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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:

Great Egg Harbor Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-G650
Scope and Contents Records of Great Egg Harbor Monthly Meeting, 1682-1843, include: vital records, 1682-1837; men's minutes, 1726-1843; women's minutes, 1788-1843; ministers' and elders' minutes, 1817-1830.

Green Street Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-G700
Scope and Contents Records of Green Street Monthly Meeting, 1775-2018. Includes: vital records; men's and joint session minutes; women's minutes; minutes of the Meeting on Worship and Ministry and of its predecessors, the Meeting of Ministers and Elders and the Meeting of Ministry and Counsel; financial and property records; and other miscellaneous records of its endeavors. The latter include various First Day schools, Greene Street Friends School; Fair Hill Meeting, Fair Hill Burial Ground, Frankford Friends...

Green Street Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-G710
Scope and Contents Records of Green Street Preparative Meeting, 1814-1914, as follows: minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting and joint sessions, 1814-1846, 1850-1858,1875-1914, 1846-1850; Hicksite women's meeting minutes, 1814-1827 and 1828-1902; Hicksite treasurer's book, 1849-1912; Hicksite school committee minutes, 1865-1877, 1884-1892, 1892-1904.

Greenwich Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-G730
Scope and Contents Records of Greenwich Monthly Meeting, 1677-1998, as follows: pre-Separation, Hicksite, Orthodox and United minutes since 1784; registers of births and deaths, 1677-1987; marriage and membership records, 1784-1994; removals, 1787-1899; Orthodox women's meeting minutes, 1814-1893; Orthodox ministers and elders meeting minutes, 1828-1904; Orthodox financial records, 1907-1939.

Greenwich Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-G740
Scope and Contents Records of Greenwich Preparative Meeting, 1817-1952, include: minutes of the Hicksite men's meeting and joint sessions, 1841-1948; minutes of the Orthodox men’s meeting, 1823-1874; women’s meeting minutes, 1807-1816; Hicksite women's meeting minutes, 1850-1890; Orthodox women’s meeting minutes, 1817-1884; and treasurer's account book, 1884-1953.

Gwynedd Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-G910
Scope and Contents Records of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting, 1690-2014, include: Hicksite births and deaths, 1690-1921; Orthodox births and deaths, 1720-1889; Hicksite marriages, 1715-1917; Orthodox marriages, 1828-1930; Hicksite removals, 1801-1924; Orthodox removals, 1828-1867; minutes, 1715-1812; Hicksite minutes, 1813-1984; Orthodox minutes, 1827-1936; women's minutes, 1717-1818; Hicksite women’s minutes, 1827-1897; Orthodox women’s minutes, 1818-1897; ministers and elders minutes, 1757-1818; Hicksite ministers and...

Gwynedd Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-G970
Scope and Contents Records of Gwynedd Preparative Meeting, 1784-1974, as follows: Hicksite and United men’s minutes, 1798-1974; Orthodox men’s minutes, 1827-1852; Hicksite women's minutes, 1798-1892; minutes and other papers of Gwynedd First Day School, 1881-1936; account books and other financial records, 1784-1910; property records, 1807-1808; account books of Gwynedd Friends' School trustees, 1822-1892.

Haddonfield Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-H300
Scope and Contents Records of Haddonfield Monthly Meeting and of its predecessors, the Hicksite, Orthodox, and pre-Separation meetings. Included are minutes of the men's meeting and later, of joint sessions with women, 1828-1952 (Hicksite); women's minutes, 1828-1903 (Hicksite); vital records, 1755-1944 (Hicksite); ministers and elders' minutes, 1828-1913 (Hicksite); minutes of the Committee of Ministry and Counsel, 1913-1938 (Hicksite); miscellaneous papers, 1828-1930 (Hicksite).

Haddonfield Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-Ph-H330
Scope and Contents Records of Haddonfield Preparative Meeting, 1820-1953, include: men’s meeting minutes, 1820-1826; Hicksite men's meeting and joint session minutes, 1848-1953; Orthodox men’s meeting minutes, 1826-1920; Hicksite women's meeting minutes, 1838-1856, 1864-1903; Orthodox women’s meeting minutes, 1884-1917; women’s account books, 1906-1919; Orthodox financial records, 1820-1902.

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;...