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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 341 Collections and/or Records:

Batavia Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-B335
Overview Records of Batavia Monthly Meeting, 1915-1969. Includes: minutes, 1915-1969; Register: Births and Deaths, 1916-1969; deed, mortgage, etc.; account book, 1935-1951; treasurer's book, property and financial correspondence 1940, 1968-70; Miscellaneous: correspondence 1927-30, 1910-16, meeting notes.

Beekman Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-B437
Overview Records of Beekman Preparative Meeting, 1810-28. Includes: Men's minutes, 1810-1828.

Bethpage Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-B477
Overview Includes records of the pre-Separation and Hicksite Bethpage Preparative Meeting: men's minutes, 1773-2010; women's minutes, 1789-1795, 1805-1890; treasurer's book, 1785-1804.

Binghamton Community Friends Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-B491
Overview Records of Binghamton Community Friends Meeting, 1982-ongoing. Includes: minutes 1982-2009.

Blooming Grove Preparative Meeting Records

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

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.

Boston Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-B615
Overview Includes: Men's minutes, 1813-1850 and 1850-1876; women's minutes, 1843-1867 and 1867-1887 (includes joint minutes)

Branch Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-B715