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Durham Meeting - History Archives

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  • Searching the Newsletter archives is a challenge.  Request has been made to Quaker Cloud support for a tool that can contextually identify search-text matches by the PDF file in which they occur.  Until such facility appears, it is unfortunately a tedious undertaking to search each selected PDF file individually.
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Information about Durham (NC) Friends Meeting

Durham Monthly Meeting of Friends is an un-programmed meeting established in 1943 by Dr. Elbert Russell and others who began meeting informally on the campus of Duke University in 1937.  A brief early history describes these beginnings and subsequent events.  Two significant events described are:

  • obtaining the property on Alexander Avenue andbuilding the first meetinghouse in the 1950’s, and
  • the founding of Carolina Friends School in the 1960’s.