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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:

Falls Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-F370
Scope and Contents Records of Falls Preparative Meeting, 1680-1890, as follows: pre-Separation men's minutes, 1765-1827; Hicksite men's minutes, 1827-1890; Orthodox women's minutes, 1873-1880; pre-Separation and Hicksite account books.

Fallsington Friends Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-F350
Scope and Contents Records include: minutes since 1683; vital records, 1680-1960; Hicksite women's meeting minutes, 1683-1819 & 1827-1891 and Orthodox women's minutes, 1820-1918; Hicksite ministers and elders' minutes, 1756-1904 and Orthodox ministers and elders' minutes, 1859-1923; school committee minutes, 1823-1855; miscellaneous papers.

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...

Friends South-Western Burial Ground Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-C406
Overview Records of Friends South-Western Burial Ground, 1827-2004. Located in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, Friends South-Western was established by Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Western District (Orthodox) in 1859. The burial ground is currently managed by Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting.

Galloway Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-G100
Scope and Contents Records of the Orthodox branch of Galloway Preparative Meeting, 1796-1865, include: men's minutes, 1856-1865; visits of ministering friends, 1796-1863.

Germantown Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-G300
Scope and Contents Records of Germantown Monthly meeting, 1900-2002, include: vital records, 1900-2002; men’s minutes, 1906-1978; women’s minutes, 1906-1918; ministers’ and elders’ minutes, 1907-1954; financial records, 1907-1968; property records, 1945-1970s; assistance committee contributions, 1957-1962; Germantown Friends School Committee minutes, 1899-1997; library committee account books, 1945-1965; overseers’ minutes, 1907-1976; religious education committee notebooks; sewing group garment work record,...

Germantown Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-G310
Scope and Contents Records include: Minutes of the pre-Separation and Orthodox men's meeting and later of joint sessions with women, 1756-1939; Hicksite men's minutes, 1877-1914; pre-Separation and Orthodox women's meeting minutes, 1784-1917; Hicksite women's minutes, 1877-1880; Orthodox account books 1739-1812, 1832-1938; Hicksite account books,1877-1914; Orthodox receipt books, 1859-1895; Orthodox membership, 1799-1843; Hicksite membership, 1807-1812, 1888-1911; Orthodox women's records, 1862-1902; building...

Goshen Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-G600
Scope and Contents Records of Goshen Monthly Meeting, 1705-2015, include: acknowledgements, 1762-1774; births and deaths, 1705-1896; disownments and removals, 1721-1930; marriage certificates, 1722-1938; membership, 1828-1958; Hicksite men’s minutes, 1722-1962; Orthodox men’s minutes, 1828-1956; Hicksite women’s minutes, 1827-1889; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1722-1911; United minutes, 1985-1999; Hicksite ministers and elders minutes, 1827-1938; Orthodox ministers and elders minutes, 1892-1924; financial records,...

Goshen Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-G640
Scope and Contents Records include: pre-Separation minutes, 1807-1814 and subscription list, 1797 12mo29; Minute books of the Hicksite men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1827-1937; minute books of the Hicksite women's meeting, 1860-1869, 1877-1889.