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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 257 Collections and/or Records:

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.

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.

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...

Cropwell Monthly and Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C700
Scope and Contents Records of of the pre-Separation, Orthodox, and United branch of Cropwell Preparative Meeting, 1793-1982, include: vital records; men's minutes, 1794-1982; women's minutes, 1806-1917; financial records, 1816-1911; property records, 1805; school committee records, 1906-1920; school trustees' minutes, 1792-1830; Cropwell school fund trustees' account books, 1836-1911.

Records of Cropwell Monthly Meeting, 1982-2008, include: minutes, 1982-2008; miscellaneous, 2009

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.

Crosswicks and Chesterfield Preparative Meetings Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C810
Scope and Contents Records of Crosswicks Preparative meeting and its predecessor, Chesterfield Preparative Meeting, include: Hicksite men’s minutes, 1793-1799 & 1884-1937; Orthodox men’s minutes, 1827-1956; pre-Separation women's minutes, 1796-1826; Orthodox women’s meeting, 1796-1903; Hicksite account books, 1819-1847 & 1899-1950; Orthodox account books, 1863-1970; Orthodox women’s account books, 1857-1911; Crosswicks building committee account books and stockholder’s minutes, 1830-1854; property...

Crosswicks Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C800
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes, 1974-1980, and newsletters, 2002-2004. Also includes links to digital files of minutes, 2011-2012, accessible in the Library only.

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.

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.

Doe Run Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-D600
Scope and Contents Records of Doe Run Preparative Meeting, 1810-1946, as follows: pre-Separation and Hicksite minutes, 1822-1834, 1882-1890, 1903-1917, 1917-1946; Hicksite women's minutes, 1887-1893; pre-Separation and Hicksite burials, 1810-1830; Hicksite treasurer's account book, 1913-1949; Hicksite graveyard accounts, 1928-1936; Hicksite First Day School minutes, 1893-1899; Hicksite insurance policy, 1883; list of books in Doe Run Meeting library, n.d.