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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 162 Collections and/or Records:

Abington Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-A200
Scope and Contents Records of Abington Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, the pre-Separation and Hicksite monthly meetings, since 1670. Included are: minutes of the men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women; minutes of the women's meeting; registers of births and deaths; marriage and membership records; certificates of removal, disownments, etc.; epistles received and other miscellaneous papers. Records of the Orthodox Abington Monthly Meeting include: membership, 1827-1886; removals, 1828-1921;...

Abington Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-A220
Scope and Contents The original records of Abington Preparative Meeting -- pre-Separation, Hicksite, and Orthodox -- include minutes of men's, women's and joint business meetings as well as other records. Records of Abington Preparative Meeting include: men's minutes, 1786-1897 (H), 1827-1868 (O); women's minutes, 1787-1893 (H); women's account books, 1834-1874; school fund account books, 1773-1900 (H).

Abington Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-A250
Scope and Contents Records of Abington Quarterly Meetings, from 1786, include: Hicksite and United men’s minutes; Orthodox men’s minutes; Hicksite women's minutes; Orthodox women’s minutes; First-day School Union records; minutes of the Hicksite Meeting on Worship and Ministry, the Ministry and Counsel Committee, and of the Meeting of Ministers and Elders, Orthodox; Orthodox meeting financial records; minutes of the Abington Visitation Committee; minutes of the Gwynned Visitation Committee; minutes of the...

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,...

Bart Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B200
Scope and Contents Records include burials (Bart, Pa.), 1831-1935; chart of marked graves at Bart, 1938; Hicksite minutes of the joint sessions, 1887-1925.

Birmingham Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B520
Scope and Contents Records of Birmingham Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and its predecessors, the pre-Separation meeting (1815-1827) and the Hicksite meeting include: Minutes, 1815-2017 (gaps); Woman's minutes, 1827-1895, and account book, 1857-1898; Ministry & Counsel minutes, 1924-1940; Overseers' minutes, 1941-1952; Vital records, 1770-1955; and other miscellaneous materials.Also includes Orthodox records: Vital Records, 1816-1963; Marriage certificates, 1818-1962; Removals, 1827-1963;...

Birmingham Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B550
Scope and Contents Records include: Hicksite and United minutes , 1869-1956; Hicksite women's minutes, 1869-1886 (included in Joint minutes, 1869-1903); Orthodox minutes, 1852-1921 ; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1886-1919 ; pre-Separation and Hicksite deeds and other property records, 1721-1903; Hicksite First Day School minutes, 1897-1949 and miscellaneous papers, 1960; and Orthodox School Fund accounts, 1828-1845.

Bradford Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B700
Scope and Contents Records of Bradford Monthly Meeting and of its pre-Separation predecessors, Bradford & Uwchlan Monthly Meeting, Bradford Monthly Meeting and Uwchlan Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), include: Minutes, 1880-1900/1954-2013; minutes of Uwchlan Monthly Meeting, 1828-1863; minutes of Bradford Monthly Meeting, 1828-1880; vital records, 1699-1921/1984-2006; women's minutes, 1828-1886. Also included are records of Bradford Monthly Meeting since 1724: Orthodox vital records, 1724-1908; minutes of the...

Bradford Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B730
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes of the pre-Separation meeting, 1764-1824; a Hicksite membership list, 1894, contained in Bradford Monthly Meeting record book, 1828-1899; Orthodox men's minutes, 1828-1875; pre-Separation and Orthodox women's minutes, 1821-1844, 1907-1918; and Orthodox property deeds, 1820-1890.

Bristol Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-B750
Scope and Contents Records of Bristol Monthly Meeting include: Minutes, 1874-1978 and 1990-2016; vital records, 1873-2017; Women's minutes, 1874-1880; minutes of the meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1882-1918; minutes of the meeting of Ministry and Counsel, 1919-1935; loose marriage papers, 1875; financial papers relating to burial lot funds, 1933-1938; deeds, 1909-1926 and n.d.; and other fiancial and miscellaneous papers, 1873-2017.