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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 10 Collections and/or Records:

Arch Street Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-P455
Scope and Contents Records of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting -- pre-Separation, Orthodox, and post-Reunification -- include: vital records, 1672-2000; men’s minutes, 1682-1978; women’s minutes, 1686-1926; financial records, 1683-1990; trustees’ records, 1683-1970; property records, 1683-1970; property committee records, 1697-1970; committee records, 1711-1970; miscellaneous papers, 1664-1974; Friends Select School records, 1832-1968; records of the Philadelphia Association for the Instruction of Poor Children,...

Byberry Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B900
Scope and Contents Records include: pre-Separation and Hicksite minutes of the Women's Meeting; minutes of the pre-Separation and Hicksite Ministry & Council committee and its predecessor, the Preparative Meeting of Ministers & Elders; pre-Separation and Hicksite vital records since 1726, including births, deaths, burials, marriage and membership records, certificates of removal, etc. as well as other types of records.

Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting of Friends Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C482
Scope and Contents Records of Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting, 1932-2007, include: burials chart; marriage certificates, 1941-2000; memberships, removals, transfer, 1934-90s; joint minutes, 1932-2007; ministers and elders minutes, 1940-1942, 1953-1973; overseers minutes, 1959-1973.

Frankford Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-F700
Scope and Contents Minutes and other records of Frankford Preparative Meeting, 1733-1928, as follows: Hicksite and Orthodox men's meeting minutes, 1772-1928; Hicksite and Orthodox women's meeting minutes, 1795-1907; minutes of the School Committee, 1783-1844; Hicksite financial records, including Treasurer's book, 1772-1928; Hicksite women's meeting (Germantown branch) account book, 1863-1877; School Committee account book,1783-1857 with receipt book, 1795-1798 and minutes, 1843-1852; carpentry agreement in the...

Germantown Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-G310
Scope and Contents Records include: Minutes of the pre-Separation and Orthodox men's meeting and later of joint sessions with women, 1756-1939; Hicksite men's minutes, 1877-1914; pre-Separation and Orthodox women's meeting minutes, 1784-1917; Hicksite women's minutes, 1877-1880; Orthodox account books 1739-1812, 1832-1938; Hicksite account books,1877-1914; Orthodox receipt books, 1859-1895; Orthodox membership, 1799-1843; Hicksite membership, 1807-1812, 1888-1911; Orthodox women's records, 1862-1902; building...

Green Street Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-G700
Scope and Contents Records of Green Street Monthly Meeting, 1775-2018. Includes: vital records; men's and joint session minutes; women's minutes; minutes of the Meeting on Worship and Ministry and of its predecessors, the Meeting of Ministers and Elders and the Meeting of Ministry and Counsel; financial and property records; and other miscellaneous records of its endeavors. The latter include various First Day schools, Greene Street Friends School; Fair Hill Meeting, Fair Hill Burial Ground, Frankford Friends...

Green Street Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-G710
Scope and Contents Records of Green Street Preparative Meeting, 1814-1914, as follows: minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting and joint sessions, 1814-1846, 1850-1858,1875-1914, 1846-1850; Hicksite women's meeting minutes, 1814-1827 and 1828-1902; Hicksite treasurer's book, 1849-1912; Hicksite school committee minutes, 1865-1877, 1884-1892, 1892-1904.

Philadelphia Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-P460
Scope and Contents Minutes of the men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women; registers of births and deaths; marriage certificates; membership lists and registers; removals issued and received, and other vital records; women's minutes; ministers and elders' minutes; financial and property papers; minutes and other papers of the Race Street First Day School; records of the Library Association of Friends of Philadelphia; and other miscellaneous papers.

Spruce Street Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-S700
Scope and Contents Records of the Hicksite meeting include: vital records, 1833-1902; minutes, 1833-1903; women's minutes, 1833-1893; ministers and elders' minutes, 1834-1838 and 1845-1897; overseers' minutes, 1852-1871; account books and other financial records, 1834-1904; miscellaneous papers, 1782-1904.