George Fox University Archives

Friends Women's Missionary Records Edit


NWYM 01 08 01
Finding Aid Author
April Otto
Finding Aid Date
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description


  • 1940-2008 (Creation)


  • 5 Cubic Feet (Whole)
    10 archival boxes

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  • Abstract

    WMU/FWMF Records: includes minutes, reports, correspondence, publications, and materials from WMU events. For research on women's aid organizations and the Yearly Meeting Friends Women's Missionary Fellowship in particular.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is available for research.

  • Series

    1. Activities 2. EFA WMF 3. Correspondence 4. Minutes 5. Publications 6. Reports 7. Retreats 8. Scrapbooks

  • Biographical / Historical

    The Northwest Yearly Meeting Women's Missionary Union began in the 1940s. It developed into an organization consisting of many local unions operating under an executive group. The purpose of these unions was to unite women in providing aid to missions, both at home and abroad.

  • Content Description

    Includes WMU/FWMF publications, correspondence, financial records, reports, minutes, and materials from the yearly women's retreat and other events. The geographical areas referenced are mostly Oregon and Washington along with mission fields in Bolivia and Peru. Materials span 1940-2008.

    Of note are the WMU Programs and Devotions booklets, "Quaker Waggins," and minutes and materials from FWMF meetings and retreats.

    This collection would be especially useful for someone studying women's involvement in religion, church, and missions (particularly NWYM).

  • Separated Materials

    Iola Steen Memoirs were separated and became a new collection.