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Hartford Friends Meeting

Hartford Friends Meeting Records

1931-2018
6 vols., 5 boxes 3 linear feet
Call no.: MS 902 H378

Although a Friends Meeting under the care of New York Yearly Meeting gathered in West Hartford from 1805 to 1819, the recent history of Friends in the Connecticut capitol began in 1935, when meetings were held as part of the independent Connecticut Valley Association of Friends. During the general unification of Friends in New England in 1944, the Association formally joined New England Yearly Meeting and Hartford Friends Meeting was officially set off.

The records of Hartford Monthly Meeting and unusually complete and extensive for a meeting from western New England, including nearly unbroken runs of meeting minutes and newsletters from the start of the meeting to the present.

Background on Hartford Friends Meeting

Although a Friends Meeting under the care of New York Yearly Meeting gathered in West Hartford from 1805 to 1819, the recent history of Friends in the Connecticut capitol began in 1935, when meetings were held as part of the independent Connecticut Valley Association of Friends. During the general unification of Friends in New England in 1944, the Association formally joined New England Yearly Meeting and Hartford Friends Meeting was officially set off.

Still part of Connecticut Valley Quarterly, the Hartford Friends Meting has been a steward or point of origin for serval other meetings, including a worship groups in Middletown (1943-1956), Storrs (1962-1962), and Watertown (1969-1975), each of which has been set off as a monthly.

Scope of collection

The records of Hartford Monthly Meeting and unusually complete and extensive for a meeting from western New England, including nearly unbroken runs of meeting minutes and newsletters from the start of the meeting to the present.

Inventory

Minutes
1940-2018
Hartford Monthly: Minutes
1940 Apr. 21-1951 Dec. 13
Bound vol.
09:B1
Hartford Monthly: Minutes
1952-1956
Bound vol.
09:B1
Hartford Monthly: Minutes
1956-1969
Bound vol.
09:B1
Hartford Monthly: Minutes
1970 Jan. 8-1982 June 27
Bound vol.
09:B1
Hartford Monthly: Minutes
1982 Oct.-1992 Apr.
Bound vol.
09:B1
Hartford Monthly: Minutes
1992-1994
Bound vol.
09:B1
Hartford Monthly: Minutes
1995-2000 Nov.
Box 1
Hartford Monthly: Minutes
2001-2004 Nov.
Box 1
Hartford Monthly: Minutes
2005-2006
Box 1
Hartford Monthly: Minutes
2007 Jan.-Oct.
Box 1
Hartford Monthly: Minutes
2008
Box 1
Hartford Monthly: Minutes
2009-2012 Apr.
Box 1
Hartford Monthly: Minutes
2013 June-2015
Box 2
Hartford Monthly: Minutes
2016-2017 Oct.
Box 2
Hartford Monthly: Minutes
2017 Nov.-2018 June
Box 5
Correspondence and reports
1931-1984
Hartford Monthly: Members and attenders
1966-1967
Box 3
Hartford Monthly: Miscellaneous (including Hinckman estate, Finance committee reports, 1984; marriage certificates)
1931-1984
Box 3
Hartford Monthly: Young Friends Committee
1961-1962
Box 3
Newsletters and publications
1956-2018
Hartford Monthly: Bulletin
1956-1967
Box 3
Hartford Monthly: Bulletin
1968-1969
Box 3
Hartford Monthly: Bulletin
1970-1972
Box 3
Hartford Monthly: Bulletin
1972-1975
Box 4
Hartford Monthly: Bulletin
1976-1978
Box 4
Hartford Monthly: Bulletin
1979-1981
Box 4
Hartford Monthly: Bulletin
1982-1985
Box 4
Hartford Monthly: Bulletin
1986-1988
Box 4
Hartford Monthly: Newsletter
1989-1991
Box 4
Hartford Monthly: Newsletter
1993-1998
Box 4
Hartford Monthly: Newsletter
1999-2008
Box 3
Hartford Monthly: Newsletter
2009 Feb.-2010 Nov.
Box 3
Hartford Monthly: Olive Tree
2011 June-2018 July
Box 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.

Current contact for the meeting

Hartford Friends Meeting website (accessed Nov. 2018).

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, October 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Hartford Friends Meeting Records (MS 902 h378). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • Hartford (Conn.)–Religious life and customs
  • Quakers–Connecticut
  • Society of Friends–Connecticut

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

Hartford (Conn.)--Religious life and customsQuakers--ConnecticutSociety of Friends--Connecticut

Contributors

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

Types of material

Minutes (Administrative records)Newsletters

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