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Monadnock Quaker Meeting

Monadnock Quaker Meeting Records

1955-2012
1 vol., 3 boxes 1.25 linear feet
Call no.: MS 902 M663

In 1957, a group of Quakers in Rindge, New Hampshire, established an independent worship group affiliated with the Connecticut Valley Quarter which became the Monadnock Quaker Meeting in the following year. From 1957 to 2011, members of the meeting supported the Meeting School in Rindge, a co-educational boarding school run on Quaker principles.

The records of Monadnock Quaker meeting offer a perspective on the growth of the Society of Friends in southern New Hampshire over more than half a century. As kept by the meeting clerks, the records for the early 1980s include a jumble of newsletters, notes, drafts, and minutes of meetings which appear to be nearly complete.

Background on Monadnock Quaker Meeting

In 1957, a group of Quakers in Rindge, New Hampshire, established an independent worship group affiliated with the Connecticut Valley Quarter which became the Monadnock Quaker Meeting in the following year. From 1957 to 2011, members of the meeting supported the Meeting School in Rindge, a co-educational boarding school run on Quaker principles.

Care of Monadnock Meeting was transferred from Connecticut Valley to Northwest Quarter in 1973. The meeting has in turn supported worship groups in Keene (1978-1980), Nelson (1987-?), and Wilton, N.H. (1987, now Souhegan Preparative Meeting). The meeting currently meets in Jaffrey, N.H.

Scope of collection

The records of Monadnock Quaker meeting offer a perspective on the growth of the Society of Friends in southern New Hampshire over more than half a century. As kept by the meeting clerks, the records for the early 1980s include a jumble of newsletters, notes, drafts, and minutes of meetings which appear to be nearly complete. The collection also includes a couple of issues of the newsletter from the Meeting School.

Inventory

Minutes
1957-2012
Monadnock Quaker Meeting: Minutes
1957 Aug. 18-1978 July 16
Bound vol.
09:B3
Monadnock Quaker Meeting: Minutes
1978 Aug.-1988
Box 1: 1
Monadnock Quaker Meeting: Minutes
1989-1995
Box 1: 2
Monadnock Quaker Meeting: Minutes
1996-2001
Box 1: 3
Monadnock Quaker Meeting: Minutes
2002-2004 Apr.
Box 1: 4
Monadnock Quaker Meeting: Minutes
2004-2012
Box 3: 1
Correspondence and reports
1989-1998
Monadnock Quaker Meeting: rough notes on 1998
1998
Box 1: 5
Restrictions on access:

Closed until 2028

Monadnock Quaker Meeting: traveling minutes for Virginia Towle to visit Kenya
1989 July
Box 3: 7
Meeting School newsletter
1987-1988
Box 3: 8
Newsletters and publications
1983-2010
Monadnock Quaker Meeting: Newsletters, minutes, and miscellaneous (sporadic)
1983-1984
Box 2: 1
Monadnock Quaker Meeting: Newsletters, minutes, and miscellaneous
1985-1987
Box 2: 2
Monadnock Quaker Meeting: Newsletters, minutes, and miscellaneous
1988-1989
Box 2: 3
Monadnock Quaker Meeting: Newsletters
1990-1992
Box 3: 2
Monadnock Quaker Meeting: Newsletters
1993-1995
Box 3: 3
Monadnock Quaker Meeting: Newsletters
1996-2003
Box 3: 4
Monadnock Quaker Meeting: Newsletters (lacking Nov. and Dec. 2006; Oct. 2007)
2006-2009
Box 3: 5
Monadnock Quaker Meeting: Newsletters
2010
Box 3: 6

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

Monadnock Quaker Meeting website (accessed Nov. 2018).

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, November 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Monadnock Quaker Meeting Records (MS 902 M663). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

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

Names

  • Meeting School (Rindge, N.H.)
  • 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

New Hampshire--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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