PYM Minutes

This page provides access to the official minutes of Pacific Yearly Meeting business meetings held at Annual Sessions and at Representative, Interim and Executive Committee meetings since 1947.  See the bottom of the page for more background on what is here.

Action Minutes Only

List of PYM Minutes of Action for all years 2001 through RepCom 2019(Action minutes for Annual Session 2019 are not yet added to this file, but can be found in the full minutes packet for AS 2019).

Packets of Full Minutes and Reports

Minutes since 2001 have been published electronically as PDF files.  Publication of paper minutes was discontinued in 2013.

Year Representative Committee (Winter) Annual Session (Summer)
2020 – 74th year coming soon  
2019 – 73rd year RepCom 2019
AS 2019
2018 – 72nd year RepCom 2018 AS 2018
2017 – 71st year RepCom 2017 AS 2017
2016 – 70th year RepCom 2016 AS 2016
2015 – 69th year RepCom 2015 AS 2015
2014 – 68th year RepCom 2014 AS 2014
2013 – 67th year RepCom 2013 AS 2013
2012 – 66th year RepCom 2012 AS 2012
2011 – 65th year RepCom 2011 AS 2011
2010 – 64th year RepCom 2010 AS 2010
2009 – 63rd year RepCom 2009 AS 2009
2008 – 62nd year RepCom 2008 AS 2008
2007 – 61st year RepCom 2007 AS 2007
2006 – 60th year RepCom 2006 AS 2006
2005 – 59th year RepCom 2005 AS 2005
2004 – 58th year RepCom 2004 AS 2004
2003 – 57th year RepCom 2003 AS 2003
2002 – 56th year RepCom 2002  AS 2002
2001 – 55th year RepCom 2001 AS 2001
We have begun to produce scanned images of paper minutes for the years 1958 through 2000. We will add them to this table as we produce them. For now, what you see is what you get.
Year

Winter  (Representative, Executive or Interim Committees)

Summer (Annual Sessions or Representative or Interim Committees)
     
     
     
1981 – 35th year RepCom 1981-02 (Redacted) AS 1981RepCom 1981-08 (Redacted)
1980 – 34th year RepCom 1980-03 (Redacted) AS 1980 / RepCom 1980-08
1979 – 33rd year RepCom 1979-03 AS 1979 / RepCom 1979-08
1978 – 32nd year RepCom 1978-03 AS 1978 / RepCom 1978-08
1977 – 31st year RepCom 1977-03 AS 1977 / RepCom 1977-08
1976 – 30th year RepCom 1976-03 AS 1976 / RepCom 1976-08
1975 – 29th year ExecCom 1975 AS 1975RepCom 1975
1974 – 28th year ExecCom 1974 AS 1974RepCom 1974
1973  –  27th year ExecCom 1973 AS 1973 / RepCom 1973
1972  –  26th year ExecCom 1972 AS 1972 / RepCom 1972
1971 – 25th year  ExecCom 1971 AS 1971 / RepCom 1971
1970 – 24th year ExecCom 1970 AS 1970RepCom 1970
1969 – 23rd tear  ExecCom 1969 AS 1969 / RepCom 1969
1968 – 22nd year   AS 1968 / RepCom 1968
1967 – 21st year    
1966 – 20th year    
1965 – 19th year    
1964 – 18th year    
1963 – 17th year   AS 1963 / IntCom 1963-08
1962 – 16th year    AS 1962
1961 – 15th year IntCom 1961-03 (Redacted)  AS 1961 / IntCom 1961-08
1960 – 14th year IntCom 1960-03  IntCom 1960-08
1959 – 13th year IntCom 1959-02 AS 1959 / IntCom 1959-08
1958 – 12th year

IntCom 1958-03

AS 1958 / IntCom 1958-08
Minutes from the first 11 years of PYM (1947-1957 inclusive) were published in issues of the Friends Bulletin (precursor to Western Friend magazine). These, and much more, are available online in the Western Friend “deep archive”.  The links here take you to the appropriate issue of Friends Bulletin in that archive.
1957 – 11th year   AS 1957
1956 – 10th year   AS 1956
1955 – 9th year   AS 1955
1954 – 8th year   AS 1954
1953 – 7th year   AS 1953
1952 – 6th year   AS 1952
1951 – 5th year   AS 1951
1950 – 4th year   AS 1950
1949 – 3rd year   AS 1949
1948 – 2nd year   AS 1948
1947 – 1st year   AS 1947

Background and History

Pacific Yearly Meeting was officially formed in 1947.  For the first 11 years it existed “jointly and within” the older organization, Pacific Coast Association of Friends.  The “two organizations” met as one and the same gathering and their minutes were published in Friends Bulletin, the publication of PCAF that first came out in 1929.  The links above for 1947-1957 take you to scanned images of the appropriate issues of Friends Bulletin in the archives of Western Friend Magazine (today’s incarnation of Friends Bulletin).  We encourage Friends to visit the extremely useful Western Friend deep archive to explore more of the history of Friends in the Pacific region as reported in the issues of Friends Bulletin.

In 1958 the name “Pacific Coast Association of Friends” was officially dropped.  Informal reports about the PYM annual sessions continued to be published in Friends Bulletin but the actual minutes of the PYM sessions were published separately.

2001 was the first year that PYM minutes were published electronically on a PYM website (as well as on paper). It is these online minutes that are linked above for 2001 through the present.  Many of the earlier ones (especially 2001-2004) do not contain all the referenced reports (“attachments”), nor are the reports to be found posted on the website. At some point we will try to locate paper copies of the missing reports and scan them to make them available here. Generally since 2007 the packets do contain all, or nearly all, of the reports.  The minutes for RepCom 2001 and 2002 had to be scanned from paper to make them available here. Regarding the minutes for years 2013-2018, see this status report.

Minutes for the “middle years” (1958 through 2000) are generally only available on paper under the care of the PYM Historian/Archivist (currently Jan Tappan of Orange Grove Meeting).  Copies are stored in archives (read: file cabinets) in the Whittier College Library basement, but they are not accessible publicly there.  The Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College in Philadelphia also has a collection which is publicly accessible, but only on paper in the library itself, not online and not digitally.  We are beginning to prepare scanned images of these minutes to make them available online here.  So far we have made it up to 1981, with some gaps in the 1960’s.  We will continue to post more as we scan them.