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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 10 Collections and/or Records:

Butternuts Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-B875
Overview Records of Butternuts Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and its pre-Separation predecessor, 1810-1881. Includes: Minutes, Mens 1810-1881; Minutes, Womens 1810-1819; Births and Deaths 1788-1899/1809-1869; and Ministers and Elders minutes 1838-1875.

Butternuts Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-B871
Overview Records of Butternuts Monthly Meeting (1988- ), 1986-ongoing. Includes: minutes of Butternuts Monthly Meeting, 1988-1996, as well as minutes of Oneonta Combined Friends Meeting, its direct predecessor, 1986-1988.

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.

Maryland Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-M377
Overview Records of Maryland Preparative Meeting, 1829-1840. Includes men's minutes (clerk's drafts), 1849-55, women's minutes, 1829-1840, and burial grounds information 1969/88. Volume 1.1 also includes women's minutes/extracts, 1850-1853.

Oneonta Friends Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-O553

Otego Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-O957
Overview Records of Otego Preparative Meeting, 1800-1849. Includes men's minutes, 1842-49, and women's minutes, 1800-1810.

Unadilla Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-U535
Overview Records of Unadilla Monthly Meeting, 1896-ongoing. Includes minutes of the preparative meeting, 1896-02, and of the monthly 1903-62; financial records 1917-51; and other material 1928-95.

West Laurens Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-W443
Overview Includes the minutes of the mens meeting for business, 1810-1832, minutes of the womens meeting for business, 1851-1896, and an account book, 1819-1842.

West Oneonta Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-W447
Overview Records of West Oneonta Preparative Meeting, 1818-1891. Includes: Men's and women's minutes, 1818-1891.