Some UK Quaker Blogs

Britain Yearly Meeting 2007 http://britainyearlymeeting.blogspot.com/

Faith in the Media (Symon Hill) http://symonhill.wordpress.com/

Inward Light http://inwardlight.wordpress.com/

John Fitzgerald http://johnfitzgerald.me.uk/

Not Your Friend http://nyfblog.blogspot.com/

Peace Peaces http://peacepeaces.blogspot.com/

Quaker Street (Jez Smith) http://quakerstreet.blogspot.com/

Sheffield Quakers http://sheffieldquakers.blogspot.com/

Silent Blog http://lauraxpeace.livejournal.com/

Stumbling blocks to stepping stones (Gil Skidmore) http://stumblingstepping.blogspot.com/

Under the green Hill http://underthegreenhill.blogspot.com/

William Heath’s blog http://williamheath.net/

Woodbrooke Good lives Blog http://www.woodbrookegoodlives.blogspot.com/

Swarthmore Hall Blog http://www.swarthmoor.blogspot.com/

Quaker Economics Blog http://www.quakerweb.org.uk/blog/

UK Web Archive

Since early 2009, the Library has been working with the UK Web Archive to collect and preserve Quaker websites.

The UK Web Archive is a national venture provided by the British Library in partnership with the National Library by the British Library to collect, preserve and give continuous access to key UK “websites that publish research, that reflect diversity of lives, interests and activities throughout the UK, and that demonstrate web innovation”. As the Internet grows as importance as an information source and means of communication, there is a danger that important intellectual material may be lost for future researchers due to the temporal nature of many websites. The UK Web Archive was established to ensure that this material is recorded and saved for posterity.

The Library has identified over 250 Quaker websites representing Quaker views and activities in the UK to be archived by the UK Web Archive. They include the websites of area Quaker meetings, local Quaker meetings, Friends’ schools, Friends’ centres such as Swarthmoor Hall, special interest groups such as the Quaker Lesbian and Gay Fellowship, organisations such as Quaker Social Action and individual Quaker blogs. This archive of Quaker websites will be a valuable addition to the record of Friends’ activities and thought in the UK in the early twenty-first century.

In March there were 138 individual websites archived. This number will increase as the project progresses.

The web archive can be viewed at http://www.webarchive.org.uk/ukwa/collection/30441484/page/1

If there is a Quaker website you would like to nominate for the Web Archive, please contact the Library and we will pass on the details to the British Library for consideration.

Articles on the Library OPAC

As well as books and periodicals the library online catalogue includes details of around 3600 articles. This all includes articles which have appeared in Quaker Studies and Quaker Theology, all articles in Quaker Religious Thought going back to 1990, all articles in Friends’ Quarterly going back to 1960, all articles in Quaker History and its predecessor The Bulletin of the Friends Historical Association (Philadelphia) going back to 1953 and all articles in the Journal of Friends’ Historical Society going back to 1948. Further retrospective cataloguing of the Journal of Friends’ Historical Society, Friends’ Quarterly and Bulletin of the Friends Historical Association is ongoing. In addition, around 250 articles have been catalogued as part of the peace cataloguing project. These articles appeared in The Friend, Friends’ Intelligencer, American Friend, Friends’ Quarterly Examiner and Friend (Philadelphia) between the 1910s and 1950s. They cover topics such as conscription, alternative service and the peace movement. As well as reportage, these articles include official statements from organisations such as the AFSC and London Yearly Meeting and articles by figures such as Henry J. Cadbury on historical aspects of Friends and peace. Items such as letters to the editor also serve as an important record of debate amongst Friends about the meaning of the peace testimony and appropriate action by Friends in war time. es on the Library OPAC As well as books and periodicals the library online catalogue includes details of around 3500 articles. This includes all articles which have appeared in Quaker Studies and Quaker Theology, all articles in Quaker Religious Thought going back to 1990, all articles in Friends’ Quarterly going back to 1960, all articles in Quaker History and its predecessor The Bulletin of the Friends Historical Association (Philadelphia) going back to 1953 and all articles in the Journal of Friends’ Historical Society going back to 1935. Further retrospective cataloguing of the Journal of Friends’ Historical Society, Friends’ Quarterly and Bulletin of the Friends Historical Association is ongoing. In addition, around 250 articles have been catalogued as part of the peace cataloguing project. These articles appeared in The Friend, Friends’ Intelligencer, American Friend, Friends’ Quarterly Examiner and Friend (Philadelphia) between the 1910s and 1950s. They cover topics such as conscription, alternative service and the peace movement. As well as reportage, these articles include official statements from organisations such as the AFSC and London Yearly Meeting and articles by figures such as Henry J. Cadbury on historical aspects of Friends and peace. Items such as letters to the editor also serve as an important record of debate amongst Friends about the meaning of the peace testimony and appropriate action by Friends in war time.

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