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QM/NY/MM. Constituent Monthly, Preparative, and Quarterly meetings

 Record Group Term
Identifier: QM/NY/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 8 Collections and/or Records:

Albany Executive Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-A410
Overview Includes: Minutes (men's and joint), 1840-94 and 1894-1915; women's minutes, 1840-69; minutes of the Preparative Meeting of Ministers and Elders, 1841-87 and 1887-94; register & scrapbook, 1840-1915; Deeds and Property Records 1898-1908; contained with the Register are records of births & deaths, marriages, removals, names of the members of Albany and New Scotland Preparative Meetings, and miscellaneous items tipped in.

Albany Friends Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-A412
Overview Records of the second Albany Friends Meeting, 1942-ongoing. Includes: Minutes, 1942-1994, and newsletters, 1965-68.

Albany Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-A417
Overview Includes: Women's Preparative Meeting minutes, 1833-1865; Men's Preparative Meeting minutes, 1833-1870.

Butternuts Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-B895
Overview Minutes of Butternuts Quarterly Meeting and its predecessors, Butternuts Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox), Duanesburg Quarterly Meeting (Orthodox) and Duanesburg Ouarterly Meeting (pre-Separation), 1812-ongoing. Includes: minutes of the Meeting of Ministers and Elders 1812-1952; men's minutes & joint, 1828-2012; and women's minutes and joint, 1828-1910. Also includes the minutes of Butternuts Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1888-1910, in the volume 1876-1882.

New Scotland Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-N447
Overview Records of New Scotland Preparative Meeting, 1837-1851. Includes men's minutes, 1837-1851.

Rensselaerville Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-R473
Overview Records of Rensselaerville Monthly Meeting, 1814-95. Includes minutes 1814-95; and vital records 1814-67.

Rensselaerville Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-R475
Overview Records of Rensselaerville Monthly Meeting, 1814-67. Includes women's minutes 1828-38; and vital records 1814-67.