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New London Friends Meeting

New London Friends Meeting Records

1980-1997
1 box 0.25 linear feet
Call no.: MS 902 N495

A monthly Quaker meeting affiliated with Connecticut Valley Quarter, New London Friends Meeting began in about 1964, when Hobart Mitchell moved to the area to join the faculty at Mitchell College and gathered together a small cadre of Friends to create an independent worship group. New London Friends were granted status as a monthly meeting in 1966, and secured a meetinghouse of their own in 1985.

The records of New London Friends Meeting consist of an incomplete set of minutes from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s.

Background on New London Friends Meeting

New London Friends Meeting began in about 1964, when Hobart Mitchell moved to the area to join the faculty at Mitchell College and discovered there was no active meeting in the immediate area. Through the Friends World Committee and Friends General Conference, Mitchell came up with the names of two “isolated” Friends nearby, and convinced two each from Westerly and Guilford Monthly Meetings to gather in an independent worship group.

In the early years, this small circle met in Mitchell’s living room, but after growing and securing status as a monthly meeting under care of Connecticut Valley Quarter in 1966, they found themselves without a home, gathering in various places in town and at Connecticut College as opportunity presented. When the Community Chapel on Oswegatchie Road closed down in 1985, however, the requirement that the building be used only for religious purposes resulted in New London Friends having a meetinghouse of their own.

Scope of collection

The records of New London Friends Meeting consist of an incomplete set of minutes from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s.

Inventory

New London Monthly: Minutes (lacking 1981 July, Dec.; 1982 Oct.; 1988 Apr., Aug.)
1980 Apr.-1989 May
Box 1: 1
New London Monthly: Minutes
1992 Apr.-1995 Nov.
Box 1: 2
New London Monthly: Minutes
1996 Feb.-1997 June
Box 1: 3
New London Monthly: History of the meeting
1996
Box 1: 4

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

New London Meeting facebook page (accessed Nov. 2018).

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, October 2018.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: New London Friends Meeting Records (MS 902 N495). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

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

Names

  • New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

Genre terms

  • Minutes (Administrative records)

Link to similar SCUA collections

Gift of New England Yearly Meeting of Friends, April 2017

Subjects

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

Contributors

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends

Types of material

Minutes (Administrative records)

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