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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 12 Collections and/or Records:

Elmira Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-E477
Overview Records of Elmira Preparative Meeting, 1844-1846. Includes: Women's Minutes, 1844-1846.
Dates: 1844-1846

Farmington Executive Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-F333
Overview Records of Farmington Executive meeting of Friends (Hicksite), and its predecessor, Farmington Monthly Meeting (Hicksite), 1787-1857. Includes: minutes (men's & joint), 1828-1927, women minutes, 1803-15 & 1818-53; vital records including births & deaths, 1787-1957, births, daaths, marriages & removals, 1828-67, and a register, 1828-67; minutes of Ministers and Elders, 1879-1913.
Dates: 1787-1957

Farmington Quarterly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-F357
Overview Records of Farmington Quarterly Meeting and its predecessors, 1810-1974. Includes: Men's, women's & joint minutes, 1810-1974, Ministers and Elders minutes, 1810-1940, and Bible School Conference, 1894-1916.
Dates: 1810-1974

Henrietta Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-H477
Overview Records of Henrietta Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) and its pre-Separation predecessor, 1825-1848. Includes: Men's minutes, 1825-48, and women's minutes, 1828-1848.
Dates: 1825-1848

Mendon Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-M457
Overview Records of Mendon Preparative Meeting, 1833-1914. Includes minutes men's and joint, 1833-1914, women's minutes, 1833-1869, Property dispute correspondence, 1955, and New York Supreme Court decisions, 1956-57.
Dates: 1833-1914

Rochester Executive Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-R633
Overview Records of Rochester Executive Meeting, 1825-1956. Includes men's, women's and joint minutes 1825-1916; vital records 1769-1915; Ministers' and Elders' minutes 1862-1913; and financial and property records, 1936-1956.
Dates: 1769-1916

Rochester Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-R635
Overview Records of Rochester Monthly Meeting, 1828-1901. Includes men's and women's minutes, 1828-1901; Ministers' and Elders' minutes 1831-1866.
Dates: 1828-1901

Rochester Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-R631
Overview Records of Rochester Monthly Meeting, 1944-ongoing. Includes: minutes 1944-2010, with index for 1936-2000; membership lists 1936-1956 and 1981-1989; scrapbooks 1819-1997; a guest book, 1980-90; newsletters, 1957-, and miscellaneous histories, 1999 and 2005.
Dates: 1936-2010

Rochester Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-R637
Overview Records of Rochester Preparative Meeting, 1821-1896. Includes: men's minutes, 1821-79; women's minutes, 1840-80; and joint minutes, 1879-96.
Dates: 1821-1896

Rochester Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-R639
Overview Records of Rochester Preparative Meeting, 1828-1900. Includes men's & joint minutes 1828-46 & 1860-1900; women's minutes 1828-73.
Dates: 1828-1900