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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:

Alloways Creek Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-A450
Scope and Contents Records include: Minutes of the pre-Separation and Hicksite men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1783-1938; minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1841-1877.
Dates: 1783-1938

Haddonfield Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-H350
Scope and Contents Records of Haddonfield Quarterly Meeting, 1795-1990, include: men's meeting minutes, 1795-1827; Hicksite men's meeting and joint session minutes, 1827-1954; Orthodox and United men’s meeting and joint session minutes, 1827-1990; women's minutes, 1795-1814, with Salem Quarterly women's minutes; minute book of the Orthodox women's meeting, 1815-1919; minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1827-1903; ministers and elders minutes, 1795-1819; Orthodox ministers and elders minutes, 1819-1953;...
Dates: 1795-1999

Mickleton Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-M490
Scope and Contents Records of Mickleton Monthly Meeting, 1954-1971 and 1996-2006. Includes minutes, 1954-1971, 1996-2006 (gaps), and 2007-18.
Dates: 1954-2018

Penns Neck Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-P400
Scope and Contents Records include: Hicksite and pre-Separation men's meeting for business, 1796-1867, and women's minutes, 1842-1867.
Dates: 1796-1867

Pilesgrove Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-P520
Scope and Contents Records of the Pilesgrove Monthly Meeting, 1756-1929, include: vital records, 1756-1928; Hicksite men’s minutes, 1794-1929; Orthodox men’s minutes, 1827-1830; Hicksite women's minutes, 1794-1823 and 1827-1893; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1828-1830; Hicksite ministers and elders' minutes, 1800-1805 and 1836-1897.
Dates: 1756-1929

Pilesgrove Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-P540
Scope and Contents Records of the Hicksite preparative meeting include: Minutes of the men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1860-1926; women's minutes, 1851-1886; burials at Woodstown, N.J. (including burials of non-Friends), 1816-1903.
Dates: 1816-1926.

Salem Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-S250
Scope and Contents Records of Salem Monthly Meeting, 1675-2015, include: men's meeting minutes, vital records, women's minutes, Ministers and Elders' minutes, manuscript copies of men's minutes, miscellaneous papers, property records, and newsletters.
Dates: 1623-2015

Salem Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-S270
Scope and Contents Records of Salem Quarterly Meeting and its predecessors, the pre-Separation, Hicksite and Orthodox meetings, since 1681, includes: men’s minutes, 1697-1966/1985-2015; women’s minutes, 1707-1904; ministers’ and elders’ minutes, 1735-1965/2012-16; financial records, 1719-1750; committee records; and other miscellaneous papers.

Before the Separation, this meeting was known as Gloucester and Salem Quarterly Meeting.
Dates: 1681-2018

Woodbury Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-W610
Scope and Contents Records of Woodbury Preparative Meeting, 1770-1954, include: Hicksite minutes, 1770-1920; Orthodox minutes, 1828-1954; Hicksite women's minutes, 1828-1893; Hicksite financial and legal records, 1840-1951; and a book list of the library.
Dates: 1770-1951

Woodstown Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-W630
Scope and Contents Records of Woodstown Monthly Meeting, 1928-2014, include: Hicksite/United minutes 1929-2014; Hicksite membership register, 1928-1958; minutes of the Hicksite Meeting of Worship and Ministry and of its predecessors, the Meeting of Ministry and Counsel and the Meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1897-1963.
Dates: 1928-2013