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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 42 Collections and/or Records:

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, 1815-2018 (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.

Caln Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C310
Scope and Contents Records of Caln Preparative Meeting, 1841-1940, include: Hicksite men’s minutes, 1850-1887; Orthodox men’s minutes, 1841-1922; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1882-1918; account books, 1842-1940.

Caln Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C300
Scope and Contents Records of Caln Quarterly Meeting since 1800. Included are: pre-Separation men's meeting minutes, 1800-1827; Orthodox men's meeting minutes,1828-1843; Hicksite men's and joint meeting minutes, 1828-1952; United meeting minutes since 1952; Continuing Committee minutes since 1974; pre-Separation women's meeting minutes, 1800-1820; Hicksite women's meeting minutes, 1828-1894; rough or clerk's copy of women's meeting minutes (Orthodox), 1803-1833, including minutes of pre-Separation meeting,...

Cambridge Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C320
Scope and Contents Records include: Minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting, 1831-1845; and minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1831-1842.

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.

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...

Crosslands Worship Group Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C720
Scope and Contents Records of Crosslands Worship Group, 1978-2013. Includes minutes, 1979-2013, membership lists, 1979-2002, annual reports, 1978-2003, and miscellaneous records.