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Briefer Notices CQHA The Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists held its tenth biennial meeting at Guilford College from June 24-26, 1994. More than seventy registered for the conference, with those members supplemented by local attendees. At its business meeting, members agreed to hold the 1996 conference at Oakwood School in Poughkeepsie, New York. This meeting will coincide with the celebration ofthe 200th anniversary ofthe founding ofthe Nine Partners Boarding School, predecessor of Oakwood School. Alson Van Wagner, Clerk of the Tercentenary Committee for New York Yearly Meeting, and Elizabeth Moger, Keeper of Records for New York Yearly Meeting, will handle local arrangements. The Steering Committee for the conference consists of Charles Cherry (convener), Mary Ellen Chijioke, Elsa Glines, Larry Ingle, Elizabeth Moger, John Oliver, and Jane Zavitz-Bond. Those in attendance at the business meeting also accepted the invitation of Baltimore Yearly Meeting to host the 1998 conference. Local arrangements will be coordinated by Ronald Mattson, executive secretary of Baltimore Yearly Meeting. He will explore with the Friends Association for Higher Education and the Quaker Theological Discussion Group the possibility of having all three meetings overlap in Baltimore. Gest Fellowships The Quaker Collection of Haverford College has available three $1500 Gest Fellowships for one month ofresearch using Quaker Collection materials to study a topic that explores the connections and relationships among various ways of expressing religious belief in the world. The fellowships, which are available for pre- or post-graduate study, may be used for any one month period between June 1, 1995 and January 31, 1996. Application deadline February 1, 1995. Contact: Emma Lapsansky, Curator, Quaker Collection, Haverford College, Haverford, PA 19041. African-Americans and Quakers A fall series of lectures on African-Americans and Quakers begins Sunday, October 16, 1994 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Awbury Arboretum in Philadelphia. Emma Lapsansky will introduce the series by discussing the Germantown Protest of 1 688 and its relationship to early Quaker protest. For reservations and information, call (215)849-2855. Friends Historical Society (London) The 1995 Presidential Address of Friends Historical Society (London) will be given on Saturday, June 17 by Thomas C. Kennedy ofthe University ofArkansas. His title: "What Hath Manchester Wrought? Change in the British Society of Friends 1890-1920." Fall Meeting The annual meeting ofthe Friends Historical Association will be held November 14, 1994 at Arch Street meetinghouse in Philadelphia. The speaker will be William Kashatus, Director ofReligious Studies at William Penn Charter School. His topic will be "Friends and Education." ...


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