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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 28 Collections and/or Records:

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,...

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.

Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C405
Scope and Contents Records of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of Friends, 1926-91. Includes minutes, 1956-89, and records of the Race Street Forum Committee.

Chester Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C460
Scope and Contents Records of Chester Quarterly Meeting since 1955. Included are: Minutes 1955-1973 and 1979-1982; Representative Committee minutes, 1965-1973 and 1979-1982; papers of the Committee to Study Quarterly Meeting, also known as the Ad Hoc Committee on Quarterly Meetings, 1964-1965.

Records of the first Chester Quarterly Meeting are described with the records of Concord Quarterly Meeting.

Chestnut Hill Meeting of Friends Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C483
Scope and Contents Records of Chestnut Hill Meeting, 1924-1932, include: joint minutes 1924-1932.

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.

Concord Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C690
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes of the pre-Separation meeting, 1684-1827; minutes of the Hicksite meeting, 1827-1955, the Orthodox meeting, 1827-1955, the United meeting since 1955, the pre-Separation women's meeting, 1695-1827, the Hicksite women's meeting, 1827-1895, and the Orthodox women's meeting, 1827-1919; minutes of the pre-Separation meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1701-1827, the Hicksite meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1827-1918, the Orthodox meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1832-1955, the...

Frankford Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C390
Scope and Contents Records of the Orthodox branch of Frankford Monthly Meeting, 1788-1987, include: vital records, 1788-2005; men’s minutes, 1816-2005; women’s minutes, 1816-1915; ministers’ and elders’ minutes, 1816-1970; financial records, 1831-1934; overseers’ records, 1904-1990s; school committee records, 1840s-1999.

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...