Albany Friends Meeting Records, 1969-1991
- Albany Friends Meeting (1942- : Albany, N.Y.)
- This collection includes material related to the Albany Friends Meeting's social justice activities, specifically having to do with injustices within the New York State judicial system.
- 1.0 cubic ft.
- English and English
- Preferred citation:
- Preferred citation for this material is as follows: and Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Albany Friends Meeting Records, 1969-1991. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as Albany Friends Meeting Records).
Access and Use
- Conditions Governing Access:
Access to this collection is unrestricted.
The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
- Scope and Content:
The Albany Friends Meeting Records consists of material related to the Albany Friends Meeting's social justice activities. This material includes flyers and pamphlets as well as documents detailing the results of court watching, the student volunteers for their Pretrial Release Program, and Quaker Peace Tax Fund correspondence and meeting minutes. The collection also contains reports, manuals, newsletters, and outlines of court proceeding procedure.
- Biographical / Historical:
Albany Friends Meeting is part of The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). In addition to monthly meetings, this group also holds and sponsors a monthly peace vigil in front of the New York State Capitol. In the 1970s, the group would often rally and observe Court hearings while conducting activism work and sponsoring programs having to do with the injustice within the judicial system. In 1980, this group founded the Quaker Peace Tax Fund for "those moved to refuse payment of taxes which would otherwise be used for war preparation and military purposes."
- Acquisition information:
David Easter donated this collection to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives in 2003 October.
- Processing information:
Processed in 2018 by Christien Braithwaite.