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Rows of chairs are filled with male and female spectators facing a stage at the front of a room, where two rows of black-clad men and women sit and stand. A framed photograph of John Greenleaf Whittier hangs on the wall above the people on stage, along with some streamers. [Printed on paper attached to matboard] First California Yearly Meeting of Friends Church. R. H. Gardiner, Artist. [Followed by lists of names from various states.] [Handwritten on verso] First yearly meeting of California assmebled inside Whittier College Auditorium, Founders Hall, March 1895. Title from attached paper. The collection consists of images and documents from its establishment in 1887 to the mid-20th century. Also included are images and documents of two missions of Whittier's First Friends Church: the Kotzebue Friends Church, in Kotzebue, Alaska; and the Friends Japanese Church in Norwalk, formerly located near the intersection of Orange Street and Rosecrans Avenue.