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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 297 Collections and/or Records:

Adirondack Friends Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-A293
Overview Records of Adirondack Friends Meeting, 1985-ongoing. Includes: membership Records 1952-1990 & ca. 1893-1993; newsletters, 1985-1989.
Dates: ca. 1893-1995

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.
Dates: 1840-1915

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.
Dates: 1942-1995

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.
Dates: 1833-1894

Alfred Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-A435
Overview Includes: minutes of Alfred Monthly Meeting and its predecessor, Finger Lakes Monthly Meeting, from 1952. Vol. 1965-1969 also includes Alfred Preparative Meeting minutes, 1952-1969.
Dates: 1952-2016

All Friends Regional Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-A456
Overview Includes: Minutes, 1929-1977 and 1978-1996, and clerks' papers, 1941-1984, including correspondence, reports, etc.
Dates: 1929-1996

Amawalk Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-A493
Overview Records of Amawalk Monthly Meeting and its predecessor, Amawalk Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1795-ongoing. Includes: Minutes 1812-1991; Vital records 1798-1996; minutes and other records of Ministry & Counsel and its predecessor, Ministers & Elders, 1829-1914 & 1986-95; Treasurer's book 1910-1985; deeds & other property Records 1774-1903; extracts of the minutes of the monthly and quarterly meetings for Amawalk Preparative (1795) and Monthly (1806).
Dates: 1795-1996

Amawalk Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-A497
Overview Records of Amawalk Preparative Meeting (Hicksite), 1777-1886. Includes: Minutes, 1814-1886, and women's minutes, 1777-1886.
Dates: 1777-1886

Amawalk Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-A498
Overview Records of Amawalk Preparative Meeting (Orthodox). Includes: Minutes, 1775-1800/1828-1850 and women's minutes, 1797-1825/1828-1861.
Dates: 1775-1861

Athens Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-A815