Friends Historical Library meetinghouse picture file
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of images of various Quaker meetinghouses across the world, collected at various times from various sources, by the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. The bulk of the collection is photographs of meetinghouses in the United States. There are also a large number of photographs of meetinghouses in Canada and Great Britain, and a small number of "foreign" meetinghouses outside these areas. The vast bulk of the collection is photographs but there are also some artworks on paper.
- 1800 - 2000
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
This collection is available for research use.
Copyright and Rights Information
Some of the items in this collection may be protected by copyright. The user is solely responsible for making a final determination of copyright status. If copyright protection applies, permission must be obtained from the copyright holder or their heirs/assigns to reuse, publish, or reproduce relevant items beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to the law. See http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/UND/1.0/.
Biographical / Historical
Most Quakers use the term "meetinghouse" or "meeting house" to describe the building where they meet for worship. Most meetinghouses are plain, without steeples or adornment, and none are consecrated. Some 20th and 21st century Quakers, especially in the Evangelical Quaker tradition, prefer the term "church."
25 Cubic Feet (83 boxes)
This collection consists of images of various Quaker meetinghouses across the world, collected at various times from various sources, by the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.
This collection is arranged in three groups. Within each group, the photographs are arranged by meeting name, alphabetically.
- PA 110
- North American meetinghouses (includes U.S. and Canada but not Mexico)
- PA 131
- Great Britain meeting houses (includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland)
- PA 130
- Foreign meetinghouses (outside U.S., Canada, and Great Britain)
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
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