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New Haven Friends Meeting

New Haven Friends Meeting Records

1940-2010
4 vols., 3 boxes 1.5 linear feet
Call no.: MS 902 N494

The Friends meeting in New Haven, Conn., can be traced back to at least 1935, when a worship group there became affiliated with the independent Connectict Valley Association of Friends. With the general reunification of New England Friends in 1944, the Association became the Connecticut Valley Quarterly Meeting, and New Haven becoming a monthly, within the New England Yearly Meeting.

The records of New Haven Monthly Meeting contain a thorough set of minutes from 1940-2010, along with a small stretch of minutes from the worship group in Old Saybrook (1955).

Background on New Haven Friends Meeting

The Friends meeting in New Haven, Conn., can be traced back to at least 1935, when a worship group there became affiliated with the independent Connecticut Valley Association of Friends. With the general reunification of New England Friends in 1944, the Association became the Connecticut Valley Quarterly Meeting, and New Haven becoming a monthly, within the New England Yearly Meeting.

New Haven has been an important center of Friends activity in southern Connecticut, caring for a worship group at Old Saybrook (1954-1955) and the preparative meeting at Guilford (1953-1957), which was set off as a monthly meeting of its own in 1957. New Haven has often absorbed members as smaller meetings in the area were laid down.

Scope of collection

The records of New Haven Monthly Meeting contain a thorough set of minutes from 1940-2010, along with a small stretch of minutes from the worship group in Old Saybrook (1955).

Inventory

Minutes
1940-2010
New Haven Monthly: Minutes
1940-1953
Bound vol.
09:B4
New Haven Monthly: Minutes
1953-1968
Bound vol.
09:B4
New Haven Monthly: Minutes
1968-1973
Bound vol.
09:B4
New Haven Monthly: Minutes (includes assortment of other materials, committees reports, correspondence)
1973-1979
Box 1: 1
New Haven Monthly: Minutes
1976 Sept.-1979
Box 1: 2
New Haven Monthly: Minutes
1984-1986
Box 1: 3
New Haven Monthly: Minutes
1987-1991
Box 1: 4
New Haven Monthly: Minutes
1992-1994
Box 1: 5
New Haven Monthly: Minutes
1995-1997
Box 1: 6
New Haven Monthly: Minutes
1998-1999
Box 1: 7
New Haven Monthly: Minutes
2000-2001
Box 3: 1
New Haven Monthly: Minutes
2002-2003
Box 2: 1
New Haven Monthly: Minutes
2004-2005
Box 2: 2
New Haven Monthly: Minutes
2006-2007
Box 2: 3
New Haven Monthly: Minutes
2008
Box 2: 4
New Haven Monthly: Minutes
2009
Box 2: 5
New Haven Monthly: Minutes
2010
2 folders
Box 2: 6
Correspondence and reports
1940-2010
New Haven Monthly: Miscellaneous reports (State of Meeting, 1955; Report on spiritual condition, 1956; Report on visit to New Haven, 1961; Memorial to Grace Faulkner Ware, 1956; Social Concerns Committee, 1961)
1955-1961
Box 3: 3
Newsletters and publications
1954-2001
New Haven Monthly: Newsletters
1954 May
Box 3: 2
New Haven Monthly: Newsletters (Among Friends)
2001 Sept.
Box 3: 2
Old Saybrook Monthly Meeting
1955
Old Saybrook: Minutes
1955
Bound vol.
09:B4

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

WEBSITE

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, October 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: New Haven Friends Meeting Records (MS 902 N494). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • New Haven (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

New Haven (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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