Friends Meeting of Washington Library
||2111 Florida Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008-1912
||Larry Jackson, Clerk
of the Library Committee/Librarian
|Hours of Service:
||By appointment only
|Open to the public:
||By appointment only
The meeting house is staffed Monday through Friday and access
to the Library can be arranged. The Library is sometimes staffed
on Sunday mornings. The Library is used for worship on Sundays from
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.
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- Reference Policy:
- Telephone and mail reference questions are not answered.
- Borrowing Privileges:
- Borrowing privileges are available to members and attenders
only. The collection does not circulate to the public.
- Background Note:
- The library was founded in 1932.
- Books and monographs:
- The collection holds approximately 5,000 volumes with inclusive
dates covering the 18th through the 20th centuries. Strengths
of this collection are Quakers and the Religious Society of Friends.
A card catalog is available. Bibliographic control is good,
but not complete. Of all types of materials, the books are most
- Periodicals and newspapers:
- There are 87 current subscriptions on the Society of Friends
from Great Britain, Germany, and the United States. The collection
consists primarily of current newsletters and flyers from Friends
organizations. Friends Journal is bound since 1966.
This Meeting also has a collection of Swarthmore and other lecture
series and some proceedings. Very little is exhaustive or comprehensive.
- Archives, manuscripts, correspondence, and oral histories:
- Most archives and manuscripts for this meeting house are located
at Swarthmore, PA.
- Vertical Files:
- There are approximately 18 linear feet of pamphlets dating from
1934. The strength of this collection is Society of Friends, peace
studies, conscientious objection, disarmament, and other areas
of interest to the Society of Friends. About two thirds of the
collection is published by Pendlehill Publishers.
Conscientious objection; Pacifism--Religious aspects--Society of Friends;
Peace studies; Society of Friends
Stevens, Mary Channell. The History of the Library in Friends
Meeting House, Washington, DC. Washington, DC: Friends Meeting
House of Washington, DC, 1957.