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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 27 Collections and/or Records:

Chester Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C431
Scope and Contents Records of the Chester Monthly Meetings in Chester and Media, Pennsylvania. Includes: births, deaths, marriage certificates, and other vital records from 1677; men's, women's, and joint minutes since 1681; records of the Meeting of Worship and Ministry and Overseers and its predecessors; financial records; and committee and other miscellaneous records. Of additional interest are pre-Separation accounts of sufferings, 1778-1783, manumissions, 1776-1780, and a series of scrapbooks assembled by...
Dates: 1677-2004

Chester Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C436
Scope and Contents Records of the pre-Separation preparative meeting include: rough minutes, 1783-1784 & 1786-1788; subscription book for the support of the poor, 1769-1799; account books, 1785-1788 & 1807-1814. Records of the Hicksite meeting include: Minutes, 1827-1928; women's minutes, 1828-1876; membership lists, 1840-1902; rough minutes, 1887-1909; treasurer's book, 1892-1934; graveyard treasurer's book, 1878-1919. Records of the Orthodox meeting include: Minutes of the men's meeting and later, of...
Dates: 1769-1948

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.
Dates: 1955-1998

Chichester Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C490
Scope and Contents Records include: pre-Separation men's meeting minutes, 1804-1813; Hicksite women's minutes, 1843-1899; a pre-Separation account book, 1781-1875; pre-Separation trustees' minutes, 1802-1823.
Dates: 1765-1899

Concord Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C610
Scope and Contents Pre-Separation, Hicksite, Orthodox and United records include: Minutes since 1684; vital records since 1679; women's meeting minutes, 1715-1902; property records; financial records and miscellaneous papers, 1776-1801 " 1959-1987.
Dates: 1679-2012

Concord Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C670
Scope and Contents Records include: Minutes of the pre-Separation women's meeting, 1813-1819; a pre-Separation subscription book, 1810-1813. Minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting and later, of joint sessions of men and women Friends, 1850-1914; minutes of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1850-1877; Minutes of the pre-Separation men's meeting, 1807-1827; minutes of the Orthodox men's meeting, 1827-1834; school fund account book, 1786-1827; poor fund account book, 1791-1826.
Dates: 1736-1914

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...
Dates: 1684-2016

Darby Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-D300
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes since 1684; vital records since 1670; women's minutes; ministers and elders' minutes; financial and property records, etc.
Dates: 1670-2012

Darby Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-D320
Scope and Contents Records include: pre-Separation Hicksite women's meeting minutes, 1801-1808 and 1827-1891, and minutes of the joint sessions of men and women Hicksite friends, 1891-1898.
Dates: 1801-1898

Haverford Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-H370
Scope and Contents Records of Haverford Preparative Meeting, 1741-1950, include: membership lists, 1783-1796, 1809-1827 and 1826 (with Radnor Monthly Meeting Births and Deaths [copy], 1685-1924); Orthodox membership, 1783-1863; membership list, 1931 (with Minutes, 1918-1935); Hicksite men’s meeting minutes, 1839-1948 and 1948-1950 (with Old Haverford Monthly Meeting Minutes, 1950-1955); women's meeting minutes, 1805-1807 (with Radnor Monthly Meeting women's minutes, 1812-1835); Hicksite women’s meeting minutes,...
Dates: 1783-1950