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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 18 Collections and/or Records:

Fifteenth Street Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-F561
Overview Records of Fifteenth Street Monthly Meeting, 1974-. Includes: minutes, 1975-85, membership releases, 1974-96, Committee of Overseers Records and newsletter.
Dates: 1974-1996

Flushing Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-F672
Overview Records of Flushing Monthly Meeting, 1725-2013. Includes: Minutes, 1805-2013; vital records 1725-2001; minutes of Ministry and Counsel, 1907-1971, 2007, 2009.
Dates: 1725-2013

Flushing Preparative Meeting of Friends (Orthodox) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-F678
Overview Records of Flushing Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) and its predecessor, the pre-Separation Flushing Preparative Meeting. Includes: minutes 1777-1886, women's minutes, 1808-1860, and school fund accounts, 1792-1816.
Dates: 1777-1886

Lafayette Avenue Friends Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-L336
Overview Records of Lafayette Avenue Friends Meeting and its predecessor, Brooklyn Preparative Meeting (Orthodox), 1861-1959. Includes: Minutes 1869-1959; Vital Records 1857-1957; Sunday School Records 1861-1921; Young Peoples Association, 1892-1897; Christian Endeavor Society 1825-1934; Ladies League, 1911-1941; Pastoral Committee 1906-1959; bulletins, 1932-59; and Correspondence and Papers 1895-1979.
Dates: 1861-1959

Morningside Heights Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-M677
Overview Records of Morningside Heights Preparative Meeting, 1957-1974. Includes minutes, 1957-1974 (with gaps from 1970-72) and Clerk's files, 1960-66 and 1974, miscellaneous, including travel minutes, 1962-63 and reports 1960-74, and newsletter. Also includes indexes for minutes 10/61-9/65.
Dates: 1957-1974

Morningside Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-M671

New York Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-N455
Overview Records of New York Monthly Meeting, 1958-1974. Includes: minutes, 1958-74, membership releases, 1958-74, and committee records.
Dates: 1934-1974

New York Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-N458
Overview Includes: Records of the Preparative Meeting of New York (Hicksite : 1881-1958) and its predecessors, Southern District (Hicksite : 1856-81), Southern District (Hicksite : 1828-56), Southern District (1824-28), Eastern District (1807-24), and New York Preparative Meeting (1753-1806). Includes minutes (men's & joint), 1781-1957, women's minutes, 1833-1856, membership, 1720-1810 & ca. 1850-ca. 1877, financial Records 1784-1815, and a funeral book register, 1796-1826.
Dates: 1720-1957

New York Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-N477
Overview Records of New York Quarterly Meeting, 1974-ongoing. Includes minutes, 1974-91, 2003 6mo; Miscellaneous 1994-95.
Dates: 1974-1991