1978-1982
Box 2: 2
Hanover Monthly: Newsletters
1983-1987
Box 2: 3
Hanover Monthly: Newsletters
1988-1990
Box 2: 4
Hanover Monthly: Newsletters
1991-1993
Box 2: 5
Hanover Monthly: Newsletters
1994-1996
Box 2: 6
Hanover Monthly: Newsletters
1997-2000
Box 2: 7
Hanover Monthly: Newsletters
2001-2002
Box 3: 1
Hanover Monthly: Newsletters
2003-2004
Box 3: 2
Hanover Monthly: Newsletters (lacking March 2006)
2005-2006
Box 3: 3
Hanover Monthly: Newsletters
2007-2009
Box 3: 4
Hanover Monthly: Newsletters (lacking Jan, June, Dec. 2009)
2010
Box 3: 5

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.

Additional record for the meeting are located at the Hanover Meeting, including:

Records at Hanover Friends Meeting
  • Minutes, 1959-1970
  • Minutes, 1970-1979
  • Minutes ,1980-1989
  • Membership, 1956-1969
  • Membership, 1970-1979
  • Ministry and counsel, 1960-1969
  • Ministry and counsel, 1970-1979
  • Ministry and counsel, 1980-1989
  • Trustees records, 1965-1969
  • Newsletters, 1970-1979
  • Newsletters, 1980-1989

Current contact for the meeting

Hanover Friends Meeting website (accessed Nov. 2018).

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, October 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Hanover Friends Meeting Records (MS 902 h366). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • Hanover (N.H.)–Religious life and customs
  • Quakers–New Hampshire
  • Society of Friends–New Hampshire

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

Hanover (N.H.)--Religious life and customsQuakers--New HampshireSociety of Friends--New Hampshire

Contributors

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

Types of material

Minutes (Administrative records)Newsletters

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