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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 7 Collections and/or Records:

Blooming Grove Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-B513
Overview Includes: Men's minutes, 1828-1846, 1846-1863, 1863-1871; Women's minutes, 1812-1821, 1822-1826; 1826-1843, 1843-1857, 1857-1871.

Blooming Grove Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-B515
Overview Records of Blooming Grove Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1812-1872. Includes men's minutes, 1828-36 and 1851-72, and women's minutes, 1845-1862. Records also include the minutes of the pre-Separation men's meeting, 1812-1828.

Cornwall Local Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-C677
Overview Records of Cornwall Local Meeting of Friends (Orthodox). Includes men's and women's minutes and a library catalogue.

Cornwall Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-C675
Overview Records of Cornwall Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1828-1906. Includes: minutes (men's & joint), 1828-1906; women's minutes, 1828-1881; vital records 1788-1896; Ministers and Elders minutes, 1831-1867.

Cornwall Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-C673
Overview Records of Cornwall Monthly Meeting and its Hicksite predecessor, 1788-ongoing. Includes: Minutes 1788-1979/1990-2013; women's minutes, 1788-1890; vital records 1788-1973; minutes of Ministers and Elders, 1795-1861, and Ministry and Counsel 1907-1932; minutes of the Young Friends Association, 1871-1926; newsletter, 1985-93 and 1995.

Cornwall Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-C679
Overview Records of Cornwall Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) and its predecessor, the pre-Separation Cornwall Preparative Meeting. Includes: Men's and women's minutes, 1786-1927.

Smith's Clove Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-S627
Overview Records of Smith's Clove Preparative Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, 1803-1918. Includes men's, women's, and joint minutes, 1803-1918, deeds, 1800-1801, and miscellaneous records.