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QM/Ph/MM. Constituent Monthly, Preparative, and Quarterly meetings

 Record Group Term
Identifier: QM/Ph/MM
_____ MONTHLY MEETING _____ The basic unit of Quaker administration, which holds regular monthly business meetings. Only members can participate. It has responsibility for care of members, authorizes removals and marriages, maintains discipline, considers the queries, manages meeting property, fosters social concerns, and reports regularly to the quarterly meeting. _____ PREPARATIVE MEETING _____ A regularly-organized business meeting of a single congregation which prepared business to be presented to the monthly meeting. The scope of business as recorded in its minutes was normally limited to responses to queries and matters of property and school oversight. _____ QUARTERLY MEETING _____ Meetings for business held four times per year, attended by representatives of all monthly meetings in a region. It is an intermediary between the monthly and yearly meeting, serves as an appellate body for disciplinary matters, and considers problems too large for a local meeting to solve. A quarterly meeting holds the authority to establish or discontinue a monthly, preparative, or particular meeting for worship. It collects financial assessments from each monthly meeting in accordance with the quota established by the yearly meeting.

Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

Chester Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C431
Scope and Contents Records of the Chester Monthly Meetings in Chester and Media, Pennsylvania. Includes: births, deaths, marriage certificates, and other vital records from 1677; men's, women's, and joint minutes since 1681; records of the Meeting of Worship and Ministry and Overseers and its predecessors; financial records; and committee and other miscellaneous records. Of additional interest are pre-Separation accounts of sufferings, 1778-1783, manumissions, 1776-1780, and a series of scrapbooks assembled by...

Chichester Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C490
Scope and Contents Records include: pre-Separation men's meeting minutes, 1804-1813; Hicksite women's minutes, 1843-1899; a pre-Separation account book, 1781-1875; pre-Separation trustees' minutes, 1802-1823.

Concord Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C610
Scope and Contents Pre-Separation, Hicksite, Orthodox and United records include: Minutes since 1684; vital records since 1679; women's meeting minutes, 1715-1902; property records; financial records and miscellaneous papers, 1776-1801 " 1959-1987.

Concord Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C670
Scope and Contents Records include: Minutes of the pre-Separation women's meeting, 1813-1819; a pre-Separation subscription book, 1810-1813. Minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting and later, of joint sessions of men and women Friends, 1850-1914; minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1850-1877; Minutes of the pre-Separation men's meeting, 1807-1827; minutes of the Orthodox men's meeting, 1827-1834; school fund account book, 1786-1827; poor fund account book, 1791-1826.

Darby Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-D300
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes since 1684; vital records since 1670; women's minutes; ministers and elders' minutes; financial and property records, etc.

Haverford Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-H370
Scope and Contents Records of Haverford Preparative Meeting, 1741-1950, include: membership lists, 1783-1796, 1809-1827 and 1826 (with Radnor Monthly Meeting Births and Deaths [copy], 1685-1924); Orthodox membership, 1783-1863; membership list, 1931 (with Minutes, 1918-1935); Hicksite men’s meeting minutes, 1839-1948 and 1948-1950 (with Old Haverford Monthly Meeting Minutes, 1950-1955); women's meeting minutes, 1805-1807 (with Radnor Monthly Meeting women's minutes, 1812-1835); Hicksite women’s meeting minutes,...

Media Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-M440
Scope and Contents Records of Media Monthly Meeting and its immediate predecessor, Chester Monthly Meeting (Media, Pa.) from 1948. Includes: vital records to 2009, minutes, 1948-2003, financial records, committee records, and miscellaneous. Of particular interest are the records of the Sanctuary Committee, 1986-1990, and blueprints of the Media meetinghouse

The pre 1948 records of Chester Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) have been described with the records of Chester Monthly Meeting

Media Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-M450
Scope and Contents Records of the Orthodox preparative meeting include: minutes of the men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1878-1949; women's minutes, 1878-1900; membership list, 1878; financial records, 1878-1908; minutes of the Juvenile Auxiliary Committee, 1912-1913; miscellaneous papers, 1913-1934.

Middletown Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-M505
Scope and Contents Records of Middletown Monthly Meeting, 1931-1995, include: marriage certificates, 1933-1955; joint meeting minutes, 1931-1997; worship and ministry minutes, 1960-1991; committee records, 1970s-1980s; miscellaneous, 1935-1995.

Middletown Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-M540
Scope and Contents Records of Middletown Preparative Meeting (Delaware County, PA), 1787-1959, include: Hicksite births, 1841-1860; Hicksite Burials, 1787-1860; Hicksite membership, 1840-1867; Orthodox men’s minutes, 1821-1950; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1813-1919; Orthodox ministers and elders minutes, 1931-1959; account books, 1791-1815; Orthodox account books, 1837-1863; Orthodox women’s account books, 1852-1879; fire insurance records, 1940; Middletown First Day School minutes, 1905-1909.